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Old 04-10-2019, 04:53 PM
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2004 E500 SBC replaced for free ! !

Got the dreaded no brakes red dash 97K miles while on the freeway. Was able to get to the side and stop. Happened couple more times so garaged it. Towed it to dealer but wasn't sure if they would honor the warranty which I only heard was lifetime, didn't actually follow up and find out. They called me back and said yes it was and cost to me was zero. Awesome!
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Old 04-10-2019, 05:43 PM
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That's good news, but it's not lifetime, it's 25 years so you probably have another 9-10 years worth of coverage. Originally it was just 10 years but they recently extended it to 25 years.
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Old 04-11-2019, 05:00 AM
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You must have been in traffic or already in the slow lane. I remember when I lost like 90% braking power and ended up in the middle of an intersection at a redlight. It was 4am so there were no other cars but yeah first thing I thought was I would be dead if this happened on the freeway. I guess all the complaints to the NHTSA served a purpose. Happy to hear you weren't hurt and managed to safely stop the car and that Mercedes is replacing it for free. good for them
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I REALLY wish that this warranty was extended into canada
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How can i find out if this warranty is extended in Norway? Will the workshop give me a truthfull answer?

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I REALLY wish that this warranty was extended into canada
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How can i find out if this warranty is extended in Norway? Will the workshop give me a truthfull answer?
I emailed MB canada directly asking about recalls and warrantys.

They pretty much gave me a standard non-answer
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They have been really good as far as honoring the brake system warranties. I also had them replace entire fuel saddle tank and both modules 100% free of charge, they even detailed my car when I picked it up! Ordinarily approx. $6K service.
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I really hope my norwegian work shop will offer me the same service if or when my SBC-unit fail.
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My 2004 E-320 is getting the SBC replaced for free right now. I'm at 147K miles.
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I forgot to have them do the fuel tank thing as mentioned above. That will be next.
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Originally Posted by Surfer69E500 View Post
I forgot to have them do the fuel tank thing as mentioned above. That will be next.
The fuel tank is an extended warranty good for 15 years. They will only replace the tank if it's leaking.

You better hope it starts leaking soon since you have a 2004. There's a chance the warranty has already expired for you.
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The fuel tank is an extended warranty good for 15 years. They will only replace the tank if it's leaking.

You better hope it starts leaking soon since you have a 2004. There's a chance the warranty has already expired for you.

If its cracked they will replace it.
Mine was leaking and they replaced the tank for free.
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