2008 Mercedes-Benz R350 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Mercedes-Benz R350
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2008 Mercedes-Benz R350 ProblemsInternal Component Failure May Cause Rough Shifting
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.
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.
A problem with the ball joints can cause a creaking noise. There is an updated part to remedy this problem.
2008 Mercedes-Benz R350 QuestionsNo sound on my audio system, everythings power up. I replace the amp still wont. (2 answers)
check the amp and all fuses still wont work, everythings turn on but no sound.
I have a 2008 R350 that I bought in April 2012 and we installed brand new tires at the time of purchase. I was just informed that my tires failed inspection and need to be replaced immediately. This doesn't seem right, since I don't do any other driving except in and around Philadelphia...
I drove over a speed bump
2008 Mercedes-Benz R350 RecallsMercedes–Benz Recalls 2008 Vehicles for Defect in Power Steering Oil Pressure Driving Pin
Mercedes–Benz is recalling certain 2008 GL-Class, M-Class, and R-Class vehicles for a possible defect in the driving pin used to control power steering oil pressure. If the pin breaks during normal vehicle turning, the steering assist will no longer operate, causing difficulty operating the steering wheel. Dealers will replace the steering gear in affected vehicles.