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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,615 miles

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2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 Owner Comments

problem #13

Nov 242015

R350

  • 130,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Mercedes Benz R350. The contact stated that the front drivers side seat back and cushion heater was activated, while driving approximately 25 mph. A burning odor emitted inside of the vehicle. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road. The seat heater was immediately deactivated. The contact sustained minor burns to the back area and medical attention was not required. There were no flames visible. A fire report was not filed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the seat and heating element were both replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Canon, GA, USA

problem #12

Nov 012015

R350

  • 80,000 miles
Rear light modules (tail, reverse, brake, signal) keeps on failing. Dealer quotes initially $250 to fix/rewire but then goes up to $950 to replace ECU. This is frustrating as this is driving hazard, owners are left without much choice. I have seen multiple complaints of the same issue so mb should already know that this problem exists and be honest upfront about it. I hope nobody gets hurt if the lights fail while driving this model/brand.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #11

Dec 012015

R350

  • 88,000 miles
Wiring from engine harness to fuel pump burnt on freeway, engine stalled and shut down, could not start back up in middle of I5 freeway. Repairs are amounting to $4000. Could have burnt entire vehicle and after reading numerous complaints with exact same problem something needs to be done.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #10

Nov 142015

R350

  • 126,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Mercedes Benz R350. When the contact parked the vehicle, she noticed that the driver seat became hot and burned through, creating a hole on the seat. There was no warning indicator illuminated and the contact was not injured. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and referred the contact to a local dealer. The dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 126,000.

- Glenview, IL, USA

problem #9

Dec 032012

R350 6-cyl

  • miles
We thought that our car was burning out the rear bulbs really fast or that there was a short. Turns out that when we took it in for repairs to the balance shaft, we found out that there is indeed a short in the harness. Apparently, the C-class is not the only model having this problem.

- Mooresville, NC, USA

problem #8

Nov 272013

R350

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercedes-Benz R350. The contact discovered that the rear tailgate area was burned. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not informed of the problem. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #7

Apr 022013

R350

  • 84,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving, smelled burning odor but saw no smoke or fire. Driver's side seat heater was on at time odor was noticed. Turned it off immediately and stopped vehicle. Odor went away but noticed upper left of seat back had two burn holes. Made appointment for service.

- Lansdale, PA, USA

problem #6

Jan 132010

R350

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercedes-Benz R 350. The contact stated that the suspension system caused the front end to lean to the right. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer to have the failure diagnosed and the dealer could not determine what caused the suspension to malfunction. The contact also stated that the electrical system caused the exterior and interior lights to malfunction. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer for repairs but the dealer was unable to identify what caused the electrical system to malfunction. The vehicle was repaired however, the contact was unable to provide the exact repairs made to the vehicle. The failure mileage was 85,000. The VIN was not available.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #5

Jan 162006

R350 6-cyl

  • miles
2006 Mercedes Benz R350 stalled in the middle of a residential intersection shortly after the car was purchased. Within a short period of time after getting the car, we also felt a strong jerking then shifting gears, but it was doing it on its own. We took it in and was told it's just loud. Then we were told there was a recall. They were supposed to fix it but it never stopped. The check engine light continued to come on. Other issues related to the engine had to be fixed rather quickly. The car was purchased in the end of 2005, and has 88,000 miles. Over a year ago, the car began idling/shaking really bad. I called mb roadside and was told that it was probably because the gas cap wasn't placed back on the car correctly and gas was leaking. I had the car checked and there was no gas leaking. The car was taken to the dealership where I was told the intake manifold was broken and needed to be replaced before anything else could be diagnosed. The car is still idling bad and check engine light is on. It is now back at the dealership it was purchased from for a diagnosis, which I should receive tomorrow.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 202011

R350

  • miles
Rear light modules (tail, reverse, brake, signal) keeps on failing. Dealer quotes initially $200 to fix/rewire but then goes up to $800 to replace ECU. This is frustrating as this is driving hazard, owners are left without much choice. I have seen multiple complaints of the same issue so mb should already know that this problem exists and be honest upfront about it. I hope nobody gets hurt if the lights fail while driving this model/brand.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #3

Feb 182011

R350 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Tail lights does not illuminate, just the substitute bulbs. I changed out all the bulbs but still no stop, tail lights. Fuses all good.

- Lawai, HI, USA

problem #2

Nov 102010

R350 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
On my 2006 Mercedes Benz R350, the rear brakelights and taillights regularly fail to eliminate. The lights are very inconsistent and when they fail a back-up substitute light comes on. A message appears on the dash indicating that the substitute lights are on. After changing the bulbs numerous times, I was told by a mechanic at Mercedes that the contact may be worn out.

- Wheatley Heights, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 062007

R350 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercedes Benz R350. The contact stated that the engine began making a loud noise. The dealer replaced the idler pulley, but the engine continued to make a loud noise. The run flat indicator light and the electrical warning light illuminated. The electrical panel was replaced. The vehicle continued to have electrical failures and the power sunroof lid would not close. The dealer ordered an undisclosed part from germany. The current mileage and engine size were unknown. The failure mileage was 15,000.

- Reston, VA, USA

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