2003 Mercedes-Benz CL500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL500

2003 Mercedes-Benz CL500 Problems

Active Body Control System Can Leak Hydraulic Fluid

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.

Door Control Modules 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.

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.

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2003 Mercedes-Benz CL500 Questions

ABC light (1 answer)

ABC light come on and car drops

Why is water accumulating on the floor behind the driver seat? (2 answers)

At first I thought a valet left the rear window open, I brought the vehicle for repairs, the carpets were removed and dried and all the electrical was replaced (apparently the majority of it runs underneath the back seat). Yesterday I noticed water had accumulated again.

Gear shift stuck in park? how much to repair or replace? (1 answer)

Car is stuck in park and will not release out?

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2003 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.

The Trunk Lid May Not Stay Open

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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