Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG

Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG Problems

Instrument Cluster Displays May Lose Pixels

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.

Engine Performance Problems Due to Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure

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.

Broken Stepper Motor Actuating Arm May Cause Clicking Noise From Behind Dash

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.

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Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG Questions

transmission slips in 1st only til operating temp is reached (1 answer)

If I change the s/w switch from s to w trans seams to not slip nearly as bad.after the car is driven til operating temp there is no more slipping problem

touchshift not working stuck in second gear... (1 answer)

something fell inside need to see if its blocking shifter from working.. it was a plastic toothpick

i have a flat spot when the engine is still cold? (2 answers)

Hi can u please tell me what i need replace or have adjusted please?

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Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG Recalls

Incorrect Software Calibration May Cause Fuel Pump to Remain Powered in a Collision

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.

One or More Seat Belts May Not Lock as Designed

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 CLK55 AMG Reviews

best 2dr and 4seater build ever well as we know Mercedes build top cars and CLK55 one of them and on top of that the AMG hand build drive train make it even better the verdict is +++(W208 CLK55 AMG) ++++ it is best car out there
I love this 2002 CLK55 AMG convertible. I have 139,000 miles on. Other than normal maintenance which has included brake pad and rotors, tires, I have has some minor issues. The AC needed a new compressor at 120,000 miles, some of the pixels on the dash board lights have gone out, and one of the cables that operate the opening and closing of the top broke. I recently replaced a front universal b...
Awesome engine, very fast, sedate styling but performance makes up for it.

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