Hard/soft Tops May Develop Problems Due to Age on Mercedes-Benz SL320

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.

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Average mileage: 87,000 (87,000–87,000)
4 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
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I had to replace all 12 of the hydraulic cylinders on the soft top. Last fall (2013) I had a massive failure when one of the cylinders seals burst and shot hydraulic fluid all over the soft top well. This froze the top in an up position. Needless to say the repairs were expensive, the refurbished cylinders were $100 each and the labor was $1,000. OUCH
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