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Mercedes-Benz 500SL Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

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

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

A coolant leak may develop form the Radiator due to degradation of its plastic components. Replacement of the failed radiator will be necessary.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

A knocking noise from the front end can be caused by cracked strut tower bushings.

Mercedes-Benz 500SL Recalls (Recent)

Brakes, May 14, 1993

Summary: 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 Questions and Answers

kurtbreiling, 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL, Gasoline, Sterling Heights, MI

yearly cost of repairs expected on a 1989 560sl with 100k miles. driven 5k miles per year. Any estimation or insight would be appreciated. well maintained vehicle.

Visitor, 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL, Gasoline, Sparta, NJ

The convertible doesn't open. A six sided alan wrench bolt on the locking-arm is striped. I need a diagram of the mechanism for the opening and closing mechanism on the convertible roof.

Visitor, 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL, Gasoline, Petoskey, MI

no turn single all other light work /where is hazard light reley

boomup, 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL, Gasoline, Inwood, NY

the rubber boot connected to the bottom of the intake manifold is cracked and need to be replaced. do I need a special tool? does anyone have step by step instructions? A vacuum diagram would be he...

Visitor, 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL, Gasoline, Taylor, MI

runs strong,occasional rough idle and hard starting

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Mercedes-Benz 500SL Reviews

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 me in with another engine to spend money. HELP!

have problem with transmission do not shift ,stay in fist

As our family (kids and grandkids) walked out of the local pizza restaurant, we passed a red 500 SL. My husband and I have been shopping to replace a 96 mini van with 280,000 miles on it, and have looked and tried about every car out there. Go for gas mileage? comfort? But imagine his surprise when we gave him a set of keys and told him it was his! He is in heaven, and I will drive that minivan to 400,000 if I have to, to keep that beautiful Mercedes for him.

Bought this car from Mercedes dealership in Omaha about a year ago and love it. Certified mileage 27,400 and the vehicle is in mint condition inside and out. The sticker price of $99,750 in 1992 came as a shock and is the reason why this baby performs and looks like a world class sports car. The only problem that I have is the fact that this 500SL spends most of its time in my garage, which is 5 or 6 months in the winter and if there is even a hint of bad weather the rest of the year. I have only put less than 1,000 miles on this dream machine, but they have been the most enjoyable miles I have ever driven. If you can afford one, run do not walk out to get one.

I have been a Mercedes Benz Owner since The Early 196'0 And I can not Fault The Quality of The Mercedes, This is the first Mercedes SL 500 Convertable, that I now own, amongst 2 other Mercs which I currently own, I Find The SL 500 lots of fun to Drive, and highly recommend the Vehicle to any-one who belives in SAFE PRESTIGE MOTORING.
It is a Great Car/Roadster.it Performs when you require it to perform, It is also a Great Looking Vehicle.
Once you own one I strongly Believe that you will never Look Back, EVEN PRINCESS DIANA of the United Kingdom owned This Same Model .if its fit for a Princess I believe it tells many stories..
Many of T.V. Personalties and Movie Stars have also owned one of These Models.
I would not part with mine for All the Money or Replace it with A Imitation Japenese Vehicle, and State that it is one of The SAFEST ROADSTERS in the Market.
Kind Regards
FRANK (SMOKEY) JANSZ
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