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Most reported 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL500 problems

 

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The active body control system can leak fluid from numerous areas, including the tandem pump, hydraulic lines, struts, and/or seals. If it is not repaired, the vehicle ride height could drop too low and cause damage to the undercarriage.

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A vibration felt through the center floor of the vehicle can be caused by cracked and/or shredded driveshaft flex discs, resulting in excessive driveshaft movement. If not repaired, damage to the driveshaft center support bearing, transmission, or differential can occur.

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Due to the size and material used on the brakes of these vehicles, the brakes may start to squeak around the 50 percent wear point. The brake rotor surfaces become uneven, causing a lip to form at the outer edge of the rotor. Because of this, the rotors are usually replaced when the pads are worn (pad life varies depending on driving style and terrain).

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The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.

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The anti-lock brake system (ABS) modulator assembly may fail due to dirty brake fluid. Our technicians recommend a complete brake system flush every two years in order to help prevent this problem.

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The side window glass can delaminate. If this were to occur, replacement of the affected window would be necessary.

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A door control module/actuator may fail. Our technicians recommend finding an expert to repair them. Taking the door trim panels off requires expert knowledge because they can break and the pieces are very expensive.

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Leaks may develop from the differential cover and/or seals on high mileage or older vehicles. Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit if these leaks are addressed.

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The center console armrest can break. Replacement is commonly the recommended repair.

 

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CD changers, command units, voice control units, PSE units, and Tele Aid units are prone to failure, especially in early models.

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Due to wear of mechanical parts in the control head, the buttons on temperature control assemblies work erratically or not at all. These control heads need to be replaced for this concern or when the display screen starts to fade out.
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An engine Oil leak may develop from the PCV vent housing on the valve cover and/or the inspection plate on the front of the engine.

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Cup holders break easily, especially if sticky liquids are spilled into the cup holder mechanism.
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Oil can leak through the seal on the oil sensor or from the sensor itself. The lower oil pan must be removed and the part replaced.
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Window seals tend to develop leaks.
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