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Recall (TSB) W251 for 2008 R350

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Did anyone receive any letter or have any recall done?

Here is the recall list I found online.

Mercedes-Benz W164, W251 and X164 (new ML, R, GL) DTBs

Issue Date TSB Number Title
May 13, 2008
T-B-13.22/01c
Revision: Engine Cut-off Number Included
All Passenger and Light Truck Models
Equipped with Engine M272 Up to Engine Number 272xxx 30 476520
Equipped with Engine M273 Up to Engine Number 273xxx 30 085890
Noise Coming From Front of Engine

May 13, 2008
T-B-46.30/63a
Revision: Parts Note Pertaining to Pentosin Fluid Added
Model 164.172/186/871/886, Model 251.156/165, Power Steering Pump Noise

May 13, 2008
T-B-33.15/34
Model 164.122/172/175/177/186/822/871/886, Model 251.122/156/165/175/177
Grunting / Creaking Noises from Area of Front Axle

May 13, 2008
S-B-18.00/36
MY-All, All Models with Engines 111, 112, 113, 271, 272, 273, 275, 285, 642, and 648
Display and Measurement of Engine Oil Level

May 09, 2008
T-B-91.12/148
Model 164.822/871, up to VIN A268285, Equipped with SA code 845 (3rd Row Seat Folding
Down Electrically) and SA code 847 (3rd Row Seat with Folding Individual Seats)
Easy Exit Strap for Second Row Seat Backrest Release Too Short

May 09, 2008
2008040003
Service campaign: Models 164 and 251 with Engine 156, Model Years 2007 - 2008
Recode Engine Type In ASSYST (Maintenance System) Control Module

May 07, 2008
T-B-07.16/69a
Revision: Remedy Updated
Model 164.122/822, Model 211.022, Model 251.122
Engine Does Not Start or Runs Unevenly

May 05, 2008
P-B-07.11/64c
Revision: Applicable Models Updated to Include 164.125/825 & 251.125 as of May 5, 2008
Model 211.022, Model 164.122/125/822/825, Model 251.122/125 Equipped with OM642 Engine
Diagnostic Enhancement: OM642 Diesel Enhanced Diagnostic Assistance Center "EDAC"

May 03, 2008
S-B-40.10/60
MY-All, Models All, Nitrogen Use in Tire Inflation

May 02, 2008
S-B-58.30/45a
Revision: PMC Agreement (Page 3 and 4) Updated
ALL MODELS, VEHICLE WHEEL ALIGNMENT EQUIPMENT COMPLIANCE

Apr 24, 2008
S-B-03.30/08e
Revision: Op Code (05-7211 - Scenario 1) Removed
Model 164.186/871, Model 171.454/456
Model 203.052/054/056/087/092, Model 209.356/372/456/472
Model 211.056/072/087/090/256/287, Model 216.371, Model 219.372
Model 221.171/186, Model 230.471, Model 251.165
Equipped with M272 Engine Up to Serial No. 2729..30 468993
or M273 Engine Up to Serial No. 2739..30 088611
Check Engine Light On / Fault Codes 0059, 0060, 0063, 0064, 0271, 0272,
0275, 0276, 1200 and/or 1208 Stored in ME-SFI Control Module

Apr 22, 2008
T-B-46.20/61a
Revision: Note Pertaining to Radial Play (Between Step 2 and 3) Revised
All Model 164 / 251 Vehicles, Rattling / Thumping Noise on Rough Roads
and/or Knocking Noise When Moving Steering in Both Directions

Apr 22, 2008
S-B-18.00/37
All Passenger and Light Truck Models Equipped with M156, M272, M273 or OM642 Engines
Low Oil Level Symptoms

Apr 18, 2008
S-B-00.00/87
MY-All, Models All, General Overview of Documents in WIS-net and
Locating Component Function Descriptions in WIS-net

Apr 15, 2008
S-B-68.30/75
All Passenger Car and Light Truck Models, Surface Damage Caused by Scent Dispenser

