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About Mercedes-Benz R350

As a part in the Mercedes-Benz R-Class, which is several cars rolled into one and boasts versatility, Mercedes-Benz R350 has been built by DaimlerChrysler from 23 June 2005 to 2007, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International between 2007 and 2015 and AM General since 2015 as a full-size crossover Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) and large Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV). Originally introduced as a model in the R-Class, R350 is the first full-sized multi-purpose vehicle ever produced by Mercedes-Benz. Competing against the Acura MDX, Volkswagen Touareg and Lexus GX 460, R350 has won the Top Safety Pick Award from IIHS and now it is still in its first generation.
Mercedes-Benz R350 made its debut at the 2005 New York International Auto Show and is built on the W251 chassis. It is offered in only one body style, 4-door station wagon and two wheelbases. Being priced between models in M-Class and GL-Class, R350 comes in three trim levels: base R350, R350 4Matic and R350 BlueTEC. Equipped with standard 19-inch wheels, rain-sensing wipers, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power driver seat and Bluetooth connectivity and optional panoramic sunroof, a power-adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a power liftgate, adaptive xenon HID headlights, a rear seat entertainment system, a navigation system and an iPod interface, Mercedes-Benz R350 is powered by 3.0 L V6 rated at 265 hp and 457 pound-feet of torque and 3.5 L V6 cranking out 268-302 horsepower and 258-273 lb-ft of torque and engines send power through 7-speed 7G-Tronic automatic transmission to rear wheels or four wheels.

Mercedes-Benz R350 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Being roomy, luxurious and available with a wide variety of standard features, Mercedes-Benz R350 is always both a sport cruiser and family tourer. If you do have a R350 for family use, you had better be prepared for these common problems on it for the sake of your families' safety:
First, when Mercedes-Benz R350 reaches at about 72,000 miles, engine failure becomes a primary problem for owners. In fact, as the soul of a vehicle, no driver will deny the significance of the engine, in other words, any problem on it should get your enough attention. These symptoms of engine failure concluded by experienced R350 drivers could be referred to by you. Normally, this issue starts with strange sounds such as whining, squealing and rattling from the engine; then the engine runs roughly, misfires, stalls and even suffers from starting issues including hard starting and inability to start; finally, you will notice a decrease in power, acceleration and fuel economy, the Check Engine Light will also come on to warn you that the inspection on R350 spark plug, air filter, oil filter, engine control module, engine mount, valve cover gasket and fuel pump.
Second, according to the information listed on the car repair statistics site CarComplaints.com, transmission ranks second after the engine failure among all other issues on Mercedes-Benz R350. You may not realize how serious transmission failure could be since most of R350 drivers have not much knowledge about working principle of automobiles. In fact, it is the culprit of drivability problem and even impotent vehicle. Therefore, once you could hear clunking or grinding noises from beneath the vehicle; once you find leaking transmission fluids; once the indicator does not match the gear readings; once the vehicle starts in another gear or refuses to go into any gear; once you find difficulty in shifting gear and once the transmission slips and surges, you should start to inspect if the R350 transmission assembly, automatic transmission filter, automatic transmission shifter, shift cable, transfer case seal, clutch fork and clutch disc are working properly or not.
However, to make sure you only enjoy pleasant ride on Mercedes-Benz R350, you should perform routine maintenance on some vulnerable auto parts such as R350 seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, antenna, fog light, headlight and cabin air filter since they play important roles in creating safe and comfortable driving environment but they are also exposed to harsh working conditions.
To sustain your Mercedes-Benz R350 for a longer time, you also need to choose OEM Mercedes-Benz R350 auto parts as parts replacements without any hesitation. MBPartsPrime.com happens to cover a wide range of lowest-priced manufacturer-warrantied genuine Mercedes-Benz R350 auto parts online. All these OEM R350 parts are guaranteed to be in high quality, reliable and durable, they are also favored by hassle-free return policy and quickest delivery service, you can shop them now with confidence!