Have a 2 month old 03 CLK500 with 700+ miles. At 550 the check engine light
came on & dealer said it was the #1 cyllinder missing so they replaced the
coil & then the miss went to #4 & moved around. They changed crank sensor &
sent me home. 100+ miles later the check engine light came on again, at the
dealer still missing & computer showed codes at 1/2 throttle. The dealer
changed coils & wires & still seems to be guessing. They are keeping the car
over the weekend since they could not test drive it the way they want in the
rain. They wanted to have someone take it home for the weekend to drive it
the 100 miles to see if the problem came up again. I said no so theywill
test drive Monday but the service writer told me I might be back again with
the problem as I live 45 miles each way, I replied then it willbe the 3rd
time if it happens again & it qualifies for filing under the Florida lemon
law. Any ideas.
demand a replacement vehicle.....
no one has to put up with that shit on an expensive new car.....
There is a problem with some of the new C class at the moment.....
they are being delivered to the dealers with bad misfiring and some not
starting at all....
not sure the exact reason why yet , only had started happening this last
Do you not think that is a bit
of an excessively harsh assessment?
From your previous posts I have gathered
that that assessment is based upon the
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FAILURE OF YOUR PLASTIC SEAT COVERS
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Is this accurate? I do not wish to
belittle any serious difficulties you may
have had and I apologize if I have done so.
Thr reality is that the car, like all MBs made within the last nine years,
is riddled with absurdly expensive computer modules. The dealers all have
the new consoles that are supposed to reveal faults in the computer modules.
Unfortunately, the diagnostic codes cover several "possible faults". Dealers
know that their best trained techs often cannot determine better than best
guess. It's aggravating under warranty, but insulting after warranty. The
car is not a lemon. The "check engine light" is a famous idiot light which
drives many owners crazy. Absolutely keep all documents and a detailed
filing and be very clear with the dealership about the number of times you
have had to return the new, very expensive, car. Tell the service manager
before you go forward, that you want to see the Mercedes service rep. who
solves problems for dealerships in the state. P. Klein
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