Apr 14, 2008
T-B-83.00/117
Model 164.122/175/177/186/822/871, Model 251.122/165/175/177
Incorrect Air Distribution or Temperature Control
Malfunction of LIN bus / Teach-in Process of Actuator Motors not Possible
DTC 9401, 9402, 9403, 9404, 9405, 9406, 9407, 9408, 9409, 9501, 9502, 9503 and 9505

Apr 11, 2008
S-B-14.40/25
Model 164.122, Up to VIN A277429, Model 211.022, Up to VIN B150432
Model 251.122, Up to VIN A060265
Engine Changes to Limp-Home Mode with DTC 2082-008

Apr 08, 2008
S-B-68.05/74
All Model 129, 140, 163, 164, 170, 171, 202, 203, 204, 208, 209, 210, 211,
215, 216, 220, 221, 230, 251 and 463 Vehicles
Garage Door Opener Cannot Be Programmed and/or Range is Too Short

Apr 05, 2008
S-B-01.45/21
Models 164, 211, 251 with Engine 642, Model Years 2007-2008
Oil Leakage in Area of Oil Pan

Apr 04, 2008
S-B-83.00/116
All 164, 171, 203, 204, 209, 211, 215, 216, 219, 220, 221, 230 and 251 Vehicles
AC Control Module / Control Functions

Apr 02, 2008
S-B-27.00/105
Model 164.122/822 Model 211.022 Model 251.122
Harsh Activation of Torque Converter Lockup Clutch

Apr 02, 2008
S-B-27.00/104
Model 164.122/822 Model 211.022 Model 251.122
Slow Acceleration with Gas Pedal Hesitation

Mar 28, 2008
S-B-03.30/08b
Revision: Warranty Information Corrected, Model 164.186/871, Model 171.454/456
Model 203.052/054/056/087/092, Model 209.356/372/456/472
Model 211.056/072/087/090/256/287, Model 216.371, Model 219.372
Model 221.171/186, Model 230.471, Model 251.165
Equipped with M272 Engine Up to Serial No. 2729..30 468993
or M273 Engine Up to Serial No. 2739..30 088611
Check Engine Light On / Fault Codes 0059, 0060, 0063, 0064, 0271, 0272,
0275, 0276, 1200 and/or 1208 Stored in ME-SFI Control Module

Mar 28, 2008
S-SI-58.20/93e
Revision: Price Scale Revised, All MODELS, ORIGINAL, APPROVED PROTECTIVE COVERS
FOR FENDERS, SEATS, AND FRONT AND REAR FASCIA

Mar 26, 2008
T-B-88.70/72b
Revision: VIN Range Include and Remedy Amended
All Model 164 Vehicles, Up to VIN A359047, All Model 251 Vehicles, Up to VIN A074553
Equipped with Electric Folding Mirrors (SA code 500)
Exterior Mirror Does Not Fold Completely In or Out

Mar 26, 2008
S-B-83.00/115
All Model 164, 171, 203, 204, 209, 211, 215, 216, 219, 220, 221, 230 and 251 Vehicles
Unpleasant Odor from Air Conditioning Vents

Mar 26, 2008
S-B-82.70/619
Model 164.122/172/175/177/186, Model 203.052/054/076/087/092
Model 209.356/372/377/456/472/477, Model 211.022/056/072/077/087/090/277/287
Model 219.372/377, Model 230.471/472/477/479, Model 251.122/156/165/175/177
As of Model Year 2007, Equipped with Cellular Telephone System
Driver Cannot Hear the Calling Party During a Hands-Free Call or
Calling Party Volume Very Low

Mar 26, 2008
T-B-03.30/09a
Revision: Combination of DTBs, Model 164.186/871, Model 251.165
Equipped with M272 Engine Up to Serial No. 2729..30 468993
or M273 Engine Up to Serial No. 2739..30 088611
Check Engine Light On / Fault Codes FC1200 / FC1208 Stored in ME-SFI Control Unit

