Date registered: Oct 2012
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Are Mercedes hypochondriacs?
I was always reluctant to buy a Mercedes because the nearest qualified repair person is 50 miles away.
Finally bought a 2007 350CLK convertible , 50K miles on it, a year ago and everything was fine until the SRS warning message and light went off. Had to spend the whole day taking it down to this repair person and she said it was something to do with an airbag resistor. She also noted that three or four other codes had gone off on the diagnostic computer but not to worry about them because they did not involve the transmission or engine (???) After some deliberation she decided to simply reset the diagnostic computer and told me to come back should the SRS warning message come back on. She is a former German Lufthansa mechanic and I trust her completely. It's been two weeks and the warning message has not come on since.
This has however made me somewhat nervous. Is it normal for the diagnostic computer to report these codes? ( My warning message indicator never went off in till his SRS issue came on about two weeks ago).
Is this the behavior expected from a Mercedes? Are luxury Japanese cars any different? I know in medicine lots of time some slight abnormalities come up on tests and the doctor says not to worry about them.