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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Question: Recall 89MBZ2009100001 Camshaft Solenoid Campaign

 

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elliottr, Campbell, CA, February 10, 2010, 17:56
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MZB called and stated, vehicle is being recalled Camshaft solenoid campaign. While attempting the repair, oil leaked and damaged the computer module inside the car. Since the vehicle was recalled, do they fix the entire problem that they caused or am I to bear the additonal expense?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, February 10, 2010, 18:13
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    It would seem that they have accepted responsibility for the leaking Solenoid, so if the leak created other problems, they should cover that too, but that is my opinion. Is the MB Dealer stating you need to pay for the module?

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    elliottr, February 10, 2010, 19:52
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    Good answer, I guess the question needs to be clearer, I did no work on the vehicle, just brought it in for the recall. Vehicle was running fine, no leaks, etc. They called me when the problem occured doing the recall work. So, would it be my responsibility for paying for the repair or should it be theres?

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    Bret Bodas, February 11, 2010, 09:28
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    I cannot speak for the Dealer or Mercedes, and I don't know the details of this repair. If you just received the recall notice and brought it in, then it would seem any other damage from the leaking solenoid should be covered. If you received the notice 6months or a year ago and are now just bringing it in, then they have a reason to try and make you partially responsible for the repair.
    If it were me, I would be asking these questions to the service advisor at the dealer, the service manager, general manager, owner and then Mercedes until I got them to pay for this since it is related to the failed part, for which they've already excepted responsibility.
    Good Luck and let us know how it works out.

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