2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK550 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK550

2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK550 Problems

Torque Thrust Bushings May Crack and Leak Oil

Torque thrust bushings in the front suspension may crack and leak oil, this causes steering alignment problems and excessive tire wear. Another symptom of a worn bushing is a clunk or thud noted when turning, on hard acceleration, or hard braking.

Camshaft Adjuster Solenoid Failure

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.

Ball joints may wear and cause tire wear

Ball joints can wear out prematurely, causing wear in the tires.

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2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK550 Questions

Service A WARNING LIGHT is on. How do I reset it? (1 answer)

Car is a CLK 550 Convertable.

updates (1 answer)

is there any updates to the nav. system for 2008 clk550

car has vibration (1 answer)

car has a little vibration between 65 and 85 mi an hour. dealer has blanced tires also repaired two rims. dealer told me that this more road vibration, on some roads.some times not as bad thank you.

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2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK550 Recalls

Internal Failure of Front Interior Control Module

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.

Rear Seat Belts May Not Secure Child Safety Seat

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.

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