Date registered: Oct 2004
Vehicle: 2013 S550
Location: Tampa, Florida
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The real issue with the service overdue 83 days is the possible effect on the car's warranty.
It is entirely possible that the car was started by dealer personnel and running whenever the buyers test-drove it, and also at the time of delivery - if that is the case, the buyer would never see the overdue warning, until starting it themselves after driving home. However, the car itself may maintain an internal record of the 83 days overdue, and it will be noted (with even more days overdue) at the next service.
Best solution is to calmly approach the dealer, inform them of the situation, and get something IN WRITING from MB - not just the dealer - saying that the warranty remains in effect.
Other than that, with only 4K mikes, there is no big problem - only the sloppiness of the dealer. It was either sloppiness in performing the service, or in simply doing the reset, as earlier posters observed. I'd be concerned about the first (that's where you'll need something from MB, not just the dealer saying your warranty is in effect), but not about the second, because maintenance records would then show the service was performed, with no warranty impact. But the FSS should be reset by the dealer in any case, and not allowed to accumulate.
2005 S500 4-Matic
Last edited by Skylaw; 09-28-2007 at 10:57 AM.