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Old 12-26-2015, 10:43 PM   #11
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By the way, on our 2012 Solera MBS, the lit bulb on the dashboard simply means the lights are "on". As Mercedes uses the headlights as daytime running lights, the headlights - and the dash indicator - come on when the engine is started (even with the light switch "off").
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Old 12-27-2015, 12:29 PM   #12
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The good news is M-B has added dedicated DRLs and quit using the headlights bulb on low voltage. I don't know what year the change over happened but our 2015 chassis is configured with separate DRLs in the grill. I hate it when the headlights are used as DRLs as the reduced voltage quickly destroys SilverStars Ultras and other upgraded headlight bulbs...
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Old 12-28-2015, 12:52 AM   #13
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Just sent a note to my dealer and warranty administrator at FR requesting service. There are four items on the list: failed tail lights, side view camera issues, plastic liner peeling off front end, and, just found out this morning - fresh water tank was filled to overflow from empty when only connected to city water (valve issue?)!
Also the electric step stopped working and was replaced a few weeks ago.
All and all, there have been more than ten problems that need warranty service in the eight months' ownership of brand new W. I'm disappointed and frustrated
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Old 12-28-2015, 08:43 AM   #14
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All and all, there have been more than ten problems that need warranty service in the eight months' ownership of brand new W. I'm disappointed and frustrated
I've got you beat by a couple items... And our "W" has sat at the M-B dealer twice, for about a month total, with DEF system issues.

But everything I've asked for has been done, in a timely manner, without any drama from my dealer or FR. After the list of current items below is addressed we should be good to go. Some of these are minor items but since I'm in the shop for the big items (1, 2, 3) they can take care of them as well....

Warranty Items on 2016 2400WMBS
Slide Out Issues

1. The slide-out will not deploy, or retract, without assistance. The motors move it about 6-8 inches then it stops. Lightly pushing on the slide out will allow it to fully deploy or retract.

2. The slide out seals are being damaged by the slide out tracks.

Stabilizer System

3. The rear stabilizers are not working properly. The driverís side stabilizer will not deploy.

Waste Water System

4. The wastewater tanks valve handles are reversed. Currently the grey handle dumps the black tank; the black handle dumps the grey tank.

5. The Grey tank handle will not fully retract. It sticks out about an inch when the valve is closed.

Roof Items

6. The Fan-tastic Fan vent cover bug screen, on the roof cover assembly not in the coach, is loose in the rear fan assembly. (I had the dealership add these last visit.)


7. The radio antenna is flat on the roof and needs to be stood up. (Since you are on the roof anyway...)


Storage Areas

8. The seals are coming loose on some of the storage doors.

Interior Issue

9. The stove towel bar is loose and will not re-tighten.

10. The rear window shade will not stay down.

I've had more warranty issues on the "W" then on previous FR TT products but I'm still overall happy with it... And I'm very happy with our dealership, Three Way Campers, who has been very responsive and proactive in getting the issues resolved.
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Old 12-28-2015, 09:57 AM   #15
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Fresh water tank is easy. Turn off city water and fun the water pump. turn off pump and turn city water back on. Sometimes the check valve sticks at the pump and will fill FW tank. Might have to do a couple times but usually fixes.
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Old 12-28-2015, 02:35 PM   #16
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I've got you beat by a couple items... And our "W" has sat at the M-B dealer twice, for about a month total, with DEF system issues.

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Beating me on repair list is not good news

I've been thinking about a separate thread for owners of W to archive all the issues and repair solutions like the one you did here. I know many items are not specific to W but, since W is so new, a collection of issues are not only helpful to us owners but hopefully to FR as well.
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Old 12-28-2015, 05:19 PM   #17
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Beating me on repair list is not good news
Tell me about it...
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Old 01-05-2016, 04:43 PM   #18
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Got my W back from dealer. Like Wayne predicted, it is the Curt controller, and more specifically, a bad 'harness cable'. Replaced under warranty, now all lights are on, and the camera is working also. Clearly the camera problem was linked to the brake light failure, but the dealer charged me $70 for diagnosis of camera. Now I must get it back because it is not an separate issue.
The loose vinyl trim was also replaced under warranty. Apparently the dealer has done this routinely.
The city water leak into fresh water tank is due to the 'failed pump', now waiting for approval from FR for replacement of the entire pump. I'll test it on my next trip to see if the pump really failed or it's just the jammed valve.
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Old 01-05-2016, 11:18 PM   #19
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I replaced my Curt controller faster than the dealer sent me a replacement (so I now have a spare). Nevertheless the instructions included with the Curt controller specifically stated that the unit should be installed in a protected area similar to a vehicle interior. Forest River's installation location near the rear bumper and fully exposed to the elements fails to adhere to this installation instruction (IMHO). In my case the MSD 8180 6-Pin Deustch Connector did not have the red rubber gasket and therefore my hypothesis is that this may have been the source of my problem. When I installed my replacement Curt Controller I used some electrical grease to help block water from infiltrating both the 6-Pin and 4-Pin connectors. FWIW
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