Mercedes A208 .. Oh Boy !!!
Added: 30th of April 2019
I have a CLK Convertible W208 and have had nothing but issues with it. I am used to maintenance and are not afraid to get the spanners out, but this car is almost becoming a full time job. It has done 500 miles in a year and in that time, it has needed or had ... Complete secondary air system (1 way valve, Vacuum Valve, both throttle bodies) 2 (yes I repeat that) ... 2 Camshaft sensors (and even now .. it is asking for a 3rd) Camshaft Sensor magnet MAP Sensor Fuse Box Cover (letting water in) Pre Cat Lambda Water Pump and belts Water Temp Sender Brake Servo (corroded) Full service items (to be expected) MAF Sensor Coolant Pre Heater Brake Vacuum line Passenger side Airbag cushion Every time this car starts up .. it throws a Engine Management light and either for something that has already been replaced or some random fault that just appears and then disappears after reset. I found out the previous owner removed the EML and now even after everything this car has had (over £600 on parts alone), I can understand why. But for the fact the car wouldn't get through the MOT without it .. I would do the same and just run it into the ground. Boy oh Boy ... I'm at the end of my tether with this one !!!