Oldblue1 please send MBZ USA a full copy of this thread from start to end for them to chew on. Also please send same to MBZ in Germany headquarters for them to scratch their heads if they have one. Also give them this thread in Mercedesshop so they can open their shaded eyes to all the unhappy owners world wide and make better cars for all of us. I am sure they already know about all of their car's problems, but maybe there are some more we haven't heard of yet!!! Just keep it going, we are all enjoying all this venting!!!