2013 E320 Cabrio - mechanism noise from rear cover

Blowpipe

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Just want a sanity check on the the amount of noise I should expect when the rear panel closes at the end of the open/close roof operation.

We get a very noticeable metallic 'clunk' - is this normal or should it be much quieter?
 

Benzmanc

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I get a small clunk too, it's the hooks of the rear panel pulling the rear window down.
 

markdt10

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Hi Guys
Just seen your thread and thought I would contribute (!)
I've just bought a lovely 2012 E350 CDI Cab and have to say that the loud metallic thump/clump when the rear panel closes whilst CLOSING the roof seems very alarming, as though something doesn't fit properly. The noise from the same panel when OPENING the roof is a bit less, but still not what I would expect from a £40+k car !! (when new). Whilst showing the car to a mate, his comment when he heard it was "what was THAT!"
It's going to hospital tomorrow for a check up !
Will report more later
 

AndyB2801

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Interested to hear what comes back from your check up as sometimes mine makes the same sort of noise (also creaks quite a bit but hoping that a little bit of WD40 magic might resolve that one! Haha!) Interested to see if there is actually a problem or if that's the noise that they just make when they get to a certain age!?!
 

markdt10

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Hi Andy
Car went into MB today and they say that the noise IS a problem and they know how to fix. They can't get round to it until 11th/12th July, so have it booked in for then. I promise to update on the result as soon as it is back with me after that.
I will make a video + sound recording of the before and after noises so that I can compare and comment
Mark
 
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AndyB2801

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Ah right, that isn't good then!! Hopefully it isn't an expensive fix, yeah it would be good if you're able to update on what they find the problem to be.

Thanks
 

markdt10

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Hi Andy
Luckily for me it is the garage I bought the car from (a non MD dealer) that will be picking up any bill. I will try to find out the cost and the cause when I get through this and keep you updated. More later.
Cheers
Mark
 

AndyB2801

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Used mine a couple of times since posting and the noise seems to of disappeared, or at the very least dropped considerably! Hopefully it doesn't return!! Hope you managed to get yours sorted!
 

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Hmmm - Merc say its's normal - I'll see if I can try another car's roof sometime soon
 

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