So my wife's 1985 300D has a leaky tire. Actually, there was a set of
crap tires on there when we bought it, that we couldn't keep air in, so
we figured we'd go get some Michelins at Sears along with the hazard
warranty. Actually that whole affair has soured me on Sears altogether,
but today's the topper of them all.
She goes down to say, "hey, tire's leaking, fix it." They say, "oh
yeah, those Mercedes are notorious for that." She calls me to tell me
as much, which I then check The Grand Google about, and noting that
there is not one single hit from "mercedes air tire leak" that indicates
anything endemic, I realize they're probably lying to her. Of course,
she sat there for two hours for them to finally get it in and say,
"nope, can't find anything," leaving it to me to take the wheel off and
get out the hose...
So did I miss something? Is there a "problem" of this nature with
Mercedes, or was the dude at the shop just giving my wife the code words
for, "we don't want to deal with you, lady"?