2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG
Verified by mechanics, reported by drivers like you
Ask a mechanic in our community
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG ProblemsFlush Brake Fluid Every Two Years
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.
A vibration felt through the center floor of the vehicle can be caused by driveshaft flex discs, which crack and shred, causing excessive driveshaft movement. Not repairing these can cause damage to the driveshaft center support bearing, or, in the worst case scenario, damage to the transmission or differential.
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG QuestionsLooking at buying 2005 SL55 AMG with 41000 miles, clean carfax but have concern (1 answer)
The rear crankshaft seal has been replaced twice in the last 3000 miles or so, could this be sign of serious engine problem and wouldn't the engine and transmission have to be removed to do this?
This occurs all the time. wondering if someone has a solution
Can it be fixed?
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG RecallsSensotronic Brake Control System May Default to Basic Hydraulic Mode
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.