Date registered: Jul 2007
Vehicle: 2002 SLK, 2008 C300, 2010 ML350
Location: California, USA
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"Start Error" in dash readout
so I got the dreaded "start error". Called 1-800 For Merc. He came and said battery was fine, but both my keys wont work and they don't even unlock or lock the doors. He said the fact that it says "start error" means there is nothing he could do that basically either the keys aren't talking to the car or the car isnt accepting the keys IR code. So it was towed to the dealership.
So now the dealership is saying that the tranny leak at sensor (which I have ignored for years) has leaked fluid along the wires and ended up getting fluid in some control module. They say this control module is not allowing the car to start. So they need to order one and replace it to the tune of $1000.
Well, I tend to not believe this. Car was running absolutely excellent and then just wouldn't start. Does this sound right? I saw some old posts where someone said the chrome ring around his ignition was loose, another that said the PCM module was bad. And then one post which said all I had to do was change the batteries on the key remotes and reprogram them??
Anyone have any thoughts on this? So damn frustrating to be at the dealer's mercy.