Mercedes caster bush splits after 4 years/20,000 miles?

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by basalt2003, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. basalt2003

    basalt2003 New Member

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    Hi all,
    I just had my C-Class 220 cdi estate serviced at the princeley mileage of 20,253 miles. Its a 2007 model w203 and I was advised by the dealer that the Caster bushes ns and os front are split and the Camber bushes ns and os front are starting to split:crazy:
    There price for rectifying is £348.00 for the Caster and £225.36 for the Camber! They said its not urgent just yet but would need doing in around six months!
    Is this not a bit poor for a Mercedes with that length of time/mileage and would it not be worth taking up with Mercedes head office as to "goodwill" gesture or somesutch?
    The car has always been main dealer serviced and mot`d btw.
    Thanks.
    Stuart.
     
  2. markjay

    markjay MB Club Veteran

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    Well it is down really to how and on what the car has been driven....

    Said that I would get a second opinion from a good indy before accepting MB's verdict.
     
  3. BlackC55

    BlackC55 Authorised Forum Sponsor Authorised Forum Sponsor

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    Get a second opinion. Yours should have the modified type fitted from new. They DO last longer than 20k.

    The old type lasted 30k.
     
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    basalt2003 New Member

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    Thanks.
    Carefully driven over local roads and one journey to France on very good roads:)
    Its not used a lot as Ive retired and its rarely used most times - as the mileage will show.
    Any good indy in this neck of the woods btw?
     
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    basalt2003 New Member

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    Mods - - did I put this in wrong thread?:eek:
     
  6. Harrythedog

    Harrythedog Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I'd definitely try for goodwill from MB, anything over 5 years and they aren't really interested.
     
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    PXW Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Not really; we're just ignoring you;)

    Have a look through this thread - loads of comments on dealers/specialists all over the country.
     
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    basalt2003 New Member

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    :) thanks - Will have a search around:)
     
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    Monkeylegend Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Had the caster bushes replaced on my '07 E 220CDi at the last service. Car had done 297k miles, admittedly mostly motorway driving, but 20k miles sounds not very good to me.
     
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    Troon Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I've been advised one of mine is leaking and needs replacing in the near future. 06, 74k miles.
     

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