Harsh Ride From Rear Due to Failed Dampening Actuator on Mercedes-Benz 500SL

Vehicles with automatic level control that ride harshly in the rear (no give in the suspension) may have one or both dampening actuators which have failed. It is commonly recommended the actuators be replaced in pairs.

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4 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
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