Mercedes GLE and GLS recall

Mercedes GLE and GLS recall

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ajprice

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19,125 posts

155 months

Friday 23rd October
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12,799 cars recalled. The ground connection for the optional backlit front grille badge may be dodgy. If it goes it will take the power steering, wipers and one of the headlights with it, as they're on the same connection in the wiring loom. The light up logo is a $500 option. https://www.autoblog.com/2020/10/22/mercedes-benz-...

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The spinner of plates

14,592 posts

159 months

Friday 23rd October
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And who is it that says modern cars are unnecessarily complicated?

A backlit logo?
That when it goes wrong can deactivate key functions like wipers, lights and power steering??
FFS, the world's gone mad.

I don't blame manufacturers per se, they are just delivering what the people want like good little capitalist businesses. Albeit not executed very well evidently.
But honestly, what sort of person actively wants, requests and then pays for a backlit logo so that their car can stand out and be more distinctive to others at night??
The mind boggles, it really does...

A Winner Is You

22,484 posts

186 months

Friday 23rd October
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The spinner of plates said:
And who is it that says modern cars are unnecessarily complicated?

A backlit logo?
That when it goes wrong can deactivate key functions like wipers, lights and power steering??
FFS, the world's gone mad.

I don't blame manufacturers per se, they are just delivering what the people want like good little capitalist businesses. Albeit not executed very well evidently.
But honestly, what sort of person actively wants, requests and then pays for a backlit logo so that their car can stand out and be more distinctive to others at night??
The mind boggles, it really does...
When my rear ABS sensor went it also disabled the headlight adjustment, parking sensors, stability control and stop-start.

Tony1963

2,648 posts

121 months

Sunday 25th October
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A Winner Is You said:
When my rear ABS sensor went it also disabled the headlight adjustment, parking sensors, stability control and stop-start.
That’s ok, by comparison. A major safety related failure like that will, hopefully, slow you down until it’s sorted. A failure of a poxy vanity light shouldn’t affect anything to do with the safe operation of the vehicle.

EclassAnt

4 posts

1 month

Monday 26th October
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A Winner Is You said:
The spinner of plates said:
And who is it that says modern cars are unnecessarily complicated?

A backlit logo?
That when it goes wrong can deactivate key functions like wipers, lights and power steering??
FFS, the world's gone mad.

I don't blame manufacturers per se, they are just delivering what the people want like good little capitalist businesses. Albeit not executed very well evidently.
But honestly, what sort of person actively wants, requests and then pays for a backlit logo so that their car can stand out and be more distinctive to others at night??
The mind boggles, it really does...
When my rear ABS sensor went it also disabled the headlight adjustment, parking sensors, stability control and stop-start.
Doesn't the stability control rely on the ABS system? So I can understand the fault taking that out.

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Tony1963 said:
A failure of a poxy vanity light shouldn’t affect anything to do with the safe operation of the vehicle.
When engineers do things like this is why I don't want to live in a world where cars are allowed to drive themselves. What are they going to wire into the same circuits as the critical control functions there. And that's before we get to bugs in the software for controlling the variable colour footwell lights crashing the computer doing image processing or steering.