Category Archives: Mercedes-Benz

2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 Balance Shaft Failure

Mercedes-Benz E350 has been a reliable, steady performer. The one exception seems to be the 2006 model, which suffered from balance shaft failure. The solution was to replace the balance shaft, and in some cases, it required replacement of engine idle gears as well. Fortunately, this was the only year that the E350 suffered from this malady. Mercedes worked its magic and the owners of 2007 model and subsequent models did not report balance shaft failures in any significant numbers. At Fremont Auto Center we are Mercedes-Benz repair specialists – whether your E350 needs balance shaft replacement, or your S-class needs Service B, or your C-class has check engine light on – call Fremont Auto Center. We will diagnose and repair your Benz, usually the same day. We perform complimentary digital vehicle inspection with every service or repair, so you know the exact condition of your Mercedes. So next time your Mercedes needs a bit of tender, loving care, call us, or setup an a ... read more

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Mercedes-Benz to Offer Choice of Sounds for Electric Vehicles

Mercedes-Benz announced last week that they are planning to offer "selectable soundscapes" for their future electric cars. In addition to the normal engine noises (electric vehicles are required by law to produce sounds that alert pedestrians that an EV is moving), Mercedes wants to provide drivers with engine sounds played through the interior speakers.  They will change as the vehicle accelerates, brakes, etc. The sounds will be artificially generated and piped through the infotainment system. They are also planning to develop unique sounds to alert drivers when the vehicle is unlocked, when it’s fully charged, etc. Well, at Fremont Auto Center we are happy to hear that Mercedes is ready with the electric vehicles - Mercedes EQC crossover was supposed to be introduced in the US in 2020 but the introduction was delayed due to the pandemic We are the premier Mercedes-Benz repair shop in Fremont, so when Mercedes EQC hits the road, our nationally ASE certified te ... read more

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Mercedes-Benz and NVIDIA Partnership Helps Mercedes-Benz Vehicles to Become Smarter

NVIDIA and Mercedes Benz announced a strategic partnership – Mercedes will install NVIDIA technology in all Mercedes models, giving them the ability to have software updates throughout the life of the car. The promise is that it will be “as easy as updating your cell phone’s operating system”. The more interesting news is that installing NVIDIA technology also means that Mercedes Benz vehicles will have Artificial Intelligence (AI) software and surround sensors to make use of it (Autonomous vehicle AI is useless without sensors to tell it what’s going on around the vehicle). So the new Mercedes should be able to have automated parking, as well as be able to autonomously drive regular routes (did you ever want to catch a nap while commuting?). Naturally there will be advanced driver assist features and collision avoidance features that are already part of high end Mercedes vehicles.  NVIDIA is a leader in autonomous vehicle software and computing sys ... read more

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Mercedes-Benz Metris - the Pop Top Camper

Mercedes-Benz Metris - the Pop Top Camper

If you do not feel comfortable driving a full sized RV, Mercedes has a treat for you. Mercedes Benz Metris Pop Top camper built in partnership with Driverge Vehicle Innovations, a Mercedes-Benz MasterSOLUTIONS™ partner. Mercedes Metris van has swiveling front seats that rotate 180 degrees that can change your van into a comfy lounge.  Standard on every Metris Pop Top camper package is a second battery to power your devices, light up your nights or suit any of your other campsite needs. As an optional feature you can order integrated solar panels for those longer off-grid trips. On the road, the Crosswind Assist helps stabilize the van in gusting crosswinds, and it sports a 5000 lb. tow capacity. That’s of course in addition to the superior Mercedes safety and reliability. At Fremont Auto Center we welcome this addition to the Mercedes Benz Metris line. We also service and repair Mercedes Metris Cargo Van and Mercedes Metris Passenger Van, as well as Sprinter vans. W ... read more

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