The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class W216, manufactured from 2006-present, is a personal luxury coupe. Available as a 7-speed automatic and a 5-speed automatic, the W215 was noticed for its sophistication and state-of-the-art technology, from its high sheen spokes to its Distronic Plus cruise control. Like any new vehicle, however, this German import developed a few common issues, including window problems.
Some drivers have complained that when they roll up the driver’s side window, the window immediately rolls down again, but only a few inches. In this case, it is possible that the pinch protection is set wrong, and the owner can adjust these settings per the manual. This procedure includes turning the key into a certain position and holding the switch for a length of time, and the length of time is different for different model years. Some drivers have complained that their window fails to roll back up at all. Resetting the window settings might help this issue, but it is also possible that the mechanisms in the door have malfunctioned and need to be repaired.
An owner can certainly attempt to reset their window settings on his or her own. However, disassembling the door in order to troubleshoot the inner workings is risky. It is possible to damage parts during the process, and, more importantly, a dropping or broken windowpane can cause bodily harm.
To determine the cause of window problems or other common CL-Class issues, visit an independent German auto repair specialist. Such experts are most likely to be familiar with these common problems, and they will have the experience, tools, and resources to troubleshoot efficiently. Allow them to address your concerns in a timely manner, and you will be back to enjoying your luxury car as soon as possible.
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