Originally Posted by Mr E
As BER formed a major part of my life for a couple of years, I thought I'd have a look at the EU documentation....
Seems, in the case of DC, that the OEM has fallen foul in a few "technical" areas:
1. Detailed info on recalls;
2. Detailed info on best practice and quickest-route-to-fix;
3. Only providing access to work procedures and parts catalogues on a "whole" basis rather than on an "as needed" basis;
4. Not providing reset codes for ECUs, or unlock codes for electronic systems relating to safety and performance.
I don't see why MB could be blamed not providing good info for independents on quickest-route-to-fix when nothing better is available for their own shops
The ECU updates and everything related to emissions are restricted with SCN because of current EU and US laws.
But MB does appear to make the life of independent shops difficult. I guess the dealers then can sell cars with lower profit? Don't know how it would otherwise make any sense, if it does as it is.