Thread: Subframe recall
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Old 02-24-2003, 01:29 PM
abe g abe g is offline
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Angry mercedes recall on defective subframes

I had this problem! Mercedes was reluctant to help! I had my local garage replace with mercedes subframe and then went after mercedes. My local dealer (wo had serviced my 450 sl 1977 earlier never mentioned that there was a recall. Crack found when car wouldt track properly, just shortof a catasthrophe!! When I put the pressure on, I gor recall notice in the mail (after the repair!) Finally got $700 from Mercedes. If they repair it, you wont get away without addittional $1000 plus! The mercedes dealer didnt know anything about the repair kit for welding subframe! (at least he said so) I wouldnt accept a welding job. Insist on a ew subframe. ( I could not tell the difference from the defective one and the replacement! No apparent reinforcement, etc. I have photos of defective fram, and am willing to answer any inquires. Abe G
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