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I'm a new R500 class owner. I am mercedes benz enthusist of 20 years, and now with my first child on the way I was relieved when the R Class came out, so I bought one. The car is comfortable and the drive is supurb. However, after breaking her in for the past month I have stumbled into what may be a defect for future new owners to be aware of. Evidently, when you exceed the 500 mile 'break-in' mileage threshold, there is a vibrational humming noise that comes from the front left section of the car. I brought this to the attention of my MB dealer and they say that this noise is consideered 'normal'. Well, I told them that I have owned mercs for more than 20 years and that this noise is not normal or acceptable. I told them that I want a more indepth analysis of what is causing the noise, and I want the noise stopped. We'll see what happens, but if anyone has had the same experience, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
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It doesn't sound normal from your description. It might well change or dissipate with more miles on the vehicle. Let us know.

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Welcome to BenzWorld.[:)]

Your situation doesn't sound normal either. Our dealer always things are normal, when in fact they aren't. It could just be something new.

Keep us posted.

P.S. I think you should post this in the W251 R-Class forum as well.

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Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I certainly agree that a dealer giving a 'thumbs-up normal' reply to my R500 noise, is abnormal. Today I've asked them to excelerate this to a higher authority in the company. SInce my dealer, MB of Manhattan, is a factory dealr, we're going to have the engineers from Germany and Alababma figure this one out. I'll keep you folks posted on my experience so that I some may benifit. Other than the noise, I absolutely love the car. If anyone has anyquestions, please feel free to ask.
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hi, do you have a picture of your new benz?

any picture of a r-class? i dont think iv seen one yet!
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hi, do you have a picture of your new benz?

any picture of a r-class? i dont think iv seen one yet!
cheers
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Check the W251 R-Class forum. Some pictures there.

Here is a link to a thread there.

Note: The R-Class shown is not stock. They have the Carlsson body kit and rims on.

http://benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1237008&posts=3&fid=53

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holly sh1t!!! that cars is gorgeous!
how much are they?
if only i tried harder at school!!

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holly sh1t!!! that cars is gorgeous!
how much are they?
if only i tried harder at school!!
I'm not sure. You live in the UK, so maybe try looking at your UK MB site. Or you can check mbusa.com.

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holly sh1t!!! that cars is gorgeous!
how much are they?
if only i tried harder at school!!
I'm not sure. You live in the UK, so maybe try looking at your UK MB site. Or you can check mbusa.com.
i dont think they even sell the R class in the UK. I know they dont sell the G class there. I checked all over http://www.mercedes-benz.co.uk/ and they dont have any mention anywhere of the R class, or the G class.

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Oh Yeah! The R class is gorgeous, hot, and a really fun ride. You can take five of your friends and fit them very comfortably in the car. Mine is decked out with all of the options and runs a little over 80k.



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