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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 SLK230

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 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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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz C280 4MATIC

The camshaft adjuster solenoid (which is related to the variable valve timing system) may fail or timing chain/balance shaft components may wear, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light and various drivability issues. Mercedes-Benz has released a service bulletin outlining specific repair instructions depending on fault codes stored.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz C280

Trunk springs can break and cause the trunk lid to fall back down when opened.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz S420

Problems with the pneumatic system can cause closing assist and door lock issues.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz C230

The mass air flow sensor can fail, resulting in poor fuel economy and Check Engine Light illumination.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz ML500

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 S500

CD changers, command units, voice control units, PSE units, and Tele Aid units are prone to failure, especially in early models.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz C320

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 CLK500

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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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz ML430

The ESP and BAS warning lights may illuminate due to a failed brake light switch. Replacement of the failed switch should correct this concern. A recall on certain 2000-2001 models have been recalled for a related issue - for more information please click here»

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz E320

Brake lamp housings can melt, resulting in a loss of contact for the brake light bulb holder. If this happens, the brake light will not work. Replacement of the damaged lamp housing should correct this problem.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz S430

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 CL600

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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