Date registered: Oct 2014
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Camber bolts: Does this sound like a SCAM???
So I drive a 2011 GLK350 4Matic. I bought it used with 24k miles and it now has 43k miles. Yep, needed new tires. The dealership here in Tacoma WA (I usually go to MB Seattle) was offering a free alignment with the purchase of 4 new tires. Since their price on the tires were at or beat the big tire stores I went with them (hey, free alignment, right?) They said they'd have my car ready by 5:30pm. At 4:45pm the dealer calls me and said that they couldn't finish the alignment unless I paid them an additional $500 (4 camber bolt kits + labor). I told them I would pass for now. Seemed kind of convenient they found a need for a big repair after giving me a "free" alignment. I've never noticed any pulling to one side and I'm meticulous when it comes to noticing tread wear, which wore evenly as far as my eye could tell. I'm an older guy (40) and since this is my first MB I've always driven it with kid gloves (smooth freeway miles mostly, NO off road). Does it seem right that ALL the bolts would need replacing after so few miles? Does the MB warranty cover this? Can a simple visual inspection be done on the bolts (if I wanted a quick second opinion?) Opinions, experiences, comments and suggestions greatly appreciated. Yay, my first benzworld post!