2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500

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2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500 Problems

Cracked Driveshaft Flex Discs May Cause Driveshaft Movement/Vibration

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.

Door Control Module May Fail

A door control module/actuator may fail. Our technicians recommend finding an expert to repair them. Taking the door trim panels off requires expert knowledge because they can break and the pieces are very expensive.

Stalling and/or "Crank no Start" Due to Failed Crankshaft Position Sensor

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

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2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500 Questions

What making my catalytic converters sounds like rattling (1 answer)

My ac off switch will not turn off. Is there a way to reset it so I can run ac? (1 answer)

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I purchased a 2001cl500 whit the front left side down. The seller told me that it might be the strut but he saw a puddle of fluid where he had it parked in his garage. I parked the car in my drive way and now it is in the low position on all four wheels. I checked the fluid canister and it is f...

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2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500 Recalls

Mercedes Recalls Multiple 2000-2004 Vehicles Due to Leaking Active Body Control Hose

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.

Instrument Cluster Illumination May Fail

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. 

Heater and Air Conditioner Fan Motor May Fail

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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