A law firm is preparing a group legal claim on behalf of owners of some Mercedes vehicles, over claims customers were misled about the emissions their vehicles produced.
Get it on Star that'll hopefully pinpoint the issue for you. It does more than just read codes, each individual module/control unit can be tested in depth etc.Hi guys,
I've had the update done in February, ever since my engine management light has been on. I called mercedes and they told me it would be £110 just to diagnose. Took the car to an indy had the DPF sensor and EGR valve replaced and still my engine management light is on with an error on the EGR and ECU, anyone else had this issue?
Piece of advice DO NOT HAVE THIS DONE, it will ruin your car.
Bump!!!!Got a letter today re software emissions update, they even sent a " DVSA booklet", " An urgent message, the UK safety recall scheme" and the letter uses mandatory, well it's neither an urgent safety issue or mandatory, what it is, is mb trying to cover their backs, they say any alteration to BHP, Torque power loss , or MPG will be rectified for free, the only noticeable difference will be slightly less mileage from the Bluretec tank than previously, well if it's all so good why are people complaining? Why also, are law firms queueing for our business on no win no fee? Others determined to take half your money win,lose or draw. Well for my money they can shove it where the sun don't shine. I told them last March at my bm service contract, even wrote it on their paperwork, and was told , "it's your car , do what you like. Well it won't be done again. Sod it. This service I think will include the gearbox oil change, maybe someone on here could confirm, my car has now done 67,500 MLS, and I' think it's due, it would be good if it is cos it's the last of four services on my contract, may go to independent in future depends wha t they want for renewal cost. I do think the free European cover is handy especially with our Spanish trips, but house now on market, so will still do European countries. Don't know how leaving EU will affect things, c'es la vie.
Can you not just change gear with the shifter? Push it side to side for up or down? Mine does.1700 rpm on a torquey Diesel is very reasonable (might be a bit low for a 4-Cyl petrol).
It's a moot point for me though, my car does not have flappy pedals and so I can only manually shift it up to 6th.
No idea what gear it's using when cruising at 70mph (though I can probably figure it out if I put my mind to it).
You have to move to manual, change gear, then back to auto if I remember, not been in top gear for 10 months..
In general, Daimler develops software updates for a major part of the diesel fleet with exhaust gas standards Euro 6b and Euro 5 in Europe, which improve the average nitrogen oxide emissions of the vehicles in normal driving operation. The company thus makes an important contribution towards further improving air quality."
I have the exact same car and engine and age.A lot of concerns and then there are some posts which mention nothing changed. Hard to make an informed decision on whether its worth having done. It does seem to affect certain engine variants than others. Mine is a 2011 E350 Diesel Sport (265bhp) BlueEfficiency (No adblue) Auto OM642 engine. Sitting here think whether its worth doing or not. Booked in for both the takata airbag (which defo is getting done) and the Voluntary Software diesel upgrade as per the website description below.
Your vehicle is affected by this voluntary service measure.
You will receive further details from us, unprompted, about the specific process as soon as the recall campaign begins. Your Mercedes-Benz Service Partner is prepared for the necessary action and will be happy to answer any questions.
If you have any queries you are welcome to contact us on 00 800 12 777 777.
In general, Daimler develops software updates for a major part of the diesel fleet with exhaust gas standards Euro 6b and Euro 5 in Europe, which improve the average nitrogen oxide emissions of the vehicles in normal driving operation. The company thus makes an important contribution towards further improving air quality.