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Mercedes-Benz 500SL Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Mercedes-Benz 500SL

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Mercedes-Benz 500SL is between $869 and $1062 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Mercedes-Benz Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Location: Both Sides
Exhaust Manifold Replacement
$2925 - $3369
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Location: Both Sides
Exhaust Manifold Gasket Replacement
$759 - $967
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Location: Lower
Radiator Hose Replacement
$132 - $176
1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Service Detail: Front, Both
ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement
$462 - $579
1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Location: Both Sides
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement
$257 - $400

Mercedes-Benz 500SL Problems

Bad Switch/Blower Motor Resistor Assembly May Cause Inoperative Heater Blower Motor

Other than a defective motor, a bad switch or blower motor resistor assembly can cause an inoperative heater blower motor.

Hard/soft Tops May Develop Problems Due to Age

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.

Transmission Oil Seals May Leak on High Mileage Vehicles

High mileage vehicles may develop a transmission fluid leak from one or more of the oil seals.

 

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Mercedes-Benz 500SL Questions

where can i get a lighted star for my grille? (1 answer)

Dash Board Lights (2 answers)

All of my interior dashboard lights are not working but the fuse is fine. Any suggestions?

I have a 1976 450-SL;what might be the problem causing a steam &antifreeze leak? (1 answer)

I have a 1976 450-SL that came out of 7yr storage. The oil, gas, plugs, antifreeze looked great. I hooked up a battery and it started right up. I let it run 5 or so times, 30min at a time each week. The last time I started it up I forgot I left it running say an hour or so. When I remembered I fo...

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Mercedes-Benz 500SL Recalls

Recall 93V067000
DURING THE REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF THE AIR FILTER HOUSING WHILE SERVICING THE VEHICLE, IT IS POSSIBLE TO MISROUTE THE PREFORMED VACUUM HOSE AND DAMAGE THE CHECK VALVE IN THE VACUUM HOSE. IF THE CHECK VALVE IS DAMAGED, LOSS OF SUFFICIENT BRAKE POWER ASSIST WILL OCCUR.

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Mercedes-Benz 500SL Reviews

Seriously awesome car. One of the last real Mercedes before the cost cutting accountants and Crysler took over. Feels like its made out of a piece of stone, the quality is awesome and it's seriously quick. I've had Bentleys, Porsches and tuned Sierra Cosworths and this is as good as any of them. The only problem is that it is a total money pit. Parts are really expensive and it's a very com...
I just had a major problem my car just started blowing blue-white smoke only when I give it gas to take off took it to the shop my mechanic is pretty much like the engine is gone val seal but all my transmission fluid gone out of car also but I check all my fluids two days ago all was fine then yesterday it started smoking no los of power need some kind of help I think mechanic is trying to get...
have problem with transmission do not shift ,stay in fist

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