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Old 03-30-2019, 09:10 PM
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A220 USA Problems

Purchased a A220 (USA California) two weeks ago at Dealer #1. After 2 days, the car wouldn't start and had to be towed to Dealer #2 who claimed that Dealer #1 did not perform the PDI inspection properly. After a week in the shop, took the car on a road trip today and the car wouldn't start again and is being towed to Dealer #2 again. Is anyone having similar issues with the A220 (USA)?
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Old 03-30-2019, 09:47 PM
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Shoulda bought a Honda.
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Old 03-30-2019, 10:05 PM
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Read up on California’s lemon laws then call MBUSA.

Don’t let them cite different reasons for the same problem.

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Old 03-31-2019, 12:27 AM
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I doubt anyone on this forum has that car. I've never even heard of it. You might try searching on YouTube. Generally people don't post on this forum until their car is out of warranty, sometimes way out. People are still here trying to fix 40 year old cars.
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Old 03-31-2019, 11:01 AM
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Car won't crank or won't run? These are two completely different issues and details matter. Does this car have keyless go? Any chance the car is getting improperly operated? Some cars require a brake press in order to start.


I have a work order found in a car I bought:

Customer states: Car won't start

Tech states: Car started x times over y days. No problem found.

Customer states: Key won't turn.

Repairs , lock cylinder , steering lock parts.


I'd push the 2nd dealer to state specifically in writing what the 1st dealer did wrong in the inspection. And why dealer 2 didn't solve the problem. ( I'm betting dealer 2 didn't have any basis for this )
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Old 03-31-2019, 11:04 AM
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I doubt anyone on this forum has that car. I've never even heard of it.
The A class is a mini wagon / SUV in the realm of a Chrysler PT / Chevy HHR
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Old 03-31-2019, 11:24 AM
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There’s a different A-class in the US. It’s a more squared off sedan than the transverse FWD CLA-class.

A-class -



vs CLA-class -



It’s not the same A-class from a few years ago.

Original A-class -



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The car has keyless go. When you push the start button, dash board lights come on but the car doesn't start. No clicking sounds - nothing. One of the suggestions the dealer had when I called during the no-start condition was to place the key fob in the right-side cup holder that has a set of keys imprinted at the base of the cup holder - but that didn't work.

Have there been issues with the electronic "gear shift selector module" (or whatever it is called) on the 7 speed transmissions with the column mounted gear shift on any of the Mercedes lines which might explain a no-start condition? When the car failed to start, the white box that usually appears around the P R N D on the dashboard instrument panel disappears. You can't tell what gear is selected. I tried pushing the car and it it didn't roll so I assume I was in PARK.

There were error messages on the LCD instrument panel saying to close the door - the transmission is not in park - put the car in park to start. But moving the column shifter did nothing.

Apparently a bunch of codes were tripped when the car was towed to the dealer, but I don't think the dealer has a clue.
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Seems like a faulty selector position switch or logic. We had a mild version of that in our old minivan. When in park, all the selector positions lit up. It didn’t affect starting though, only the display.

Does the steering lock release?

Stupid question - are you sure this isn’t a hybrid or stop-n-go engine in which the engine doesn’t start until you step on the accelerator? Or it needs your foot on the brake pedal when you press start.

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A-class -



vs CLA-class -


The official car of daddy paid for it!
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Old 03-31-2019, 01:35 PM
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The engine is a 2.0 liter gasoline - not a hybrid. Yes, the car has the annoying stop and go feature. You can disable the feature per trip by pressing the "A" button located right beneath the push start button. Yes, you press the brake pedal before pushing the start button. Not sure about the steering wheel lock. But the car has to start first. Thanks Sixto for posting the pictures of the cars.
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Hopefully that's not a rebadged Dart
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Hopefully that's not a rebadged Dart
I thought the dart was fiat.
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Old 04-02-2019, 06:02 PM
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Hopefully that's not a rebadged Dart
Hey, my first car was a Dart!

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Still in the shop.
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