2006 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Mercedes-Benz SL600
- Rough Running Motor/Lack of Power Due to Coil Pack/Ignition Module Failure
- Wire Connector on Transmission May Leak Fluid and Damage Control Module
- Check brakes if sensotronic brake control (SBC) light comes on
- Active Body Control System Can Leak Hydraulic Fluid
- Front thrust arm and control arm bushing can crack or tear
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Problems
Engine misfires (rough running) and lack of power are commonly caused by ignition coil pack or ignition module faults. Proper diagnoses should isolate the cause and prevent unnecessary replacement of good parts.
The electrical connector at the automatic transmission may leak fluid. Over time leaking fluid could migrate through the wiring harness and damage the transmission control module. If that happens a new harness and control module may be necessary to correct the problem.
This vehicle has sensotronic brake control (SBC). If the SBC light on the dash illuminates, have the brakes checked. If the SBC is not working, limited brake pressure is delivered to the front brakes, increasing the distance it takes to stop. The SBC hydraulic unit has a specific service life programmed into the control module. Follow the manufacturer's recommended service procedure for proper maintenance of the SBC.
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Questions
I've parked my 2006 SL600 for the winter in my garage. Since it finally hit over 10 degrees, I decided to start 'Kate" up. Start up was perfect. However, the dashboard warning lights said "ABC" and "Stop, car to Low" in beautiful bright red LED letters.
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Recalls
There is a faulty software calibration that affects several areas including shutting off the fuel supply in a collision. This could cause a fire hazard during an accident. Dealers will reprogram this software. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 070001. This recall began during August, 2008.