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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS550

2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS550

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2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

A sticking relay, causing the airmatic pump motor to constantly run, may causee the airmatic pump motor to fail or the battery to go dead when the car is shut off. Worn airmatic pump mount bushings can causes noises in the front axle while driving on bumpy roads or a buzzing noise.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Rear air springs (bellows) may develop leaks, which causes the air pump to run more often to maintain ride height. Our technicians recommend that leaking air springs be replaced.

Brakes -- Verified

Due to the size and material used on the brakes of these vehicles, the brakes may start to squeak around the 50 percent wear point. The brake rotor surfaces become uneven, causing a lip to form at the outer edge of the rotor. Because of this, the rotors are usually replaced when the pads are worn (pad life varies depending on driving style and terrain).

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The ESP and BAS warning lights may illuminate due to a failed brake light switch. Replacement of the failed switch should correct this concern.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

Lack of audio or cell phone functionality may be related to the failure of the audio gateway module.

2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 19, 2007

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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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Body, Interior & Misc., May 2, 2008

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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.

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2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 Questions and Answers

mctrent, 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS550, Louisville, KY

How do you remove the tail light assembly to replace a burnt out bulb?

Y2KFOX, 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS550, Allen, TX

Can I replace the engine air filters myself, and how?
Are there cabin air filters also? Can I replace them myself?
Are there other basic maintenance / repairs that the owner with basic tools can...

blueclem, 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS550, Oklahoma City, OK

service e light come on what is it

vspin, 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS550, Atlanta, GA

I replaced front rotors, brake pads, wheel bearings, tires and had wheels sraightened fron and back. Still have front end vibration. Itys realy annouying? Please help.

Constine, 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS550, Atlanta, GA

Car will crank over but will not start.

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2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 Reviews

This is my first and VERY well deserved Mercedes. I LOVE EVERYTHING about this car and what a great first choice, like they say go big or go home. Amazing looks, style, performance and handling. I am satisfied above and beyond my high expectations. The next step will be the 2011 CLS AMG63.

CLS 550 with AMG Sport Package: Excellent interior fit/trim, superb handling and very strong engine. I really enjoy the combination of styling and performance

nice car,to much of a car

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