Go Back  MBWorld.org Forums > Mercedes-Benz Sedans > E-Class (W212)
E350 2014 faded wood trim >

E350 2014 faded wood trim

E-Class (W212) 2010 - 2016: E 350, E 550

E350 2014 faded wood trim

Old 02-06-2019, 09:47 PM
Junior Member
supreame's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 57
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
W211 E55 AMG
Damn, that looks bad.
supreame is offline  
Old 02-06-2019, 09:54 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 22
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2014 E350, 2015 ML250D
thanks, yeah, and the service manager I've been working with had a bit of an attitude. Really not happy.
eahearn is offline  
Old 02-06-2019, 10:04 PM
MBWorld Fanatic!
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 1,652
Thanked 44 Times in 38 Posts
2010 E350 4Matic
Yet another "feature" of the W212's
MBNUT1 is offline  
Old 02-07-2019, 12:37 AM
MBWorld Fanatic!
cetialpha5's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: MA
Posts: 3,293
Thanked 345 Times in 308 Posts
2008 E350 4Matic, 2011 E350 4matic
Originally Posted by eahearn View Post
Here are pictures. Not pretty. Two issues - (1) general fading and (2) the darker areas in the wood are literally being bleached grey. Looks horrible. We've owned Audi's, BMW's, Lexus and 3 other Mercedes, all with wood trim and never experienced this. Truly disappointing and the fact that Mercedes is unwilling to step up adds insult to injury.
It was covered under the factory warranty. Once the factory warranty expired, it wasn't covered under either CPO or ELW as it was considered cosmetic and those aren't covered under those warranties. Sometimes you can find kits on eBay.
cetialpha5 is online now  
Old 02-07-2019, 11:05 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 38
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
2012 E350 Sports P2. 2007 MDX, 2004 Audi A4
A cheaper option may be getting wrapped in carbon fiber or any other color of your choice. Mine got replaced under warranty but the area around the beverage holder is fading again. When they replaced it they said one-time replacement only. Good Luck!
a4ncar is offline  
Old 02-07-2019, 05:20 PM
MBWorld Fanatic!
thefisch's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: West Central Florida
Posts: 3,032
Thanked 293 Times in 252 Posts
2011 E550 P2 4M Sedan
Originally Posted by supreame View Post
Damn, that looks bad.
Now I'm embarrassed to share pictures of my faded wood. Looks gray in places like OP's. No luck with goodwill out of warranty unless you count a service coupon of 15% off $3k or whatever they wanted for it.
thefisch is offline  
Old 02-07-2019, 08:38 PM
MBWorld Fanatic!
AkaSigFreak's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posts: 3,053
Thanked 40 Times in 36 Posts
E350 Sport/ML350RWD
They replaced my trim but it took some convincing. They replaced the dash and front doors, but did not touch the center console or back doors. I showed them how much of a difference there is between the old and new. They replaced everything.

AkaSigFreak is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 12:36 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 22
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2014 E350, 2015 ML250D
Glad it worked! How far out of warranty was your car when the dealer did this?
eahearn is offline  
Old 02-21-2019, 05:53 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Mountaintop, PA
Posts: 273
Thanked 25 Times in 24 Posts
'76 Triumph TR6, '14 W212 Sport, '09 Audi S5 4.2
I'm curious too, how did you get it done out of warranty? I'm on ELW and just dropped my car off for a couple little things, wood included, which I'm expecting to be declined.
Darel is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 0 votes,  average.

Quick Reply: E350 2014 faded wood trim

Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: