Vehicles equipped with a 7-speed automatic transmission may develop a rough shifting condition, most commonly going up from first to second gear and going down from third to second or second to first gear. Our technicians tell us this is due to an internal component failure. Mercedes has released updated parts; the transmission will need to be removed and disassembled to complete the necessary repairs.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 Problems
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.
The heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) heater box is susceptible to mildew buildup. This can result in a musty odor from the HVAC system, most noticeable when the system is first turned on.
The sway bar end link joints may wear and cause a knocking noise over bumps. Loose or warn links should be replaced to correct this type of noise.
The crankshaft position sensor may fail. Symptoms of this are: The engine will crank—but not start—especially when the engine is warm. The car may start again if it is left to cool off, but it may run roughly or have poor performance. Communicating these specific symptoms to your technician can save diagnostic time.
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 Recalls (Recent)
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There is a faulty software calibration that affects several areas including shutting off the fuel supply in a collision. This could cause a fire hazard during an accident. Dealers will reprogram this software. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 070001. This recall began during August, 2008.
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 Questions and Answers
I believe that my power steering "gearbox" is low on fluid. Can you please tell me where exactly the gearbox and what type of fluid can be used?
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the car was in drive but was driving like it was in first gear then the car shutdown and I lost all drive and reverse
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I am really upset... worked my whole life to finally enjoy a quality/superior car... at least that is what i thought. My check engine light came on & then went out..
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