The MB Star Diagnostics system is designed to cover a wide range of Mercedes-Benz models, including cars, SUVs, trucks, and buses. The system can diagnose and troubleshoot problems on Mercedes-Benz vehicles that use the OBD-II (On-Board Diagnostics) system, which is a standard system used by most vehicles manufactured after 1996.
Here is a list of some of the Mercedes-Benz models that the MB Star Diagnostics system can cover:
- A-Class (W168, W169, W176)
- B-Class (W245, W246)
- C-Class (W202, W203, W204, W205)
- CL-Class (W215, W216)
- CLK-Class (W208, W209)
- CLS-Class (W219, W218)
- E-Class (W210, W211, W212, W213)
- G-Class (W463)
- GL-Class (X164, X166)
- GLA-Class (X156)
- GLC-Class (X253)
- GLE-Class (W164, W166)
- GLK-Class (X204)
- M-Class (W163, W164, W166)
- R-Class (W251)
- S-Class (W220, W221, W222)
- SL-Class (R129, R230, R231)
- SLK-Class (R170, R171, R172)
- V-Class (W638, W639, W447)
It’s worth noting that the specific range of models covered by the MB Star Diagnostics system may depend on the version of the software being used, as well as the hardware interface and the vehicle’s specific model year and configuration. It’s important to check compatibility before using the system on a specific vehicle.
What is MB Star Diagnostic?
MB Star Diagnostics is a diagnostic system used to troubleshoot and diagnose problems in Mercedes-Benz vehicles. It is a tool designed specifically for Mercedes-Benz vehicles and is used by authorized dealerships and service centers, as well as independent repair shops and DIY enthusiasts.
The MB Star Diagnostics system consists of a laptop or tablet with specialized software and a hardware interface that connects to the vehicle’s onboard computer, also known as the ECU (Electronic Control Unit). This system can read and clear fault codes, perform diagnostic tests, program and code ECUs, and perform other functions related to the vehicle’s electronic and mechanical systems.
The MB Star Diagnostics system is frequently used to diagnose and repair issues related to engine management, transmission, ABS, SRS, and other systems in Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The system can also be used to perform routine maintenance tasks, such as resetting service intervals and calibrating sensors.
It’s worth noting that MB Star Diagnostics is a proprietary tool, and access to it is typically restricted to authorized personnel or those who have purchased the necessary hardware and software licenses.
However, there are also third-party diagnostic tools available for Mercedes-Benz vehicles that may offer similar functionality at a lower cost.
Is MB STAR Diagnostic available in Zambia?
MB STAR Diagnostic is a very well-known tool worldwide and a dealership in Zambia is available through Southern Cross which also deals with Jeep, Fiat, Mitsubishi, Haval, and GWM vehicles in Zambia.
However, it is worth noting that many independent garages do not have this tool in Zambia owing to its price tag. How much is MB STAR Diagnostic too? Depending on the model and latest software update the MB Star tool cost over a thousand dollars and way more than 20,000 kwacha.