Join Date: May 2008
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
50,000 mile service cost $$$$
This is my first post to the group.
My 2008 451 Passion is ready for its 50,000 mile service and needs to have the recall fix done. I requested an appointment online for just that and received the following message from the Mercedes dealer:
"Hello Again John, I did want to let you know that your car is due for a "B" service $610, brake fluid flush $220.50, and spark plug replacement $255. We will need to do a safety inspection during visit for additional recommendations. Once again, I will need this vehicle for about 6 hours to complete the "B", brake fluid flush, spark plugs and recall."
Is a "B" service the same as a 50,000 mile service? It seems to me $1,086 is way out of the park expensive but thought I'd ask the group. I haven't located any Smart capable shops any near where I live on the Oregon Coast. I realize that the recall has to be done by Mercedes but am thinking the other work could probably be done by another shop for much cheaper. Is $1,086 reasonable for what work I've requested? To me, $255 for spark plug replacement seems absurd. I am disabled otherwise I'd try to do it
Thanks for your help!