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2006 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Mercedes-Benz SL500

2006 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Problems

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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2006 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Recalls

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.

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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 o...

I just bought a 2006 SL500 with 42.000 miles and took it into Mercedes shop in Shreveport La. for B service and battery not charging right on rear battery. I was told it would run around $495 for B service and I had $100 deductible on the car insurance I bought for three years for $3900 for repairs. The battery was in warranty with it stamped on post good until 2015. They keep it 5 days and too...

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