Mercedes-Benz CLK350 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz CLK350

Mercedes-Benz CLK350 Problems

Computer Control Modules (Seats, Doors, CD Changer, Brake Lamp Switch) May Fail

Computer control modules for the seats and doors, the CD changer, and the brake lamp switch tend to fail.

Camshaft Adjuster Solenoid Failure

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.

Going Over Bumps in Convertibles May Cause Roll Bar to Deploy

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.

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Mercedes-Benz CLK350 Questions

HOW DO I CHANGE THE TRANSMISSION FLUID (1 answer)

audio stopped working, fuse 26 is Ok, also get no CDC, but you can hear CDC actu (1 answer)

audio stffpped yesterday. I was cleaning interior, no key in ignition, car was off. I hit the CD button, and the CD started playing. Turned power to audio system off. Turned on again, CD still playing. The used key to turn off completely.ot working later, went to use car, no sound from audio (sp...

do the windshield washer have a fuse and if so where is the fuse box? (1 answer)

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Mercedes-Benz CLK350 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.

Internal Failure of Front Interior Control Module

Transistors used in the front signal acquisition and actuation module (SAM-F) may have been damaged during module assembly. As a result, the module could fail without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the affected modules as necessary. This recall is scheduled to begin on May 2, 2008. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 030005.

Rear Seat Belts May Not Secure Child Safety Seat

The rear outer seat belts may not latch correctly when used with certain child safety seats, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the affected seat belts. This recall is expected to begin on November 19, 2007. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2007-100002.

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Mercedes-Benz CLK350 Reviews

I love my car but recently started smelling gas around the hood/drivers sdie every mornign when i start my car. The smell goes away after the car warms up. I dont smell it inside though. I am worried and would like to know if anyone has experienced this problem before and what the possible cause and solution could be.
Please be careful buying any mercedes. Quality issues are just too much. Driver side mirror vibrates due to bad design. Wind while driving affects it. Tail light just fell off one day. Everytime i take it to dealer, two days later something quits working and thats mostly radio components. Dealers are crooks making money off you, and making lot of money. things that are standard on other cars ar...
Overall it is a great car. My only complaints are with the heating system. The auto setting does not really adjust where the heat/cooling comes out. The older C Class cars did. There are also many problems interfacing an I Pod/I Phone with the entertainment system. The music plays fine, it just does not display on the main entertainment display.

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