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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550

2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550

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2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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

Engine -- Verified

The camshaft adjuster solenoid (which is related to the variable valve timing system) may fail or timing chain/balance shaft components may wear, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light and various drivability issues. Mercedes-Benz has released a service bulletin outlining specific repair instructions depending on fault codes stored.

Brakes -- Verified

Due to the size and material used on the brakes of these vehicles, the brakes may start to squeak around the 50 percent wear point. The brake rotor surfaces become uneven, causing a lip to form at the outer edge of the rotor. Because of this, the rotors are usually replaced when the pads are worn (pad life varies depending on driving style and terrain).

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The ESP and BAS warning lights may illuminate due to a failed brake light switch. Replacement of the failed switch should correct this concern.

2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 2, 2008

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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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2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Questions and Answers

Trixie Dare, 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550, Sanford, FL

Dealer advises that front brake pads and rotors need to be replaced. Car has less than 30,000 miles. This doesn't seem like it should be necessary. What questions can I ask to verify the neces...

Jsall, 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550, East Islip, NY

Red light diplaying battery and note saying stop engine. What does this mean

vicceasar, 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550, Banning, CA

Engine seems ver hot.Idle seems high. hot air alone the car doot area.

Billnbrown, 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550, Ramer, TN

When the defrost button is on the air comes out at the windshield like it should. What could be the problem?

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2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Reviews

My car has 27,000 miles and starts shaking and making a funny noise. I have a 2009 GL 350, the display panel is not working. I really feel that Mercedes is no longer selling top quality cars that they use too.

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