Join Date: May 2015
Location: San Diego, CA
Car Year & Model: 2015 GLA250 4Matic
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Massive, expensive repairs needed
I am a first-time Mercedes owner of a 2015 GLA250 4Matic.
At around 56000 miles, I started experiencing strange clunking sounds and scheduled a service. When I was about to take it in a few days later, I suddenly got all sorts of warning lights, and I saw a pool of oil under the car.
Mercedes identified a failed turbo oil seal which had leaked oil into the alternator and destroyed it. They claimed to be unable to reproduce the clunking sounds; the total repair was $2000 (Mercedes, to their credit, picked up a fair chunk of that).
Now the clunking sounds have gotten louder (58000 miles), and Mercedes was able to reproduce, and they have identified that the rear differential has failed (!). The repair is $6000. And they are saying that Mercedes may not help with this one.
I am very distressed here and was wondering if anyone had similar experiences.
Last edited by gehlhaar; 05-24-2018 at 04:10 PM.