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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL500

2003 Mercedes-Benz CL500

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2003 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.

2003 Mercedes-Benz CL500 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., August 17, 2004

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The trunk lid springs could fail in the closed position. If the trunk lid is manually lifted, it may not remain in the open position and could cause injury if it comes down unexpectedly. Dealers will replace both trunk lid springs to correct this concern. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2004 050015.

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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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2003 Mercedes-Benz CL500 Questions and Answers

desty, 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL500, Saint Augustine, FL

sounds like my right side upper contrpl arm bushings are soueeking is this a common thing?

haugsby, 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL500, Lansing, MI

Hello, I have a 2003 cl-500 Mercedes-
Benz. I have the manual. I am trying to change the digital clock in the vehicle. I can't find the instructions in the manual. I looked on-line at the...

gmedvig, 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL500, Laguna Beach, CA

the above message showed once last week and again today. i have just under 48,500 and the service schedule still has me at 8,400 miles out. what is this and how concerned should i be. i do not have...

rasta62, 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL500, Sacramento, CA

2003 CL 500 commad/radio unit

cl500 probs, 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL500, Grosse Pointe, MI

tandem pump is leaking and is said to be bad and needs to be replaced.... I am now trying to do it myself because it cost too much, please need help ..... number part for tandem pump or any other ...

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