2008 Mercedes-Benz R350 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Mercedes-Benz R350

2008 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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2008 Mercedes-Benz R350 Questions

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

It also is uneven. One side is higher than the other

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2008 Mercedes-Benz R350 Recalls

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.

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2008 Mercedes-Benz R350 Reviews

I purchased this car about 1 month ago at a very good price. I read consumer postings regarding the relative issues and decided for the price it was worth the headache. Due to the left rear airbag leaking, I have replaced the rear air ride system with standard springs and shocks from Strutmasters. It was the best investment I made. Rides and drives well. Really everything else is regular mainte...

This is supposed to be a Mercedes. MB Corp need to have the courage to fix the problems that are common in all R350 such as manifold exhaust system, and air suspension issues.

Hello Every one, I just need to give some advise to the ...nothappyMBowner.... I think you do not need transmission most of the times the transmission control module unit goes bad on new Mercedes so you need to replace that part and will cost you $120.00 part on Mercedes Dealer and 2 hours of labor. Remember Guys Mercedes isnot a racing car for fast takeoff or drive crazy. My 2008 E63 Mercedes...

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