FAQs—Mercedes Benz 350SDL
I was driving my Mercedes Benz 350SDL one night, and I was surprised when suddenly, the turn signal won't work. I got worried sick with the fear that I might get into an accident because I cannot give them a sign if I'll be turning left or right. Just when I thought it was the worst thing that could happen to me, it started to rain, and my wiper didn't work as well. What's going on?
It's bad luck that you experienced this disaster at night and when it's raining. The failure of your turn signal and your wipers is due to the instrument cluster. This cluster includes the switch that makes your turn signal and the wipers work. Overtime, it becomes prone to damage and wear and tear. When it fails, you can readily fix it at home or bring it to the repair shop. It is important to have it fixed immediately to minimize the risks of having no turn signal and defective wipers.
I use my trusty vehicle to carry heavy cargo, and bring them cross-country because I don't have a truck. However, I was shocked when I noticed that the rear end of my car was already sagging. I removed all the cargo, but it still won't straighten up. It doesn't look great, and I feel like something has to be fixed. What should I look for?
As a high-mileage vehicle, your Benz is prone to rear spring wear. This part is essential to keep your car in its proper level, and when it wears out, it will cause the rear end of your vehicle to sag. When this happens, all that's left to do is to replace your worn-out spring with a new one. Check if your vehicle sags only when there's no load. If yes, then you should also consider buying air lift or helper spring to support your new spring. The helper spring is designed to maintain the balance by pushing back the heavy load. It will surely give you a good ride despite your heavy load.
I admit that I use my Mercedes-Benz 350SDL heavily, and I tend to drive for long hours almost every week. I am also not conscious of bringing my car to the repair shop for maintenance. I think everything back fire when one day, I just cannot fit my key into the ignition. What's wrong with my ignition?
It is common for high-usage vehicles to experience ignition lock and tumbler failures. This is usually caused by wear and tear. This is an inconvenience that you cannot just ignore or neglect since it means you will not be able to turn on your vehicle and use it. When this happens, you should have the ignition lock and tumbler replaced with a new one. You may take your car to the repair shop or replace it on your own. You can always find the instructions in your owner's manual or via DIY videos uploaded by Benz owners online.