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Mercedes-Benz 500SL Hard/soft Tops May Develop Problems Due to Age

Mercedes-Benz 500SL Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993

Average Mileage: 82,500 mi (79,000 mi - 86,000 mi)


As vehicles age, various problems may develop with the hard and soft tops. If problems are encountered, it would be recommended to have a technician familiar with these tops perform the diagnoses.

  •  Rookie

    hydraulic fluid leaking when soft top is raised or lowered.

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  • Visitor, , 86,000 mi

    My soft top simply do not open anymore. I hear all kind of motor trying to work but something still hold all brackets. I don't know if is a switch, vacuum pump or electric issue. With a SRS scan is really easy to find a specific issue but living in Miami is realky hard to find somebody honest and with enough knowledge on this bad boys...

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