Hi to the group..
I have a year 2000 v-class 220cdi with serious rust problems. I bought
the car 2 years ago from a main dealer here in the UK, covered by the
Mobilife warranty. There are major rust patches appearing behind the
bump strips that go around the entire vehicle. They are obviously
acting as a water trap, but it seems to me something has reacted with
the paint, probably the adhesive that holds the strips on.
I have been trying to get Mercedes to look at the rust for over 8
months now. The first time it was photographed and an estimate put
together to go off to head office. After waiting several months I was
told they had changed repair places and would have to take the car
there to get another estimate, that was about 2 months ago, still not
had it looked at yet!!!
Anyhow has anyone actually managed to get rust repair work done on
their MB under the Mobilife 30 year warranty? They state its covered
from rusting from the inside out.... As far as Im'e concerned rusting
behind the door strips is a valid case for a warrenty repair!!!
To finish, all said and done, I did love this motor when I brought it,
it was my first MB and was proud to own it. Now..... Greatly
dissapointed, serious quality issues going on at MB. The reality is the
paint on the V-Class is as crap as it gets!!!
I also own a 30 year old Volkswagon Karmann Beetle which is in better
condition than my five year old (Highly expensive top of the range
Ambient) - SAD BUT TRUE..
(If I ever get an answer either way, Ill let the group know)