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Old 09-24-2015, 01:42 PM   #11
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I'm driving Sprinter 2014 and brakes are great, may be little softer than I want.
When I got my Prism 24G I tested ABS and work perfect, sound as Gattling machine gun and stop on very short distance as suppose to.
May be you have some air in system.
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Old 09-24-2015, 04:04 PM   #12
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Yes, 2014 Solera.
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Old 09-24-2015, 09:53 PM   #13
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I have to push hard on pedal to stop.
Had a close encounter with a moose cow and calf,
northern Yukon
ran across road in front of me.
I was coming down small grade at 60 mph.
I stood on brakes hard, rearranged everything in back.
Slowed enough to miss by 50-75 feet.
Brakes worked, but had to use a heavy foot.
Power brakes feel like manual brakes.
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Old 09-24-2015, 11:37 PM   #14
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Yes. Prism 24G. 2015. After 11000miles have to pump to get good pedal.
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Old 09-25-2015, 04:57 PM   #15
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Yes, 2014 24S less than 5000 miles. Took it to the dealer and they tried to charge me to flush the system but after going to the service manager they flushed for free and it didn't make any difference. I will call 800 number Monday.
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Yes. Took it to Sprinter dealer, Benz ... claimed they road tested - no fault found. Same story - first application of brake is spongy ... requires second push to feel confident braking action.

Complained to Benz national ... referred back to dealer ... been weeks and haven't heard anything from dealer.
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Old 09-25-2015, 05:43 PM   #17
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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.
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:40 PM   #18
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Yes...... Not going to the floor, but spongier than I like considering it's a new vehicle 2015 Solera 24B. I also routinely pump the pedal when stopping.
Pumping the brakes does not work on my vehicle. I talked to a friend today that owns a shop that does official state vehicle inspections for Missouri. He suggested taking it to the Highway Patrol for official documentation before returning to the dealer. He also said if it happened to be inspected on the road by the DOT, I'd be fined for driving it as it is now.
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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.
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And if you take your vehicle to a "State" facility or Highway Patrol, better hope they don't have scales and you are overweight.
These things are mostly at their limit when full.
Can of worms?
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