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Old 10-01-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
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Cam Solenoid Campaign

Took my car for the melted tail light harness today. While there, I was advised there is a Recall B 2012070002 Cam Solenoid Campaign.
They replaced: 4 271-150-01-56-05 engine wirin
4 002-997-24-90 cable tie

Have no idea what it meant but they fixed my tal lights and competed the recall within an hour. Way to go MB South Orlando.
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Took my car for the melted tail light harness today. While there, I was advised there is a Recall B 2012070002 Cam Solenoid Campaign.
They replaced: 4 271-150-01-56-05 engine wirin
4 002-997-24-90 cable tie

Have no idea what it meant but they fixed my tal lights and competed the recall within an hour. Way to go MB South Orlando.
In re: cam solenoid recall, we need to know the VIN range.
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How would that be determined?
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^ same here

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Campaign No. 2012070002, September 2012
TO: ALL MERCEDES-BENZ CENTERS
SUBJECT: Models 164, 171, 203, 204, 207, 209, 211, 212, 216, 219, 221, 230, 251, 463
Engines 272 and 273
Model Years 2005 - 2011
Retrofit Adapter Wiring Harness on Camshaft Adjustment Solenoids
Revision Date Purpose
A 9/12/12 Inclusion of Consequential Damage and Customer Reimbursement to Warranty
information
9/7/12 Initial Issue
This Service Campaign has been initiated because Daimler AG (DAG), the manufacturer of Mercedes-
Benz vehicles, has determined that due to the settling properties of the seal, oil may leak from the
camshaft adjustment solenoid. Dealers will retrofit four adapter harnesses onto the engine wiring harness
as a precautionary measure at the next workshop visit
Prior to performing this Service Campaign:
 Please check VMI to determine if the vehicle is involved in the Campaign and if it has been previously
repaired.
 Please review the entire Service Campaign bulletin and follow the repair procedure exactly as
described.
Please note that Recall and Service Campaigns do not expire and may also be performed on a vehicle
with a vehicle status indicator.
Approximately 557,108 vehicles are affected.
Order No. S-SC-2012070002
This bulletin has been created and maintained in accordance with MBUSA-SLP S423QH001, Document and Data
Control, and MBUSA-SLP S424HH001, Control of Quality Records.
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S-SC-2012070002
Procedure
1. Remove top engine cover to get access to camshaft adjustment solenoids as required.
2. Disconnect camshaft adjustment solenoids from engine harness connectors (A, Figures 1 and 2):
 Carefully unlock engine harness connectors (A) by squeezing and partially pulling out locking tabs
(arrows) using pocket screw driver.
 Disconnect camshaft adjustment solenoid connectors (A) from camshaft solenoids (B).
Figure 1
Figure 2
Note: Shown on engine 272
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3. Connect adapter harnesses (A, Figures 3 and 4):
 Connect adapter harnesses (A) between connector on camshaft adjustment solenoid and engine
harness.
 Push locking tabs (arrows, Figures 1 and 2) into connectors to secure (total of 8 locking tabs).
4. Secure adapter harnesses with cable ties.
Note:
Ensure harness adapters are properly secured using cable ties (arrows, Figures 3 and 4) to prevent wire
chafing and/or damage from hot engine parts, (e.g. oil cooler [B]).
Figure 3
Figure 4
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S-SC-2012070002
Primary Parts Information
Qty. Part Name Part Number Estimated Replacement
Rate
4 Adapter wiring harness for camshaft
adjustment solenoids
A 271 150 01 56 05 100%
4 Cable tie A 002 997 24 90
Note:
 Please be aware that only the part number(s) referenced in the Campaign Bulletin is/are
approved for use to repair the vehicle. Repairs performed using any other part(s) will not
have been performed in accordance with the campaign. Accordingly, warranty claims
submitted with reference to an improper part number(s) will be denied.
 The following allowable labor operation should be used when submitting a warranty claim
for this repair:
Warranty Information
Operation: Install electrical wiring harnesses for camshaft adjustment solenoid (02-7325)
Damage Code Operation Number Model Indicator(s)
59 900 02 7 02-7325 AA, AD, AH, AF, BA, BE, CB,
CC, CA, DA, DE, EA, EC, FA,
FB, FC, FD, FF, HA, HB, HC,
HD, L7, Q6, Q7, Q8, Q9, QA,
R5, S7, S8, SA, SB, T7, T9, T8,
TA, U6, U7, X1, X3, X4, XA, XB,
Y3, Z1, Z5, Z8
Note- Consequential Damage:
If the vehicle requires additional repairs due to damage from the oil leak, submit all necessary
labor operations and parts on the same Repair Order Line as the Campaign. Do not submit
an additional repair. These additional operations and parts cannot be submitted as a Sublet.
Additional repairs require dealer text explaining the extent of additional damage.
PLEASE NOTE THE REPLACEMENT OF LEAKING CAMSHAFT ADJUSTMENT
SOLENOID (S) IS NOT PERMITTED UNDER CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE, CUSTOMER
REIMBURSEMENT, OR UNDER THIS SERVICE CAMPAIGN.
Note
Operation code times are subject to change. Please refer to StarTime for current labor times.
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S-SC-2012070002
NOTE REGARDING CUSTOMER REIMBURSEMENT
Reimbursement to customers for repairs performed prior to this service campaign:
If the customer already paid to have this service campaign condition repaired and provides
adequate documentation to support their claim of a non-warranty repair of this item, they may
be eligible to receive reimbursement.
Requests for reimbursement may include parts, labor, fees and taxes.
Reimbursement is limited to the amount the installation of the camshaft adjustment solenoid
adapter harnesses or the cost of any consequential damage (less the cam adjustment
solenoid) if completed by an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer under this campaign.
Submit a warranty claim, utilizing Damage Code 59 900 02 8 as a sublet, utilizing the sublet
code of SUB. Sublet repairs require dealer text as stated in the Warranty Policies and
Procedures Manual. Repair date should be the date that the customer paid for the repair.
Note:
Please note the claim submitted for customer reimbursement will not close the campaign (if
still open). If the customer is still in possession of the vehicle with an open campaign, please
arrange to close the campaign in the usual manner as described in this bulletin.
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Did the service bulletin say that the leaking solenoid was not to be replaced?

