2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500
- Broken Stepper Motor Actuating Arm May Cause Clicking Noise From Behind Dash
- Computer Control Modules (Seats, Doors, CD Changer, Brake Lamp Switch) May Fail
- Engine Performance Problems Due to Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure
- Wire Connector on Transmission May Leak Fluid and Damage Control Module
- Going Over Bumps in Convertibles May Cause Roll Bar to Deploy
- How to replace the windshield washer reservoir in a 2004 Mercedes CLK500?
- How much $$ to get the broken stepper motor actuating arm repaired/replaced?
- what is wrong when driver side seatbelt won't retrack
- 04 CLK 500 Cabrio with 100,500 miles is experiencing rear tire premature wear
- a clicking or clatter when it's under load.. noise fades after last gear change
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 Problems
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.
Computer control modules for the seats and doors, the CD changer, and the brake lamp switch tend to fail.
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.
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 Questions
my seatbelt on the drivers side will not go back in
We have owned this car since new, and in the past two summers we seem to be only getting 2500-3500 per set of tires. Same driver, dealer cannot locate what would be causing this. We used to get 10,000 per set of rear tires. Any idea what is causing this?
I have had one mechanic say it is a bearing in the transmission pump and is common to this model. Nothing to worry about. One told me it could be a baffle in one of the catalytic converters... No lights are on.. shifts fine runs fine just annoys the heck out of me.. any thoughts ?
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 Recalls
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.
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.
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 Reviews
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...
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) --------------...