2007 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 350 from North America
Brake pads, rotors, and tires have to be replaced at 50,000km. Is this normal? To be it seems like its way too early to replace, poor build or poor parts? Driving was mainly city, but to be replaced so soon seems out of place. Looking for other R-Class owners experiences. Did you guys have the same problem?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 21st April, 2008
6th Sep 2008, 16:55
I own a R-500. Can't wait to sell it! Unfortunately I would have to take a 10k hit to unload the car! The navigation system is rudimentary. I have had difficulty with warranty service especially on the poorly designed retractable drink holders. I have had issues with the much touted transmission as well, the transmission locked completely, the car had to be towed and took over a week to repair. I have been trying to sell the R-500 for three months with no success. Once I unload this vehicle, it will be the last Mercedes I own!
7th Aug 2015, 22:05
Brake pads at 50000 km is normal. Tires is a bit early, but some dealers will say they are worn so they make you buy new tires from them. As for the brake discs, without a doubt the dealer will lie and say they should be replaced along with the brake pads. The brake discs last much longer than the brake pads, and need not be replaced when new brake pads are installed. But it's a big money maker for the garages.