Mercedes-Benz Repair and Maintenance

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

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Mercedes-Benz Problems

Failed Valve Body in Transmission

The valve body mounted inside the transmission fails causing the transmission to fail to shift. The problem usually starts with a hard second to first downshift.

The Door Locks May Cycle Rapidly

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.

Transmission May Leak Fluid and Damage Control Module

The electrical connector at the automatic transmission may leak fluid into the wiring harness. If not repaired, the oil will migrate through the wiring harness and damage the transmission control module. At that point, a new harness and control module may be necessary to correct this problem.

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Mercedes-Benz Questions

Why would my 10 amp fuel pump lock fuse keep blowing? Car will not start (1 answer)

Stopping at a red light my car sputtered out and shut off. Went to start it back up and wants to turn over but somethings not letting it fire up and my 10 amp fuel pump locking fuse keeps blowing out in trunk

My Airmatic system is stuck in the rising position (back end of the car is high. (1 answer)

Is there something I can try to lower the car. If I pride the #2 position the car should go to normal position, and its not doing so.

Electrical issue w/ Instrument cluster, turn signals, and minor electricals (1 answer)

My turn signals will not operate at all. The physical lights work fine when I turn the running lights on. But when I signal left, right, or use the hazards absolutely nothing happens. Also the fuel level doesn't read. Everything else works on the cluster including the menus. It does say on th...

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Mercedes-Benz Recalls

Electronic Stability Control System Fails To Work

The electronic stability program control unit may have been damaged before being installed in the vehicle, which could prevent it from working properly while driving. Dealers will replace the electronic stability program control unit free of charge to resolve the concern.

Right Rear Seat Belt Anchor Bolt Incorrectly Installed

The right rear seat belt anchor bolt may not be installed properly. Dealers will inspect and if necessary correct the installation of the right rear seat belt anchor bolt free of charge to resolve the concern.

Electric Power Steering Assist Shuts Down

The electric power steering assist may fail to operate due to a software error. Dealers will update the software for the power steering control unit free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Mercedes-Benz Reviews

I buy these car in 2007 with 10,000 mi and I think this is reliable. I change oil and filter every 6000 miles and now is 160000 and is running like new the engine. I never change transmission oil and run every time in sport mode with no problems. I will change next week!! One time have a problem with the intake manifold a plastic piece that controls vacuum. I remplace myself with a metal one th...
I have only owned my 2003 SL55 AMG for about a week and these reviews scare me. I hope only those who have problems write these reviews and that many of these SL55s are very reliable and don't have many problems. If any of you reading this have had good luck and not many problems, please comment before I decide to sell mine, I love it so far but these comments scare me, I'm not rich. Dr...
bought a 2011 C300. When it came to extended warranty, I was told that it was a 2010 late model and therefore warranty expires in 2015. Needs new ABS/ Traction control module. It has a total of 25,007 miles. I was told not covered under warranty. Service managers response: Mercedes is not responsible for quality of parts. Had to pay over $2000 to fix this. Never heard of such module going bad...

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