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just has the SLK serviced by a great independent on the Surrey/Hampshire border (Huxleys in Fleet) if anyone needs a referral.

Anyway, question - they found a broke rear spring, at it's base.... anyone heard of such a thing on a 2010 car ?

Is this MB quality at it's best ?
 

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Its a very common problem with European cars, in the last year Ive had broken front and rear springs on both the SLK. the Octavia is a 2010 with less than 25K miles. Surprisingly the SLK springs were cheaper.

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stuff happens. My car is 09 and still no spring issues
why do some people win the lottery and others never do? just luck :D
 

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just has the SLK serviced by a great independent on the Surrey/Hampshire border (Huxleys in Fleet) if anyone needs a referral.

Anyway, question - they found a broke rear spring, at it's base.... anyone heard of such a thing on a 2010 car ?

Is this MB quality at it's best ?
Not sure at your end but here the roads are not the best. I had change 3 springs in the last 2 years on three different cars, 2 slk and one vw passat.
 

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As others have said, can happen at any time, even driving out of the show room. We expect to get many miles out of our springs, but really they can snap any time depending on a number of factors e.g. road conditions, age of spring (I've known some to sit on a shelf for years before being fitted possibly corroding), manufacturing fault, improper installation etc
 

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Spring Failure

As others have said, can happen at any time, even driving out of the show room. We expect to get many miles out of our springs, but really they can snap any time depending on a number of factors e.g. road conditions, age of spring (I've known some to sit on a shelf for years before being fitted possibly corroding), manufacturing fault, improper installation etc

That`s another spring gone today. That`s 3 in a year. 2 front, 1 rear on my 7 y.o. 50k 280.
Never had springs go on any of my previous cars...junk, if you ask me.
 

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Years ago coil springs used to last many many years and i know theres a lot of pot holes this way etc .
But seems like its the quality in the metal there using ?

Its like cheaper metal = more frequent being sold over the counter .

Like Ford lets make our plastic wheel covers brittle so every curb incident they need to be replaced with a genuine one and sell millions .

Instead of the old flexy covers which can take a pounding .

Its all about the money . :grin:
 

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Its all about the money, you just said that
For the manufactures yes It is .

But for us its whats the best option and if the break at least say for instance you can get a replacement .

But your instance will that ebay guy still be there to replace it or you may have to send it back at extra cost .

And you only get max a years gtee . :frown:
 

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They have a uk address in case of returns
Branch office in England
SUPLEX UK Ltd.
Unit ‘E’, Vector 31
Waleswood Way, Wales
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S26 5NU

Tel. +44 (0) 1909 770 660
Fax +44 (0) 1909 774 177

E-mail: [email protected]

If it brakes will be cheap to buy another one then post it back. Time will tell
 

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That`s another spring gone today. That`s 3 in a year. 2 front, 1 rear on my 7 y.o. 50k 280.
Never had springs go on any of my previous cars...junk, if you ask me.
I know it's frustrating, but I don't think you can blame the entire make of car because of this problem. My 06, 280 (registered in 2005, almost 11 years old) has the original springs with no problems. 110,000 miles. The roads in Connecticut are terrible.
 
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