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GLC Tyres

Posted: Wed 10 Jan, 2018 10:42 pm
by Ivanerrol
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.

Re: GLC Tyres

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

Re: GLC Tyres

Posted: Mon 15 Jan, 2018 10:06 am
by 116Benz
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?

Re: GLC Tyres

Posted: Wed 17 Jan, 2018 7:26 am
by Ivanerrol
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.