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Yesterday, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 153
Posted By thefisch

One of my local MB dealers just had a coupon for...

One of my local MB dealers just had a coupon for $99 alignment. Normally $150. If old tires had even wear and there is no pulling I usually don't bother.
Yesterday, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 306
Posted By thefisch

5 years and I think that's the first time I've...

5 years and I think that's the first time I've seen them in action.
02-18-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By thefisch

Yeah, I have no regrets with CarMax. Buying...

Yeah, I have no regrets with CarMax. Buying experience was top notch and easy and warranty has been easy to use.
02-18-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By thefisch

How much do you drive? That gives you a little...

How much do you drive? That gives you a little less than 9k a year in miles. I can't really comment on price as I haven't shopped lately. My Carmax extended warranty was about $3k for 6 years up...
02-18-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By thefisch

If you're within the factory warranty still, the...

If you're within the factory warranty still, the MB ELW is your best bet assuming the car is eligible. Otherwise, I've heard good things about Fidelity from service advisors at two MB dealers. I...
02-17-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By thefisch

I recall reading on here before that those...

I recall reading on here before that those numbers indicated the sequence of services (A1, B2, A3, B4...). So maybe the car thinks its the 7th service. Not sure. But they really don't matter as they...
02-17-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By thefisch

If I had to pick one thing, it was 'E550' on the...

If I had to pick one thing, it was 'E550' on the back. But there were a lot of things that made me gotta get it.
02-17-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 713
Posted By thefisch

2011 E550 with just over 92k on the clock. ...

2011 E550 with just over 92k on the clock. Taking her up to 100k and then we'll see...
02-17-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,831
Posted By thefisch

This is the kind of stuff that drives me nuts...

This is the kind of stuff that drives me nuts about these cars. A battery should just provide power when engine is not running and start the car. Once the alternator is running, then the battery...
02-13-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By thefisch

owned this car for almost 5 years and just...

owned this car for almost 5 years and just realized I have LED turnsignals. Btw, luxury trim had straight LED's in 2011, not sure about 2010.
02-12-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By thefisch

I don't think you can go wrong with either. Just...

I don't think you can go wrong with either. Just get the color and features you want. If a draw then go with newer cars with lower miles.
02-12-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By thefisch

Not sure how useful 40 amps is for starting,...

Not sure how useful 40 amps is for starting, might need 400 amps or more depending on how drained the battery is. Another thing to consider is how high the voltage gets when charging. Usually you...
02-12-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By thefisch

One thing to keep in mind is if any appliances...

One thing to keep in mind is if any appliances have a battery backup (APC). To eliminate those you'd need to turn that off too or unplug them otherwise the breaker being off does nothing. You could...
02-11-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By thefisch

Haven't experienced anything like this myself but...

Haven't experienced anything like this myself but I get why you are suspecting interference. Not sure where your breaker panel is but mine is in the garage. If yours is conveniently located, I...
02-11-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By thefisch

Wait, so this is happening when the key is in the...

Wait, so this is happening when the key is in the ignition? Not in your pocket (keyless go)?

Do you have a second car that you can park in the possessed spot and see what happens?
02-11-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,816
Posted By thefisch

Wow, what a difference that made.

Wow, what a difference that made.
02-10-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 894
Posted By thefisch

Waze with magnet vent mount on passenger side...

Waze with magnet vent mount on passenger side center vent. I only use the nav to show upcoming highway exits. The other week my phone had slipped under the seat so I thought I would try route...
02-10-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By thefisch

Sounds like an Sirius XM thing when they refresh...

Sounds like an Sirius XM thing when they refresh the signal. Do you subscribe or are on a trial?
02-09-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By thefisch

Looks like plugs are due at 5y/50k and ATF is...

Looks like plugs are due at 5y/50k and ATF is 6y/60k

https://www.mbusa.com/vcm/MB/DigitalAssets/pdfmb/maintenancebooklets/MY16_CLA_CLS_E_GL_GLA_S-Sedan_SL_SLK_G_MM.pdf
02-09-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By thefisch

Rims on sport are 18 whereas 17 on luxury. Also...

Rims on sport are 18 whereas 17 on luxury. Also I think sport has black pillar covers and headliner - luxury has grey. Luxury also has extra chrome trim.
02-08-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 611
Posted By thefisch

Very cool. Too bad I live in Florida. On the...

Very cool. Too bad I live in Florida. On the plus side, it was 80 and gorgeous today.
02-07-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,816
Posted By thefisch

More pronounced when braking - that's really odd...

More pronounced when braking - that's really odd that the blower motor could be affected by that.
02-07-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,508
Posted By thefisch

Now I'm embarrassed to share pictures of my faded...

