Convertible Models may Deploy the Roll Bar When Driving Over Large Bumps on Mercedes-Benz CLK350

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 61,000 (40,000–100,000)
4 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
12 people reported this problem
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roll bar deployed and continues to deploy after resetting
First the please release roll-over bar light came on a few days before then the light reset itself a day later
then the headrest deployed while the car was sitting still at a red light
Ran over a half-repaired pot hole. Bumped HARD! Repair cost $131 at the dealership.
75,000 miles. Roll bar deploys - smooth road, uneventful driving. Four occurrences, restowed roll bars four times, replaced actuators. No help. Would replacing sensor be a fix?
headrests continually deploy