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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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.

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.

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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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