2000 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 Mercedes-Benz SL500

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2000 Mercedes-Benz SL500 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.

Harsh Ride From Rear Due to Failed Dampening Actuator

Vehicles with automatic level control that ride harshly in the rear (no give in the suspension) may have one or both dampening actuators which have failed. It is commonly recommended the actuators be replaced in pairs.

Erratic Engine Operation and Poor Fuel Economy Due to Faulty Mass Air Flow Sensor

A faulty mass air flow (MAF) sensor can cause erratic/rough engine operation and fuel economy issues. Since this sensor measures the actual amount of air entering the motor, when it fails, the engine control module (ECM) takes the wrong information and delivers incorrect volumes of fuel to the cylinders.

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