GLC Tyres

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Ivanerrol
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GLC Tyres

Post by Ivanerrol » Wed 10 Jan, 2018 10:42 pm

Mate has a GLC250d. Nice car - I've driven it a few times.
Overseas experience has noted that the RHD conversion by the factory has "some issues"
On near to full lock the front wheels "skip" and there is steering shudder.
This is a very controversial subject. Mercedes refusing to admit any problems with the wheel and tyre combinations on the GLC.

I checked out my mates car in a smooth concrete car park - the front wheels definitely skip around corners instead of steering around.

He was washing his car when I noticed the front tyre edges were worn down. Car has 15,000k's on it.

Car was due for a first service at the local stealership. Mate sat in the customer lounge while the "service assistants" did his car. Oil was changed, computers checked etc ,etc. air was put in the tyres. The service technicians were four Asian girls.

No mention of the worn tyres. Service cost $450.00.

Mate drove the car straight from the stealership to the local Continental tyre agent. The tyres were checked. Two front tyres not roadworthy.
Front Alignment was out 8 degrees - rear alignment out.

Obviously the stealership technicians are not trained to look at the tread of the tyre - just the air pressure.

Front tyres are 255/45-20. Rears are 285/40-20. on original AMG wheels.

Front tyres replacement will be a cool $1,000.00. Rear tyres a little more. There is no spare tyre.
There's a limited supply of the correct 20 inch Run flat tyres for Mercedes - especially the rear
At 15,000K's on the odometer mate is not a happy chappie.
Tyre man told him the alignment must be done every six months or sooner to make the tyres last to at least 25,000K's.

He is going to approach Mercedes Oz about this issue. if he doesn't get a satisfactory answer then the car will be sold.

I have been perusing other forums regarding the GLC tyre wear and skipping problem. One Australian poster on one forum actually had his tyres replaced gratis by MB Oz.

LHD cars don't seem to be affected by this issue.
W211 - E240
W204 - C280
W210 - E240
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W124 - 300e, 260e (ex Japan)
W111 220s (Indonesia) 4 speed manual column shift
W123 230
W116 450SEL
W140 420SEL
W210 E240
W209 CLK 240
W201 190e 2.6 (ex U.K.)

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T-Modell
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Re: GLC Tyres

Post by T-Modell » Thu 11 Jan, 2018 5:41 pm

Well,
that's Australia: service from 4 girls only 450 AUD. We don't have that in Germany. We have young to old men taking care of one's car :laughing6:
Thomas
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116Benz
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Re: GLC Tyres

Post by 116Benz » Mon 15 Jan, 2018 10:06 am

There is a recall out for tyres through MB in Europe, main complaint was tyres "skipping", might have to do a bit of digging to find the recall details, but if they can, why cant MB Aus?
2013 E220 CDI (Obsidian Black/Black Leather) Comfort Package & 17's
Seems to be the recuring theme of E-Class.
2014 C250 AMG (Brilliant Blue/Grey Leather) Full House with 19's
2003 ML270 CDi (Alabaster White/Grey Leather) Lux pack
3 works well enough......Untill a Thistle W126 SEL comes along.

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Ivanerrol
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Re: GLC Tyres

Post by Ivanerrol » Wed 17 Jan, 2018 7:26 am

GLC is gone. Sold it. Mate refused to shell out $2,000 for new tyres. Was told new ones would only last 20,000kms. Picks up new C250 diesel wagon on Thursday.
W211 - E240
W204 - C280
W210 - E240
Departed
W202 - C200, C180, C180
W126 - 380SE , 380SE (Ex SA Import), 560SEL
W124 - 300e, 260e (ex Japan)
W111 220s (Indonesia) 4 speed manual column shift
W123 230
W116 450SEL
W140 420SEL
W210 E240
W209 CLK 240
W201 190e 2.6 (ex U.K.)

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