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...
02-05-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 951
Posted By thefisch

Dealers usually don't count as an 'owner' unless...

Dealers usually don't count as an 'owner' unless they used it as a demo car. Some MB sales folks will say MB ELW is only available to folks who buy new from them (original owners) but that's not the...
02-04-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 951
Posted By thefisch

To be eligible for MB ELW, the car needs to be...

To be eligible for MB ELW, the car needs to be within 4y/50k mile factory warranty and not be CPO'd by MB yet. Chances are that any used car within factory warranty sold at an MB dealer will have...
02-04-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 951
Posted By thefisch

Just to be clear, the 7 years for the MB ELW...

Just to be clear, the 7 years for the MB ELW starts from the original in-service date for the car regardless of when you buy it. So in practice, adding 2 years to the 1 year CPO to max it out gives...
01-28-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By thefisch

Probably totalled but the more importantly...

Probably totalled but the more importantly everyone is ok, right?
01-28-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,782
Posted By thefisch

Probably bothers her more that you refer to her...

Probably bothers her more that you refer to her as wide ;)
01-25-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By thefisch

I think OP stated that the Brake Fluid Low/out...

I think OP stated that the Brake Fluid Low/out warning light/message on the dashboard came on when car was started to shift to move on tow truck. If sensor was never reconnected by mechanic, then OP...
01-25-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By thefisch

Stay away from airmatic.

Stay away from airmatic.
01-24-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 540
Posted By thefisch

Oh I get it. Given the scarcity of certain...

Oh I get it. Given the scarcity of certain options, when you get the right combo of price, miles, color and options you better act quick.
01-24-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By thefisch

OP, sorry to hear about that ordeal. What a...

OP, sorry to hear about that ordeal. What a nightmare - lucky no one was injured. They better take care of you.

If the brakes were working alright in the few days up to that moment, I wonder if...
01-24-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 540
Posted By thefisch

Not saying they aren't BS'ing you, but I could...

Not saying they aren't BS'ing you, but I could see how a dealer might be required to have the title to sell to a buyer out of state who will be registering the car themselves. If the car was being...
01-24-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By thefisch

Starter battery? Do they mean the main battery...

Starter battery? Do they mean the main battery under the hood? I would have thought that jumping the car with sufficient source would overcome a dead battery.
01-23-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By thefisch

I would check the battery with a multimeter to...

I would check the battery with a multimeter to verify 3v or better. Sometimes new battery are old stock at stores and have lost their charge.
01-22-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 922
Posted By thefisch

That's a great deal on an AGM battery. I think...

That's a great deal on an AGM battery. I think the Bosch had the rebate when I got mine.

My aux battery indicator would pop up every 1-2 weeks but eventually started coming on each time I started...
01-21-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 922
Posted By thefisch

Both OP and I have 2011's so it's the small...

Both OP and I have 2011's so it's the small battery in dash.
01-21-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 922
Posted By thefisch

5 years is pretty good depending on the climate...

5 years is pretty good depending on the climate in your area. Since moving to Florida I have yet to have a battery last more than 3 years. So the Bosch with 4 year warranty was great for me. ...
01-18-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 744
Posted By thefisch

I hit a pothole this morning on the way to work...

I hit a pothole this morning on the way to work pretty hard going about 25-30mph. It was on a road that I was not as familiar with. My stock wheels are 17 inch (luxury trim) and I was still...
01-18-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,079
Posted By thefisch

For me, tint is more about how hot the car will...

For me, tint is more about how hot the car will get while parked. In regards to windshield tint, the sun can get pretty hot on your torso at certain times of day. But maybe that's just me.
01-16-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By thefisch

I just had all 3 mounts done under an extended...

I just had all 3 mounts done under an extended warranty and the bill was $1,358 at my local dealer. So I don't think your indy is too low. Those dealers seem too high.
01-16-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By thefisch

Yup, $500 in new parts for $300 isn't a bad deal....

Yup, $500 in new parts for $300 isn't a bad deal. But considering my limited DIY skills, if it were on my dime and not an extended warranty, I would have not done it. All the symptoms were...
01-14-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By thefisch

I recall stories of warm start issues due to a...

I recall stories of warm start issues due to a bad crank position sensor. Might want to search on that.
01-11-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By thefisch

Wow, that plastic housing is definitely the weak...

Wow, that plastic housing is definitely the weak link.
01-07-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By thefisch

Sorry to hear about this. Agree with Keith on...

Sorry to hear about this. Agree with Keith on getting it diagnosed. It may just be a matter of time before you won't be able to drive it.
01-04-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By thefisch

So I finally had a chance to get with the SA to...

