2008 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG

2008 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Problems

Flush Brake Fluid Every Two Years

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.

Front Thrust Arm and Control Arm Bushing Can Crack or Tear

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.

Cracked Driveshaft Flex Discs May Cause Driveshaft Movement/Vibration

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.

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2008 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Questions

when the car is started, the display in red on the right gage shows a battery, (1 answer)

the local dealership charged me $150.00 to say that the supply battery in the trunk is bad, so naturally I replaced the battery and to no avail. What else could it be? thanks,ed

Checking the Oil level (1 answer)

When I 'm going through the menue to check the oil level electronically I'm getting the message: Wait For 3- seconds and then the Menu jumps back where it was before.

What is the short red dip stick for under the hood. It's ~3" long and doesn't look like a regular Oil dip s...

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2008 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Recalls

Internal Failure of Front Interior Control Module

Transistors used in the front signal acquisition and actuation module (SAM-F) may have been damaged during module assembly. As a result, the module could fail without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the affected modules as necessary. This recall is scheduled to begin on May 2, 2008. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 030005.

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