2001 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Repair and Maintenance

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

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2001 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Problems

Stalling and/or "Crank no Start" Due to Failed Crankshaft Position Sensor

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

Bad Switch/Blower Motor Resistor Assembly May Cause Inoperative Heater Blower Motor

Other than a defective motor, a bad switch or blower motor resistor assembly can cause an inoperative heater blower motor.

Spark plug wires causing misfire

Bad spark plug wires can cause misfires; the Check Engine Light may illuminate.

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2001 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Questions

convertable top stick when opening at top level. Will go no futher . (1 answer)

Hi, I'm about to purchase a 2001 Mercedes Benz SL500. (1 answer)

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.

Would you recomme...

When I turn on my headlamps on they tend to go on & off? What would cause this? (1 answer)

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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