Originally Posted by Bluepill
FWIW - I am a 4 time ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician and Certified New York State Motor Vehicle Safety and Emissions Inspector. Having to apply the brake pedal more than once to "build up" firm and effective braking is NOT NORMAL OPERATION, and in my opinion it is not safe.
I suggest that each person here with problems notify the NHTSA at Recalls.gov and file a complaint. Link Here:https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/
Too many manufactures stonewall safety problems, and they never seem to learn.
I work with an investigator that tells me NHTSA stories. (works directly with them)
NHTSA can be slow as molasses also.
Today, I just pulled a recall on 2011-2012 Hyundai Sonata engines.
My niece blew hers up only a few months ago and nobody would step up even though this was a known issue.
She had to fork out $3500 for a used replacement engine (and I got her a deal). Now she is going to have to try to get reimbursed. We will see how that goes.
My guess is- Mercedes will not do anything to their system.
Too sophisticated with several computer systems working together.
Anything short of a complete replacement of the engine management, SRS, ABS, Trac control, stability and yaw control and pump mechanism (also directly attached to the ABS) will probably do nothing.
Take todays issue du jour...VW and their TDI's.
There is probably NOTHING VW can do to fix the non-DEF injected units (Golfs, Jettas, Beetles) short of rebuilding the entire car.
And I own a 2013 Passat TDI.
Now mine has DEF so I hope mine will be exempt from the disaster.
We will see.