Sensor failure on 2005 AMG CLS 55

1995-Present : E200, E220D, E240, E290TD, E300, E300TD, E200, E240, E250, E280, E300, E320, E420, E430, E350, E500 E55AMG, E63AMG & incl. blueTEC & BlueEfficiency, All CLS models
Post Reply
User avatar
3DB
Ponton
Posts: 242
Joined: Thu 15 Oct, 2015 2:46 pm
Model you own: w123
Location: Sydney

Sensor failure on 2005 AMG CLS 55

Post by 3DB » Thu 10 Jan, 2019 5:34 pm

Hi all,

A friend of mine bough this car just over 12 months ago and passed away back in August. His partner is now trying to sell the car for what will be considerably less than what has been spent on it. See my post in the For Sale section:

https://ozbenz.net/viewtopic.php?f=19&t ... 87#p182787

Anyway, she wants to sell the car as it is impractical for her use but the other day a 'check engine' warning light came up. She took it to the local MB dealer and $500 later they have diagnosed that it needs (excuse me if I have the exact details less than 100% correct):
• stability control sensor; and
• steering position sensor;
• Quoted price is $5,500.
As you can imagine, she is less than enthusiastic about throwing good money after bad, but it will also be hard to sell with a warning light showing.

I have done a bit of looking around online but wasn't able to find anything obvious about how easy it might be to obtain the sensors and do a DIY replacement.

I'd be happy to have a crack at it if it is DIY-able, but am also open to suggestion if anyone has any other recommendations about how to go about it.

Thanks for your consideration.
3DB
1976 W123 300D (weekend warrior on biodiesel)
1995 Holden Rodeo 2.8 factory turbo diesel ute (daily driver...also on biodiesel)
(@thirddegreeburns on Instagram)

User avatar
John Green
OZBENZ Admin
Posts: 6760
Joined: Mon 20 Jun, 2005 3:49 am
Model you own: w112
Region: Australian Capital Territory
Location: Canberra-center of the known universe
Contact:

Re: Sensor failure on 2005 AMG CLS 55

Post by John Green » Thu 10 Jan, 2019 8:07 pm

That sounds very "stab in the dark". The steering angle sensor is a sort of common failure, but won't put the check engine lamp on? It puts the ESP/BAS/ABS warning lamp on. Same story with most of the sensors that have anything to do with the stability system. Where abouts is the car, it sounds to me like it needs to go to a good independent workshop.
M.B Spares & Service 14-16 Lyell St, Fyshwick ACT. Ph 02 6239 1099

http://mbspares.com.au - Supporting Australia's Mercedes-Benz Enthusiasts.

Ivanerrol
Mercedes Demigod
Posts: 5948
Joined: Sat 12 May, 2007 2:21 pm
Model you own: w204
Location: Melbourne

Re: Sensor failure on 2005 AMG CLS 55

Post by Ivanerrol » Fri 11 Jan, 2019 9:46 am

I second John's recommendation.

We had a sensor issue with the steering sensor on a W204 wagon.
Stealer wanted $1,500 to diagnose and then extra $$ to fix.

Found a good independent who fixed it for $0.00 - and took all of 2 minutes.

These issues can be caused by simply letting the battery run down.
W211 - E240
W204 - C280
Departed
W202 - C200, C180, C180
W126 - 380SE , 380SE (Ex SA Import), 560SEL
W124 - 300e, 260e (ex Japan)
W111 220s (Indonesia) 4 speed manual column shift
W123 230
W116 450SEL
W140 420SEL
W210 E240, E240
W209 CLK 240
W201 190e 2.6 (ex U.K.)

User avatar
3DB
Ponton
Posts: 242
Joined: Thu 15 Oct, 2015 2:46 pm
Model you own: w123
Location: Sydney

Re: Sensor failure on 2005 AMG CLS 55

Post by 3DB » Fri 11 Jan, 2019 10:17 am

John - you are right - steering angle sensor. And I imagine the warning light is not 'check engine' but rather EPS/ABS/BAS as you suggested. I'll see if I can get a photo of that.

Car is located in inner-west Sydney and I'd be grateful to take recommendations for local independent workshops.
3DB
1976 W123 300D (weekend warrior on biodiesel)
1995 Holden Rodeo 2.8 factory turbo diesel ute (daily driver...also on biodiesel)
(@thirddegreeburns on Instagram)

Post Reply

Return to “W210-W212 E-Class, C218-219 CLS class & C207 E-Class Coupé”