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Mercedes-Benz SL600 Active Body Control System Can Leak Hydraulic Fluid

Mercedes-Benz SL600 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Average Mileage: 61,226 mi (32,000 mi - 90,453 mi)


The active body control system can leak fluid from numerous areas, including the tandem pump, hydraulic lines, struts, and/or seals. If it is not repaired, the vehicle ride height could drop too low and cause damage to the undercarriage.

  • Visitor, , 90,453 mi

    warning light came on. stopped car immediately. had car towed to mechanic. $4,000.00 to fix problem.

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  •  Rookie

    ABC visit workshop light came on, had noticed car was pulling hard to the right while driving. Took in for repair codes said,"replace fluid & filters in system" NOT COVERED BY PLATNIUM WARRANTY" cost $875.
    Drive SL600 for a week, let sit for over a week while traveling. Drive to lunch on a sunday ABC visit workshop light came back on, car pulled hard to the right and felt as though the entire suspension was out riding on springs??? poor handling. Must be so type of leak somewhere?? Now what??

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