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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Mercedes-Benz CL600

Mercedes-Benz CL600 Models:

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Mercedes-Benz CL600 Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

Engine misfires (rough running) and lack of power are commonly caused by ignition coil pack or ignition module faults. Proper diagnoses should isolate the cause and prevent unnecessary replacement of good parts.

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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The evaporator temperature sensor can fail, causing the AC compressor not to cycle. If the AC compressor does not turn on, the AC system will not blow cold air. If the compressor is stuck on, the air will be very cold at first, before warming up.

Brakes -- Verified

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).

Mercedes-Benz CL600 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 19, 2007

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The rear outer seat belts may not latch correctly when used with certain child safety seats, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the affected seat belts. This recall is expected to begin on November 19, 2007. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2007-100002.

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Body, Interior & Misc., May 2, 2008

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Transistors used in the front signal acquisition and actuation module (SAM-F) may have been damaged during module assembly. As a result, the module could fail without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the affected modules as necessary. This recall is scheduled to begin on May 2, 2008. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 030005.

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Electrical & Lights, August 1, 2008

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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.

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Electrical & Lights, September 29, 2006

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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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Suspension & Steering, July 2, 2007

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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.

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Mercedes-Benz CL600 Questions and Answers

fjack, 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL600, Greenville, RI

oil is pouring from the back of the engine....the mechanic is asking whether the "cap" over the oil cooler should be replaced with the oil cooler, but he's also concerned with the la...

rampump, 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL600, Fort Myers, FL

It comes off and on and not consistant, no leaks, car is leveled and some time the indicator comes in Red Color and then in white color, it says 1 messege "take vehicle to shop". This mom...

Visitor, 1999 Mercedes-Benz CL600, Lake Worth, FL

I have the same exact car with the same problem. Bought it new and haven't really driven it much. I guess from setting for months the radiator started leaking so I had it replaced. After a ...

honeyblonde, 1999 Mercedes-Benz CL600, Victorville, CA

abs srs lights come on at different times and then goes off.

frednaz, 1999 Mercedes-Benz CL600, Oceanside, CA

The owners book says it is the cooling fan. where is the fan located and how can I check it?

Thanks

Fred

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Mercedes-Benz CL600 Reviews

BEST HUNK OF JUNK IN THE GALAXY.EVERYDAY YOU WAKE UP AND WIELD IT, YOU WILL CRUSH YOUR ENEMIES,SEE THEM DRIVEN BEFORE YOU AND FORNICATION WITH THEIR WOMEN.

Wow! What a beautiful. Car. Especially after my exterior modifications. Drives incredible. Modified interior updated center navigation upgraded drl replaced old fog lights upgraded grill to 2011. Quad exhaust smoked custom finished side marker lights and tail. New 19 inch wheels. Ok enough of the good. Bought it 3 years old 75000. Campaign issues covered oil sensor migrating to module covered abc lines prevent fire hazard covered. Abc tandum pump replacement. Water cooled alternator replaced condenser ac compressor . Now the biggie. Oil cooler gasket leak. Design flaw. Must lift manifold take heads of to repair. Mercedes won't seal gasket. You must buy new modified intercooler. Bad 600 for but good if it means you never do again. This is a 8day 8hours each day job. Do the math. Repairs covered by campaign 13,500. Parts not 23k. Car has 125k miles so for 50k miles driven 38k not including gas oil changesvand basic tune with up cost. Oh one last thing.The price of the used car in 2005 was 68k. So what do I think of this car. When it's running nothing better when it has problems I want to blow it up with a tank

I PURCHASED MY CL600 WITH A SCANT 71,000 MILES ON THE CLOCK JAN 2009 AND IN THE 1ST 9 MONTHS IT REQUIRED NEARLY $14,OOO IN EXTENDED WARRANTY WORK & ALL OF IT WITH SOMETHING ELECTRICAL THAT CONTROLS SOMETHING MECHANICAL....I LOVE THE STYLING & THE SHEAR JOY OF DRIVING IT WHEN EVERYTHING WORKS AS ADVERTISED...IT NOW HAS JUST OVER 93,000 & IT BREAKS AGAIN WITH AN ISSUE THAT IT DEVELOPED LAST YEAR WHERE THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTS BUT FASTEST THE CAR WILL GO IS 50-65 MPH. DEALER REPLACED CONTROL MODULE I THINK BUT HERE IT IS A YEAR LATER & ITS A SHINY FLAGSHIP CAR IN A DRIVEWAY.... $130K-145K NEW & IT STAYS AT A DEALERSHIP SERVICE BAY RACKING UP

Beautiful car with the worst possible electronic engine management. Endless repairs, right, left and middle bank in the iginition system changed, because the master computer declared it faulty. Thereafter the master computer exchanged, as it was where the problems originated). All at extreme costs and before 40,000 miles. Dealer helpful, but Mercedes France throughout ignorant. Today the car often drains the battery night-over, and the only reply I can get from Mercedes is: 'That not unusual for a Mercedes'. As mentioned at the beginning: A very beautiful car, extremely unreliable and costly to own in every respect. 'Constructed' ZIP used, as the site apparently doesn't accept foreign ZIPs.

I bought this, my dream car (realistic one at age 22), in absolutely perfect condition. It is black on black/grey two tone with burl walnut interior veneer. This vehicle is the epitomy of luxury....WITH BALLS!!!! This thing is no joke...I take friends for rides down the highway and they are literally looking for the safety parachute!! lol Seriously though, MINUS the BS problems, this machine screams HIGH Class! The interior...forget about it...it is unreal...there is NO plastic on the interior with the exception of the vents and switches. I do however deal with small/large ANNOYING problems, for example, when it started to get cold up here in upstate NY l somehow slowly lost heat on one side of the car, then completely throughout the whole vehicle!? WTF?? I feel like there is some sort of bubble or air pocket in my cooling system, and my local guy can't seem to figure it out. Can someone who knows A LOT about these W140 body style Mercedes get back to me?!?!