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Old 08-25-2011, 09:26 PM   #11
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If MiD Auto turns out to be a good source for Sprinter work they're about 200 yards from the CalTrain station. Pretty convenient if need to leave vehicle overnight.
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Old 09-14-2011, 11:55 PM   #12
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Hello,

Beshoff MotorCars in San Jose is your official Factory Authorized Service Center for your Sprinter! We service ALL Sprinter Brands (Dodge, Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz) and all model years back to 2000. Come experience amazing customer service at competitive pricing. We honor extended warranty policies by Chrystler. Visit us on our website at www.BeshoffMotorCars.com or call our Sprinter Van Manager Will at 408.239.2329. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

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Old 09-15-2011, 04:58 PM   #13
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Hello,

Beshoff MotorCars in San Jose is your official Factory Authorized Service Center for your Sprinter! We service ALL Sprinter Brands (Dodge, Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz) and all model years back to 2000. Come experience amazing customer service at competitive pricing. We honor extended warranty policies by Chrystler. Visit us on our website at www.BeshoffMotorCars.com or call our Sprinter Van Manager Will at 408.239.2329. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

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This ought to give Sprinter owners great confidence in this Service Center given that there were no NAFTA Sprinters until 2001 - and all of those were sold to FedEx, and no 612 was CA certified.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:41 PM   #14
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This ought to give Sprinter owners great confidence in this Service Center given that there were no NAFTA Sprinters until 2001 - and all of those were sold to FedEx, and no 612 was CA certified.
Sprinter was brought to the US in 2000. Although Sprinter Vans were not available in CA until 2004 because of California EPA requirements, we are authorized and have the equipment to service all model years including pre 2004. If FedEx would like to bring their vehicles into service, we would welcome the opportunity.
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Old 09-16-2011, 04:14 PM   #15
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Sprinter was brought to the US in 2000.
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...g=content;col1
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/12/02/au...ns.html?src=pm

Plus I own a 2002 since 2002 and I am very aware of when the Sprinter was introduced into the US. So - again - here is a service center that claims knowledge of Sprinters citing wrong information and when corrected still insists they are correct. That is an indicator to potential customers that they should take into consideration.

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Old 09-30-2011, 01:26 AM   #16
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Just dropped my baby at the Freightliner dealer near the Oakland Coliseum and will let you know what happens.

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Old 10-03-2011, 11:33 AM   #17
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So it took two days, I dropped it Thursday afternoon and the RV was ready for pickup Friday night, and I picked it up Saturday afternoon at the Golden Gate Truck Center. When I dropped it they had said they were two days backed up.

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There was some confusion if they had changed the differential fluid. It took a little time to pick it up and the total was $800 and there wasn't even a sticker on the windshield saying when the next service was due, the windshield had bird poo and reside from rain, and the work order didn't show what precisely was done. They did give me the computer printout of all the diagnostic events the computer had tracked, good to know I didn't clear that with the Ultragauge OBD II scanner I have.

I had previously had the oil changed for just over $100 plus the cost of oil filter they didn't have in stock at my local Jiffy Lube like place. It seems a LOT to pay when I don't know what they did exactly. I asked what they do makes it worth the extra cost and they said "We're backed by Freightliner"... But when I asked them initially to check out the rumble strip noise, something someone here said was fixed after their tune-up at Rocklin, CA Mercedes Benz, they didn't know what I was talking about, saying they were New to Sprinter... They did a ONE TIME reduction of the labor rate to $99/hr for me.

I haven't driven it much yet, so I will let you know what I find as I go forward. Probably read the owner's manual more myself to be sure it's in the dealer's hands when it needs to be but take it elsewhere other times. On my 2000 Honda Insight I just take it every other time to the dealer, got a new battery pack out of them but could have paid for the battery pack cash if I had saved the money they charge for tune ups. Perhaps Sprinters are too easy to maintain and I should just do it myself after reading this group.

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Old 10-24-2011, 10:34 PM   #18
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Just happened upon this thread. Also in the bay area and in 'desperate' need of a knowledgeable mechanic. Any more suggestions?
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:28 AM   #19
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Has anybody besides me tried
Murray's Truck repair in San Mateo ?
Ask for Kieran, 650-343-8801

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Old 10-25-2011, 04:01 AM   #20
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I know someone who took their Winnebago Sprinter motorhome to Beshoff, an MB dealer in San Jose, and had good results. I don't know why they claim to service Sprinters back to 2000, but this person was happy with their service. I'll consider them when I decide to take my Navion in for a brake fluid flush.

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