2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 Q&A
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 Question: Front Suspension Issue: Dealer made make shift repairs by adding 'spacers'. Huh?
My experience tells me its more than just tire pressure. There appears to be major suspension issues with the E350 07 and 08 that MBZ won't admit to. I had uneven wear on the inside edges of the front tires, flat spots every 2 inches or so around the entire tire. (The middle and outside edge of tire had at least another 25K left, not close to nearing the wear bars). Road noise was unbearable. Our car was/is a CPO with less than 36k when this happened. Get this; the dealer claimed it was a "ride height" issue and installed "spacers". They literally altered the suspension of $55K car by putting in these BS half inch plastic spacer on the struts, just like you'd alter a rice burner Honda or Toyota that these kids race around in... ok, fine. So we went with it. Intalled 2 new front tires at nearly $500. Now at 47K same issue; the tires have started to feather and is starting to make road noise. BTW: I have a commercial grade tire pressure gauge and checked the pressure at least once a month. I inquired about a recall. But the dealer advised, "its not a significant problem"... I disagree! Anyone else out there with similar issues? Love to hear from you. - 08E350SanDiego
You are absolutely right, you have a suspension problem, but adding spacers is not the fix. I hope your car is still under warrantee. You need to contact the complaint department of that dealership or go to mercedesbenz.com and register a complaint. Sometimes you have to go to the extreme to get things done. I wish you a lot of luck. - helpfull4u
I have purchased 3 sets of front tires and all have done the same. Wearing on the inside that you can't even see. Sometimes you can feel it and on this current set that I am riding on they look brand new; only about 6,000 miles. Alignment each time new tires where installed, very bad issue. - MeansV