Mercedes Mechanics Sabotage Cars To Help Workshops Make Money

sidelf_merc_saboA master mechanic and two clerks, among others, are being investigated for intentionally sabotaging Mercedes cars being built at the Sindelfingen factory. Allegedly, repair shops in the area that weren’t part of the Daimler corporation were bribing workers with gifts, trips, and cash to alter the cars so that the repair shops could get the contracts to fix them.

The sabotage included scratching the cars, loosening clamps and bolts, as well as — incredibly — putting foreign liquids into brake lines. According to Suddeutsche Zeitung, the cars affected were C-, E-, and S-Class. The Stuttgart prosecutor’s office estimates the costs to Mercedes in the many of millions, but the greatest irony is this: the workers under investigation were part of the quality control department. But as far as we know, none of these cars reached our shores, for now.

Source: AutoBlog

  • S
  • Nov 19, 2008
no wonder my CBU S class, the brake wont work very well....aiyyaah...:p
  • V
  • Nov 19, 2008
lol.. i wonder about our very own proton...
  • H
  • Nov 19, 2008
aiyooo.... so our national car is being sabotaj all this long.... and i thought is was the low quality....
  • N
  • Nov 20, 2008
Hahaha. I wonder who would want to sabotage a cheap Proton car? Since by the time most of these cars are sold, the owners would have spent more money on dress up kits and "beng my car" on them.
  • W
  • Nov 20, 2008
luckily I cant afford Merc. so I am not to worried about it.
seem looks like ethical problem or personnel economy problem