Mercedes-Benz Repair and Maintenance
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Mercedes-Benz ProblemsSteering Rack Prone to Leaks
It is not uncommon for the power steering rack to develop a fluid leak requiring replacement of the rack assembly. Loss of power steering fluid may also cause an abnormal noise and damage to the power steering pump.
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.
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.
Mercedes-Benz QuestionsCar starts fine. Won't move out of park. Steering wheel is not locked. Car starts with no issues. Any one have this issue. Cost? Resolution? (1 answer)
Please let me know what this could be as Carmax is saying that my extended warranty does not cover brakes
Mercedes-Benz RecallsTire Placard Lists Improper Maximum Load Capacity
The tire pressure label on the vehicle body lists the incorrect load capacity of the vehicle. The listed weight the vehicle can carry is too high. This can lead to overloading the vehicle. Dealers will replace the tire pressure label free of charge to resolve the concern.
The panoramic sunroof glass may not be properly bonded to the vehicle, and may detach and fall while driving. Dealers will inspect the bonding of the rear sunroof glass panel and replace it as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.
The driver's frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag with excessive pressure, resulting in the inflator rupturing and causing metal debris to be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.