Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG

Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG Problems

Active Body Control System Can Leak Hydraulic Fluid

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.

Door Control Modules May Fail

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.

Engine Performance Problems Due to Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure

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

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Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG Questions

Hi, I'm planning on buying a used 2005 Benz CL55 AMG. (2 answers)

I own(ed) a 2001 SL500 which is about to be totalled by the body shop because it has damage of over $8k.

Now I want to upgrade and love Mercedes.

So I'm looking at a 2005 CL55 AMG.

Would you recommend this car? I'm not rich and don't make too much money so I wanted to know i...

Heard knocking in AC compressor. Then stopped. No Cool air now. Cost to fix? (1 answer)

Heard it knocking when I pulled in garage last night. Shut of car immediately. Checked all fluids. All good. Started car in am, and knocking kept going for 30 seconds and the suddenly stopped. Drove car around block and all seemed good except no cool air. From my research, AC Compressor shot??? A...

I had automatic doors calibrated amonth ago, now battery goes down in 3 to 4days (1 answer)

this has occurred twice since I had this service done. is this a possibility that this service had something to do with this problem? I have a year old battery and this problem never occurred before. I put a 1 hour charge on battery and all systems go.

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Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG Recalls

Incorrect Software Calibration May Cause Fuel Pump to Remain Powered in a Collision

There is a faulty software calibration that affects several areas including shutting off the fuel supply in a collision. This could cause a fire hazard during an accident. Dealers will reprogram this software. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 070001. This recall began during August, 2008.

Mercedes Recalls Multiple 2000-2004 Vehicles Due to Leaking Active Body Control Hose

The hose may corrode due to extensive exposure to humidity. This may cause fluid leakage onto the catalytic converter. This would present a fire hazard. Dealers will a new high pressure distrution hose.

Instrument Cluster Illumination May Fail

The instrument cluster illumination may fail. This may result in difficulty reading the gauges, indicators, and speedometer. Not being able to see the cluster may lead to an accident. Dealers will replace the instrument cluster modules. This recall started on September 29, 2006. 

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Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG Reviews

This is a super car as far as the motor and how the car handles. But the ABC Active Body Control system breaks down a lot and the repair cost is simply ridicules. Another poorly engineered item is the SRS system, It has many sensitive sensor that easily malfunction or just burned out. Frustrating…
This is a true sports car at a cheap price, service is another story..... at the dealer take your vaseline with you and something for shock therapy.....compareable parts are available aftermarket and online which usually saves about 75% off the cost. Service it well, it is the most exillerating car to drive, i run mine at 100 mph for hours at a time and love it!

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