Unfortunately this is my introduction post to the site. I picked up a used GLA45 last week. 2015 w/7K mi. I am experiencing a very strong shutter/vibration when taking sharp left/right turns at slow speeds. It is particularly bad when the vehicle has just been started after sitting for an hour or so. I am in Minnesota so perhaps the cold air is adding to it, but either way it feels like something is terribly wrong.
The research I've done has pointed to a power steering fluid issue or a binding transfer case. I brought the vehicle in to my local MB dealer and was sorta bounced around. First I was told by the service rep that the transfer case is still breaking in because the car only has 7K miles on it, when it came back from the tech he reported that the car was functioning normally (again, the problem seems to improve as the car warms up/drives for a bit). Then the service rep told me there is a known service bulletin about this issue and MB/AMG are working on it. That's it, he didn't really offer any solutions. He told me "come back in if it continues to bother you".
Well it's already continued to bother me so I have contacted the rep again and am waiting to hear back.
I'm wondering if any of you have experienced anything similar to this? If you have any other guesses of what might be the cause? And if you have any advice on how to handle this with the dealership from here out?
I do not want to return my purchase to the dealer but needless to say I am more than a little concerned that my very expensive purchase is already having issues.
*I purchased the car from a BMW dealership up the street from MB so it was not certified but its obviously under full warranty, and I believe I have a certain amount of time to return the vehicle.