Mercedes-Benz CLK500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz CLK500

Mercedes-Benz CLK500 Problems

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.

Computer control modules for the seats and doors, the CD changer, and the brake lamp switch tend to fail.

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. Communicating these specific symptoms to your technician can save diagnostic time.

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Mercedes-Benz CLK500 Questions

When I turn on the AC on and only when I turn the fan(blower)to MEDIUM you hear this load clucking noise behind dash console,& when I would turn the fan back down low or high it goes away. Any suggestions? stepper motor maybe??

I own a 2003 mercedes benz CLK500 bought this car 2 1/2 years ago with 50,000 miles on it and when driving over even the smallest bumps (pot holes) on the road there is a loud knock-clunk noise, sounds like there is no cushion under tires(wheels) sort of speak and when driving over bigger bumps l...

my seatbelt on the drivers side will not go back in

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Mercedes-Benz CLK500 Recalls

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.

Some seat belt buckles may have a burr on a metal component of the locking mechanism. This could prevent the seat belt from locking under certain conditions. In the event of a crash, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the affected seat belts. This recall is expected to begin on December 22, 2003. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2003 120006.

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Mercedes-Benz CLK500 Reviews

No major problems got this car as used and little bit here and there to fix. happy with the car. just want to share something that I have done. driver side head rest has been stop moving up and down. got it fix by MB dealership cost around 380-400. heated mirror on the passenger side has be not working also has been fix by the dealership. cost me around 300-400 dollar. climate control stepper m...

When I purchased my car it was 2 year old and had 24,000 miles. I did not know anything about cars and this is my first benz. I runs great but has had many other problems with the electrical, suspension and heating. But even though I have 93,000 miles on it now; Mercedes stepped up and repaired the suspension as a warranty issue. I had not gotten a carfax when I purchased the car. My sugge...

This car is an electical piece of cr*p. Its had all kinds of electrical issues - sensors going bad, SRS light always coming on when its not supposed to, warning that lights are out when they are not, etc. Ah, and the CD changer broke at 45,000 miles. I can't believe how much time and energy I've had to waste on this thing. Its my first and last Mercedes. That said, no engine problems or...

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