Mercedes-Benz A-Class Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Mercedes-Benz A-Class reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Mercedes-Benz A180 2014: Broken valve spring

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Nov 2019

A broken valve spring is not something that would be caused by the fuel. Most likely the spring was faulty, perhaps there was in inclusion in the material it was made from, or there could have been some other manufacturing problem. Use either 95 or 98-octane fuel.

 

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2006: How can I check if the alternator is broken?

Answered by CarsGuide 5 Jul 2019

Take it to an auto electrician who should be able to test it and tell you if it is malfunctioning.

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2018: Mercedes Me

Answered by CarsGuide 17 May 2019

Your first port of call should be to Mercedes to register a claim for updating your car. It would help if you had the promise in writing, otherwise who is to say who said and promised what. If you feel strongly about it perhaps you could get other affected owners together and contact Mercedes as a group.

 

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Ram 2500 and 3500 lead latest round of safety recalls

Ram 2500 and 3500 lead latest round of safety recalls

26 Nov 2018 · by Robbie Wallis

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued its latest round of safety recalls, led by American Special Vehicle’s converted Ram 2500 and 3500 pick-ups. ...

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Engine in Mercedes cuts out

Answered by CarsGuide 26 Oct 2018

There could be any numbers of reasons for it cutting out, but there are two fundamental things that are needed for an engine to run, fuel and spark. You should check the ignition system, coil, plugs and leads, and also check the fuel supply, pump, filter and injectors.

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Mercedes-Benz headlines latest round of safety recalls

Mercedes-Benz headlines latest round of safety recalls

17 Oct 2018 · by Spencer Leech

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued its latest round of safety recalls with seven separate call backs affecting 12 Mercedes-Benz models.

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Mercedes-Benz A200: Why doesn't it have active cruise control?

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Sep 2018

A Mercedes-Benz spokesman has told us that it will be available in the new model, but couldn’t say when that would be. If we get more info we’ll post it.

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Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Citroen, Ram, Aston Martin models recalled

Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Citroen, Ram, Aston Martin models recalled

13 Jul 2017 · by Justin Hilliard

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced its latest round of national safety recalls, with models from Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Citroen, Ram and Aston Martin affected.

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Mercedes-Benz A180 coolant and temperature issue

Answered by CarsGuide 25 Jul 2016

Mercedes-Benz Australia spokesman David McCarthy says: "The issue has been, first, a coolant leak from the thermostat therefore displaying the low coolant level light on a slope. After this repair was completed the customer has started to watch his temperature gauge and found the operation different to what he has possibly experienced on other vehicles. The design of the cooling system has located the temperature sensor in an area where the coolant temperature does fluctuate as the thermostat operates. Stop-start operation can also influence this temperature variance because if the engine is not running no heat is generated. This is normal on the A-Class and has been documented from Germany for our dealers."

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Mercedes-Benz three year free GPS updates

Answered by CarsGuide 13 Jun 2016

Good for you and thanks for the news. I agree updates should be free, even if car makers argue they have to pay for the data and uploading.

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