2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Consumer Review: Great car but often broken

2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Diesel - Consumer Review

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Great car but often broken
By Lin on


2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R320 CDI 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A)


We ordered this car new and love it. However we feel compelled to get rid of it before the warranty is over. To summarize the ills: the car has spent more than 6 weeks in the shop over 3 years. Fist the battery was changed 3 times due to faulty computer module. This model had to be changed 3 times. The engine oil pan leaked at 30,000 miles and they had to pull the trans to fix that. A wheel bearing failed. Brake rotors had to be change and now the engine is in "limp" mode and we don't know why. Routine maintenance is very expensive ($1,200 at 40,000 miles).

Best Features

Size, comfort, diesel

Worst Features

Fix the reliability! I worry about buying any Mercedes given this experience.
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