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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Mercedes-Benz CLK320
Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Models:
Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Problems
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.
An engine Oil leak may develop from the PCV vent housing on the valve cover and/or the inspection plate on the front of the engine.
The ESP and BAS warning lights may illuminate due to a failed brake light switch. Replacement of the failed switch should correct this concern.
The anti-lock brake system (ABS) modulator assembly may fail due to dirty brake fluid. Our technicians recommend a complete brake system flush every two years in order to help prevent this problem.
Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Recalls (Recent)
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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.
Summary: 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.Learn more »
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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.
Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Questions and Answers
how do i replace freon on a 1998 mercedes benz clk320
where is the fuel filter located
My CLK has locked itself from the inside. When I put in the key normaly it makes like a "click" sound (unlocking the system inside) And then I can turn over the key and star...
My CLK has begun to use too much coolant. I have had the head gasket replaced and no cracks in head. Radiator been compression tested and no leaks apparent. The car uses up to 1.5 litres in one t...
Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Reviews
Can you help me with another key for my benz clk 320, a friend in FL shipped it to me in africa and i will be so glad if you help me with another to move this car. Its been in my garage for over 6 months"
vibrates when idlin in gear rear seems to have dropped down can't see top of tire rides rough lot o0f ro0ad noise changed tires & shocks no change
I love my CLK 320 cab but it is extremley expensive to repair. It has 55k on it.It is the most sensitive car I have ever owned. If one dash light goes on it goes into the trickel effect. Thats a 100 bucks just to start to fined the code. I going to just say other then a oil change, plan on a spending a min 1,000 to repair anything.Oh and anything to do with the convertable top make that 2,000
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 pick up and go.
No problems! Only praise and admoration!