2008 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 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
2008 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.
2008 Mercedes-Benz SL600 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.