Convertible Models may Deploy the Roll Bar When Driving Over Large Bumps on Mercedes-Benz CLK500

Going over large bumps in convertible models may cause the roll bar to deploy, rendering the roof inoperative. Special tools are generally required to return the roll bar to its stowed position.

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Average mileage: 51,397 (13,000–88,000)
4 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 13,000 mi,
Went over a bump; hazard lights came on and back seat headrests (and roll bar) deployed. Manual says the dealer has to fix; roof is inoperable while roll bar is deployed.
Twice going over speed bumps my hazards came on, my rear head rests came up and the top is inoperable.
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 88,000 mi,
Go to you tube to find a video on how to lower the rear headrests.
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 54,000 mi,
roll bar and hazard lights came on when I hit a large speed bump. Now they won't go down and the top won't work.
going over speed high speed bump, still need to fix
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 64,000 mi,
Not fixed. Has happened multiple times. Costs to have roll bars pushed down
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 30,575 mi,
Mercedes-Benz CLK500 : Going Over Bumps in Convertibles cause Roll Bar to Deploy. Had to pay dealership to reset the Roll Bar.
driving hit a bumpe and the roller bar at back set came out and could not bring them back the way it was , but could not well the convertible is open and would not close the top
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 45,000 mi,
roll bar deployed after crossing RR tracks at intersection. Dealer used a device to crank it back down into customary position.