The Mercedes Benz Metris has a bit of a reputation for fuel system issues. And when you think about it, it’s not that surprising – after all, the fuel system is a crucial part of any vehicle, and it’s constantly under pressure as it pumps fuel to the engine.
But a few specific issues seem to crop up with the Metris’ fuel system. Some owners have reported problems with the fuel pump, which can cause the engine to run poorly or even stall.
Others have had issues with the fuel tank shown by leaks or fuel gauge problems, or fuel lines that can cause all sorts of problems, from poor fuel economy to engine misfires.
So what can you do if you’re having fuel system issues with your Mercedes Benz Metris? The first step is bringing it to a trusted mechanic or dealership for a thorough check-up. They’ll be able to diagnose the problem and recommend a course of action.
In some cases, the issue might be as simple as replacing a faulty part, like a fuel pump or fuel tank. In other cases, it might be more complex and require more extensive repairs. But either way, the key is getting the problem fixed as soon as possible before it gets worse and costs you even more money.
Some fuel system issues can be caused by neglect or lack of maintenance. For example, if you don’t regularly change your fuel filter, it can become clogged, which can cause all sorts of problems. So if you want to avoid fuel system issues with your Metris, a professional must stay on top of your maintenance schedule and check your vehicle regularly.
Bring your vehicle in at A1 Performance Auto Repair for a check-up and get it fixed as soon as possible. Trust us, your purse and peace of mind will be glad you did!
Records are broken all the time. But it’s not often you find a vehicle with a 135 million EUR sticker like the 1955 Merc 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe. You’ll agree that is a record that will take some time to break.
The 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe was sold through auction to a private collector on 5th May at the Mercedes-Benz Museum, with the partnership of RM Sotheby’s, a well-known auctioneer. Participation in the auction was by invitation only.
The funds will go towards a global scholarship program to encourage a new generation of innovators to follow in Rudolf Uhlenhaut’s footsteps in innovation. Most of the focus will be on resource preservation and decarbonization.
Why so expensive?
The Coupe that got its name from its creator, Rudolf Uhlenhaut, is an absolute rarity, given that it was one of the just two prototypes to be made at the time. The vehicle is a fine specimen of fine automotive design and engineering.
The 300 Uhlenhaut Coupe holds the key historical elements that shaped the Mercedes brand and is a milestone in sports car development.
Why did Mercedes sell such a rare gem?
The Mercedes brand shows great responsibility towards society, considering their position in the global market. As such, the amount obtained from the sale of 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe goes toward a “Mercedes-Benz Fund.” This is to support learning for young people and ensure a sustainable future.
The sale provided the seed capital for the fund, and that means the brand is going to invest further in the initiative. Mercedes Benz sees the auction as connecting the past with the future, using something valuable from the past to support a worthwhile project in the future.
The buyer agreed to allow public viewing of the 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe on particular days.
A bizarre and common problem that some Mercedes-Benz owners may encounter is not getting their vehicle to start when they attempt to start their cars. This problem happens when the key is no longer turning in the ignition. It could be by any of the following: a failing or defective key fob, a defective shifter control unit, or a failing Electronic Ignition Switch (or EIS). It can also be a Bad Electronic Steering Lock (ESL) module. Some affected Mercedes-Benz models include the E-Class, C-Class, S-Class, ML-Class, etc.
Common Causes and Symptoms
The Ignition switch (with immobilizer module) may fail after many operating cycles or user error. This problem could be a low battery or a power surge when jumpstarting the vehicle when the key is still in the ignition, causing the EIS to lose (or flash) its memory. When this occurs, replace or repair the module.
Other notable symptoms of a failing or failed Ignition switch or steering lock include:
- Intermittent functioning of the key fob
- Intermittent failure of the push start button (if equipped)
- The inability for the key fob to turn to the starting position to start the car
- Instrument cluster lights do not illuminate after you turn the key
- The key fob turns, but the vehicle will not start
- The steering lock does not release steering when you turn on the ignition
- The key fob does not rotate at all in the ignition slot.
However, there are instances where only the key fob may be faulty. In that case, if a spare is available, use it to start the vehicle and see if it works. If it does not, replace the EIS. Fixing this problem requires the services of a professional to get it right for your vehicle. At A1 Performance Auto Repair, we would ensure that this is done professionally by offering you world-class services. Give us a call and be assured of a trouble-free automotive experience.
