Date registered: Mar 2008
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Accelerator Cable Snapped CLK430 2001
Hi, I was driving in the fast lane during rush hour and going about 75 mph when my accelerator pedal all of a sudden went out and the car quickly started slowing. I eventually moved over to the right, where there was no shoulder and almost got hit by cars whizzing by from behind. I ended exiting the freeway at 2 mph, had to run an intersection and finally got my car into a gas station.
I thought this was the strangest thing and never heard of this before until I found your posts. Is this bad engineering or malfunctioning part? I had no choice but to tow it to the nearest Mercedes Benz dealership, they are charging me $450 parts and labor to replace the cable.... any advice?
Last edited by yolo; 03-05-2008 at 05:52 PM.