This has come up a few times recently so I thought I would highlight the issue.
Most Mercedes-Benz sedans now have a switch in the glove box to lock the trunk. When this is slid to the locked position the trunk will not open with the key, the handle or the door switch. It is not broken!
The idea is that you can then manually lock the glove box with the blade key, take that with you and now a valet/child/spouse can't access these areas.
Hope that helps!
I was driving a GLA loaner car the other day when the fuel light came on...in three places! And then I had to back up to a different pump after I had opened the fuel door and got a handy warning about that too! I can't imagine how anyone could run out of gas with all of this notification.
Also, notice how the warnings have a little arrow to remind me about where the fuel door is located. I had forgotten that it was on the drivers' side on the GLA/CLA. Handy!
The 2017 E300 is the first car in a few years with a different Homelink system. Here is what worked for me.
Step One: Hold one of the buttons on the bottom of the Mirror (1,2, or 3). Light flashes.
Step Two: At the same time, hold The Button You Want to Program on the remote. Light flashes quickly.
Now your mirror is programmed but you must teach the garage about it. (Love this guy!)
Step Three: Press then release the Learn Button on the Head Unit of your Garage Door Opener. He's pointing at it.
Step Four: Press and then release the button on the mirror that you programmed (1, 2, or 3). It might work! If not, press and release again. My garage works on the third try.
You did it! Nice work!
Note: There is a know issue with the 2017 E300 not holding the code. If this happens to you, take it to the service department and ask them to "Add the Operational Codes." The notice was posted to dealers on June 30th, 2016 and takes less than 30 minutes to update in the car.
(Thanks to Chris in SC for helping me solve this mystery!)
I have had a bunch of orders arrive this month and they looked great! Without exception the new owners are thrilled to have a vehicle that is exactly what they wanted and unique in the marketplace. The customers waited between 60 days to 8 months for these masterpieces!
2016 GLC300 - Black with Espresso Brown Leather
2017 GLS550 - Palladium with designo Espresso Brown Leather
2016 AMG GTS - Mars Red with Black Dinamica and Red Accents
Don't settle for something you don't love! If you have a strong vision for your new car I can make it happen
A client of mine in South Carolina sent me this testimonial recently:
"We had one heck of a hail storm here yesterday evening. My GLK was parked outside with one of the other members of the white Mercedes club (that's what you call it when everyone in the family has a white Mercedes), and there was a Chevy and a Honda on either side of us when it hit. Once the sky cleared, the Chevy was as dimpled as a golf ball, and the Honda took a few dents too, but both of the Mercedes were unharmed!"
Mercedes are just built of better stuff!
There are lots of ways to buy a new Mercedes-Benz and one of my favorites is custom ordering! In 60-120 days you can have the car of your dreams.
People often ask if there is an extra charge. There is NO Charge to custom order your new Mercedes-Benz!
There are lots of ways to order.
Possibility One: Use the Build Your Own section at MBUSA.com and then e-mail it to your salesperson. They can order the car just like you want it and keep you informed as it progresses.
Possibility Two: Go to the dealership, like something there and figure out what changes you would make to LOVE it! Maybe there is a designo interior that speaks to your heart. Perhaps you've been waiting for CarPlay or another technology to arrive. There are lots of little tweaks that can make a vehicle special.
Possibility Three: Be First! You can order a car that has not yet been released. Right now we are ordering C-Coupes, S-Class cabriolets, and 2017 E-Classes. I know you haven't seen the car in person yet, but you know you're going to love it. Why not order early and have your perfect vehicle arrive when it is first released for sale?
So, you don't have to settle for what is at the dealership. I would be happy to custom order the Mercedes-Benz of your dreams!
A client called to say that his Drive Dynamic Multi Contour Seats only worked sometimes. The drivers' seat would work for a while, the passenger seat would work for a while but neither would work consistently.
After a little fiddling and some road testing I figured out that when the side bolsters were manually inflated over level 6 it prevented the bolsters from inflating around corners! Interesting!
I fixed it!
Today is the One Year Anniversary of when I got my new car! I generally lease for 36 months with 12,000 miles a year. As you can see, I am a little over on my miles. People frequently ask me what to do when they are over miles so I am going to use myself as an example.
Step 1: Evaluate
I am currently over by 1260 miles. at $.25/mile that is $315. If I continued at this rate I would owe $945 in over mileage charges when I turned in the lease on November 1, 2017. I have several options available to me and there is no reason to panic!
By the way, I did the 12,000 mile per year lease knowing that I would likely go over. I looked at the 15,000 mile lease as well but it was $30 more per month and I knew I wouldn't be that high so I opted for the lower payment and possible over miles charges.
Step 2: Options
I can drive this car for 2 more years, owe less than $1000 in mileage charges and not worry about it.
I can call Mercedes-Benz Financial right now and add mileage to my lease, raising my payment slightly, so that I don't have a bill at the end.
I can plan to buy the car at the end of the lease for the residual value and there are no mileage fees charged. If you are WAY over then this is sometimes the best option.
I know that Mercedes-Benz Financial generally offers a 3-5 month Loyalty Accelerator that will let me pull-forward into a new lease without any penalty. So, that gives me a 3000 to 5000 mile cushion that is perfect for what I actually plan to do which is turn it in 3-5 months early with just under 36,000 miles and get my next car!
Step 3: Keep Driving!
With these options in mind there is no reason to worry about going over miles in the lease. As long as you knew the plan going into the lease, and set it up properly, you do not need to restrict your miles or worry! I consider leasing an easy way to get a new car every 2-3 years with no surprises.