The effect of these failures has been severely underreported to avoid liability and with the frequent failures of these parts all suspicion points to a giant cover-up.
Even though some "service measures" for only specific models and cars have been launched, the affected cars seem to span the full fleet and no responsibility is taken. Significantly new models are added to old measures which are later released to dealers showing total lack of control over quality.
Even though such parts can fail in a moving car causing death no such admission is properly made and many customers are made to pay for the same parts at the whims of Mercedes Benz. The S(w221) class wheel speed sensors are known to fail and details of what will happen in such a case are highlighted in service documents along with new part numbers for replacement, YET NO RECALL..
|No.||Measure/Info. No.||Recived Date||Service Measure / Information||Area / Item Affected||Model Class||Model Engine||Type||Chassis / Vin No Range|
|1||A/C No: 27 270 01||2005-12-20||Modifaction in service measure dt. 03/03/2005 to replace transmision adaptor to stop leakage||Automatic Transmission||C ,E ,S||ALL||203 ,211 ,220||Limited list provided|