Large-scale Shock Absorbers Break, Mercedes-Benz Faces The Quality Door In China! Does The Localization Make The Quality Lower?

- Feb 23, 2019-

According to related reports, since the beginning of 2018, there has been a break in the Mercedes-Benz shock absorber, but there has not been a large-scale outbreak. However, as many owners suffered from shock absorber breaks while driving Mercedes-Benz, this incident was finally received more and more attention at the beginning of July.


On the vehicle quality website, it was found that the number of complaints from Mercedes-Benz GLC and Mercedes-Benz E-class has reached 74 and 101 respectively since July 1, 2018, ranking among the top three in the corresponding models. The main reason for the complaints, shock absorber leakage, body accessories and electrical components cracking are listed.


For this matter, Mercedes-Benz's attitude is: not the quality of the car, but the external force.


Considering that vehicles with the same quality problems are mostly domestic Mercedes-Benz cars, many car owners believe that there are structural defects in the Mercedes-Benz shock absorption system after localization. For example, the old E-class shock absorber uses a triangular-like structure, while the new E-class uses a "concave" structure, and no reinforcing ribs are provided. When driving on bumpy roads, it may cause fatigue of the shock absorber metal. After the shock absorber breaks, the car will not be able to continue driving.


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In our intrinsic impression, German cars have always attached great importance to automobile technology and have strict control over the quality of automobiles. Therefore, this incident also reflects a problem. Foreign (joint venture) enterprises control the quality of automobiles produced in China. Such an event will not occur until it is not in place.


In recent years, the Chinese auto market is particularly hot. The majority of riders should pay more attention to the quality of the car after localization. At the same time, we also hope that the regulatory authorities and auto manufacturers can strictly control the quality and prevent similar incidents from happening again.