Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG
Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG Problems
The crankshaft position sensor may fail. Symptoms of this are: The engine will crank—but not start—especially when the engine is warm. The car may start again if it is left to cool off, but it may run roughly or have poor performance. Communicating these specific symptoms to your technician can save diagnostic time.
The heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) heater box is susceptible to mildew buildup. This can result in a musty odor from the HVAC system, most noticeable when the system is first turned on.
Mercedes-Benz C55 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.
Certain passenger vehicles equipped with sport model steering wheels fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard # 208 "Occupant Crash Protection"In certain tests conducted by NHTSA, using an unbelted female crash test dummy, conditions were found that occupants may not be properly protected during a crash, resulting in injuries. Dealers will install a new airbag module free of charge. The Mercedes recall # is 2006020005
Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG Reviews
Replaced a C43 and is both a much harder (sportier) drive and feels much less "special". I had thought sportier the better but for me this is as hardcore as I wish to go and I admit to driving in gearbox C mode 90% of the time S and M reserved for learning my limitations. Good features are the engine, top brakes, the engine, reasonable ride handling compromise and did I mention the engine. A...