W212 Estate load cover lifting after hatch closes

Discussion in 'Interior' started by paul_f, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. paul_f

    paul_f Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    151
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2007
    Location:
    Chatham, Kent
    Car:
    2012 W212 E350CDI Estate and 1966 VW Splitscreen camper
    My W212 has started lifting the load cover to the upper position once the hatch has closed.

    Anyone else had this problem and know of a solution?

    Even if the cover isn't pulled across, the motor still runs and lifts the tracks up after the hatch is closed

    Sent from my A0001 using Tapatalk
     
  2. OP
    OP
    paul_f

    paul_f Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    151
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2007
    Location:
    Chatham, Kent
    Car:
    2012 W212 E350CDI Estate and 1966 VW Splitscreen camper
    According to the manual it will lift if it back up if it thinks there is an obstruction - so I guess it must be a sensor problem

    Sent from my A0001 using Tapatalk
     
  3. psoidon

    psoidon New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2017
    Car:
    W212 estate
    I am having the same problem with mine, did you find a solution ?
     
  4. OP
    OP
    paul_f

    paul_f Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    151
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2007
    Location:
    Chatham, Kent
    Car:
    2012 W212 E350CDI Estate and 1966 VW Splitscreen camper
    After about a week it reset itself and had been fine since!
    I was just about to start stripping it down when I spotted it was okay.

    Sent from my A0001 using Tapatalk
     
  5. psoidon

    psoidon New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2017
    Car:
    W212 estate
    OK thanks, mine has done the same before but it seems to be more determined this time ! I noticed there is a metal tip or magnet in the right hand clip (the bit that engages in the slot) but the left hand one is hollow, I am worried that I have lost the tip out of the left hand one ... I don't suppose you happen to know if yours is the same or if you have a tip on both sides ?
     
  6. Druk

    Druk Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    5,309
    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    Location:
    Not far from Edinburgh.
    Car:
    2011 S212 E350CDi. 1981 R107 300TurboDiesel.

    Just looked. Mine has the 'tip' in the RH end only. The LH end is hollow.

    HTH.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    paul_f

    paul_f Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    151
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2007
    Location:
    Chatham, Kent
    Car:
    2012 W212 E350CDI Estate and 1966 VW Splitscreen camper
    As does mine. It works by the microswitch at the bottom of the track being actuated. I got into the boot and watched what the tracks did.

    I then actuated both switches to see if it stopped it retracting the guides and it did. But that didn't fix it

    Sent from my A0001 using Tapatalk
     
  8. psoidon

    psoidon New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2017
    Car:
    W212 estate
    Many thanks for looking, I will try WD40 first and hope it recovers by itself, but at least I can stop searching for a missing tip :thumb:
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.