Coil spring failure
Just thought I'd let you know that when my mum took her 5 year old Mercedes A class for an MOT last month, it failed due to a broken front coil spring (no doubt helped by the recent proliferation of pot holes). The good news was that Mercedes agreed to pay for 75% of the repair as she had always had the car serviced at her local Mercedes garage.
Very common on all European makes and models. Far less common on Far Eastern cars.
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