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Old 01-12-2018, 10:30 AM
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I just had the car (C300 Sport) in at the dealership for the Ignition Recall (fixed), creaking noise from the headliner (turned out to be the panoramic sunroof, which they realigned and lubed - issue fixed). And I also had it in for the third time for the squeaky brakes.

History: Its a '15. Bought it in April of '15. Pads were replaced because of the issue in April '16 under "goodwill". Brought it in again for the same issue in April '17. They did the "paste" treatment on them. Winter again this year and the squeal is back.

This time the dealership said they could not recreate the noise (this is next to impossible not to recreate on a cold morning) - they had it overnight. They said they did the "paste" treatment again, but other than that there was nothing they could do since the pads were already replaced under goodwill and they should have been the "updated" pads. He stated this is just a symptom of large discs and pads with overnight rust on them. I explained that I've had BMW's and Mustang Cobra's with large brake discs and pads and have never had this problem. He apologized and said there was nothing more they could do on it.

Of course when the car is pulled up to the pick up area - the breaks squeal incredibly loudly. I wanted to go back in and speak to the service manager again...but I was so frustrated - I just wanted to leave. I'm afraid when I back out of my garage at 6:15am each morning I'm waking up half my neighborhood. It's frankly embarrassing.

Has anyone had a solid fix performed on their car for this? Also - is there a number at Mercedes I can call to elevate the issue? Thx!
I have had my C300 Sport since January 2015. I have had a similar experience to yours, but my pads were replaced twice. I was assured that the second replacement would solve the screeching, but when the cold returned this winter, it is as loud as before. I am going to revisit the issue at my next service in Feb. Hoping I can get some insights from this forum to help me.
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It's winter 2018 and my squeek is back especially here on Long island where it has been unbelievably cold. My dealer first changed all the pads, last year - still squeeked; then replaced my breaks squeek/vibration, etc. It appeared to have disappeared, however, it is back. I will mention when I get the latest recall on my C300 2017 Coupe; was waiting for the part. Have owned 1 coupe before this and the sedan never had this issue. I absolutely love this model and it is a really strange thing.
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I got my new CPO 2015 C300 in May 2018. Winter is here and I now have the large screeching front brakes.

I've taken the car into two different dealerships. First one claimed "unable to reproduce" and the other one said I needed to pay $400 for new quiet pads "ones specifically for upper Midwest".

They have multiple TSBs over the years on this issue and I have a warranty. Why should I pay?

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The long and short of it: No real solution. I had this problem with my Cadillac ATS. They did everything from replacing rotors, pads to brake paste. Always returned in cold weather when reversing. Now my brand new MB is doing the same thing in cold weather. Learn to live with it, I guess.
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The long and short of it: No real solution. I had this problem with my Cadillac ATS. They did everything from replacing rotors, pads to brake paste. Always returned in cold weather when reversing. Now my brand new MB is doing the same thing in cold weather. Learn to live with it, I guess.
NOPE.

Is that why they want me to fork over $400 to "fix" the issue (when i have a warranty)??
Is that why no other MB 300 sport i owned had this issue?
Is that why it costs $60k?

to each his own.

This same compliant (word for word) is written on thousands of MB invoices.(coincidence?)


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Guess I will give it a try.

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