Originally Posted by John in Santa Cruz
note there's different generations of these, the first ones, 9I've heard a lot of horror stories about expensive engine problems with the early 'blutech' diesels starting circa 2009. mercedes diesels before blutech were excellent, and I've heard they've got the blutech systems sorted out now, but I'm not sure what years to avoid.
Son-in-law has MB 350 diesel. Spent $1,500 to replace a fuel hose.
A couple weeks later, my daughter scraped the passenger side to avoid an oncoming vehicle in a parking garage. Rear passenger door was dented and the rear quarter panel damaged. Repair estimate was $14,500 and there was discussion about writing off a $30,000 ( used value ) vehicle. It's in the shop for a month ( they say ).
She's driving a KIA rental.