Date registered: Jan 2007
Vehicle: 97 C230
Location: Alexandria, VA
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That forensics report is convoluted by gross inaccuracies regarding the operation and understanding of the vehicle.
The car will raise when in Park. She was hung up so bad, that it didnt help her.
She spun her wheels trying to get out of her situation, and left a child in the car when she tried to dig it out. She forgot to put it in Park, and left it Drive. The car knew that one wheel was turning, and assumed that the other speed sensors had gone bad, which is why it had fault codes for them. The car locked itself because it thought it had traveled fast enough to do so. The unlock feature did not work, because her car was in gear. Her child rolled down the window by pressing the button.
SHe got back in and tried spinning herself out again, at which time the heat build up was great enough to explode the tire.
It all boils down to poor decisions on her part.
Most of the fault codes are because of the explosion, and the rest are because of her spinning the wheels for an extended period of time.
THAT is why Mercedes will not help her. It was her fault.
The wheel speed sensors had not gone bad. The car just knew that it was seeing 1 wheel spin, and 3 others not spinning. It threw the fault codes, because it knows that is an implausibility. I imagine at that time, the ESP and ABS warnings started cycling on the center display. The car shut those systems down, because it could not trust the data it was getting from the speed sensors.
The car is not defective. It is full of driver assit features, but when it comes down to it, there is no substitue for common sense, and integrity. Mrs. Crews is lacking both.
Last edited by eddie4203; 03-19-2007 at 08:24 AM.