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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,000 miles

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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS500 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012010

CLS500 8-cyl

  • 29,000 miles


Based on my personal experience and those of other Mercedes owners of the same vehicle that I have spoken to over the years as well as Mercedes service department employees, I know that this car has a long history of blowing tires, damaging rims in low speed pot hole incidences. The rims crack and the tires blow. This is dangerous and very expensive to repair or replace.

- Kew Gardens Hills, NY, USA

problem #2

Apr 272012

CLS500 8-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
While driving on the freeway at 65mph, I heard a loud thump. Immediately exited on the nearest off ramp, thinking that I had a flat tire. I checked and could not see a visible hole in the tire. When the tire was removed, the shop indicated that there was a huge rip on the inside of the rim. Me being confused, I advised him that I did not hit a pot hole, the technician indicated that he can tell the was the metal was ripped, and the tire was not punctured. I immediately contacted the dealer that I purchased the car from and needless to say that they were no help at all. I have only had the car for 1 month.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 022006


  • miles
I bought a new 2006 C230 on 2/27/2006. I was driving this car on the freeway at night and after 10-15 minutes of driving the tire on driver rear side was shredded. I replaced this tire with the spare tire. After all remaining tires were checked that were good to drive...I drove another 15-20 mins and driver side front tire shredded. At this time I had to call aaa and had the car towed to Mercedes dealership in beverly hills. This dealership diagnosed the problem as something had impacted the wheels of the car and that shredded the tires. I also looked at the wheels myself and I did not see any damage to the wheels where they were pointing to saying there is slight raised or indentation. They told me Mercedes will not cover for the warranty of the tires and wheels. I feel that I did not do anything out of the ordinary while driving this car to cause this damage and I should not be at fault for this and that the Mercedes company should cover this cost and reimburse the cost of wheels and tires. The cost of the parts was $1050 and I paid $1431 in total to the dealership at beverly hills. Also the Mercedes logo on my new wheels that was put on is rusted and does not new while the old wheels that were not replaced have the Mercedes logo that looks new. Also, if there is any extra or special warranty for tires and wheels...I was not made aware of this warranty while purchasing the car.

- Granada Hills, CA, USA

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