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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz ML320

Door mounted storage pockets can become unglued and fall into the door.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz E320

Due to wear, high usage vehicles can experience ignition lock and tumbler failures. The ignition lock cylinder will generally require replacement to correct this concern.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz C240

Inside grab handles, the upholstery on the center console cover, and door trim panels can delaminate. Most commonly replacement of the affected part is necessary.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz E320

A squeak from the steering column is often related to a rubber boot in the column or a seal in the power steering rack.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz ML320

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.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz ML430

Electrical switches in the door latches can fail, causing the door locks to rapidly actuate up and down multiple times when the locks are activated by either the keyless remote or door lock switch. The affected door latch should be replaced to correct this concern.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz S600

The active body control system can leak fluid from numerous areas, including the tandem pump, hydraulic lines, struts, and/or seals. If it is not repaired, the vehicle ride height could drop too low and cause damage to the undercarriage.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz ML350

Electrical switches in the door latches can fail, causing the door locks to rapidly actuate up and down multiple times when the locks are activated by either the keyless remote or door lock switch. The affected door latch should be replaced to correct this concern.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz SL500

As vehicles age, various problems may develop with the hard and soft tops. If problems are encountered, it would be recommended to have a technician familiar with these tops perform the diagnoses.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz C240

The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz ML350

The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz S550

The HVAC blower motor may fail. This is commonly caused by water entry through the cabin air filter areas during heavy rain or snow. Failed blower motors should be replaced. Our technicians tell us there is no special fix for this issue at this time.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz C230

The brakes may begin to squeak at about the 50 percent wear point. This is due to the size and material used for the brake pads and rotors.  The brake rotor surfaces become uneven, causing a lip to form at the outer edge. This will generally require replacement of the rotors when the pads are worn (pad life varies depending on driving style and terrain).

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz CLK320

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.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz S500

The door for the vanity mirror (or the frame for the door) can break; due to a redesign, the mirror "cassette" will need replacement.

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