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Convertible Models may Deploy the Roll Bar When Driving Over Large Bumps on Mercedes-Benz CLK500

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Going over large bumps in convertible models may cause the roll bar to deploy, rendering the roof inoperative. Special tools are generally required to return the roll bar to its stowed position.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 51,397 (13,000–88,000)
4 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
17 people reported this problem
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Went over a bump; hazard lights came on and back seat headrests (and roll bar) deployed. Manual says the dealer has to fix; roof is inoperable while roll bar is deployed.
roll bar and hazard lights came on when I hit a large speed bump. Now they won't go down and the top won't work.
Mercedes-Benz CLK500 : Going Over Bumps in Convertibles cause Roll Bar to Deploy. Had to pay dealership to reset the Roll Bar.
driving hit a bumpe and the roller bar at back set came out and could not bring them back the way it was , but could not well the convertible is open and would not close the top
roll bar deployed after crossing RR tracks at intersection. Dealer used a device to crank it back down into customary position.