2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Long-Term Road Test

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edited September 2014 in Mercedes-Benz

image2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Long-Term Road Test

Our 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 is back from the dealership following the warning light that threatened to strand James in the boonies.

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  • ocramidajzjocramidajzj Member Posts: 91
    IMO that's a pretty ugly repair. I know it's probably functional but it doesn't reflect much attention to detail or long-term piece of mind.
  • mercedesfanmercedesfan Member Posts: 365
    Haha the first model years of the W202 were plagued with wiring harness issues. Glad to see MB is consistent whenever they introduce a new entry-level model!
  • banhughbanhugh Member Posts: 315
    Why didn't they replace the harness? I could fix it like that at myself...
  • banhughbanhugh Member Posts: 315
    What happened to the edit button?
  • markinnaples_markinnaples_ Member Posts: 251
    Eh, sometimes stuff happens and it's a seemingly easy fix. Agree that they should have replaced that entire harness section if they didn't, but S#!+ happens, even to a Mercedes. And, I'd be thrilled to know that it's a known and easily fixable problem instead of some electrical gremlin that seems to haunt so many new cars.
  • miata52miata52 Member Posts: 114
    Looks like this is not a repair, but a patch. What's to keep the same thing from happening a few years down the line?
  • banhughbanhugh Member Posts: 315
    How many deaths and injuries are required for this to escalate to a recall? Fixing it with duct tape doesn't address the fact that MB saved $.50 per car making the harness 1 inch shorter and therefore fretting against the battery ...
  • agentorangeagentorange Member Posts: 893
    "OK kids. This week's shop lessons will be taken up in repairing Mercedes wiring harnesses".
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