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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2000 Mercedes-Benz CL500

2000 Mercedes-Benz CL500

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2000 Mercedes-Benz CL500 Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

A vibration felt through the center floor of the vehicle can be caused by cracked and/or shredded driveshaft flex discs, resulting in excessive driveshaft movement. If not repaired, damage to the driveshaft center support bearing, transmission, or differential can occur.

Brakes -- Verified

Due to the size and material used on the brakes of these vehicles, the brakes may start to squeak around the 50 percent wear point. The brake rotor surfaces become uneven, causing a lip to form at the outer edge of the rotor. Because of this, the rotors are usually replaced when the pads are worn (pad life varies depending on driving style and terrain).

Engine -- Verified

The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.

Brakes -- Verified

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) modulator assembly may fail due to dirty brake fluid. Our technicians recommend a complete brake system flush every two years in order to help prevent this problem.

2000 Mercedes-Benz CL500 Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, October 18, 2004

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The HVAC blower motor may lose power because the fuse for the circuit may lose contact. This is due to a flaw in the plastic holder that secures the fuse that protects this circuit. If the fan stops working, you may not be able to clear fog and frost off of your windshield. If visibility is reduced, you could be at risk of getting into an accident. Dealers will install new blower motor fuse holders. This recall began during October 2004. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2004 070010.

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Electrical & Lights, October 15, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." WHEN THE LOW BEAM HEADLAMPS ARE ACTIVATED, THE XENON LAMPS ARE AIMED TO ILLUMINATE THE ROAD SURFACE. IN THE HIGH BEAM MODE THE LIGHT FROM THE XENON BULBS ARE REDIRECTED AND ADDITIONAL HALOGEN BULBS ALSO ILLUMINATE WHEN THE HIGH BEAMS ARE ACTIVATED. WHEN THIS OCCURS, THE COMBINATION OF XENON BULB AND HALOGEN BULB EXCEED THE PERMITTED LIGHT OUTPUT.

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Electrical & Lights, September 29, 2006

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The instrument cluster illumination may fail. This may result in difficulty reading the gauges, indicators, and speedometer. Not being able to see the cluster may lead to an accident. Dealers will replace the instrument cluster modules. This recall started on September 29, 2006. 

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Heating & Air Conditioning, May 22, 2000

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The blower motor regulator may overheat and may cause damage to the surrounding plastic, insulation and wiring. Dealers will replace the blower motor regulator.

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Suspension & Steering, July 2, 2007

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The hose may corrode due to extensive exposure to humidity. This may cause fluid leakage onto the catalytic converter. This would present a fire hazard. Dealers will a new high pressure distrution hose.

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2000 Mercedes-Benz CL500 Questions and Answers

suave61, 2000 Mercedes-Benz CL500, Macon, GA

after thunderstrom instrument gage light when walked by.remote door$trunk wouldn't work.wipers &headlight washer come on and stay when turned off.alarm comes on and stays until driven.car ...

cfitzgerald36, 2000 Mercedes-Benz CL500, San Rafael, CA

I had my car serviced and I think a carpeted panel is missing from interior of trunk lid. Dealer is telling me I am crazy. I have owned the car for 10 years and I immediately saw it looks differe...

heitman98, 2000 Mercedes-Benz CL500, Yucca Valley, CA

My passenger front suspension is making a squeaking noise and I hear a air leak from undrneath but when I do more than 40 mph I don't hear the squeak suspension

mhomer4, 2000 Mercedes-Benz CL500, Alpharetta, GA

My drivers window, both rear windows, Both Mirror, Drivers Seat and Trunk Release do not work. I was told it may be a window control module. The right door features all work. And the back windows...

nicola185, 2000 Mercedes-Benz CL500, Tacoma, WA

of fuel what might cause this it has just been re gassed

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2000 Mercedes-Benz CL500 Reviews

I put new battery in the car, but when the cold hit the car will not start. when I get a jump the car runs good. If I park over night the car will need a jump. No warning lights are on no battery low lights on need help.

I recently bought a 2000 CL500 with 57000 on it.. SO far no problems with the ABC suspension but I was told it had play in the ball joints. And the harmonic balancer came apart. Overall I think it's a great car. WAY better than my 2004 CLK 500. ANd a great deal used... New, not so much... The glass in the doors are getting bubbles in them. EVERY car has it's flaws THOUGH. Mercedes owners are typically picky people, I think that's part of the reason they can get slammed so hard sometimes. I also think that the dealerships with poor service help to get people angry which is taken out on Mercedes. They should have better control over their dealerships and regulate the prices better.

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