So I finally had a chance to get with the SA to get into the details of the repair. There wasn't much additional info but I thought I'd share the most relevant tidbits.

Rear air springs - they...
01-02-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By thefisch

I had read that comment too. Perhaps that mantra...

I had read that comment too. Perhaps that mantra only applies when it is the factory warranty. I recall another SA telling me about the faded wood and how they weren't allowed to mention it to...
01-02-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By thefisch

Started a new thread on the warranty work...

Started a new thread on the warranty work https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w212/731749-4k-warranty-work-2011-e550-92k-miles.html#post7644034
01-02-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By thefisch

$4k in warranty work on 2011 E550 92k miles

When I dropped my 2011 E550 off for regular maintenance at 92k miles (A service and brake flush (https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w212/729990-service-b-due-but-already-did-cabin-filter.html)), the...
01-02-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,187
Posted By thefisch

That's great mileage considering the way back is...

That's great mileage considering the way back is uphill.
01-02-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By thefisch

Thanks for sharing other than you've made me feel...

Thanks for sharing other than you've made me feel like I don't go anywhere in my car.
01-01-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By thefisch

So I got the car back but the service advisor was...

So I got the car back but the service advisor was out. I only paid for the service A, brake flush and warranty deductible, less the $150 coupon. Everything seems fine with the car but I've left a...
12-30-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By thefisch

I should be getting the car tomorrow and can...

I should be getting the car tomorrow and can update the details on the repairs. My early sense is that if these would have been on my dime then the result would be different
12-29-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By thefisch

These cars can eat up batteries especially during...

These cars can eat up batteries especially during short trips thanks to the variable logic of alternator. My last battery didn't make it to 3 years and I found that the alternator always kept the...
12-28-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By thefisch

So they've had my car all week. Apparently the...

So they've had my car all week. Apparently the extended warranty company requires an inspector to come out and verify the issues. That got approved so they have started on the repairs. I don't...
12-28-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By thefisch

I was getting the second warming on my car when...

I was getting the second warming on my car when the bi-xenon headlight assembly started to malfunction. On mine the same bulb is used for low and high beams - there is a lid that raises when high...
12-27-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By thefisch

I would think ELW would cover it. Hope you don't...

I would think ELW would cover it. Hope you don't stuck between car insurance and ELW arguing over whether it was due to accident damage.
12-24-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By thefisch

So I ended up taking the car to the closest...

So I ended up taking the car to the closest dealer and the service advisor was very accommodating. Their brake fluid service is a flush and they charge $150 - it is not included in their service B...
12-21-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By thefisch

As someone with an extended warranty ending in...

As someone with an extended warranty ending in about a year, I find this very discouraging. I would make a stink about it. If they would have addressed it when noticed, it could have been done...
12-20-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By thefisch

You'll have to look at the CPO terms. I think...

You'll have to look at the CPO terms. I think those are inclusive warranties, meaning only the items listed are covered. Often times shock absorbers are considered a wear part and not covered. But...
12-20-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
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Views: 409
Posted By thefisch

This has a nice visualization of model codes over...

This has a nice visualization of model codes over time - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Mercedes-Benz_vehicles
12-19-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By thefisch

Depends on the terms of your warranty. Which one...

Depends on the terms of your warranty. Which one do you have - CPO, MBELW, 3rd Party?
12-19-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By thefisch

One of the indys will complete a Service B...

One of the indys will complete a Service B without the cabin filter for about $220. So that would make both services about $300 (plus shop fees and taxes). That is about the same cost after $150...
12-18-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By thefisch

That distinction may explain why the prices for...

That distinction may explain why the prices for brake fluid service varied. I did not inquire of the details of the service so that's just a guess on my part.
12-17-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By thefisch

Sorry to hear about your back. Cabin filters and...

Sorry to hear about your back. Cabin filters and batteries are about the only DIY I can handle. No fun laying on my side or back trying to yank that filter out of the housing.

I didn't bother to...
12-17-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By thefisch

Interesting that your dealers include the brake...

Interesting that your dealers include the brake fluid change in the Service B. Like you, I've reviewed the maintenance manual chart that shows brake fluid as a required item so you would think it is...
12-13-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By thefisch

Might want to post here also -...

Might want to post here also - https://mbworld.org/forums/california-139/
12-12-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By thefisch

Service B due but already did cabin filter

Time for my annual service and the car reminded me that a Service B is coming due. My local dealers charge about $430 for Service B (not including brake fluid with is another $120 or so) versus about...
12-12-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By thefisch

Plus labor is crazy unless you've got money to...

Plus labor is crazy unless you've got money to burn or can't figure out how to use a toaster.
12-12-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By thefisch

Time for silicone.

