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Date registered: Apr 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
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2009 E350 Wagon Shocks Done at 30k?
I have just gotten this wagon, certified pre owned and a great car in almost every way. Car is under warranty and has all the CPO mumbo jumbo from mb usa. Problem is, it drives like a wreck over rough roads.
I've taken it to the dealer and the tech says it all checks out ok. My indy guy (who is very good) agrees that the car rides way too hard and feels like the wheels bounce going over potholes while braking (front) or around curves (rear). He got no error codes and checked all bushings etc. for cracks or failure. He said shocks seem jammed stuck somehow maybe from being left with the car unused for a long time, and suggested running in comfort mode with car heavily loaded. Hmmm...
I suspect the shocks are worn out somehow and need to be replaced. With the cpo and all I hope it would be covered by mbusa. Anybody know how these shocks work and have any idea what could be the cause of a bad ride problem like this? Any thoughts on how to approach getting it fixed without buying new shocks and paying for a whole lot of work?