When you want to go electric with your car, because it seems to be the right thing to do, but you don’t want to give up all the luxury of your Mercedes Benz, there is now a solution. Mercedes has gone fully electric with their EQC brand.
The Fully Electric Mercedes
The new Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC gives you everything you want in your SUV, but it’s 100% electric for doing your part in helping save the environment from fossil fuels. The EQC 400 has all the power and comfort of an all-wheel drive SUV. It’s starting price is $67,900.
Charging up your EQC 400 can be done in 10 hours for a full charge using your wall unit at home. When you use DC Fast Charging, it cuts charging time from 10% to 80% to just 40 minutes.
You can plug your car into your 110v outlets however, it’ll take a long time to charge. The EQ is meant to charge on a 240V charging station. When you purchase your EQ 400, ask about installing a 240V charging station at your home, it’s easy to do.
You might think of an electric car as a glorified golf-cart, but that just isn’t so. This car will go 110mph. So, it is going to get you where you want to go very quickly. While it’ll take longer if you reach peak speeds then have to wait on the side of the road while the cop writes you a speeding ticket, it’ll go the speed limit just fine, too. Acceleration is rated at 4.8 for 0-60mph.
When You Can Buy One
Ask your Mercedes dealership to put you on their mailing, list so you’ll be notified when these are going to be available in the US. They are expected to be released in early 2020.
This Mercedes GLC Coupe is sporty, safer and more efficient, for your driving pleasure. It is now has the sexy sportiness of the coupe, but it’s all SUV in function. The coupe will have its world premiere at the New York International Auto Show in April 2019. They should arrive at a dealership near you for purchase by fall of 2019.
Mercedes GLC Coupe
Many changes have gone into this Mercedes’ elegant design.
- Squat silhouette with dropping roofline
- Rounded rear window
- Contoured diamond-block grille with an integrated star
- Distinctive air intakes
- Newly contoured LED headlamps
- Eye-catching chrome strip on the high beltline
- Generous ground clearance
Inside this coupe are luxurious and user-friendly controls, a redesign steering wheel with multi-function controls available in two different designs. The multi-functional touchpad on the console lends every more accessory and infotainment control.
- Touch control on the center multimedia display
- Using the Touch Control Buttons on the multi-function steering wheel
- With the multi-function Touchpad on the center console
- Using the gesture/movement recognition of MBUX Interior Assistant
- By Voice Control, either with the button on the steering wheel or the “Hey Mercedes” prompt
Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC® and Active Steering Assist provide even more comfortable support to help the driver to keep a safe distance and steer. The speed is adjusted automatically ahead of bends or junctions. Active Steering Assist helps the vehicle stay in its lane and change lanes.
If you’re anxious to try out this new Mercedes GLC, you’ll have to wait a little bit yet. It is planned to be in all dealership for sale in late 2019. So, you’ll have to just dream about it all summer long or take a quick trip to New York City in April to see its world debut at the New York International Auto Show.
Your Mercedes is likely your pride and joy and the best car you’ve ever owned. But! What if your brother-in-law smoked his cigars in it while you were on vacation? Or you forgot about that bag of hamburger and fries on the back seat on a hot summer day? All is not lost. There are ways to deodorize your precious car.
Mercedes Odors Be Gone
Here are some tips for getting your Mercedes smelling fresh and almost new once again. Odors don’t have to ruin your car forever or even for months. There is a cure, several of them, actually.
White vinegar is a great deodorizer. It breaks down certain types of smells. Animal urine is one example. Did the cat take a whiz in the car on the way to the vet? Pour a little white vinegar on the spot then blot up as much as you can. The vinegar will break down the urine. The car will smell of vinegar for a week as it evaporates, but it is better than cat pee!
You can purchase sheets of carbon embedded “fabric” on the Internet. The fabric is more of a furnace filter type of stuff. Put a couple of these sheets under your seats to soak up odors. Change them out when they stop working.
Good old 20 Mule Team Borax is fabulous for breaking down any organic stain. Mix up a loose paste with hot water, stir until dissolve, then pour on the stain. Let it sit for 30 minutes and then wipe it up.
If the home remedies don’t work, then you’ll need to see an auto detailer to have the interior shampooed.
We hope that these tips help deodorize the problem you’re having with your Mercedes. Always remember that A1 Performance Auto Repair performs all the Mercedes maintenance and repairs needed for your car.