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by barsaec
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Potential Drive Unit Failure - Best Plan of Attack
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Potential Drive Unit Failure - Best Plan of Attack

I'm sorry you are faced with this. We were fortunate that our DU went out at 47k miles on our 2015 in May18. All said and done it took 10weeks, under warranty, with a loaner. We are hoping that the car makes it another two years on the new DU. More EVs will be out by then, at other than Tesla prices...
by barsaec
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: What is the range at 100% charge?
Replies: 8
Views: 1067

Re: What is the range at 100% charge?

Very temperature dependent. Ours will charge to 87 miles easily in the summer time here in South Texas. In the winter time, (highs in the 60s, lows in the 40s) garage normally around kept around 60, we get 67 or 73 miles of range. With the range extender in the summer time we get over 100miles, wint...
by barsaec
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Lurching
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Re: Lurching

Ours does it occasionally. I notice it shortly after coming to a complete stop. Happens maybe once every few weeks. The car did this with the original drive unit (replaced at 47k miles) and the new one (4k miles on it).
by barsaec
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Extended Warranty options
Replies: 0
Views: 499

Extended Warranty options

Has anyone purchased an extended warranty for their b-class from anyone other than MB? Since I purchased my car used, it does not qualify for a MB extended warranty. Love the car. Just had the DU replaced in Jul18 at 47k miles, barely made it under the 4yr/50k. Looking for a decent 3rd party extende...
by barsaec
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Without restarting, consult workshop
Replies: 86
Views: 15068

Re: Without restarting, consult workshop

Thanks Jeff. I think I'm going to take a precautionary approach. I have my juicebox set to charge the car at 40a, I will be turning that down to 30-32amps.
by barsaec
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Without restarting, consult workshop
Replies: 86
Views: 15068

Re: Without restarting, consult workshop

After replacing the drive unit, the car went into limp home mode for the dealer. After running a number diagnostic, and further guidance from Germany, they were able to reset everything, and went through a few days of drive/charge cycles. We got the car tonight! Our service rep stated that over $20k...
by barsaec
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Without restarting, consult workshop
Replies: 86
Views: 15068

Re: Without restarting, consult workshop

Finally! MB Germany approved replacing the drive unit. This comes after the car has been in the shop for 9 weeks. We are on our 3rd loaner as the don't like anyone person to have a loaner for more than a month. The technician still got the error code after replacing the charger(AC/DC inverter). Hopi...
by barsaec
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Warranty on Used Cars
Replies: 4
Views: 953

Re: Battery Warranty on Used Cars

It is 8yr/100K, however, the warranty states that each year the battery has to be tested. This basically means MB will back the battery after the 4yr/50k warranty only if you bring the car in annually so they can track the status of the battery.
by barsaec
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Without restarting, consult workshop
Replies: 86
Views: 15068

Re: Without restarting, consult workshop

JeffRay,

Thanks for the direction. I'm in Texas, which doesn't have stellar consumer protections laws. I purchased the car used last Sept from California.
by barsaec
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Without restarting, consult workshop
Replies: 86
Views: 15068

Re: Without restarting, consult workshop

Time for an update. The car has been in the shop for 6 weeks now. Germany said that they would replace DC/DC converter, which the dealer did this week. The car threw the same code. MBUSA isn't recommending replacing the drive unit. The dealer is convinced that this would solve the problem. Tesla sta...

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