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Old 02-20-2019, 06:43 AM   #161
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I have a 2015 with 2.1 4cyl i bough this van brand new it now has 280,000 milles it has been the most reliable van I have owned i have replaced the alternator and the shocks mostly for a smother ride I upgraded dpf bracket never had any emissions problems untill just recently a def heater went bad other than that just regular maintenance al done by me.
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Old 03-08-2019, 08:29 PM   #162
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I have a 2018 2.1 4cyl only done 5,000 miles in it so far but really impressed, it just feels solid and well made, being rear wheel drive helps giving it great steering feel and a tight turning circle.
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:09 AM   #163
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I have a 2014 Roadtrek built on the NCV3 / 906 six-cylinder Diesel engine. Bought it new and only have 20K miles on it in five years of ownership. Has been to the shop four times in five years for the exact same issue: DEF/DPF/NoX sensors. In 45 years of vehicle ownership, I have never owned anything so unreliable; new or used.
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Old 04-20-2019, 08:52 PM   #164
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USMC Mustang,
Is the dealer you are using (I expect it's in the Washington DC or Northern Virginia area) an authorized Mercedes Benz Sprinter dealer, or just the nearest Mercedes Benz Automobile dealer?
There are huge differences between the Authorized MB Sprinter dealers and the Mercedes Benz Car dealers.
Sounds like the dealer you are using is either not familiar with the repetitive faults/genuine replacement parts provisions of the Sprinter
new vehicle warranty or they are not giving you the benefits of the warranty provisions and simply charging you for everything they
replace and also charging you $170.00 every time they hook up your RV to their diagnostic computer.
You really need to get out your MB Sprinter warranty manual and become conversant with it's provisions so you can be assertive with
the service representative about what the warranty covers and what you need to pay out of pocket.
I've had to push them a bit on this, even though I'm supposed to be a favored Sprinter customer.
If you point out that they are diagnosing and repairing a part or system that they have previously repaired, there is a 2 year
extension to the warranty on those parts and possibly on the labor to diagnose and replace them a 2nd time.
Not all Mercedes Benz Authorized Sprinter dealers do a lot of commercial work, so look around for one of the few dealerships that
do a lot of commercial Sprinter repairs, and that has spent the extra capital to have a dedicated Sprinter repair shop with the high
bays and heavy duty service racks/heavy duty alignment tree/heavy duty wheel balancing equipment that it takes to service Sprinters
and Sprinter based RV's.
Hope this helps.
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Old 06-01-2019, 12:49 PM   #165
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2008 Dodge Sprinter 144 WB High Roof, 31,000 miles (yes, 31K miles). Bought from a wheelchair service company. They drilled many many holes into the van, making it somewhat of a pain to properly patch and address. Minimal rust though!
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