Originally Posted by ajais
The only real Mercedes originating issue that I have with the body is the first step on the drivers side fills with water when it rains hard - so a bad door seal. I will let a dealer take care of that eventually...
I've been lucky so far with no leaks (fingers crossed). The only issue I had with water was the window shades supplied with the van. They SUCK. The front window shade is fine. But both side shades are useless (at least on mine they are). The magnets are not strong enough to hold the shades in place on either door. So the only way I could make them work is to open the door and basically "pinch" the shade between the weatherstrip and the body of the van. It has been raining here often and when the shades are up, they get damp around the edges because they are crimped between the weatherstrip and I have had a small amount of water on each door panel. I finally gave up on them and just bought some aftermarket shades for the side windows and they fit perfectly, I don't have to open the doors to put them up, the magnets are strong enough to hold them in place, and no light leaks outside of the van when the lights are turned on inside. I really don't have a complaint about the front shade as it fits very well. But I'm going to replace it with the same brand as the side shades. The only issue I have with the front is putting it back in the bag is just a pain.
If that is the least of my worries I can live with that.