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Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG 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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

A door control module/actuator may fail. Our technicians recommend finding an expert to repair them. Taking the door trim panels off requires expert knowledge because they can break and the pieces are very expensive.

Engine -- Verified

The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The side window glass can delaminate. If this were to occur, replacement of the affected window would be necessary.

Engine -- Verified

Oil can leak through the seal on the oil sensor or from the sensor itself. The lower oil pan must be removed and the part replaced.

Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., January 29, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE SHEATHING MATERIAL ON THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION OF THE HEATED WINDSHIELD WASHER BOTTLE HOSE COULD OVERHEAT.

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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, October 18, 2004

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The HVAC blower motor may lose power because the fuse for the circuit may lose contact. This is due to a flaw in the plastic holder that secures the fuse that protects this circuit. If the fan stops working, you may not be able to clear fog and frost off of your windshield. If visibility is reduced, you could be at risk of getting into an accident. Dealers will install new blower motor fuse holders. This recall began during October 2004. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2004 070010.

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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 CL55 AMG Questions and Answers

roadking272, 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG, Stanhope, NJ

my horn is not working .were is the horn?

Visitor, 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG, Milpitas, CA

where the fuel pump location and how to replace

dmitry241550, 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG, Sarasota, FL

Dash does not work at all, and windows freeze very often

jcontreras357, 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG, Los Angeles, CA

the car wont start at times. it usually happens when the car is hot... the rpm goes up but the car doesn't pick up speed until like 15 seconds of flooring it or sometimes not even at all.

Shellyd, 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG, Seattle, WA

Now we have a loud squeall either on one or more just before you stop. visually everything looks good. there was a damaged rotor on the rear driver side..and now that rotor is showing shinny circle...

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Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG Reviews

This is a true sports car at a cheap price, service is another story..... at the dealer take your vaseline with you and something for shock therapy.....compareable parts are available aftermarket and online which usually saves about 75% off the cost. Service it well, it is the most exillerating car to drive, i run mine at 100 mph for hours at a time and love it!

This is a super car as far as the motor and how the car handles. But the ABC Active Body Control system breaks down a lot and the repair cost is simply ridicules. Another poorly engineered item is the SRS system, It has many sensitive sensor that easily malfunction or just burned out. Frustrating…

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