Are you SURE that it isn't covered under warranty (even tho' you're a few miles out)? I had Smythe European (San Jose) cover stuff on a previous MBZ when I was 6-mos/1000+ miles out of the warranty period. Can't hurt to visit your local MBZ dealer and ask. A lot of time they'll do it out of "good will/customer service". One hint, go there in person with your vehicle and "butter-up" the service advisor (e.g. - "Your facility and staff is always so nice to me and do very professional work, blah, blah, blah") -- you get the picture. As a minimum they'll probably have a look at it and either give you *free* advice, or let you know what it'll cost at which time you say, "Hmm, I heard that it could be fixed under warranty even tho' I'm only a couple miles out, but still within the the 4-years". Give it a try; you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.