I have a 2002 C-Class. Approximately twice per month but at very random
intervals, it suffers a total electrical shutdown. I am driving along, and
suddenly speedo/revs/fuel drop to zero, wipers stop, indicators and lights
stop functioning, radio goes silent - but engine carries on operating. I
have not yet dared to try out the ABS etc in this situtation. After about
5-10 seconds, everything normally comes back to life, though this morning
(while on the motorway) I had to pull over onto hard shoulder and restart
the car to get everything working again.
I have rung the MB dealer and they claim that they will have to see the car
to diagnose the problem. But from previous experience with them, I know that
they will just rip out all the electronics, replace everything, and then
give me a huge bill. If it does not solve the problem, I will not be able to
prove anything because the problem is not repeatable, and occurs only at
Has anybody ever heard of a problem like this?