2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK350
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2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 ProblemsConvertible Models may Deploy the Roll Bar When Driving Over Large Bumps
Going over large bumps in convertible models may cause the roll bar to deploy, rendering the roof inoperative. Special tools are generally required to return the roll bar to its stowed position.
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 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.
2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 QuestionsCheck Engine Light - does it warn of fuel pump failure? (1 answer)
My car recently stalled while going 60 mph on a bridge in heavy traffic. Very scary. The problem was the fuel pump. I was upset since the car was just serviced a month ago. Are there electronic warning signs that should have gone off? Or should my mechanic have seen the problem a month ago?
2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 RecallsIncorrect Software Calibration May Cause Fuel Pump to Remain Powered in a Collision
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.