Mercedes-Benz; Why you no like me?

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  1. SPX

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    I had the 'air suspension, visit workshop' come on the dash on Saturday on the E55 which was diagnosed as a strut.

    Today, a red light came on the dash of the ML 'drive straight to workshop without changing gear'. This hasn't been diagnosed just yet, mostly because I would prefer to stick my head in the sand for a day or two whilst I drive about in my Fiat Ducato.

    I really like both of these cars, love my E55 in fact, so why do they treat me so bad (and within days of each other!!!!)
     
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    Love hate relationship lol , Seriously tho i feel your pain :(
     
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    I got this warning in my ML once when I reversed out of our courtyard, and switched to D. Turned engine off in a panic then realised I was in the middle of the lane so had to turn back on to get it in and it had gone never to be seen again.
     
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    I hope that turns out to be the case but I'll be plugging the ML into Star in the next few days to see what's showing.
     
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    The irony of my recent troubles with Mercedes hasn't passed me by Charles, I'm already on the hunt for one...
     
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    I had a Q7 V8 TDI and the engine was excellent but an A8 isn't much use to me to be honest.
     
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    The E55 issue is probably age related and a known fault so goes with the ownership. The ML issue is more of a concern, but I'm hoping it's just something simple for you.

    I guess if you want a premium 4x4 you don't have a huge amount of manufacturers to choose from.
     
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    I love my Pajero.

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    I'm pragmatic about the strut, it's just one of those weeks where everything seems to be going wrong and costing me money!

    The gear selector module (?) seems to be a common issue on the W164, I've noted in the history that it's had one already fitted by Mercedes, so I'm hoping it's nothing too drastic.
     
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    I think these cars know 'hmm, owner hasn't spent any money on me for a while' and decide to light up the dash!
     
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    I have a wife like that!
     
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    I do expect to spend money on my cars, they are second hand after all, it's just annoying when they all get temperamental at the same time! :(
     
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    Hopefully nothing major.

    That's also one of the reasons I got rid of the E63 spent a fortune on it just maintenance and mods.

    They do give you the massive grin factor though when everythings working in harmony and you floor it.
     
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    Out of the 30,000+ miles I did in the Discovery and two RR Sports, the only thing *the only thing* that went wrong with any of them was a leaking injector on the D3 2.7TDV6.

    That was it.

    I don't want to list what my love affair with Mercedes has cost me over the years...
     
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    I know the feeling Lee, finally get one sorted and the other one decides it needs attention! :wallbash:
     
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    i have not had a mercedes but never had problems with fords, vx's hondas etc. if you think the jlr stuff is better you should maybe get that instead. i am looking for an s class lwb as i have two tall sons but i wonder if i am crazy and should get a nice s80 and tell them to squeeze in a bit
     
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