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Old 01-17-2005, 02:40 PM
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Question Do you have to be a member to get a Badge?

Do you have to be a MB Club member to get a badge for high mileage. What is the process? I looked on web page but found nothing.
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Old 01-17-2005, 02:47 PM
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No, the high mileage awards (250K, 500K, 1,000,000) are sent out by the factory and have nothing to do with the MBCA. Do a search on "mileage wards" and/or "mileage badges" in this forum and all the particulars will be revealed.

Basically, you call MB USA at 1800 FOR-MERC (1800-367-6372) and ask for the form, which you fill out and take to a dealer. The dealer verifies the mileage and you send it in.

They send the badge right away, if they have them on hand. I have heard that several members in this group have waited over a month, and were told that they are redesigning the badge.

There is also a lapel pin, which is based on how far you have driven Mercedes vehicles you have owned.

MBCA sells a membership badge that is rather nice, but prone to rust on the inside.
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Old 01-17-2005, 08:01 PM
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Just like Volvo! Except they start at 100K..................
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Old 01-17-2005, 09:26 PM
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No, the high mileage awards (250K, 500K, 1,000,000) are sent out by the factory and have nothing to do with the MBCA. Do a search on "mileage wards" and/or "mileage badges" in this forum and all the particulars will be revealed.

Basically, you call MB USA at 1800 FOR-MERC (1800-367-6372) and ask for the form, which you fill out and take to a dealer. The dealer verifies the mileage and you send it in.

They send the badge right away, if they have them on hand. I have heard that several members in this group have waited over a month, and were told that they are redesigning the badge.

There is also a lapel pin, which is based on how far you have driven Mercedes vehicles you have owned.

MBCA sells a membership badge that is rather nice, but prone to rust on the inside.
Excellent explanation. I just got my mileages verified for both of my Benzes today and I'll send off the form first thing tomorrow morning.
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The "mileage" figures for the badges are in Km, so a bit of math is involved unless your cars are fitted with Km odometers.
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Old 01-18-2005, 09:03 AM
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No, the high mileage awards (250K, 500K, 1,000,000) are sent out by the factory and have nothing to do with the MBCA. Do a search on "mileage wards" and/or "mileage badges" in this forum and all the particulars will be revealed.

Basically, you call MB USA at 1800 FOR-MERC (1800-367-6372) and ask for the form, which you fill out and take to a dealer. The dealer verifies the mileage and you send it in.

They send the badge right away, if they have them on hand. I have heard that several members in this group have waited over a month, and were told that they are redesigning the badge.

There is also a lapel pin, which is based on how far you have driven Mercedes vehicles you have owned.

MBCA sells a membership badge that is rather nice, but prone to rust on the inside.
Richard,
Thanks for the info. I found it so helpful, I too have called for my badge. I know for a fact that my car is well over the 250,000 mark, but the odometer broke at 201,000. I have recently fixed the odometer, but how do I prove that to the dealer when I get the form?? Am I up the creek without a paddle until the repaired odometer reaches 250,000???
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Old 01-18-2005, 09:25 AM
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I spoke with MBUSA yesterday and told me they would send the form. I also inquired about original sticker and any "other" information they could send on my car and was told to fax in current registration to prove ownership and they would send me the stuff. Cool, customer service, even after 21 years
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I spoke with MBUSA yesterday and told me they would send the form. I also inquired about original sticker and any "other" information they could send on my car and was told to fax in current registration to prove ownership and they would send me the stuff. Cool, customer service, even after 21 years
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FYI -- from an email from MB Customer Service when I asked them to send me the mileage verification form:

"Mercedes-Benz offers High Mileage Award for vehicles that have accumulated 155,000, 312,500, 468,000, 625,000 miles."

So there are your mileage totals (rather than Km totals).

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Glad to hear this was useful. I can't answer what you do about the broken speedometer. Maybe, if you have receipts for other repairs that have the mileage listed on them this might suffice.

MBCA membership gets you the STAR magazine and they sell a nice grille badge (as I said, it tends to rust on the inside, so spray it with some Rustoleum for better results) and a blue and white member sticker (which can get unhappy in the FL sunshine in about two years). The magazine and the local MBCA Club is great, though.

We need more wrenchers in the MBCA- it would provide a balance to the realtors.
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Old 01-18-2005, 01:11 PM
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That is what I understood, we will see what happens, sent out fax this morning
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When I got my 155K mile badge they also sent a stamped certificate, which accompanies the badge and respective mileage achievement... its personally signed, and is rather nice as an addition to your collection of paperwork on the car.

Also, when I called to have the form sent to me, they sent an info pamphlet, which on the cover, had a GORGEOUS midnight blue w123 coming around a bend on a country road!
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That is what I understood, we will see what happens, sent out fax this morning
Yeah let us know of what they could provide for you. I'd like to get all I can on my cars. Thanks, Richard.
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ok, I know this is a shot in the dark, but I'll try. My MB odometer is at 302k miles. However, it hasn't worked for the last 5 years, and it stopped working at various other times throughout the period that the first owners had it. I realize it would be an assumption, but I know the car has been driven about 8k in just the last year and was driven daily before that, is there any way to interpolate milage and get the 312 instead of the sissy 155?
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