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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 engine problems

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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 252004

CLK320 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving consumer noticed steam coming from underneath the vehicle. Consumer was able to pull over to shoulder, lifted up the hood, and smoke came from the engine. Consumer had the vehicle towed to the dealer for inspection.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 122004

CLK320 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Wile driving, the consumer noticed steam coming from the hood and black smoke coming from the back of the vehicle. The vehicle stalled. The driver tried to restart the vehicle, but was unable to do so. The consumer had the vehicle towed to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic was unable to duplicate the problem. Please fill in additional information.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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