Originally Posted by sandtaz
You may be correct in that they do not do anything but I am sure that MB put these on the vehicle for a reason.
The supposed reason is they reduce the "rocking" as the engine is shut down, but such a motion does not occur. None of my vehicles have the "shocks" for over a decade. There is no difference in feel to any other 300D.
Same idea as VW's "anti-shudder" valve, which also does nothing.