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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500

2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500

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2001 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.

2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., January 29, 2001


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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, 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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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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2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500 Questions and Answers

jpmc86, 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500, Mcdonough, GA

My driver door does not pull closed any longer. I can hear an escaping air sound, but have not located leak as of yet. The other door and trunk work fine.

jpmc86, 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500, Mcdonough, GA

This is a tough question because it is a sound or vibration. It sounds like a light thump or low vibration that I only hear at low speeds, below 40 mph. I thought it was coming from rear suspension...

jpmc86, 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500, Mcdonough, GA

Hi, I inspected the flex disc by grasping the driveshaft and tried forcing it to flex, I felt no detectable play in the flex disc. Is there another way to inspect flex disc, short of removing it? W...

xxttyz, 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500, Sunrise Beach, MO

where can I find a new or used or rebuilt hydrauic pump?

tayseermajeed, 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500, Bayamon, PR

I have a problem in my car mercedes-benz cl500 model 2001.
The problem is: When i start the engine i hear a strong sound right under the driver seat and the sound changes with the gear shifting an...

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