Apologies, I had a geography failure, your US flag threw me!Yes, I bought the car used from a MB dealership. The factory MB warranty that I also purchased specifically states that any warranty work done outside of Canada would have to be paid for, with reimbursement when I arrived back to Canada.
I disconnected the sensor attached to the neg clamp of the starter battery, this deactivates brake hold and stop/start. Does disconnecting the aux battery also deactivate brake hold?, I never used brake hold so the loss was of no consequence to me.will be aux bat imo. i took mine out intentionally to disable it. need to run the diagnostic to be 100%
Thank you. I hope that's all it is. The majority of the posts seem to agree with you. I don't know if that is covered by warranty or not. I'll have to see what is involved in changing it myself.I have the same car and the same year, and I had the same symptoms about 2 months ago. I am like you....maybe not a big fan of the eco start/stop, but like my car to work the way it is designed. I had the auxiliary battery replaced and all is well.
My car no longer has a warranty, but about a year ago when I did, the dealer did replace the main battery under warranty.....If that helps.Thank you. I hope that's all it is. The majority of the posts seem to agree with you. I don't know if that is covered by warranty or not. I'll have to see what is involved in changing it myself.
Here's an update on my non operable ECO. It continued not to work for the remainder of my time down South (around five months). Brought it home (1864 miles) with no change. I'd have thought a trip like that would charge up the battery. Assuming that the battery is completely dead, would not some of the other options also not be working? Incidentally, while sitting in the car today with the key in the second position to change some of the settings, I noticed that the ECO light on the dash bezel, as well as the light on the lower speedometer bezel were now lit up. Unfortunately, as soon as I started the car, both went out. Any ideas what is happening? Thanks.I don't have that kind of luck. I'll read my warranty over tomorrow when I have time. Or....as others have stated, I might just have to take it on a few longer drives to charge it up.
A lot of folks here hate that ECO ability and have disabled it.Not yet, as I don't know if this is going to be covered by my MB extended warranty. I didn't want to shell out $100 for a battery on my own, just to find out that it wasn't needed. My closest dealer is over an hour away, so this issue will probably be put on the back burner for a while, with everything else that's going on.