2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Q&A
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Question: Headlight and ABC
Lately, i experiencing the headlight does not turn on and my ABC is not work properly... Normally, at night time , the light will turn on automatically, but it is not work now.. What is the problem? Is this some thing that I can work on or replace fuse? and the ABC, one side is lower and the car is not raise up as it should be. When I drive for a few minutes, the ABC kick's in... What is the proplem? - thavy12
This is a NHTSA recall concerning suspension problems. Even though your model isn't listed I would still check with the dealer concerning this. Vehicles: Make/Models: Model/Build Years: MERCEDES BENZ/CL215 2001-2006 MERCEDES BENZ/S220 2002-2006 MERCEDES BENZ/SL230 2003-2007 MERCEDES BENZ/S221 2007 MERCEDES BENZ/CL216 2007-2008 Defect: MERCEDES BENZ IS RECALLING 4,564 MY 2001-2006 CL-CLASS (MODEL 215), MY 2002-2006 S-CLASS (MODEL 220), MY 2003-2007 SL-CLASS (MODEL 230), MY 2007-2008 CL-CLASS (MODEL 216), AND MY 2007 S-CLASS (MODEL 221)PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ACTIVE BODY CONTROL (ABC) ACCELERATION SENSORS ON THE FRONT STRUTS. THESE SENSORS MEASURE ACCELERATION AROUND THE Z-AXIS OF THE VEHICLE AND ASSURE AN AUTOMATIC ADAPTATION OF THE FRONT STRUTS TO MAINTAIN A RELATIVELY LEVEL BODY POSITION. VARIATIONS IN THE SOLDERING PROCESS RESULTED IN SOLDERING POINTS ON THE BOARD OF THE ABC SENSORS WHICH MAY NOT BE WITHIN DESIGN TOLERANCES. SIGNALS FROM THE AFFECTED SENSORS MEASURING THE ACCELERATION MAY NOT BE ACCURATELY TRANSMITTED TO THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT. Component Affected: SUSPENSION Corrective Action: A VARIATION IN THE TRANSMITTED VALUES BETWEEN AFFECTED AND UNAFFECTED SENSORS CAN RESULT IN ONE FRONT STRUT ADJUSTING TO A VALUE INDICATING BODY MOVEMENT WHILE ANOTHER STRUT DOES NOT ADJUST PRESENTING THE DRIVER WITH AN UNEVEN FRONT SUSPENSION. THIS CONDITION MAY LEAD TO UNEXPECTED BODY MOVEMENTS AT THE FRONT AXLE WHICH CAN ADVERSELY INFLUENCE THE VEHICLE'S DIRECTIONAL STABILITY AND COULD LEAD TO A VEHICLE CRASH. Consequence: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE, IF NECESSARY, THE FRONT ABC SENSORS IN ALL POTENTIALLY AFFECTED VEHICLES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372. Mfr. Campaign #: 2008080004 Mfr. Involved: MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC. # Vehicles Affected: 4564 File Date: 08/19/2008 The vehicle you are working on may or may not be affected by this recall. Contact the vehicle manufacturer for clarification. - backyard tech
The right rear suspension is leaking hydraulic fluid, where is the resevoir to refill the fluid...