Mar 25, 2008
T-B-91.10/132a
Revision: Technical Content Revised
Model 164.122/175/177/186/822/871, Up to VIN A258966
Model 251.122/165/175/177, Up to VIN A058266
Head Restraint and/or Seat Adjustment Nonfunctional and/or SRS Illuminated

Mar 24, 2008
T-B-91.22/152
Model 164.822/871/886, Inoperable / Noisy Third Row Seat Motor

Mar 24, 2008
S-B-91.18/151
All Passenger and Light Truck Models, Dirty Seats

Mar 24, 2008
T-B-91.12/149
All Model 251 Vehicles, Cracking Noises from Second Row Seat Backrest

Mar 24, 2008
T-B-72.20/59a
Revision: Remedy Revised Model 164.175/186 Model 251.165/175 Model Year 2006
Message "Tailgate Open" in Instrument Cluster Display

Mar 24, 2008
T-B-72.20/43e
Revision: Remedy Updated Model 164.122/175/177/186 Model 251.122/165/175/177
Power Closing Assist on the Tailgate Intermittently Nonfunctional

Mar 24, 2008
T-B-68.10/73
Model 164.122/172/175/177/186/822/871/886
Except Vehicles Equipped with the Off-Road Package (SA code 430)
Storage Compartment in Center Console Does Not Open / Sticks

Mar 14, 2008
T-B-46.00/50a
Revision: Combination of DTBs, All Model 163/164 and 251 Vehicles
Conditions Concerning the Steering System

Mar 12, 2008
S-B-82.60/617
MODELS 164, 171, 203, 204, 209, 211, 215, 216, 219, 220, 221, 230, 251, 463
Satellite Radio General Activation Information

Mar 11, 2008
T-B-15.40/61a
Revision: Combination of DTBs, Model 164.122/186/822/871 Model 251.165
Returning Alternators and Regulators Equipped with BSS or LIN Communication

Mar 07, 2008
T-B-83.10/112
All Model 164 Vehicles, Water Entry into Vehicle Interior

Mar 07, 2008
C1A 080301
Customer 1 Action: Models 164, 164.8, 171, 204, 209, 211, 216, 219, 221, 230, 251, 463
Model Year 2008 Digital Tele Aid Reprogramming

Mar 03, 2008
S-B-46.25/37a
Models 129, 140, 163, 164, 170, 171, 199, 202, 203, 204, 208, 209, 210, 211, 215,
216, 219, 220, 221, 230, 251, 463, Processing of Steering System Complaints

Feb 22, 2008
T-B-97.00/04
All Model 164 / 251 Vehicles, Replacement Parts with Seam Seal

Feb 22, 2008
T-B-98.10/18a
Revision: Technical Content Updated
All Model 164, 251 and 463 Vehicles, Damage to Painted Surface on Tailgate

Feb 21, 2008
P-B-83.00/109a
Revision: Parts List Updated to Include Rear/Auxiliary Climate Control Panel
All Model 163, 164, 170, 171, 199, 203, 204, 209, 211, 215, 216, 219, 220, 221, 230, 240,
251 and 463 Vehicles, Diagnostic Enhancement: Climate Control -- Enhanced Diagnostic
Assistance Center EDAC for Repairs Under Warranty

Feb 21, 2008
S-B-54.35/193
All Passenger and Light Truck Models, Replacing the Fanfare Horns

Feb 14, 2008
T-B-82.35/606a
Revision: Remedy Updated All Model 164 / 251 Vehicles
Windshield Washer System Inoperative After Front SAM Flash

Feb 12, 2008
S-B-46.30/21a
Model 163.154/157/172/174/175 164.172/175/186/871/886 251.156/165/175 + many others
Noise from the Area of the Steering System / Power Steering Pump

Feb 11, 2008
S-B-98.30/22
All Passenger Car and Light Truck Models, Elimination of Adhesive Residues On Paint Work