Time for silicone.
12-11-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By thefisch

I agree. I would push the warranty issue since...

I agree. I would push the warranty issue since you have it. Escalate to MBUSA if you want. But if you get shot down, then a small amount a silicone will probably fix you right up.
12-07-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By thefisch

I've heard and seen pressure release from an AC...

I've heard and seen pressure release from an AC system and it was much louder than that - reminded me of a steam whistle. Also, there is normally evidence of a purge near the pressure release valve...
12-07-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,850
Posted By thefisch

Glad to see you rolling again. Any update on the...

Glad to see you rolling again. Any update on the deadbeats without insurance?
12-03-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By thefisch

Apparently the fluid that comes with the car can...

Apparently the fluid that comes with the car can vary so check your VIN. It took my about 3 days to figure out what my car was using. Here is my saga and the bottom line:...
12-03-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By thefisch

Hot air when climate is set to Low. That should...

Hot air when climate is set to Low. That should be cool air. Something is very wrong.
12-03-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By thefisch

E550. This thread should be closed.

E550. This thread should be closed.
11-28-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,672
Posted By thefisch

Chris Rock came up with the solution almost 20...

Chris Rock came up with the solution almost 20 years ago.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZrFVtmRXrw
11-27-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,048
Posted By thefisch

If you have more than one email address, you can...

If you have more than one email address, you can probably get more than one code to use by December 31. I've done that before with gmail trick when I didn't get the first code right away. Ended up...
11-27-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 859
Posted By thefisch

On the driver side, I can't even get my hand onto...

On the driver side, I can't even get my hand onto the cap that comes off the headlight assembly to access the bulb. If you can reach that without going through the wheel liner then my hats off to...
11-26-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,672
Posted By thefisch

Unbelievable. Maybe cops should check the local...

Unbelievable. Maybe cops should check the local body shops for a C class that had a front bumper/hood collision that triggered the airbag.
11-23-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,011
Posted By thefisch

OP, I get a similar sound from the front (not the...

OP, I get a similar sound from the front (not the rear as I recall) on my 2011 E550 with airmatic when going over rough roads, not as much with speed bumps anymore. I said anymore because I noticed...
11-23-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By thefisch

You will probably only have to set the time after...

You will probably only have to set the time after and will reset the trip meter 'from reset'. Be sure to close all glass fully to avoid any auto up/down switch issues.
11-19-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,048
Posted By thefisch

Perfect timing for an upcoming B service with...

Perfect timing for an upcoming B service with brake fluid.
11-16-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By thefisch

I would also check the alternator output voltage...

I would also check the alternator output voltage while driving to see if it is low. Some of what you said made me suspect the electrical system.
11-16-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By thefisch

Also, I would check the drains inside that...

Also, I would check the drains inside that removable cowl with some water (while out of the car) to see if they are clogged.
11-14-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,871
Posted By thefisch

Major tease bumping this old thread. It's about...

Major tease bumping this old thread. It's about time for another coupon.
11-14-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By thefisch

General advice is to buy a 3 pack before your...

General advice is to buy a 3 pack before your next series of B/A/B services with one or more of those intervals including plugs and ATF services. Since maintenance requirements vary by model year,...
11-14-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,850
Posted By thefisch

Sounds like the best result for you - all things...

Sounds like the best result for you - all things considered.
11-13-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By thefisch

I've been using this for a few years to document...

I've been using this for a few years to document work done whether DIY or at small shops. I don't think that dealers can view what you load into your service history but I haven't pulled a carfax...
11-07-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,850
Posted By thefisch

This is why I won't deal with other people in...

This is why I won't deal with other people in these situations. You made the right call going through your insurance. They deal with these deadbeats all the time.
11-06-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,850
Posted By thefisch

What stops these people from bailing on you while...

What stops these people from bailing on you while the car is in for repair and you're on the hook. Or trying to renegotiate later on with you. Personally I would only go through their insurance...
11-05-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,850
Posted By thefisch

I would follow the advice of going through my own...

I would follow the advice of going through my own insurance company. They will track down the driver and sue them for damages - happens all the time. If the driver has insurance, then they will...
11-05-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By thefisch

Did you disconnect the main battery for any...

Did you disconnect the main battery for any reason?
11-01-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By thefisch

Love seeing a personal example of use. Thanks for...

Love seeing a personal example of use. Thanks for sharing. Really puts it in perspective. Be safe out there.
10-31-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By thefisch

Yes, I can hear the compressor easily from 10 to...

Yes, I can hear the compressor easily from 10 to 20 feet away if it's quiet out. You will also hear the release of air now and then. It's normal.
10-29-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By thefisch

Yes, these cars are reliable but you'd be wise to...

