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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,526 miles

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2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 012015

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 while reversing, the vehicle made an abnormal noise as the steering wheel seized and smoke started to emit from under the hood. The contact turned the engine off but the vehicle failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the power steering pump, serpentine belt and idler pulley needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. However, the contact stated that the check engine light stayed on. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- North Andover, MA, USA

problem #3

Jan 132009

R350

  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercedes Benz R350. While driving approximately 15 mph, the steering wheel seized without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. In addition, the contact stated that when the vehicle was serviced, the technician stated that the transmission valve body needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 44,000.

- Lil Burn, GA, USA

problem #2

May 082015

R350

  • 92,105 miles
While I was driving, I lost power steering. I had to pull over and saw that my engine belt was off my engine and a pulley came off my engine. This is after the dealership had already replaced my belt just less than 10,000 before. It was a good thing that no one was hurt. It seems like this engine is defective and Mercedes Benz refuses to fix the problem. I'm afraid that someone who does not know how to handle the loss of power steering will be in a fatal accident.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #1

Jun 042006

R350

  • miles
Mercedes R class speed sensitive steering has little play and its measurement of hardening and softening the steering is unpredictable. Sometime steering itself become very soft that vehicle is hard to control and sometime it becomes very hard. Total random behavior, effect driving and safety.

- Medford, MA, USA

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