Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Problems

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

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2004: How high should the temp gauge go?

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Feb 2019

Normally it should be about halfway on the scale, but it could go higher than that and not be a problem as long as it doesn’t get close to the top mark.

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Subaru, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, HSV lead latest recalls

Subaru, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, HSV lead latest recalls

30 Jul 2018 · by Robbie Wallis

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commissions (ACCC) has issued its latest round of safety recalls, with a number of models called back from Subaru, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, HSV...

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter reduce old level error

Answered by CarsGuide 29 May 2015

If it happened shortly after a service it's probably been over-filled when the oil was changed. Draining a small amount of oil out of the engine should fix it. If that's not the cause it could be a faulty sensor, and it might need replacing. If it's happening regularly, and you know the oil fill was correct it could be diesel fuel getting into the oil through a faulty injector.


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Best platform for a motorhome?

Answered by CarsGuide 9 Mar 2015

I've driven both and much prefer the Sprinter. The "manumatic" in the Fiat is not good and I prefer the way the Benz sits on the road, how it performs over bumps and its resistance to crosswinds.

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Sprinter van gearbox problems

Answered by CarsGuide 12 May 2011

The Sprintshift gearbox is an automated shift manual unit, so I would have the ECU controlling the gearbox checked to find out why it's going into auto mode all the time. I would also seek some form of guarantee from the dealer covering the injectors, and perhaps find out where they're coming from.

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Servicing a Sprinter gearbox

Answered by CarsGuide 25 Nov 2010

The Sprintshift gearbox is like a normal manual gearbox with an automated shift mechanism attached to perform the cog swapping. You need to think of it like a manual gearbox, but in the case of the Sprintshift there is oil in the shift itself. Most 'Benz service specialists recommend changing the oil every 100,000 km.

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