Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Repair & Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Mercedes-Benz 500SEL

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Mercedes-Benz 500SEL
Annual Repair Cost
on average
The annual maintenance cost of a Mercedes-Benz 500SEL is $1,196. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and shop.

Most Common Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Problems

Mercedes-Benz 500SEL vehicles have 30 reported problems.The most commonly reported Mercedes-Benz 500SEL problem is: Insulation Degrades on Engine Wiring Harness and Leaves Conductors Exposed
The engine wiring can degrade because the insulating material falls off leaving the bare wire exposed. this can cause...
A cracked or broken heater core outlet housing can cause a coolant leak near the bulkhead (firewall). our technicians...

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Above Average
The Mercedes-Benz Reliability Rating is 3.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 27th out of 32 for all car brands. This rating is based on an average across 345 unique models. The average annual repair cost for a Mercedes-Benz is $908, which means it has average ownership costs. The other factors that contribute to Mercedes-Benz reliability include an average of 0.7 visits to a repair shop per year and a 13% probability of a repair being severe.

Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Reviews

Mercedes-Benz 500SEL vehicles rate highest in Suspension and needs improvement in Electrical
Mercedes-Benz 500SEL (2 Reviews)
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Most Common Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Questions

There are 42 related questions for Mercedes-Benz 500SEL vehicles. RepairPal's professional community answers hundreds of questions each day. Below are the most commonly asked Mercedes-Benz 500SEL questions.
I can only open and close the door via the passenger side. the key just turns around in the driver side hole and...
Over. shut off engine for about 60 to 90 seconds. turn engine on and it returns to full power. used to do this...
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