M. B. Doc your GREAT!!! and thanks for the quick reply. I called my Mercedes dealer this morning but they didn't indicate that they knew of this "common" problem. Does this take a long time to replace or is it something that can be done in an hour or two? I ask because I am waiting for them to schedule a service date to fix and if I have to wait to schedule a loaner car I will probably be waiting 5-7 days versus getting it in there early next week?
I will pass this information on to them since they usually seem rather clueless in diagnosing the problems in my 1995 C280 and 2000 ML 320. The "best" information I get comes from this Forum and that is one of the big reasons I own Mercedes. All cars have their problems, but they are not problems if you know how to resolve them.
Thanks again since you sure made me feel better about my new baby!