Just had all four rotors and pads replaced. Total cost: 1114.
That’s one of the biggest sleaze factor in MB repairs.
Last year, I had the brake pads come on the warring panel on a Saturday, and left the car in the garage until it was driven to the dealer. Total miles driven when from warning light came on to dealer: 14 miles. I was called by the service adviser, and I quote "the front rotors are fried” and would require the front rotors, and pads to be replaced : $728.02
This past weekend the “Brake Pads” warning came on. Same thing, left the car at home, and delivered on Monday to MB dealer. I got a call from the service adviser; back rotors and pads are worn out. $ 628 estimate.
Why have a warning to alert you to replace brake pads that cost a fraction of the rotors, when in fact the warning light should read “not only did you disintegrated the brake pads 500 miles ago, but you’ve been braking on pure metal rotors.
This is on a 2004 s 500, and had the same on a previous 2004 SL500.
My sister has a CL600, and an independent mechanic charged her less that $ 350 to replace the back rotors and pads.
Maybe part of the “Needless Markup” to replace rotors is due in part to a contractual pre-requisite, that required 2 lap dancers around the mechanics while performing this particular repair. $ 20 bill can really fly off you hands if they are laced black panties.
Next time is an independent MB repair facility.