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.
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2006 Mercedes-Benz SL500
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Problems
The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.
Leaks may develop from the differential cover and/or seals on high mileage or older vehicles. Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit if these leaks are addressed.
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.
As brake fluid becomes dirty over time, it can cause a failure of the anti-lock brake system (ABS) modulator assembly. Our technicians recommend a complete brake system flush every two years to help prevent this issue.
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Recalls (Recent)
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There is a faulty software calibration that affects several areas including shutting off the fuel supply in a collision. This could cause a fire hazard during an accident. Dealers will reprogram this software. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 070001. This recall began during August, 2008.
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Questions and Answers
I just brought an 2006 SL500 and I just noticed that at times my breaks squeak. I'm not sure if this is normal for this car when it reaches 50 percent wear or is this a problem in that my brea...
I put a DVD movie into the command Centers DVD player. I can hears the movie playing, but the screen prompted with picture is faded for safety reasons. Can I get the dealer to bypass it to enable t...
When I last changed my oil, the mechanic stated that I need to change the control arm bushing - lower part in the right front wheel. How much would that cost? I had an accident 6 months ago, when I...
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Reviews
Bought a 2006 SL500 in 2010, had 21000 miles on it.
Thought this was a superior automoblie especially due to the price I paid.
I've spent over 6000 dollars so for on the this car.
1) new seals for leaky roof
2) new valve body box R&R
3) new front struts
4) scheduled maintenance.
I've have own cars that were less pricey but they were way more reliable. I'm disappointed in Mercedes. Last one I will ever own.