I have an '05 Mercedes CLK320 convertible that I purchased 3 years ago with about 29,000 miles on it. Two years ago the hydraulic lines in the top blew and I spent about $3,000 to have it repaired. Today, the lines blew again. What I’m trying to find out is:
- Is this common in this car? Or in any convertible?
- Did I just get a lemon?
- If this isn’t a common problem, should the dealer that repaired the hydraulics 2 years ago fix them again for free?
It only has 70,000 miles on it now and I was under the impression that I could drive a Mercedes for a couple hundred thousand miles without too much mechanical problem. But if this is going to be an ongoing issue, I’m going to get rid of the car, even though I absolutely love it. It’s ruby red, of course!
Would appreciate any insight!