Punctured Alloy!!!!!! 2007 280CDI E-Class

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cumblechook, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. cumblechook

    cumblechook New Member

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    Hi All,

    My W211 (I just found out what it is called at the factory) saloon suffered an inch square punctured alloy this morning. There was a bang and a loud revolving clunking. I took the tyre off and imagine my surprise. A large piece of metal sticking out of the tyre and a 'hole' in the rear driver side wheel (alloy). [​IMG]


    I have 9J *18" 265 / 35 10 Spoke design that came on my 2007 E280 CDI (Sport) Saloon.

    Do I have to go to MB to get a new one? I am gonna call MB on monday. The Mercedes Assistance guy said "No fix. £500" Yikes! [​IMG]

    Is this True?[​IMG] Is there a fix for this kind of hole???

    I should be greatful for ideas on a fix or prices for OEM Merc alloys.

    Cheers


    PS. My Continentals Just Did 31000 miles.
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2009
  2. hawk20

    hawk20 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Surely you are still under manufacturers 3 year warranty? Or was it not a case of any design failure? What did you hit?
     
  3. PXW

    PXW Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    If the damage was caused by something you hit (large piece of metal...) then you should be covered on fully comp insurance - but tbh it's probably not worth the claims history/NCB hit for that kind of money.
     

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