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Author Topic: No going back with the new 2018 Mercedes vans?  (Read 2052 times)

gomezz

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I have been hearing stories that the new 18 Mercs have been fitted with a reversing limiter to stop them going back at more than 5mph.  Fine, except that apparently it is stopping the vans reversing up any kind of a slope, for example onto a customer's drive or to turn round in a cul de sac.  Many of them have become stuck and had to be recovered.

Anyone else heard of or had actual experience of these vans having this problem?
« Last Edit: 07-11-18, 08:27AM by gomezz »
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BlueToon

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Re: No going back with the new 2018 Mercedes vans?
« Reply #1 on: 09-11-18, 09:19AM »
I have seen a video of one attemting to reverse up a small slope (not very steep at all), and stopping 1/2 way up through lack of power.
If the info is correct, I would say that they are not fit for purpose, and bordering on dangerous.
There are times when you need to reverse up a slope as going in forwards is not an option.

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Re: No going back with the new 2018 Mercedes vans?
« Reply #2 on: 21-11-18, 11:28PM »
They are certainly fitted with limiters on reverse, should be good next time we deliver to Caterham.

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Re: No going back with the new 2018 Mercedes vans?
« Reply #3 on: 11-12-18, 01:12PM »
I drove a 67 Iveco once at another store, they had limiters too, didn't have any issues though. Did catch me off guard though when I first reversed.