Report: Camshaft Adjuster Solenoid Failure
Mercedes-Benz CLK350 Problem
Average Mileage: 63,625 mi (50,000 mi - 84,000 mi)
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, 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350, 84,000 mi
My engine light is on. Codes P1200 and P1208 were read. My car is running rougher than before. Is there a recall on this factory defective balance shaft? What is my recourse? Will MB cover this repair? My mechanic wants $6500. To fix this problem. I have not had any work done yet it makes me sick to think about it. This will be my last Mercedes if the dealership does not cover this inferior part!
Visitor, 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350, 60,000 mi
Check engine light - mechanic said its the camshaft position sensor