Hi there, how are you doing?
My wife and I have a 2005 MB C230 and recently the plastic handle on
the door (on the driver side) was broken (almost fell off), so we sent
the car into the dealership for repair as it's still under warranty.
Well, as it was close to the regular service time, so the dealer
advised that we kept the car for maintenance. One day later, we just
got a phone call from the dealership saying that they found some
problem with the "brake" and "rotor", and to replace both it would be
US$1,198. As the mileage on this car is kind of low (about 20000
miles), I don't know if we should get a second opinion about getting
it repaired at this dealership, as it is kind of expensive! Here are
1. I did some research online and found that people are talking about
some known issues about Mercedes Benz Brake Rotor problems (see
http://pressreleasespider.com/feed36102.aspx ). Does anyone know
anything about this? If you take a look at the web site that I
mentioned above, it has a symptom that the wheel will vibrate, which I
don't think we have this. Any idea whether we should really follow the
dealership's suggestion to get them replaced?
2. Is this (the break rotor) something that I could replace by myself?
Where I might be able to get authentic MB parts from online?
3. How could I visually inspect the brake rotor and see if they are
really damaged, how do you determine whether they should really be
replaced or not (could anyone supply a photo or something)??
4. Is this service charge (US$1198) seems reasonable to you?