Having seen a few threads about it, I wondered whether my SLK would also fall prey to spring failure at some point. Well, the wondering is over. When doing a three-point turn on Sunday, I noticed a clonking noise coming from the front off-side as the wheel reached full lock. Pulled over to have a look, but couldn't see anything fouling the wheel. Then later, on the A40, it started pulling strongly to the right, to the extent that I had to hold the wheel at about 10° to the left in order to keep the car pointing straight ahead. Took the car in to my dealership this morning, and got a call just before lunchtime: front offside spring broken, both sides will need to be replaced. They've had to order the springs in, and are aiming to get the car back to me tomorrow. The service manager offered me a 10% discount on the parts and labour cost unprompted, bit is there much of a precedent for MB making a goodwill contribution to this kind of work? The car is just over seven years old, has covered about 34,000 miles and has a full MB service history.