Health to drive, it’s disappointing to read your experience. I stumbled across an EQC owner Facebook group. It was eye opening reading about uk delivery delays cars ordered in December 2020 are only being delivered now so you are lucky to have a vehicle..I still don’t have a build date however I won’t cancel until I have some certainty that the alternative choice will not be a year away.Finally picked the car up yesterday and indeed there are some changes to parking pilot or active parktronic relating to the UN R 79 Fadi N highlights. We had to sign a doc confirming that we knew the parallel parking function (street parking) was disabled. The car WILL still park between cars rear end in or front in however ie car park situations. Also though not relevant to the EQC being able to move a car forward from a tight parking spot using your phone has also been disabled as has the active lane change function ( simply using the indicator in the autonomous mode resulting in the car changing lanes itself on the motorway). I had this in my e class and used it occasionally so have gone backwards🙄.
Of more irritation was the fact MBUX Augmented Reality is not working. The camera is installed and the garage say the system will be switched on when the missing chips are available. my fear who has priority the factories or already produced cars. I want the system to use the dashcam facility if possible here in France.
They gave me a 200 euro discount on an 8m cable without being asked so they were trying to keep me happy. Also gave me loads of marketing puff merchandise like coffee cups pens key rings etc all well packaged and glitzy.
Bit annoyed about the quality of the PDI though as the tyres were over inflated to 305kpa, the tow eye is missing and worst of all the motor cover under the bonnet is also missing! I did not discover that until this evening when I popped the bonnet for the first time to be confronted by the rather weedy looking engine and dangerous looking bright orange cables but no black plastic and shiny silver mercedes star as expected. Sent a note and pictures to the garage be interesting to see their response.
Managed to transfer my internet in the car service and activate the mercedes me charge card which the garage had ready for me today and they swapped the 2 cars yesterday on the mercedes me app.
So not really a top notch experience this time sadly.