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2008 Mercedes-Benz S550 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Mercedes-Benz S550 Owner Comments

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Jan 162009


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I have 2008 Mercedes S550. The car suddenly started making noise in the front and I called dealership. They told me the brakes are gone and even rotors are damaged. I had no indication all this time I was driving that the car had no brakes as no brakelights came on. Till the time I went to dealership no indication came as sensors are not working. Is it not unsafe to be driving on the highway 60 to 70 miles /hr with no break sensors. I called merc and the top two people robyn and tim in escalation dept tell me at first they are picking up the. Repair and then totally turned their backs and years and said to me it is not a safety issue where the cars breaks are completely gone to the point the rotors are damaged and there is mo indication. With a 100K car which has all these fancy features but brakes are not imo.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

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