2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK350
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2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 Problems
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.
2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 Questions
My windshield wipers work, but the cleaner won't spray. This is constant since a few months ago. I don't hear any pump running when I press the wiper column. The reservoir is full.
The manual says to go to settings, which I have done, but within settings there is not a site for time, just temperature, cluster and something else. I also have a COMMAND system for audio and the manual says for cars with COMMAND to set clock by COMMAND manual. But the friggin' COMMAND man...
antenna module in rear window that needs replaced and it's $2200! ouch! help....
2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 Recalls
Transistors used in the front signal acquisition and actuation module (SAM-F) may have been damaged during module assembly. As a result, the module could fail without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the affected modules as necessary. This recall is scheduled to begin on May 2, 2008. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 030005.
The rear outer seat belts may not latch correctly when used with certain child safety seats, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the affected seat belts. This recall is expected to begin on November 19, 2007. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2007-100002.
2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 Reviews
Overall it is a great car. My only complaints are with the heating system. The auto setting does not really adjust where the heat/cooling comes out. The older C Class cars did. There are also many problems interfacing an I Pod/I Phone with the entertainment system. The music plays fine, it just does not display on the main entertainment display.