2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550

2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Problems

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.

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2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Questions

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

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

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 necessity of this repair? Thanks.

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2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Recalls

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 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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