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Mercedes-Benz SL550 Camshaft Adjuster Solenoid Failure

Mercedes-Benz SL550 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013

Average Mileage: 58,233 mi (38,000 mi - 80,000 mi)


The camshaft adjuster solenoid (which is related to the variable valve timing system) may fail or timing chain/balance shaft components may wear, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light and various drivability issues. Mercedes-Benz has released a service bulletin outlining specific repair instructions depending on fault codes stored.

  •  Rookie

    Had it 1 week check engine light came on, code P0015

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  • Visitor, , 66,680 mi

    I Just purchased my vehicle two days ago and the engine light came on with a P0015 a little frustating for a problem to appear so quickly...

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  •  Rookie

    May 13,2013 purchases 2007 Mercedes Benz SL550 hard top convertible. Drove it once that weekend. Parked it in garage. Two weeks later, took it out for a drive and check engine light came on. Took it back to Carmax, they say its a solenoid and repair is covered under warranty I purchased. My deductible is $200. Thoughts anyone ? I could not tell any difference driving because I only drove car some 50 miles total since purchasing it. Prior it was a "fleet car" with a clean car fax history.

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