Feb 11, 2008
T-B-46.10/32e
Revision: Applicable Models and Technical Content Updated
All Model 164 / 251 Vehicles, Groaning/Cracking Noise When Steering

Feb 08, 2008
S-B-40.10/18a
All Models, Chrome Plating of Mercedes-Benz Light Alloy Wheels

Feb 01, 2008
2008010005
Recall: Models 164, 164.8, 211, 251 with Diesel Engine OM 642 Model Years 2006 - 2008
Replace Crankshaft Position Sensor

Feb 01, 2008
T-B-82.64/608
Model 164.122/172/175/177/186/822/871/886, as of MY 2006
Model 251.122/156/165/175/177, as of MY 2006 Equipped with Option Code 819
CD Changer Cannot Be Operated / CDs Not Drawn In or Ejected, Jumps,
Skips or Sets Over Temperature Fault Codes

Jan 15, 2008
T-B-82.85/593d
Revision: Document Discontinued
Model 164 Model 251, As of MY 07 Equipped with Navigation System Code 530
Navigation Database Update At Pre-Delivery Inspection

Jan 15, 2008
T-B-32.22/50a
Revision: Reference to Figure Revised
Model 164 with code 489 (Airmatic suspension) Model 251
Airmatic Inoperative / "Visit Workshop" Displayed in Instrument Cluster

Jan 11, 2008
T-B-82.62/594a
Revision: New Cause and Remedy Added
Model 164 Model 251 Model Year 2006 with Option Code 810 (Sound Amplifier)
Audio Not Available During Start Up or Sound Amplifier Not Visible During Quick Test

Jan 10, 2008
T-B-62.25/09a
Model 164.122/172/175/177/186/822/866/871, Water Sloshing Noise Under Instrument Panel

Jan 09, 2008
T-B-80.57/47
All Model 164 and 251 Vehicles, Diagnosis and Replacement of DAS3 Components

Jan 09, 2008
T-B-27.00/103a
All Light Truck Models Equipped with 722.9 (7G-Tronic) Transmission
Transmission in Limp Home Mode

Jan 09, 2008
T-B-14.30/24
Model 164.177 Model 251.177
Check Engine Lamp Illuminated / DTC Codes 0817 or 0821

Jan 07, 2008
T-B-82.30/583a
Model 164.175/186 Model 251.165/175 Model Year 2006 (SA code 806)
Rear Window Wiper Fails to Function or Stops Intermittently

Jan 03, 2008
T-B-42.45/87
All Model 164 Vehicles Equipped with Sales Code 477 - Tire Loss Warning System
(indirect ESP based) with Run Flat Tires, Model Year 2005 to 2007
"Tire Pressure Monitoring Inactive" Displayed in Instrument Cluster

Jan 03, 2008
T-B-14.30/20b
Model 164.871, Up to and Including VIN A150065
Check Engine Light On / Fault Codes 0810, 0814 (P0410) Stored in Engine
 

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Recall and TSB are NOT the same thing.

A recall will indeed result in a letter to you from MBUSA and will cover basically any safety problem. Other problems can be made into recalls at MBUSA discretion, e.g. W210 door rust prevention.

Recalls--not TSBs--are posted in a free area at startekinfo.com.

A recall will be performed for free by a dealer regardless of whether vehicle is still under warranty.

The only recall on your list is the Replace Crankshaft Position Sensor item and you didn't get a letter because you don't have a diesel.

TSBs are strictly dealer notifications and the owner is not sent a copy.

If you come in for service with a complaint, dealer will check database of TSBs for a solution.

TSBs will be performed for free by dealer only when vehicle remains under warranty.

Smart owners will try to keep up on TSBs and these forums are a good way as folks like you tend to post them here.

Anyone can subscribe to Startekinfo for a day to check on TSBs for their vehicle, too.

