hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,500 miles

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2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 accessories - interior problems

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2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 152014

CLK320 5-cyl

  • 72,000 miles


SRS light on diagnosis faulty front seat sensor and control unit. SRS therefore no longer working. This is the third one of these I have had that has had this fault all on Mercedes. Extreme safety issue that is repetitive and continuous. Issue needs to be looked into immediately!

- Lambertville, NJ, USA

problem #3

Feb 272014


  • 81,000 miles
Driver's side seat back, left bolster, started to smoke and burned a dime size hole in the leather seat cover. Driver's seat heat was on at the time. Turning the seat heat off seems to have solved the problem temporarily. Suspect short in seat heat wiring. Potential fire hazard!

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #2

Jan 012012


  • 105,000 miles
Seat control module failure. 2 modules per car, 1 for passenger seat, and 1 for driver seat fail. The defective seat control module unit will deplete the cars battery overnight resulting in a no-start condition the following day. A new battery, or a jump start, will get the car going again. The common immediate resolution is to unplug the seat control module which would impact the seats ability to respond in an accident. The replacement part and diagnosis from mb dealer is approx $700/ module. This is a huge liability for Mercedes owners and the repair should be investigated for seat function safety. I understand the part number has been updated, which I believe is an admission by Mercedes that the original part is defective.

- Trabuco Canyon, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 142006

CLK320 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
: the contact stated the automatic driver seat in the vehicle moved forward on its own, pushing the contact into the steering wheel. The vehicle was not recording the correct seat position of each driver. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer who was unable to duplicate the problem. Also, both front tires made a thumping noise while driving at any speed. A service dealer determined that the wear on the tread was uneven. Due to the vehicle having staggered wheels, the tires could not be rotated.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

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