Yes, these cars are reliable but you'd be wise to a pre-purchase inspection at your local dealer to check for issues. You'd also want to see the maintenance records to be sure all has been kept up...
10-25-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By thefisch

That is even more impressive. Did you get from...

That is even more impressive. Did you get from another MB dealer or private sale?
10-25-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By thefisch

Good for you OP. For those of us who've been...

Good for you OP. For those of us who've been turned down for faded wood GW, have you done business before with the dealer or owned past MB's?
10-23-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By thefisch

That's a first for me. Personally that screen is...

That's a first for me. Personally that screen is too low glance at while driving IMO.
10-23-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,850
Posted By thefisch

I've been in that situation and you think the...

I've been in that situation and you think the person sees you and still stop. By the time you realize they are still coming and not stopping, it is probably too late to move safely.
10-21-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By thefisch

Hope that works for you OP. I recall another...

Hope that works for you OP. I recall another thread on here about GPS issues that required a new head unit. https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w212/651698-navigation-update.html
10-21-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 750
Posted By thefisch

It's been a while since I got an appraisal from...

It's been a while since I got an appraisal from them but they do most of it out in the parking lot. They didn't drive it offsite IIRC. It's nice to have an offer in your pocket as you explore other...
10-21-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,850
Posted By thefisch

Good luck OP. Keep us posted on the repair. ...

Good luck OP. Keep us posted on the repair. Glad no one was hurt.
10-19-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By thefisch

OP, not sure how hard the water is where you are,...

OP, not sure how hard the water is where you are, but where I am in FL it is pretty hard and if the water starts to dry the spotting is horrible.
10-18-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By thefisch

There is no sign of oil burning on the tip of #6...

There is no sign of oil burning on the tip of #6 (or any of them). The tips look all the same which is good, but again it was only 1k. I wouldn't worry about it if you not seeing oil in the tube...
10-12-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By thefisch

Congrats on the finishes.

Congrats on the finishes.
10-12-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By thefisch

Nice mileage. How did you do in the tournament?

Nice mileage. How did you do in the tournament?
10-12-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By thefisch

My understanding is that it is transferable in a...

My understanding is that it is transferable in a private sale between individuals. However, if a car has PPM and it is sold or turned into a dealer and they resell it, then the PPM does not...
10-10-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By thefisch

I had a similar issue on the panel surrounding...

I had a similar issue on the panel surrounding the comand knob. Car was over 50k miles so MB refused to cover. Since car was only 3.5 years old, I argued that the mileage had nothing to do with...
10-09-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,116
Posted By thefisch

No context for guessing but I wonder if it might...

No context for guessing but I wonder if it might be a failing in the charging system like the prefuse or alternator. Seems like electrical current was dropping/intermittent and car was shutting down...
10-07-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,980
Posted By thefisch

I thought about hooking up a donor battery when...

I thought about hooking up a donor battery when doing a battery change but since you only lose the clock time it's not worth it IMO.
10-03-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By thefisch

Misfiring or bad alternator could both lead to...

Misfiring or bad alternator could both lead to loss in power, but the symptoms would be different. If you are due for the plugs, then yes do those anyway. How old and how many miles on the plugs? ...
10-02-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By thefisch

Not to be dramatic, but I wouldn't believe either...

Not to be dramatic, but I wouldn't believe either of them. Idling you car for 2 hours seems like an expensive, time-consuming and environmentally bad substitute for a trickle charger. While going...
10-02-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By thefisch

Glad it worked out for you. At least you'll have...

Glad it worked out for you. At least you'll have the original to keep as a spare that does everything except lock. I would be tempted to open it up as Mud suggests but

I wonder if one of those...
10-02-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By thefisch

Yeah, it could be a bad contact under the lock...

Yeah, it could be a bad contact under the lock button. My keyfob might be different than yours but there is a red diode just above the lock button. That diode should light up with each press. If...
10-01-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By thefisch

Hmm, not being able to lock the driver door with...

Hmm, not being able to lock the driver door with keyless go is consistent with the car thinking the key is still in the cabin. But that's not the case for you.

To rule out the keyfob, maybe try a...
10-01-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By thefisch

Do you have keyless go?

Do you have keyless go?
09-28-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By thefisch

I would close all the glass so that you don't...

I would close all the glass so that you don't have to worry about retraining the auto open/close. After you reconnect power, only thing you should have to adjust is the time.

I would shop around...
09-26-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,273
Posted By thefisch

If you mean MB ELW, then yes they should be...

If you mean MB ELW, then yes they should be covered. The warranty terms should list the excluded items like trim, batteries, glass, etc.
09-26-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By thefisch

No issue if rear axle tires have more or less...

