Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Weston Super Mare
Vehicle: Sept 2007 SLK55, now sold
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UK Update perhaps???
So when I was picking up my cup holder replacement cubby hole thingy from the local dealer, I thought I would bend the ear of the warranty / recall expert.
After a great deal of conversation, the bottom line was he was convinced that if a recall was necessary on UK 2007 and 2008 SLKs I would have heard about it by now. He did check if anything was outstanding on my car, it wasn't. He wouldn't accept the additional pressure on Mercedes in USA due to more likely litigation argument, and that the more likely explanation is that US cars have different spec air bags, for example because in the US you guys are not legally bound to wear a seat belt?
Am I satisfied with that? To be honest I am not sure. I not aware of any incidents in the UK.
I was really after a cast iron statement that my car had been considered and it was definitely not needed, rather than the general statement he could give. His view is that would have to come from Germany, but I would have to start with telephoning Mercedes UK to take it forward.
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Above photo is a breakfast meet in the inner courtyard at Wilton House.
Upgrades: X pipe and secondary cats delete, smart top, John's 3rd brake light module, DRLs, carbon rear spoiler wrap, black vinyl roof wrap, rear window tint, chrome front indicator bulbs, led number plate bulbs, white fog light bulbs, extra bright led reversing bulbs, stubby antenna, refurbished wheels in chrome silver rims and anthracite sparkle centres, remapped by GAD Tuning.