2003 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG

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2003 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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2003 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG Questions

Heard knocking in AC compressor. Then stopped. No Cool air now. Cost to fix? (1 answer)

Heard it knocking when I pulled in garage last night. Shut of car immediately. Checked all fluids. All good. Started car in am, and knocking kept going for 30 seconds and the suddenly stopped. Drove car around block and all seemed good except no cool air. From my research, AC Compressor shot??? A...

I had automatic doors calibrated amonth ago, now battery goes down in 3 to 4days (1 answer)

this has occurred twice since I had this service done. is this a possibility that this service had something to do with this problem? I have a year old battery and this problem never occurred before. I put a 1 hour charge on battery and all systems go.

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2003 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.

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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2003 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG Reviews

This is a super car as far as the motor and how the car handles. But the ABC Active Body Control system breaks down a lot and the repair cost is simply ridicules. Another poorly engineered item is the SRS system, It has many sensitive sensor that easily malfunction or just burned out. Frustrating…

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