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Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG

Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Problems

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.

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).

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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Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Questions

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After the car has been driven to normal temps and then shut off, after resting for 30 minutes it starts but runs very rough and goes into "limp" mode. It has been to the dealer three times for this issue. The coil packs check out fine, fuel pump replaced, ECM replaced and aux water pu...

I am contimplating buying a CL65 (2008) or a 2010 S63 AMG. I am convened on the normal wear and tear maintenance costs affiliated with the C65 and would like to know when I pull up to the dealership every 10,000 miles what it's gonna cost me?

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Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Recalls

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.

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.

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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