2001 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG

2001 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG Problems

Oil leak at oil sensor
Oil can leak through the seal on the oil sensor or from the sensor itself. The lower oil pan must be removed and the part replaced.
Vanity Mirror Door May Break

The door for the vanity mirror (or the frame for the door) can break; due to a redesign, the mirror "cassette" will need replacement.

Front Thrust Arm and Control Arm Bushing Can Crack or Tear

Front thrust arm and control arm bushings can crack and sometimes tear completely. If this is not repaired quickly, damage to the front subframe unit will occur, which is very expensive to repair. Updated control arms (that prevent damage to the subframe when the bushings wear out) are available.

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2001 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG Questions

location of the crankshaft position sensor on mercedes benz cl55amg (1 answer)

the car wont start at times. it usually happens when the car is hot... the rpm goes up but the car doesn't pick up speed until like 15 seconds of flooring it or sometimes not even at all.

Speedometer dash does not work (1 answer)

Dash does not work at all, and windows freeze very often

how to replace the fuel pump (1 answer)

where the fuel pump location and how to replace

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2001 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG 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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2001 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG Reviews

This is a true sports car at a cheap price, service is another story..... at the dealer take your vaseline with you and something for shock therapy.....compareable parts are available aftermarket and online which usually saves about 75% off the cost. Service it well, it is the most exillerating car to drive, i run mine at 100 mph for hours at a time and love it!

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