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Old 04-07-2003, 12:24 PM
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All of the aforementioned tips just went out the window given the year and mileage of your vehicle...I had anticipated a fully broken-in vehicle with probably ten times the mileage of yours.

I would check the battery connections to make sure they are tight. I had once purchased an SUV right off the showroom floor, but the dealership never bothered to tighten the battery clamp down before releasing the vehicle. So, during its maiden voyage, all sorts of intermittent problems came up, lights went on in the dash, etc., before I had discovered the ground lead just resting (not seated) on the terminal!

Have the dealer check all electrical fittings, specifically where major wiring harnesses are connected. Have the charging system checked anyway as a precaution.

You might also check around for other MB specialists in your area if you aren't satisfied with your current service facility. Most authorized repair shops will honor the factory warranties. Post a thread in the "Good MB Shops" forum.
2009 ML350 (84K) - Family vehicle
2001 CLK430 Cabriolet (71K) - Wife's car
2005 BMW 645CI (124K) - My daily driver
2012 Mustang V6 (60K) - Daughter's car

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