I have a starnge problem with the rear D pillars. There are cracks appearing, and on one side it has cracked fully. There has been no impact, yet the cracks have appeared at exactly the same height? mercedes UK have been a bit blank and have offered no help really. Can anyone tell me what the problem may be, and how much it may cost to rectify. Can I do it myself? And most importantly - why is it happening? Any advice gratefully received,
Yeah, I have this too[:(!][:(!][:(!] My SA said this would not be covered under my starmar...
Yeah, I have this too[:(!][:(!][:(!] My SA said this would not be covered under my starmark extended warranty READ:(and that was thousands of dollars) Looks like a hair line crack. AHHHHHHH What is next????
I have read all the posts on this forum regarding these cracked trim pieces. However, no one has stated how to repair yourself. My driver's side piece is cracked and I am almost 2 months out of warranty. I am considering contacting the dealer but if it is an easy fix, I will just do it myself. Every time I take it to the dealer, they mess something up. From what I have read, this piece is attached with two faced tape. Would one apply heat and then pry these pieces off? Remove interior trim required? Would the two faced tape come with the replacement part?
My driver side was replaced by my dealer underwarranty and my SA told me that is a common problem with the ML. They look pretty simple to replace. The tech use a heat gun to help soften the glue or tape on the back side. Install the new trim piece and hold the trim with tape until it cure. They kept my ML for the night to let it dry. During the replacment the side window and the rear hatch was opened to allowed space to work around the trim piece. Hope this will help! Once saw it on Ebay for $35 for the whole kit.
I had the same problem with mine 3 years ago. I had an auto body shop repair mine for me. The shop held my ML overnight to allow the glue to cure. My insurance company ended paying for the repair, which was really nice. It cost $90.54.
Now, several years later, my pillar exterior panel is cracked again. Pretty much the same as yours in your picture. =(
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