2001 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Mercedes-Benz SL500

The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.

As vehicles age, various problems may develop with the hard and soft tops. If problems are encountered, it would be recommended to have a technician familiar with these tops perform the diagnoses.

The lower control arm bushings can wear and crack, resulting excessive movement at the control arm pivot point, leading to irregular and premature tire wear. Worn Ball joints can also cause similar tire wear symptoms. I some cases it may be necessary to replace the lower control arm, including bushings & ball joint to correct this concern.

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The car seems to be in good condition. The current owner has had the car for the last 9 years and said he hasn't had any problems with it so far.

What kind of problems are common with this car and what kind of things can I look forward to? The car has 88k miles on it.

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I can get them turn back on if I'm lucky wiggling the switch, inwhich is actually not loose. I do have a side rear taillight out it's a reach but with that cause it to do anything like that, seems to me to be a loose wire I don't know?

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