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Certified Pre-Owned and Service Reminder?

When I bought my certified pre-owned MB a couple months ago, the dealer told me it was just serviced and should be good to go for a year or 10k miles. But now the service reminder on the dashboard says it needs Service A in 18 days. so what's going on in here? I will ask the dealer, but just see if anyone here had such encounter.
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They did. MB till about 2000 had no timer for FSS, so our ML320 was serviced on 18 months intervals several times. Later on they added 12 month timer to the system. We can discuss if the timely oil change with low mileage is really necessary since USA is the only country having this timer, but fact is that you want to keep your warranty. Call the salesman about it and they might make it up for you. This way or the other, although I don't consider timely oil change necessary, you better do it.
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Agree with Kajtek1. I was very careful to follow the scheduled maintenance when my car was still covered by CPO. One thing though: I have never seens the days remaining timer and I have passed 12 months a couple of times. That is a changeable setting (days to miles, vice versa, but not both) but I don't remember if we can do it ourselves or if it requires the MB Star system.

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the dealer told me that the major service was done, this time just an oil change. i will ask for details when I drop off the car. i thought MB doesn;t need oil change within a given one year cycle...
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