No issue if rear axle tires have more or less tread left than front. Bigger issue is what caused the uneven wear. Did you get an alignment done to correct any issues?
09-25-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,831
Posted By thefisch

Wouldn't you need a fuse on the relay for safety...

Wouldn't you need a fuse on the relay for safety reasons?
09-24-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By thefisch

Easy swap and cheap like belarus27 said. Check...

Easy swap and cheap like belarus27 said. Check out this thread for details - https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w212/520351-2010-e350-w212-aux-battery-replacement-3.html
09-24-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 669
Posted By thefisch

I thought the 2014 E550 had 4matic standard which...

I thought the 2014 E550 had 4matic standard which would automatically mean a non-staggered setup.
09-23-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By thefisch

Not sure if you have comprehensive coverage, but...

Not sure if you have comprehensive coverage, but road debris should be covered if you do.
09-16-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By thefisch

Check the volume on your phone too

Check the volume on your phone too
09-15-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By thefisch

Congrats on the car. Great pics by the way.

Congrats on the car. Great pics by the way.
09-15-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By thefisch

Headrests deployed means a hard hit. I would get...

Headrests deployed means a hard hit. I would get it checked. It's on their insurance anyway.
09-13-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By thefisch

can you link the video? Haven't heard of that...

can you link the video? Haven't heard of that one.
09-13-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By thefisch

You should check into the extended warranty forum...

You should check into the extended warranty forum for names of folks to contact out of state for PPM. Same finance folks sell PPM and extended warranty.
09-12-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By thefisch

That's great to here. With driving that many...

That's great to here. With driving that many miles in 4 years, it's a good thing the car is so comfortable.
09-12-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By thefisch

Thanks, it's on my to do list to figure out a...

Thanks, it's on my to do list to figure out a solution for the angle. It's still usable for the time being but trying to improve it if I can.

Sorry to dash your hopes, but they moved the 12v...
09-11-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By thefisch

So I was inspired by GregTR's install from this...

So I was inspired by GregTR's install from this thread - https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w212/550374-dash-camera.html#post6115509

...
09-09-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By thefisch

Thanks for the tip. I normally just wrap a rag...

Thanks for the tip. I normally just wrap a rag around it.
09-08-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By thefisch

I'm doing the same with an old iphone - do you...

I'm doing the same with an old iphone - do you have it in airplane mode? It should last for days without a charge.
09-06-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By thefisch

Nice review. I've found 4matic to be more stable...

Nice review. I've found 4matic to be more stable in heavy rains than cars without it. Not a big deal, but it's a plus.
09-05-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By thefisch

I would check with your local dealers and trust...

I would check with your local dealers and trust indy mechanics and see who has dealt with the warranty company before.
09-03-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By thefisch

Come back and let us know how the repair goes.

Come back and let us know how the repair goes.
09-02-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By thefisch

Here is my thread on getting the headlight...

Here is my thread on getting the headlight assembly replaced - https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w212/627500-intermittent-headlight-driver-side.html
Here is a thread on repairing the issue -...
09-02-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By thefisch

Yeah, it should be illuminated. I leave it...

Yeah, it should be illuminated.

I leave it in auto with the turn stalk push forward for auto high beams. Then if I need to flash the high beams, I turn the headlamp selector to on and then back...
09-02-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By thefisch

Others who have reported this issue have had to...

Others who have reported this issue have had to replace the headlight assembly or repair it due to a faulty stepper mechanism. Swapping the bulb won't change the behavior, nor would swapping the...
09-02-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By thefisch

Thanks for all the input. I left off one...

Thanks for all the input. I left off one important reason why I was considering a location other than the glass - I have clear windshield tint. As I have found out with parking permits, any...
08-31-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By thefisch

Sorry to hear that. Hopefully you can get...

Sorry to hear that. Hopefully you can get something with the color and options you want. It's a lot easier to shop when you have a car to drive in the meantime than when you need one.
08-31-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By thefisch

dash cam mount location

I was planning on installing a dash cam this weekend and was looking at potential mounting locations. The one I purchased comes with a 3m adhesive plate that the dash cam slides onto. So I was...
08-31-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By thefisch

Since it is an aftermarket part, you may want to...

Since it is an aftermarket part, you may want to question the seller.
08-29-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By thefisch

I recall a post where someone had a bird that was...

I recall a post where someone had a bird that was picking at the rubber seal on the back window. But I haven't seen this posted yet.

I would contact the replacement company - they hopefully...
08-29-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By thefisch

Seems they removed it from US W212 models.

Seems they removed it from US W212 models.
08-28-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By thefisch

Aftermarket option may be the most likely answer....

