2008 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG

2008 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Problems

Front thrust arm and control arm bushing can crack or tear
Front thrust arm and control arm bushings can crack and sometimes tear completely. If this is not repaired quickly, damage to the front subframe unit will occur, which is very expensive to repair. Updated control arms (that prevent damage to the subframe when the bushings wear out) are available.
Evaporator Temperature Sensor Failure

The evaporator temperature sensor can fail, causing the AC compressor not to cycle. If the AC compressor does not turn on, the AC system will not blow cold air. If the compressor is stuck on, the air will be very cold at first, before warming up.

Leaks Develop at Differential Seals/Cover on High Mileage/Older Vehicles

High mileage or older vehicles commonly develop leaks from the differential seals and/or cover. Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit whenever these leaks are repaired.

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2008 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Questions

Both batteries disconnected for 90 days (1 answer)

Need help. My car was placed in storage and both batteries disconnected.

I anticipate both batteries to be dead.

Can someone provide instructions on best way to go forward / will these batteries be salvageable to recharge or should I replace ... are they under warranty.

Will the dealersh...

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2008 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Recalls

Internal 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.

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