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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
47,224 miles
Total Complaints:
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2004 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 012005

Sprinter LOW LUX 2.4L

  • Manual transmission
  • 47,224 miles


Clutch failed every 18000km, $8000 at a time? Not very good quality. Brakes failed down moderate hills even unloaded. Engine always breaking down, high pressure pump, injectors, idler pulley (which destroyed the radiator and belt, dealer refused to pay for tow, radiator and belt), turbo failed, all turbo pipes failed (cheaper to buy after market high performance parts than the factory part and they lasted longer), head cracked, piston rings failed, thrust bearing failed, injectors failed (dealer refused to repair under warranty). Chassis rusted (repaired under warranty after massive argument and legal action being taken). All shock absorbers failed (dealer failed to supply correct part three times, then offered a refund that took three months to come through and only happened after legal action was started). Brakes, pads and discs only lasted 80000km and all needed to be replaced. Engine bore wear on number 3 and 4 cylinder was excessive, dealer wanted $30000 to repair engine. Slave cylinder failed for clutch, master cylinder failed for clutch, brake master cylinder failed, all suspension rubbers failed and replaced, ball joints had to be replaced (this is the only vehicle I have owned that has had such a catostrophic failure of that part)...

You get the idea, it just kept on going, the only vehicle I have ever owned that had to be towed and towed and towed. Engine would just stop for no reason, no codes, had to let is sit for a while and it would start again.

- , Armadale, WA, Australia

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