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Mercedes-Benz R350 Camshaft Adjuster Solenoid Failure

 
Mercedes-Benz R350 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Average Mileage: 79,555 mi (28,900 mi - 173,234 mi)

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The camshaft adjuster solenoid (which is related to the variable valve timing system) may fail or timing chain/balance shaft components may wear, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light and various drivability issues. Mercedes-Benz has released a service bulletin outlining specific repair instructions depending on fault codes stored.

  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    Check engine light came with codes 0060 and 0272 which according to my certified Mercedes mechanic and the report show to me from Mercedes that I have worn sprocket on my crank due the metal timing chain getting lose. One of the reason I purchased this car is that it had a metal timing chain that should last at least 200k miles. Now it's going to cost $2500 to get it replaced. This is absurd. I could have bought a Chevy Tahoe for half the price and never had this problem. I expected more from Mercedes than this. Sadly enough, I was looking at an e350 for my self.....not any more. Lexus here I come....

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  •  Rookie

    Camshaft adjuster solenoid both sides. Mercedes Benz need to be responsible for this repair is apparent that this is a manufacture issue... Take your vehicle to the MB dealer near you.. call them with your Vin number and ask for an appointment to repair this.. there is a service campaing that came out in July 2012 to repair this problem... The dealers will fix this for free.. is similar to a recall... Good Luck everyone..

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  •  Rookie

    same exact problem, I hope they recall all the cars or extended warranty for this problen that affect the engine, I called the manufacture and I was told that if we all take it to a certified dealer and all the problem match are a like have the dealer or called back the manufacture and they will open a case to investigate in order to post a recall why dont we get that started? if you alreday called the manufacture and reported it please share your exact error code so we can all use the same to report it to the master ticket

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  • Visitor, , 56,000 mi

    The check engine light just appeared and now I have the same problem. I called Customer Service at MBUSA.com and basically it's too bad so sad. They do not seem to think that there is a problem. Obviously there still is a problem. I was told that MB manufactors this part.

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  •  Rookie

    This car been brought to the dealership many times to fix this issues but still has not been resolved. Very frustrated. Engine light comes on cus the chamshaft sensor,tail light comes on, passenger air bag enables,transmission shift jerky

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  •  Rookie

    camshaft adjuster solenoid failure both sides.

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  • Visitor, , 61,400 mi

    Same engine light issue. Dealership states adamantly that this is not covered under any "campaign". Cost to repair all four magnets is $568.00.

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  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    Same problem here, I have a GL450. Engine light on requested me to replace two camshafter sensors. I replaced. the light is still on after I restart the car. MB must recall the car.

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  • Visitor, , 45,000 mi

    check engine "on" code P0025 .start and running ok.

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  • Visitor, , 30,000 mi

    CODES P0015 AND P0025 CAM SENSOR

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