Thanks for your response and opinion. The seat explaination on how it comes apart helped. I popped into my dealer today to talk about this issue and he made me feel a whole lot better about the IT. He said that they had received a note from MB about a batch of cars which had this exact issue with airscarf. But he said that was a couple of weeks ago. So the issue was dealt with once Germany relised the error of their ways. So he said he was confident that it will not affect my car as they hadn't started building it yet. The date has moved from today when it was originally planned to now another week. But he did say he would make sure everything worked on my before hand over day.
Hi jasy , Apologies , i didn't mean to worry anybody with my original post. I was present when the dealer retrofitted the Air scarfs, and as wja96 said , it was very easy for them to do. 2 screws at the bottom of each seat , and then pop pff the seat back cover. in the back of the seat , mine had blank mouldings, were the Fan / heating assembly should have been , all the wiring / connectors were present so they simply removed these banks and fitted in the new units and plugged them into the wiring loom . - Took about 10 minutes per seat . They then plugged it into their diagnostic systems and went through a series of test ensuring the fans worked correctly. The testing took longer than the fitting .. So it was an easy Fix in the end.
I believe that my SLC , which was built just after Mercedes lost their Patent court case, in May 2016, on the Air Scarf. This is were they were stopped from Selling and advertising the Air scarf in the German
market until 25th December this year, when the patent apparently runs out . (see link below, there are loads more on the Web if you search Mercedes Air Scarf Patent.)
German court turns off Mercedes' Airscarf over patent dispute
Probably , and this is only my /guess . as a precaution , Mercedes fitted the cars manufactured on or around this time with Blank Air scarf blank units , until they sorted out their manufacturing process, or clarified thiner legal position. this would have ensured that no vehicles sold in Germany would be shipped with Air Scarfs. Also with the UK dealer fitting the Air scarf units, they were complying with the court finding , they shipped the Vehicle without Air scarf, and the UK dealer Retrofitted them which they are allowed to do .This is only a guess on my part , but it would make sense to me . I have been told that other models of Open top Merceeds made at the same time have had the exact same problem.
Anyway , the Fix is easy , the Dealer order my fans from Mercedes UK in Milton Keynes, who shipped them over night and as i said the "fix" was simple and straight forward . Just every annoying at the time . Hence the advices of double checking when you collect the car.
The Air scarfs are Brilliant by the way, and the car has had NO other issues, having now had it for 2 weeks, We love it .. !!