Good independent mechanics will have an ongoing subscription to startekinfo and if they feel like it can inform you of any TSBs, etc. but will refer you to the dealer because independents are not reimbursed for performing these procedures free to you.

"Service campaigns" will be automatically performed whenever you bring your car in to a dealer (not independent) for service, but you probably won't receive a letter of notification.
 

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Recall and TSB are NOT the same thing.

A recall will indeed result in a letter to you from MBUSA and will cover basically any safety problem. Other problems can be made into recalls at MBUSA discretion, e.g. W210 door rust prevention.

Recalls--not TSBs--are posted in a free area at startekinfo.com.

A recall will be performed for free by a dealer regardless of whether vehicle is still under warranty.

The only recall on your list is the Replace Crankshaft Position Sensor item and you didn't get a letter because you don't have a diesel.

TSBs are strictly dealer notifications and the owner is not sent a copy.

If you come in for service with a complaint, dealer will check database of TSBs for a solution.

TSBs will be performed for free by dealer only when vehicle remains under warranty.

Smart owners will try to keep up on TSBs and these forums are a good way as folks like you tend to post them here.

Anyone can subscribe to Startekinfo for a day to check on TSBs for their vehicle, too.

Good independent mechanics will have an ongoing subscription to startekinfo and if they feel like it can inform you of any TSBs, etc. but will refer you to the dealer because independents are not reimbursed for performing these procedures free to you.

"Service campaigns" will be automatically performed whenever you bring your car in to a dealer (not independent) for service, but you probably won't receive a letter of notification.

Thank you for the info.

Here is the answer from my service advisor:

I am so happy that my car is free of recall or problem at this time.

Here is the answer from my sevice advisor:


I just ran your vehicle identification number and there currently are no open service campaigns or recalls. The list of technical bulletins apply to actual problems that may occur with any given vehicle and do not necessarily mean that they must be done to every car.
I hope this addresses your concern.
Pete K.
 

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Issue Date TSB Number Title
May 13, 2008
T-B-13.22/01c
Revision: Engine Cut-off Number Included
All Passenger and Light Truck Models
Equipped with Engine M272 Up to Engine Number 272xxx 30 476520
Equipped with Engine M273 Up to Engine Number 273xxx 30 085890
Noise Coming From Front of Engine

If the service guy said he didn't hear anything would they still do the TSB?
 

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Issue Date TSB Number Title
May 13, 2008
T-B-13.22/01c
Revision: Engine Cut-off Number Included
All Passenger and Light Truck Models
Equipped with Engine M272 Up to Engine Number 272xxx 30 476520
Equipped with Engine M273 Up to Engine Number 273xxx 30 085890
Noise Coming From Front of Engine

If the service guy said he didn't hear anything would they still do the TSB?
I also experienced this "noise coming from the front engine" and I`ve talked to my SA and said to me that my front tires almost done. True, my front tires are almost to change. We`ll see after I change the front tire for a new ones if the noise still persist.
 

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I am having this problem, Star says to change the Accelerator and I did that, and the same problem comes up again.


Apr 02, 2008
S-B-27.00/104
Model 164.122/822 Model 211.022 Model 251.122
Slow Acceleration with Gas Pedal Hesitation
 

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I am having this problem, Star says to change the Accelerator and I did that, and the same problem comes up again.


Apr 02, 2008
S-B-27.00/104
Model 164.122/822 Model 211.022 Model 251.122
Slow Acceleration with Gas Pedal Hesitation
The DTB you cite is for diesels only and states to reflash the transmission software. Any model number with 22 at end is a V6 diesel.
 

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I just purchase my wife's 2008 R350 at the end of September 2008.

I will have a 1000 to 3000 miles FREE courteous check up at the dealership...

should I ask them about all these recalls??
 

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I just purchase my wife's 2008 R350 at the end of September 2008.

I will have a 1000 to 3000 miles FREE courteous check up at the dealership...

should I ask them about all these recalls??
They should've done all those TSBs at the time you made the purchase.
 
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