"PLEASE NOTE THE REPLACEMENT OF LEAKING CAMSHAFT ADJUSTMENT
SOLENOID (S) IS NOT PERMITTED UNDER CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE, CUSTOMER
REIMBURSEMENT, OR UNDER THIS SERVICE CAMPAIGN."

So you get the new harness(s) but you still have the leaking solenoid? Weird! I would think that at least the seal would be replaced but if that is part of the solenoid then the whole thing should be replaced. Remember there are more than 1 solenoids.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:42 AM   #8
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mercedes has never paid for the solenoid(s). on the old bulletin they would pay for everything up to the ME but not the solenoid(s).
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There are 4 solenoids, supposedly their cost is around $25 each. Thanks RENNTECH, for the info and when is your supercharger for the M272 coming?
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mercedes has never paid for the solenoid(s). on the old bulletin they would pay for everything up to the ME but not the solenoid(s).
This doesn't sound like a recall, then. Repair if needed and MB pays. When I make my weekly coffee stop at my dealer on Thursday, I'm going to ask the service manager about this.

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Old 11-10-2012, 11:55 AM   #11
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I am a bit confused by this.

What good does this harness do? If the solenoid hasn't starting leaking, does the campaign harness prevent them from ever leaking or could it still happen?
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:48 PM   #12
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Just came back from service. This Campaign affected me, so they changed it. I would like to see some pics. Maybe I'll pull the cover off this weekend and take a look.
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We took our E-350 in for tire/wheel work, it appears that the dealership performed this "cam solenoid" campaign, without out knowledge. When we got our car back the analog clock is broken and the dashboard back light is not working. Are these issues related?
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We took our E-350 in for tire/wheel work, it appears that the dealership performed this "cam solenoid" campaign, without out knowledge. When we got our car back the analog clock is broken and the dashboard back light is not working. Are these issues related?
Of course they are not. The cam solenoids are on the front ends of the camshafts on the front of the engine under the forward cover.
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Would this repair be covered if a car is out of warranty?
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Would this repair be covered if a car is out of warranty?
I took in my car for an oil change, and asked about the recall...my car has 54k miles so it is out of warranty...but recalls are made for any mileage cars, so the answer to your question is yes, it is covered
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Had my car in today and yest for a few issues and noticed they fixed this.
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Yes. My 2008 C300 at 50 months old will get the fix next week.
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I took in my car for an oil change, and asked about the recall...my car has 54k miles so it is out of warranty...but recalls are made for any mileage cars, so the answer to your question is yes, it is covered
it is NOT a recall. Owners of recall cars get a letter. Campaigns are performed when a car comes in for another reason or develops a related problem.
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it is NOT a recall. Owners of recall cars get a letter. Campaigns are performed when a car comes in for another reason or develops a related problem.
Good to know, but it is still covered outside of warranty regardless.
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My recent invoice states 48476 per recall, install cam solenoid harnesses...
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My recent invoice states 48476 per recall, install cam solenoid harnesses...
A mistype by the service writer. It's still just a campaign.

Mine was done last week along with a trans service and installation of a TPMS repair kit to fix a leak.
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my '10 w204 was affected, got it changed.
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Sound like this could be related to this:

Burning Oil smell from pass side engine bay

Looking at post #3 in that thread, does anyone think the four round rubber things are the cam solenoids? That would be great if I could get this problem fixed for free. Every time I'm at a stop light in the cold I get this strong burning oil smell. I've been meaning to order one of those small black plugs, but I'd rather take it to the dealer for free.

Then again, this issue has nothing to do with a wiring harness, at least I don't think so.
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