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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG

2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG

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2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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

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.

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Irregular and premature tire wear can be caused by the front thrust link bushings cracking and causing excessive movement in the suspension. The thrust link bushings are fluid-filled (to help reduce vibration), so if they crack, they will leak oil.

Brakes -- Verified

It is not uncommon to encounter premature failure of the anti-lock brake system (ABS) modulator assembly due to dirty brake fluid. Our technicians recommend flushing the brake fluid every two years in order to help prevent this problem.

2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG 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 CLS63 AMG Reviews

Powerful, comfortable, sexy good looks. The intoxicating exhaust note and solid feel of the 507 horsepower boost in your back is accompanied by startlingly efficient braking - hold on to your beagle, baby and blue suede shoes and anything else loose in the cabin until you get the feel for getting on the binders. The thrust of the engine, paddle shifters and rock solid feel of the steering leads me to a bit of overconfidence at times if I'm not careful. (When I see my wife's fingernails digging into the armrests, I know it's time to return to reality.) Comfortable on a road trip and classy driving to the symphony -- as an owner rather than a jaundice-eyed car critic, I give this car high marks because it is such a satisfying pleasure to own and drive. The occasional mechanical repairs are the price of admission.

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