FAQs—Mercedes Benz 600SEL
I'm starting to worry about my Mercedes Benz 600SEL's fuel economy. I know that as a luxury car, it can consume more fuel than other types of vehicles. However, I feel like there's something wrong with my vehicle that makes me fill up my gasoline every week. I've also been experiencing a rough engine operation, and I can't figure out why. Something must be wrong with my car. What should I do?
Your 600SEL was designed to be a fuel-efficient vehicle, so there must really be a problem with it to turn it into a fuel monster. If you are experiencing erratic engine operation on top of fuel economy issues, then your mass air flow (MAF) sensor may have failed. This part is responsible for measuring the actual amount of air entering the motor. When this part fails, the engine control module or ECM receives incorrect information, sending inaccurate volumes of fuel to the cylinders. When this happens, your fuel consumption increases and your engine and other components are compromised. You need to replace the sensor immediately to avoid worsening the problem.
This morning as I was doing my regular car check-up, I saw a puddle of water underneath my Mercedes Benz 600SEL's hood. At first, I thought it was gasoline, and when I smelled it, it was coolant. I checked my radiator, and it was indeed leaking. I wonder how that happened when I regularly check my vehicle for signs of wear and tear. What's up with my vehicle?
No matter how much you take care of your vehicle, it is inevitable that its components will give in to wear and tear. Just like the radiator, it is meant to break due to degradation of its plastic components. Over time, the plastic material becomes damaged and brittle, which can result in leaks. When this happens, you need to replace your radiator immediately. You can find original equipment manufacturer or OEM parts online, which will perfectly replace your stock radiator. Neglecting this problem may result in engine overheating, especially if your coolant runs out. This could worsen and lead to engine damage, which is very expensive.
I've been receiving complaints from my family members that whenever they ride at the rear of my vehicle, they experience a rough ride. I feel embarrassed because my car is a luxury car, and a Benz at that. What should I do to regain the smooth ride of my vehicle?
It's good to know that your family actually gave you feedback on their experience riding your vehicle. Feedback from your passengers can help you in car maintenance. These things are important to know ahead of time so you can adjust or fix any problem with your vehicle before it gets worse. A rough ride at the rear may be caused by having one or two failed dampening actuators. These parts are important to help the suspension system work. When these parts fail, you need to replace both of them with fresh parts immediately. Bring your vehicle to your trusted car repair shop to have them replaced.