Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Worcestershire, UK
GLC wheel judder and clonking
My dealer has told me its a tyre problem and we need to fit winter tyres at Ł300+ each - even though in my opinion winter has not really arrived here in the UK. MB are saying the car is safe and they recommend winter tyres when the temperature drops below 7 degrees. The weather here in the Midlands is pretty mild at the moment 10+ degrees, yet the car makes an awful noise, judders, skips and lurches when turning - not necessarily with full-lock. It is very disconcerting and embarrassing, not the luxury driving experience I had expected when buying a top of the range MB GLC
The car looks great, is very comfortable with a luxurious interior and drives well, but annoyingly bad at slow speed turns - very disappointed
Reluctant to buy expensive winter tyres until I'm 100% sure they will resolve the problem.
Has anyone fitted winter tyres or found an alternative fix?
Mercedes GLC Clonking and juddering on near full steering lock
I have had this problem since new but now the weather is cold and damp or wet the problem is much worse. I have viewed other owners concerns about this phenomena and would like to document my experience.
The car has been with the Mercedes dealership and they have coated the drive shafts with a lubricant to hopefully reduce or remove the problem.
The service manager told me that the clonking noise is from the tyres and another manager told me the car is trying to drive straight ahead (whilst in a turn) and it is the scrubbing of the tyre on the road which is causing the noise and the judder.
The service manager told me the car is safe to drive. However, I'm not so sure.
If I need to turn sharply to avoid a collision I do want the car to turn and avoid the object rather than juddering towards the object.
My wife has said that she would not drive the car until the clonking and juddering was eliminated as it does feel and sound bad when it occurs.
Over the next few days I will check if the lubrication coating has any effect on solving the problem.
I would like to hear the latest situation with regard to all those owners who have the same problem. I.e. is there really a fix or is it a inherent design fault.