2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350

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.

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.

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I'm 39, F, & I just want to make sure I don't get taken advantage of what repairs need to get done.
My car cools fine. My car makes no noise. No throttles no overheating, no some , no high oil pressure.
Help!

I am being told that I have to replace the entire manifold because I have a faulty air flap

I checked the gas cap its ok, I am late for my service b Oil looks good, could use a qt.

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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.

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