Hi. I have being reading all your comments as i have an 2009 cls 350 that has eaten the corners off 3 sets of front tires, vibrations, the lot. Mentioned it to the main dealer and they didn't seam to have any answers for me. The vibration came back again after the third set of tires (front tire problem). I went to local tire guy with alingment kit. I asked him to check all rims and tires and do thre alingment. He told me my camber was way out in the front and i need to get this special cam bolt and would have to go to the dealer to get it, which off course they will screw me again on. I bought this car brand new, hit the odd pot hole but as there is no camber adjustment other than changing this bolt ( Mercedes-Benz Parts - KIT- A2103300018) is it a fault with mercedes and set wrong from day one or have i bent something. the dealer didn't want to know about it really and from reading the post this seams to be a common problem. When new tires are balanced and installed the the vibration problem is gone. Less than 1000km its back because of the hugh tire wear and the wear is not even in the circumference. its kind of hit and miss not even around which is big vibration at hig speed. My local man charged me €25 euro to alinge the back which was way out. Once I get this cam bolt that can adjust the camber to a max of 3 degrees at a cost of €16 for the bolt it should sore the problem. Its very annoying to pay €85k for a car and have the steering vibrating in your hand and the MB dealer doesn't know or doesn't want to admit it a MB problem. I'll keep you posted but if anyone has sorted this problem for definate could they let me know if this special bolt will work and how hany do I need to change. Both my front wheels are wearing bad. thanks
Had my cls 500 for about 16 months now & haven't had any of the issues you mention,mine has staggered 19"amg's & the only niggle i have is that the pirelli p zeros do give a fair bit of road noise,as far as the gearbox goes have you done a reset so it learns your driving style?(did this on mine & noticed a difference after).Not sure, never had a car with after market wheels. I had a vibration after I hit the pot hole (about a week after getting the car) but left it until the 1st service. The wheels were all balanced at the dealers and it turned out that the cause of the vibration was a flat spot on the near side front wheel (i.e the one that had gone down the pot hole). New wheel fitted, vibration gone.
The cabin noises are mainly from drivers door, centre console spring loaded door, front passenger seat (when nobody sat in it).
By "tracking" I mean a heaviness and tendency to follow undulations inthe road at slow speed (below 15 - 20mph). I assume the 245 front tyre width is to blame here.
The car has now done just over 15000 miles and to be fair seems to be starting to improve, engine starting to loosen and gearbox appears to be finally learning to be in the right gear at the right time. Strangely this seems to have improved almost overnight.
Journeys are starting to become less of a chore.
LudoCLS said:hi there, after 3mths looking for good cls I finaly found what I was looking for. cls320 cdi 2008 facelift with bi-xenons, silver, 50k miles, FSH, car is immaculate, only issue i realised is that my new love is puling slightly left....so I took it for wheel alignment to northway tyres colindale...result- left front camber in red and I need to buy adjustment bolt package in MB dealer, they cant adjust it without this 2bolts. Tyres looks with no abnormal wear, rear brand new... Do I need to buy this 2expensive bolts or some garage have it to adjust? I'm in North London.
When Im driving slow smooth corners i feel like the steering is mooving slightly, folloving uneven road, I had this on my skoda with wide tyres but not so much notable....its normal for cls?...