2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500

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2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Problems

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.

Hard/Soft Tops May Develop Problems Due to Age

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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2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Questions

Need to replace 2 Catalytic Converters in less than 35,000 miles. Does that sound right? (2 answers)

First the left side at 27,000 and now the right at 33,000.

Why does car vibrate from rear at 60-65 mph tires new balanced twicee (1 answer)

PURCHASE TIP need info (1 answer)

Hello i thinking of buy a SL500, i never had this type of car, but its ben my favorite car many years so now its the right time for me. I need some help from you guys, tip and checkpoints. What should i look for extra? Ask the seller? It is any i can do when im looking at the car to se if it is a...

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2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Reviews

You folks at Mercedes need to do a better job of making these cars...100K for a 2002 when new now sells for under 10K in 2013! Why? So many problems and items needing to be fixed! This car company prides itself on making a quality vehicle but most second or third owners have nothing but headaches! I have maintained my SL according to recommendations put forth by Mercedes and yet..I still keep...

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