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Old 10-15-2005, 05:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Speedtronic Inoperative

Hello All,
I was out driving tonight on the highway, approx speed 75mph. Out of the blue I got a message that said, Speedtronic Inoperative, and my cruise stopped working.

I pulled over and shut the car down and restarted. The message went away, and then it said 2 messages then it went back to no messages.


I called MB from the car, and first off it took exactly 21 min for them to answer the call. Secound, he had no idea what that means and could not give me any answer.


Also, when I am on the "bitch" topic. My rear down will no shut all the way when I press the key and or the button. I have to close it, then push it in so it will latch. hummmm.. losing some faith here. Only 5500 miles, and already elec. problems.



Any thoughts?

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Old 10-15-2005, 08:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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RE: Speedtronic Inoperative

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Hello All,
I was out driving tonight on the highway, approx speed 75mph. Out of the blue I got a message that said, Speedtronic Inoperative, and my cruise stopped working.

I pulled over and shut the car down and restarted. The message went away, and then it said 2 messages then it went back to no messages.


I called MB from the car, and first off it took exactly 21 min for them to answer the call. Secound, he had no idea what that means and could not give me any answer.


Also, when I am on the "bitch" topic. My rear down will no shut all the way when I press the key and or the button. I have to close it, then push it in so it will latch. hummmm.. losing some faith here. Only 5500 miles, and already elec. problems.

Any thoughts?
There may be a problem with one of the ABS ring sensors or you have installed customs tires (tyres) and the profiles dont match or something to that effect.

Any mods on the car ?
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Old 10-15-2005, 08:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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RE: Speedtronic Inoperative

endo, I hate to feed into your paranoia, but my former S-Class was one little electrical annoyance after the other. They really never went away. I called them gremlins. First one thing, then another, then another, then back to the first. Like you're describing, turn off the key, then back on & all was well. Sometimes it was the A/C, sometimes the fuel gauge, sometimes the radio volume, the sunroof, the window roll-up with remote key feature, seat memory, and once the whole dash cluster just went pfsst (took 3 months to get that fixed). The dealer was very available and willing to help all along the way, but very little was ever solved. It was never totally right, but what a great ride beyond that. I just got used to it. Worth the trouble in the long run, but once it was out of warranty....... sayonara!
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Old 10-16-2005, 09:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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From what I understand. Speedtronic is part of the cruise control system that allows the driver to adjust the speed (basically the accel. and coast function). If your cruise control works now, i personally wouldn't worry about it.....but i'd say get it checked out if it persist.

the rear hatch problem i'd say get that checked out....rightaway.
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