Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz CLK320

Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Problems

Engine Performance Problems Due to Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure

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.

Instrument Cluster Displays May Lose Pixels

The instrument cluster display may lose pixels and need replacement. However, if the back lighting bulbs for the odometer display in the center of the cluster burn out, they can be replaced.

Brake Light Switch Failure May Cause ESP/BAS Warning Lights

The ESP and BAS warning lights may illuminate due to a failed brake light switch. Replacement of the failed switch should correct this concern.

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Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Questions

My horn honks on its own every time I make a left turn. Any suggestions? (2 answers)

Where is fuel pump located and there are many to choose from which one do I use (1 answer)

Where are the 2 batteries located on a 1998 CLK320? (1 answer)

I parked the vehicle for 2 wks and now the key won't turn in the ignition. None of the lights will come on and the doors will not unlock with the key fob. I just bought the car and it has 38,000 miles on it but needs some work done.
If there are 2 batteries, what is the procedure for recharg...

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Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Recalls

Incorrect Software Calibration May Cause Fuel Pump to Remain Powered in a Collision

There is a faulty software calibration that affects several areas including shutting off the fuel supply in a collision. This could cause a fire hazard during an accident. Dealers will reprogram this software. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 070001. This recall began during August, 2008.

One or More Seat Belts May Not Lock as Designed

Some seat belt buckles may have a burr on a metal component of the locking mechanism. This could prevent the seat belt from locking under certain conditions. In the event of a crash, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the affected seat belts. This recall is expected to begin on December 22, 2003. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2003 120006.

Recall 99V030000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A DEFECTIVE WELD WAS DISCOVERED ON THE WELD NUT FOR THE BOLT USED TO SECURE THE FRONT SHOULDER SEAT BELT GUIDES.

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Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Reviews

This car has plenty of get up and go. Very comfortable ride, decent gas miliage. Motor is strong and quiet. The problem areas that I have run into are, rear seal on transmission, electrical connector leaking fluid on transmission, electric seat motors (there are three of them under each front seat) burn out. Pixels on instrument panel need replacing. The cruise control lever and turn signal are...
I bought this 1999 clk 320 cabriolet with 75,000 miles. Within 3 mos. I had to replace the ac system. Very expensive proposal. I have had it for 4 years - 127,000 miles. Engine runs great. Needs a hydraulic pump for the convertible top. ($3800 est. from mb dealership to replace) needs new rearview mirror (est. of $1100 from mb dealership) handsome car but very expensive to repair adequate pic...
No problems! Only praise and admoration!

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