Date registered: Jan 2010
Vehicle: 99 E430, 01 E430 Sport, 00 SL500
Location: LA, CA
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>>I can’t believe I just got hit with a bill and only had the car less that 48hrs in my possession.
I got some suspicion.
For some particular OBDII code, the computer only logs it after some driving. For the code associated with "air injection pump and relay", could the seller reset the Check Engine Light before the buyer picks up the car? Only after some driving, the CEL came on.
In California, no car can pass smog check if CEL is on. The smog computer also knows if the CEL got cleared manually. In such tampering case, the owner must drive the car at least 100 miles before smog re-test.
>>Anyway, it appears the Warranty (Fidelity) covers this - I hope.
You may want to tell Fidelity that "I can’t believe I just got hit with a bill and only had the car less that 48hrs in my possession."
If they're hit with a bill, let them investigate.
Last edited by mbvis; 01-18-2011 at 04:32 PM.