Date registered: Jan 2007
Vehicle: 2005 C230K Sport Coupe 6-speed! And now a 2011 GLK 350 4Matic in Palladium Silver!
Location: South Porcupine, Ontario, Canada
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Quite simply put, it doesn't matter what make or model of car you own, everything on every car will fail at one point in it's life. An example of this is, one day you will roll your driver's side window down. You hear a snap sound and now the window will not roll back up. Is it faulty engineering, or a defective part? It is neither. It "let go." Leaf/coil springs should be replaced at a certain mileage/age. Same for the shocks. Many people may think "but my car sits level/doesn't bounce all over the place." Doesn't matter. A 1999 @ 20,000 Km/year equals 180,000Kms. At that mileage and age, not changing the springs/shocks means you are essentially asking for it.