2006 mercedes benz r350-this vehicle keeps leaning on the right side. i took it to the dealership and have replaced several parts including sensors and valves but after a few weeks, it goes back to the same problem. i took it to a local shop that specializes only on mercedes benz and he's having a hard time figure out what's the problem. i can't tell how much money i spent so far in this vehicle and i can't believe that there's no recalls so far. no to mention the problems with the balance shaft and intake manifold issue as well as a air suspension problem. these problems are a manufacture defect especially on the r350 class vehicles. mb is aware of these problems but they are not taking responsibility to create a recall. believe me, i've seen so many r350 vehicles out there, and most of them seem to have the same problem. do we have to wait for a recall in this vehicle until a fatality occurs?
the contact owns a 2006 mercedes benz r350. regular service and maintenaince has been performed by the dealer only. the contact stated that while driving at highway speeds, the check engine warning lamp illuminates. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the technician diagnosed that the balance shaft was defective and needed to be replaced. dtb-s-b-03.30/08i was sent to dealers for this known defective part and corrective measures. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered to cover half of the 7k repair. the vehicle was not repaired. the fiirst time lamp lit was at 72,245 miles but went off. lamp continued to light intermitted but stays on now more than off diagnosis mileage was 73,845. the current mileage is 75,679.
my 2006 mercedes benz r350 was diagnosed with a counter balance shaft/gear problem. it has 85000 miles... which doesn't seem like a lot for a car that is 5 years old and supposed to last forever. plus i have maintained the car with oil changes, tires, etc and am the original owner. i see on line that there is a class action suit pending . i believe a $5000 repair is way too much and the company should take responsibility.