Aftermarket option may be the most likely answer. That doesn't look like other buttons in the car. And the factory rear seat heater control is on the rear door panel near window control.
08-28-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By thefisch

Rear seat heater switch? given the location...

Rear seat heater switch? given the location...
08-28-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By thefisch

They sent me a 'confirm your email' the day after...

They sent me a 'confirm your email' the day after and once I clicked that I got the coupon right away. Check your junk/spam folder just in case.
08-27-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By thefisch

Hopefully insurance treats you right. You may...

Hopefully insurance treats you right. You may not want that car back even if it can be fixed.
08-27-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By thefisch

What happens when they pull up on the lock pin...

What happens when they pull up on the lock pin (other than setting off the alarm maybe)?
08-27-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By thefisch

I got mine the next day. Did you get the confirm...

I got mine the next day. Did you get the confirm email that they send and you click the link before they will send the coupon?
08-27-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By thefisch

No worries. I get excited about saving money too.

No worries. I get excited about saving money too.
08-25-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By thefisch

Does no one search before posting anymore... ...

Does no one search before posting anymore...
https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w212/719245-125-off-250-service-coupon.html
08-24-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By thefisch

$125 off $250+ Service Coupon

You know the drill by now...
https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/servi...ndofsummer2018 (https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_special/endofsummer2018)
*For vehicle maintenance of $250 or more....
08-24-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By thefisch

$125 off $250+ Service Coupon

You know the drill by now...
https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_special/endofsummer2018
*For vehicle maintenance of $250 or more. One-time use only. Must present at time of purchase to receive...
08-22-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By thefisch

Dealer near me was $460 last time I checked for...

Dealer near me was $460 last time I checked for ATF. $915 is a ripoff.
08-21-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,296
Posted By thefisch

+1000

+1000
08-21-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By thefisch

That's so cool. Thanks for sharing.

That's so cool. Thanks for sharing.
08-20-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By thefisch

Here are a couple threads on DIY for the trunk...

Here are a couple threads on DIY for the trunk aux battery (eco stop/start) version. These folks said it was about $140. I would just replace it rather than rely on main battery....
08-19-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By thefisch

If your shopping for PPM, why not wait on the...

If your shopping for PPM, why not wait on the plugs until they cover it. ATF and plugs are how you get your moneys worth out of the PPM.
08-19-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,160
Posted By thefisch

Well those same ELW finance folks sell the PPM...

Well those same ELW finance folks sell the PPM usually. So I would contact some of those same folks for pricing. Is your car under 80k miles to be eligible for PPM?
08-18-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,160
Posted By thefisch

I got it from Dan at MB Austin. He was one of two...

I got it from Dan at MB Austin. He was one of two names mentioned frequently in the warranty forum (at that time 4 years ago) who would discount and sell over phone. No idea what he'd offer now....
08-17-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By thefisch

I only have 2 dealers within that distance. I...

I only have 2 dealers within that distance. I have to see the competition among them that others mentions on here. They both want about $250 for a service A.
08-17-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 520
Posted By thefisch

Is there a way to get reading off car sensor?

Is there a way to get reading off car sensor?
08-16-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By thefisch

If you have ECO stop/start (engine cuts when idle...

If you have ECO stop/start (engine cuts when idle at stoplight) then it is under the trunk liner close to the back seat right side I think. If you don't have ECO stop/start, then it's in the dash on...
08-15-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By thefisch

If I was already going to the dealership for...

If I was already going to the dealership for something (even a free wash), I might give this a try. The free wiper blades from this promo that I got a year ago still work fine though.
08-13-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 520
Posted By thefisch

Those charts consider ambient air as the intake...

Those charts consider ambient air as the intake air that the ac system will be cooling (i.e. the cabin temp at the start of the test or the temp of the air being drawn into the system for cooling). ...
08-13-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By thefisch

Nice ride. I think it took me a few days to...

Nice ride. I think it took me a few days to realize I had bought a luxury trim.
08-13-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 520
Posted By thefisch

As the inside air is getting cold there is less...

As the inside air is getting cold there is less heat to remove so the low side pressure will drop. Some drop is normal during operation. More heat means higher pressure. Big drops in low side...
08-13-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By thefisch

You give me too much credit. I just forgot the...

You give me too much credit. I just forgot the 'y'.
08-13-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By thefisch

Welcome. And share some pics or it didn't...

Welcome. And share some pics or it didn't happen!!
08-10-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By thefisch

Yup, it's the one in the trunk. Good thing...

Yup, it's the one in the trunk. Good thing you're still under warranty as that aux battery is pricey.
08-08-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By thefisch

OP, what year car do you have? I think prior to...

