2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550
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2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550 ProblemsActive 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.
Leaks in the pneumatic system will cause problems with the dynamic seats and the trunk and/or door closing assist.
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.
2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Questionshave a squeak when driving (1 answer)
squeak appears to be behind me when driving, louder on rough roads and almost silent on smooth roads. squeak with top down or up; not as loud with top down.
I left a store and the car was very slow and the RPM's were up to 4000 plus and going nowhere. i shifted to N and back to D and it then started acting normal. I drove it back home next day about 200 plus miles and had no issues. Would it be a fluke or bite me later?
We have a 2008 SL550 with less than 19,000 miles and the convertible top stop working. The service dept found that the brackets were bad. The mechanic stated they have replaced them on several other cars.
2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550 RecallsInternal 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.