Date registered: Apr 2007
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What kind of luck did you have with the warranty coverage?
I just had to have my 2003 E500 radiator replaced this week because of radiator fluid leakage into my transmission (33K to boot). The extended warranty company agreed (more like had no choice) to cover the repair, but only coughed up 2/3 of the $3200 repair bill, because they reimbursed according to their "standard rate" schedule, not what the shop wanted to charge. It's not stated as such in the contract, but it would cost more to litigate than I would get back.
Seriously unhappy w/ MB over the known defect (but which apparently didn't rise to the level of a recall), and thoroughly pissed at the extended warranty companies. Not sure I'd take one again, unless it offered true bumper to bumper coverage and I could see review their contract and repair schedule in depth before signing.
Fortunately, radiator replacement and trans flush seems to have done the trick. If more comes down the pike, I'll be packed and loaded for bear if the warranty comp tries to give any bull.