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Mercedes-Benz CLK430 Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The instrument cluster display may lose pixels and need replacement. However, if the back lighting bulbs for the odometer display in the center of the cluster burn out, they can be replaced.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

Cables in the convertible top tend to break. If the convertible top stops operating prior to reaching the desired open or closed position, the micro switches that sense the position of the top may have failed.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

When the engine is running, but the vehicle is not moving, a rattle heard from beneath the vehicle could indicate that one of the exhaust catalytic converters has failed. The substrate (the internal part of the catalyst that reduces emissions) can loosen and bounce around inside the canister section of the converter—the defective unit will need to be replaced. If this problem is ignored, the substrate can break down and reduce to a ...

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The CD changer may suffer from an internal mechanical problem. Replacement of the faulty unit is generally required to correct this issue.

Engine -- Verified

The crankshaft position sensor may fail. Symptoms of this are: The engine will crank—but not start—especially when the engine is warm. The car may start again if it is left to cool off, but it may run roughly or have poor performance.

Mercedes-Benz CLK430 Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, August 1, 2008

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There is a faulty software calibration that affects several areas including shutting off the fuel supply in a collision. This could cause a fire hazard during an accident. Dealers will reprogram this software. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 070001. This recall began during August, 2008.

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Mercedes-Benz CLK430 Questions and Answers

yaseenj3, 1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430, Watervliet, NY

Im considering buying this 99 CLK 430 with 80K but was wondering if I buy it.. do I need to perform any of the major services at this milage that would cost me alot..?I asked the seller this questi...

kswharwood, 1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430, Oceanside, CA

What is the cost estimate to replace motor mounts. I did not see this part listed, so I choose front struts as a close facsimile.

Visitor, 1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430, Long Beach, CA

Hello,
I'm getting a guote for about $950 to replace fuel level sensors due to erratic fuel readings. Sounds like mostly labor cost due to tank removal etc. Would that be true, does fuel tank...

99CLK430, 1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430, Houston, TX

The bearing and pulley sheared off of my 1999 4.3 liter clk 430. And I need to find and install a new one..can the carun without this? anyone know where to obtain one cheaply?

Visitor, 1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430, Houston, TX

Last oil change was about 3 months ago. The car is running well to have som many miles. I just want to ensure I'm using the right kind of oil

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Mercedes-Benz CLK430 Reviews

I purchased my 2002 Mercedes Benz Clk 430 V8 in 2008 with 92,ooo miles. The engine, if maintained properly with routine oil changes, runs like an absolute champion! When I first turn on the car in the winter the fans don't start to blow until the car actually gets warmed up. That is compensated by the heated seats which work right away. The seats keep me on stand-by till the car blows out heat from the vents. Since I am in Michigan and this car is a V8, not to thrilled about how it drives in the snow but its not a winter car. Over all if you have a friend that is a mechanic and isn't after the pot of gold, is a good thing to have if your not mechanically inclined. The dealership charges a pretty penny and could leave you broke after the first brake pads. Besides same issuse, I am going to drive this one into the ground just as I did my Toyota Supra 1996.5.
One thing that I have found in common with the Clk-430 has been the motor to the seat and how they go ou

Very nice car, but they are not easy to fix. Mine works but is starting to suffer mechanical failures.Talked to dealerships and tryed to get a scanner for it, and never got the thing to work to tell me whats going on with it. considered taking it to an auto crusher because a 11 year old vehicle should not be this hard to repair if you decide to fix it yourself. my bmw is hard to fix by way of room to get at certain parts, but other wise fixable. I will not sell this car to anyone, because of the problem. and feel the car is better off being destroyed then sell it with this problem. Wife loves the car but told her its best to get rid of the headache.

i just love this car.i bought in 2008 it has 25,000 miles on it.now it has 125,000 and it still drive the same.just change air filter that was it.

consider buying this for my daughter who just graduated from college 2002 mercedes-benz clk-430 it has 84,000 miles on it the leather is immaculate and the exterior the same. the owner has all maintenance recods and a car fax... is there anything about maintenance that i should expect any time soon?

Have had this car for 3 years and would never let her go. Turns heads where ever I go. With the top down and all cleaned up even the young girls wave , and Im an old man. Best car Ive ever owned. 118,000 miles and runs like a bear. Few minor repairs. If you can find a good used one buy it.

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