2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500

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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500
$
164
to $
453
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500
$
438
to $
842
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500
$
145
to $
313
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500
$
159
to $
635
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500
$
876
to $
1,815

2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 Problems

Clicking Noise From Behind Center of Dash

A repetitive clicking noise from behind the center area of the dash panel is usually caused by a broken stepper motor actuating arm. The actuating arm controls the direction of air flow in the climate control system. Disassembly of the center console will be required to access and change the broken arm with the updated, reinforced part.

"Crank no Start" Due to Failed Crankshaft Position Sensor

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.

Computer Control Modules (Seats, Doors, CD Changer, Brake Lamp Switch) May Fail

Computer control modules for the seats and doors, the CD changer, and the brake lamp switch tend to fail.

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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 Questions

Alternator or the battery (2 answers)

Battery light came on visit workstation. wouldnt crank 2 hrs later cranked, died while driving and lights went out and slowly car eventually stop driving at normal speed to a stop. Only occurred yesterday for the first time.

The locking actuator for the convertible top stopped working. Cost to repair? (1 answer)

I took my vehicle to a body shop to repair some front end damage. (1 answer)

they ended up having to replace the bumper and all the assembly left tire both struts etc. when I received the vehicle back i noticed that the cooling fan was already on and i had driven just 1 block? I then proceeded home approx 50 miles and it got so hot i lost power so i stopped and pulled ove...

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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 Recalls

Incorrect 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.

One or More Seat Belts May Not Lock as Designed

Some seat belt buckles may have a burr on a metal component of the locking mechanism. This could prevent the seat belt from locking under certain conditions. In the event of a crash, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the affected seat belts. This recall is expected to begin on December 22, 2003. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2003 120006.

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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 Reviews

Rated
based on 3 customer reviews
Bought this car 4 1/2 years ago and it had 50K miles, since then I have put another 80K on it. I love the way it drives and it still looks almost knew. Just polished it and it really pops! However...it is uncanny how I have had the same issues that have shown up on this site. Stepper motor arm is broken (5 clicks on start up every time for a few minutes), haven't repaired it yet. Head rest...
I have own the coupe for 5+ years w/106k miles. Under factory warranty repair, Key fob transmitter replaced, Passenger side seat control unit replace, Valve cover gasket replaced, 3rd brake light fell off from slamming the trunk to hard, (16) Spark plug and wire due to vehicle shakiness (did not solve it), Exhaust manifolds replace due to vehicle shakiness (did not solve it) --------------...
This car is an electical piece of cr*p. Its had all kinds of electrical issues - sensors going bad, SRS light always coming on when its not supposed to, warning that lights are out when they are not, etc. Ah, and the CD changer broke at 45,000 miles. I can't believe how much time and energy I've had to waste on this thing. Its my first and last Mercedes. That said, no engine problems or...

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