The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class W216, 2006-present, is a personal luxury coupe, which was first unveiled at the Paris Salon and is known for its sleek curvature. Among the key features of this Benz are the roomy trunk, the Active Night Vision program, and the Distronic Plus cruise control. While this German import was certainly well received, this vehicle, like any new make and model, has come to demonstrate a few issues, including ABC complications.
Some drivers of the W216 have reported that their active body control pump fails. Some have stated that the issues seem to stem not from the pump itself but rather from the hoses that lead to the pump. If these hoses fail, the pump will dry out. The result can be metal shards being pushed through the active body control system, and the damage to the overall system can be severe.
Because of what is at stake, this is not an issue to troubleshoot on one’s own. If you notice that your car is leaking fluid or riding lower than usual, consult an expert immediately. The system may need to be flushed, stray metal pieces may need to be extracted, or parts may need to be replaced. An expert should perform these procedures and repairs, and they can, unfortunately, be rather expensive.
For affordable yet knowledgeable service, we recommend consulting an independent German import service shop. These experts will have the correct tools and proper diagnostic systems to most-quickly pinpoint and then safely remedy any such unfortunate issues, working to return you and your W216 to the road.
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