Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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Some say MB error was listening to tree huggers. They made several environmental friendlier parts and that backfire. Than they tried to be more competitive and used cheaper part suppliers. That lead to faulty harmonic balancers, window regulator and even small grommets. Grommets are not crucial parts, but when you have to keep replacing them on 5 years old car it can get annoying.
Than owners of other brands keep replacing groomets every year and don't complain.
All that stuff come at the time of technological turn around, when mechanics didn't know how to troubleshoot the digital cars. Some of them still don't.
Last edited by Kajtek1; 03-31-2012 at 10:33 AM.