I suspect my mother was heavily overcharged to replace this relay on her MB 190E, which is a very common malfunction in this car. I know the cost of the relay, new is around $65-75, and is located behind the battery. Her mechanic 'rewelded' the contacts on the old relay rather than replace it, and charged her not only to make the repair, but the hours it took to 'test drive' the car. Give me a brake! Total bill was around $275. I think this is outrageous. Please comment, and if you agree, suggest a way to remedy the situation.
Thursday, March 29th, 2007 AT 11:22 AM