Meh. Spent $149 to have MBrace reprovisioned so my new
to me wagon could use MBrace. The dealer never checked to see if it was a successful procedure. When I picked it up I was told it was good to go. I s
to me wagon could use MBrace. The dealer never checked to see if it was a successful procedure. When I picked it up I was told it was good to go. I should have been smart enough to trust but verify in the parking lot, but I did not. When I returned home, greater than 100 miles away, it did not work. I thought I needed to call MBrace again as stated on the work order. After several calls to MBrace, who had already set up the account and sent me to the dealer in the first place, it was determined the dealership never called MBrace to verify EIN of the onboard cellular modem. The procedure requires this in a previously owned vehicle according to MBrace. This correlates with several accounts on several MB forums. When I called the service manager, Julie King, she agreed I would have to bring it back but rather than agreeing to verify the procedure was performed correctly as MBrace keeps records of dealer interaction and there were no interactions for the reprovisioning, she immediately suggested my MBrace modem could be bad and diagnostic charges would be involved. So, bottom line is more money to cover the probable incorrectly performed reprovisioning that I have already paid for. Anyone can search the MB forums to see this is a common problem and why the dealer won’t just agree to recheck the work already paid for and “signed off” as complete before checking function is a mystery. Pride is a terrible thing. It is fine to be human and screw up what is apparently a very complex procedure per MBrace technical support, but to then say the computer said it was done so it must be done correctly is unacceptable. It is not like MB won’t make money in the future off the subscription, so why even charge for the reprovisioning. I might possibly try another dealer, but maybe this is a sign MBrace ain’t all it is cracked up to be. Certainly this dealership is not. My 5th MB but only my 2nd with any interaction with this dealer. It all comes rushing back. So sad. Nice shiny new building, lipstick on a pig.