2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 ProblemsInstrument Cluster Displays May Lose Pixels
The instrument cluster display may lose pixels and need replacement. However, if the back lighting bulbs for the odometer display in the center of the cluster burn out, they can be replaced.
Cables in the convertible top tend to break. If the convertible top stops operating prior to reaching the desired open or closed position, the micro switches that sense the position of the top may have failed.
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.
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 QuestionsMy car is a Convertible. It will not shift out of Park. My car has 75211 miles, that is 2000 miles since I bought it (74211). (1 answer)
a series of steps were : if I left the lights on for just about 3 to 5 minutes, the car it will not start . it needs jumper then the soft top stop working the switch it is no longer illuminated, last the alarm lights does not come on (flashing)finally the BAS and ESP lights are stedy on
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 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.