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#40 of 63 Re: Mercedes R350 [mbr352]
Nov 17, 2011 (9:17 pm)
I'm curious, what prompted the steering column replacement? I have a 2006 R350 and I'm starting to get a clicking and thumping that I can feel under the front floorboards when I make a turn. I'm trying to pinpoint the issue before taking it to my MB dealer. I'm glad I took out an extended warranty, I'm having lots of problems (I'm happy to post the list of issues if anyone is interested) including some possible transmission issues I love Mercedes but these issues combined with a lack of courtesy and friendliness at the dealership are making me wonder whether I'll ever buy another benz...
#41 of 63 Re: Low Voltage problem update [bautista]
Nov 26, 2011 (2:12 pm)
My R350 cut off while driving on the hwy, was able to pull off to the side. Turned car back on and it would't go into gear, drive or reverse.
#42 of 63 Re: Mercedes R350 [dr_grasshopper]
Nov 26, 2011 (2:37 pm)
Did you ever have a problem with the r350 not shifting into gear?
#43 of 63 Re: Now more then minor problems [ctdan]
Nov 26, 2011 (3:45 pm)
Yesterday my 06 r350 cut off on the hwy, was able to get it to the side of the road. It turned back on, but would not go into gear, drive or reverse. Got it towed to my house, haven't took it to the dealer yet. Its not under warranty anymore, so I'm trying to see how much this is going to cost me. I've been reading alot of the same stroies, so I'm thinking its a low voltage issue, I hope.
#44 of 63 Re: Now more then minor problems [tasha40]
Nov 29, 2011 (12:40 pm)
My 06 R500 did exactly the same thing last week. Have you had anyone look at yours yet? What was the outcome?
I took mine to MB dealer and they said I needed a new tranny (for $8200)! I'm getting a second opinion today.
#45 of 63 R350 battery - jumpstart
Nov 29, 2011 (9:39 pm)
Hi, I just spent 6 hours today waiting for MB roadside assistance, and finally getting my 07 R350 towed to the dealer. The battery was dead, ( I think I left the parking lights on, but had problems for a month now with malfunctioning headlights) and the mall security folks tried to jump it off, using my manual to guide them in the correct points of contact. They used the wrong point - positive to positive, and all kinds of lights and warnings went off, and car would not budge out of park. Dealer service says it may have blown one fuse, or worst case: blown one or more of the computers on board. If so, big bucks > Anyone have experience with non-authorized or non-dealer battery jumps and had problems?
#46 of 63 Re: Now more then minor problems [samwright]
Dec 01, 2011 (5:40 am)
My car is at the MB, I had it towed there Tuesday, haven't heard back from them yet.I am scared to hear the outcome. Who has 8200 dollars to spend on a car to get fixed. That's just crazy. Did you get your second opinion yet, please let me know. I should hear from the dealer today and I will let you know. Do you plan on keeping your car, or should I say, do you plan on staying in the Benz family.
#47 of 63 r350 2007 makes flapping noise
Dec 01, 2011 (2:18 pm)
My car is making a sort of flapping noise, similar to a piece of paper slapping against something if a fan was blowing on it. Its like "flaflaflaflaflaflaflaflafla", and it seems to only happen when i get above 40mph?? sound familiar to anyone????
#48 of 63 Re: Now more then minor problems [samwright]
Dec 01, 2011 (5:35 pm)
Well the dealer told me it was the trans, need new one. The cost they talking is 5 grand, were going to get a second opinion. Should know something in a couple of days.
#49 of 63 Transmission problems
Dec 01, 2011 (6:06 pm)
Has anyone had any Transmission problems with there R350, took mine to the MB dealer they told me that I need a new one. 5 grand they talking, but I'm going to get a second opinion.