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

Active Body Control System Can Leak Hydraulic Fluid

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.

Pneumatic System Leaks May Cause Problems With Seats, Trunk, and Doors

Leaks in the pneumatic system will cause problems with the dynamic seats and the trunk and/or door closing assist.

Engine Performance Problems Due to Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure

The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.

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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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