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2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Mercedes-Benz R350

2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 Problems

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.

Vehicles equipped with a 7-speed automatic transmission may develop a rough shifting condition, most commonly going up from first to second gear and going down from third to second or second to first gear. Our technicians tell us this is due to an internal component failure. Mercedes has released updated parts; the transmission will need to be removed and disassembled to complete the necessary repairs.

A problem with the ball joints can cause a creaking noise. There is an updated part to remedy this problem.

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2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 Questions

stop car too low on panel

When I stopped and then started again the car would not go faster than 6 mph before the ABS brakes would come on grinding the car to a hault.This happened once before and it was a wheel sensor.At that time I managed to get the car in D2 and drove 35 mph to a garage.I can't remember how I got ...

We bought this car three month ago with mileage about 64K.
About month ago we find out that it needs service 'D'.
We tried to find over the internet what is this and how much it cost. At least to know what to be ready for.
Is this a good idea to safe some money and do it and other then...

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2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 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.

The wiring harness to the starter motor may be routed incorrectly. This could lead to chafing of the protective sleeve on the engine mount cover. Over time, this chafing could wear through the sleeve and expose the underlying wiring. Damaged wires may result in a electrical short and loss of function of the vehicle's electrical system. Dealers will inspect the wiring and correct its routing. If necessary, the protective sleeve and/or wiring will be replaced. This recall is expected to begin on May 12, 2006. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2006040002.

Some second row seats were manufactured without threads in the nut used to secure the seat belt buckle. In the event of a crash, the buckle may not hold as designed, increasing the risk of injury to a second row seat occupant. Dealers will inspect the second row seat and replace it as necessary. This recall is scheduled to begin on May 3rd, 2006. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2006040003.

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2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 Reviews

R350 is doing the same thing with deflating or lowering of the suspension. Why isn't this some kind of recall!? I see a million posts about it. I bought the car used with 16k miles on it, now 3 years later and only 50k miles on it I'm having this nuisance of an issue. My car only lifts slightly when started up. Pulled this info and writing a letter: Filing an Official Consumer Complaint...

I have had a problem with 2006 r- 350 within the 2nd month of being purchased. I am reading everyones situations with the same kind of vehicle. Glad to see I'm not the only one, but said because we are all dealing with the same issues: Blower for heating and cooling, Power steering which was fixed, but still not working, New problem is car leaning on right side, and I'm assuming its the shock...

At 63k, my r350 rear dropped on the tires. Dealer said rear suspension air bags collapsed. Bill=$1555. Same week, camshaft position sensors brought out the dreaded "check engine". Bill=$1175. Power steering pump started leaking. Bill=$450. Never buy a mercedes without a warranty. This r350 is a "German nightmare". Mercedes has lost it's engineering glory of those days at least on this one. Be c...

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