OP, what year car do you have? I think prior to 2013 (or whever they added ECO stop/start) it was just a small battery in dash for brake hold feature and powering electronic shifter if car won't...
08-07-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By thefisch

Lot's of photos in this thread to help you locate...

Lot's of photos in this thread to help you locate it - https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w212/520351-2010-e350-w212-aux-battery-replacement-3.html
08-07-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By thefisch

What a ripoff. I wouldn't waste any time with...

What a ripoff. I wouldn't waste any time with that dealer.
08-06-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,980
Posted By thefisch

Just to update this post, I replaced my battery...

Just to update this post, I replaced my battery last week with a warranty swap. When I would jump the car and drive it over, Pep Boys kept saying the battery was still good according to their tester...
08-06-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By thefisch

FWIW, the Bosch only lasted 3 years in my car...

FWIW, the Bosch only lasted 3 years in my car down here in the FL heat. That's about average from my experience so far. Too bad it didn't last longer. Goods news is that the 4 year warranty...
08-06-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By thefisch

I have seen that before from time to time. I...

I have seen that before from time to time. I figured that maybe the car got an updated signal via GPS.
08-03-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By thefisch

Sorry, I had E550 on the brain. Let us know what...

Sorry, I had E550 on the brain. Let us know what you find.
08-02-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By thefisch

Same here. Love the app and reminders.

Same here. Love the app and reminders.
08-02-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By thefisch

Any noise under the hood. I have heard folks talk...

Any noise under the hood. I have heard folks talk about the wastegate rattle on the forum. I think there is a video that JMG posted. You may want to compare the sound. Not saying that's it.
07-31-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By thefisch

Haven't had that happen myself. Any chance you...

Haven't had that happen myself. Any chance you tapped the stick?
07-31-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By thefisch

On my Honda, the speed sensitive volume boost has...

On my Honda, the speed sensitive volume boost has adjustments (low, medium, high). On this car, it is just on - I don't believe you can adjust the sensitivity.
07-28-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By thefisch

Have you tried another device and/or cable to see...

Have you tried another device and/or cable to see if low volume persists? Just in case the issue is specific to the device youre using.
07-27-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By thefisch

What message in on the center cluster? Have you...

What message in on the center cluster? Have you check for stored codes?
07-27-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By thefisch

You probably already did this, but most folks...

You probably already did this, but most folks forget to turn up the volume on the device plugged into the aux cable. I usually turn the phone or other device up to just below the highest volume...
07-27-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By thefisch

Do you get a check engine light or center cluster...

Do you get a check engine light or center cluster message when this happens?
07-26-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,533
Posted By thefisch

Amen to that.

Amen to that.
07-26-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,533
Posted By thefisch

After having that headlight issue, it is so great...

After having that headlight issue, it is so great to see someone tackle it. If the part was easier to access (lens easier to remove and reseal), I would definitely let my dremel take a rip. Did you...
07-26-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,390
Posted By thefisch

It's been a while but the sound seems similar -...

It's been a while but the sound seems similar - unfortunately I didn't take any video of it. But mine occurred at a higher speed. It was at slow speeds. I would check the fluid first just in case.
07-24-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By thefisch

I get the same sound in the situations you...

I get the same sound in the situations you described and have thought it was normal. Not a common occurrence here in Florida given how flat it is. But when I've parked on inclines I have had...
07-24-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By thefisch

You can search the forum but I recall maybe one...

You can search the forum but I recall maybe one or two instances of this issue mentioned. I don't think it is common.
07-24-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By thefisch

None that I have heard of.

None that I have heard of.
07-23-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By thefisch

The only good thing about there response is that...

The only good thing about there response is that they replaced the battery.
07-23-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By thefisch

They moved the outlet to the center console and...

They moved the outlet to the center console and added USB ports with 2012 model year (or very late 2011 builds with comand 4.5).
07-23-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,699
Posted By thefisch

I think comand 4.5 started with the 2012 model...

I think comand 4.5 started with the 2012 model year which started selling in late 2011. Perhaps some late 2011 model (July 2011 build) got it. Check to see if you have the SD card slot, then you...
07-23-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By thefisch

As always, a good call from konigstiger. IIRC...

As always, a good call from konigstiger. IIRC the flexing issue was worsened if the bumper got hot from direct sun exposure.
07-23-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,794
Posted By thefisch

I would start with the battery and go from there....

I would start with the battery and go from there. That will likely fix your issues. Unless there is something draining the battery.
07-22-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By thefisch

I agree on fixing the leak, but if it was oil...

I agree on fixing the leak, but if it was oil burning you'd notice the smell too. Hopefully you can park and get out the car safely to inspect this further when it is happening.
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