So, one of the advantages of Mercedes ownership is (supposed to be) the lifetime roadside assistance program.
I purchased my 320 last week, after a PPI at a dealership. They found a couple of nitpicky things as well as the fact that the battery was weak. The battery was indeed weak, it died within 6 hours of purchase of the car
I bought a new battery at Autozone, things seemed OK.
The next night, I got home, shut it off, tried to restart - no go. It spun the engine but no start. Woke up the next morning, and it started fine as can be. Read the forum, got a CPS and installed it. And yes, I pulled the codes, but since it had already successfully started and run, I ass-u-me(d) that the codes could have cleared. Car continued to run well, drove it around on Saturday.
Note that I was 1100 miles from home helping my son with his selection of a home to buy, my wife was there with me.
Anyway, I left on Sunday morning, gotta work on Monday, wife stayed with son.
She went out to run errands today, all went well, top down, gets back to son's place, hits the button to put the top up and the top doesn't move. Light on the switch stays on while her finger is on the button and eventually goes out. Car won't start. Turns the key off, top switch illuminates for a moment and goes out. Key on, key off, top switch does nothing.
I'm not there but when I ask her she says the engine is not turning but there is a clicking from the dash.
Anyway, I call MB roadside assistance and the fine print says that they only come out if you bought from the dealer or have had service done at the dealer. Fortunately, I had the PPI done at the dealer and this was enough to convince them that I could get roadside assistance
Kudo's to them, this is not a rant.
They are coming out in a few minutes to diagnose, we shall see. However, I currently have a seriously p***ed off wife, if we end up spending a bunch of money on something 4 days after a PPI, there will be hell to pay (at least by me).