Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG

Mercedes-Benz SL65 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.

Leaks in the pneumatic system will cause problems with the dynamic seats and the trunk and/or door closing assist.

The early versions of the central gateway module (which allows different systems to communicate with each other) have software problems.

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Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Questions

can not move the gear lever stuck ip, batteries are ok, do not start, esp lights and it says that it is defective?

There is some squiking sound from the fron wheels at the end of breaking process, just before the car stops. I recorded the sound and sent to AMG in Germany. They think it is a movement between the disk and hub and rekommend new rotors. They are only 2400 km (14000 mi) and very little worn. Could...

Need help. My car was placed in storage and both batteries disconnected.

I anticipate both batteries to be dead.

Can someone provide instructions on best way to go forward / will these batteries be salvageable to recharge or should I replace ... are they under warranty.

Will the dealersh...

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Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Recalls

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.

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.

Due to deterioration of the wiring harness connection or failure of the hydraulic pump, the sensotronic brake control (SBC) system may default to the hydraulic back-up mode. In the back-up mode, the driver has braking power sufficient to stop the vehicle, but greater brake pedal pressure is required and brake pedal travel will be noticeably longer. Dealers will install a bracket and replacement ground wire to the SBC pump unit on all affected vehicles. Additionally, dealers will inspect and replace the SSC pump unit in certain SL models. The Mercedes-Benz recall numbers are 2005070007 AND 2005110001.

 

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Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Reviews

Excellent speed and drive, this car has been 15% of it's life in the dealer with problems. Motor, tranny, suspension, ect, But due to it's speed and looks I will no change this car. I got the extended 7/100K MB CPO Warranty and intent to use all. I will get rid of this car after the warranty and POOR SUCKER who buys this car with out warranty.

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