2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

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.

The electrical connector at the automatic transmission may leak fluid into the wiring harness. If not repaired, the oil will migrate through the wiring harness and damage the transmission control module. At that point, a new harness and control module may be necessary to correct this problem.

Torque thrust bushings in the front suspension may crack and leak oil, this causes steering alignment problems and excessive tire wear. Another symptom of a worn bushing is a clunk or thud noted when turning, on hard acceleration, or hard braking.

A repetitive clicking noise from behind the center area of the dash panel is usually caused by a broken stepper motor actuating arm. The actuating arm controls the direction of air flow in the climate control system. Disassembly of the center console will be required to access and change the broken arm with the updated, reinforced part.

Cup holders in the dash are known to break requiring repair or replacement.

An engine oil leak may develop from the oil level sensor. Replacement of the leaking sensor will commonly correct this concern.

The heater case for the center vents can crack near the stop sensors. If the stops break, the control motor will not know when to stop and will run continuously.