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Engine light is on

50208 Views 46 Replies 14 Participants Last post by  Timothy Muir
I bought a CLA250 on last Friday ( 10/25/13 ). Three days later, my engine light was on on the way to my office, the mileage was around 296 miles.

This Monday (10/28/13), I drove back to the dealer, and they said someone has the same problem, and has already noticed the Mercedes. It is a program issue, it won't effect the car and safety; now the engineers are trying to fix up the problem with re-programing. Once they are done, they will let me know so I can bring the car to the dealership to install it.

They told me this before I sent it to the maintenance, I don't know if they were trying to avoid me to get the official record or what? Right now I'm still driving the car with the engine light on.

Any suggestion? What should I do right now?

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Hi Joe,

1. I am in LA and yes we do have.
Here it is.
Lemon Laws

2. I am still driving the car with engine light on, so no loaner car so far.

3. No, the sales tried to convince me that's just a small program issue and won't cause any problem, I guess they are trying to stay down.

I read the thread that you mention yesterday, I just want to know what's the best way that people think to solve this problem.

Thanks for your response.
It would be great to have a code reader handy to see what engine code was thrown to get an idea. Did they present you with that at the dealership?
No, they didn't.
I'm gong back to the dealer tomorrow and see if I can get the code.
For all you know it could be just a faulty or dead sensor triggering the CEL. unless you feel like it's choking or anything difference in the throttle or even throw a backfire I wouldn;t worry about it too much. Well, until I get a proper code reading from the techs.

Demand something expensive as a loaner @eslite.louis :)
It'll be interesting to see what kind of loaner you end up with if that. I would much rather go home with my CLA ;) Unless its a SLR of course then thats different.
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