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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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Problems
Leaks in the pneumatic system will cause problems with the dynamic seats and the trunk and/or door closing assist.
The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.
Front thrust arm and control arm bushings can crack and sometimes tear completely. If this is not repaired quickly, damage to the front subframe unit will occur, which is very expensive to repair. Updated control arms (that prevent damage to the subframe when the bushings wear out) are available.
The anti-lock brake system (ABS) modulator assembly may fail due to dirty brake fluid. Our technicians recommend a complete brake system flush every two years in order to help prevent this problem.
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Recalls (Recent)
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Due to deterioration of the wiring harness connection or failure of the hydraulic pump, the sensotronic brake control (SBC) system may default to the hydraulic back-up mode. In the back-up mode, the driver has braking power sufficient to stop the vehicle, but greater brake pedal pressure is required and brake pedal travel will be noticeably longer. Dealers will install a bracket and replacement ground wire to the SBC pump unit on all affected vehicles. Additionally, dealers will inspect and replace the SSC pump unit in certain SL models. The Mercedes-Benz recall numbers are 2005070007 AND 2005110001.
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Questions and Answers
Can anyone tell me of a mechanic that is very good in Northern New Jersey?
Dealer or private.
I replaced the steering pump and the fluid smelled burnt so I want to put in all fresh fluid
Whatis the total amount of fluid the power steering system holds ?
the wire comes from outside of the glove box the plug in is like a head phone jack
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Reviews
2005 SL55 AMG
Extremely quick, comfortable, and enjoyable to drive. If roads are bad where you live I'd stay away from Low Profile 20's on this car, as I've had to have mine repaired twice in 6 months.
it's slippery fast when you really want to go and using the paddle shifters gives you even more control - head turner and worth every dime!