Mercedes-Benz CLS500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz CLS500

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Mercedes-Benz CLS500 Problems

Oil May Leak From PCV Vent Housings and Inspection Plates

An engine Oil leak may develop from the PCV vent housing on the valve cover and/or the inspection plate on the front of the engine.

Cracked Driveshaft Flex Discs May Cause Driveshaft Movement/Vibration

A vibration felt through the center floor of the vehicle can be caused by driveshaft flex discs, which crack and shred, causing excessive driveshaft movement. Not repairing these can cause damage to the driveshaft center support bearing, or, in the worst case scenario, damage to the transmission or differential.

Flush Brake Fluid Every Two Years

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 CLS500 Questions

My esp light is on along with the brake light and abs light (2 answers)

I have three lights on my esp light abs and break light and my power steering is out what could be the problem

What causes Mercedes 2006 CLS500 to look tilted on one side? (4 answers)

Car warning flashed, "Stop Car low." car looks tilted and I can fit my entire hand b/t the top of the tire and car on back left passenger side. On driver's side, can barely get hand between tire/top of car.

Do routers need to be replaced when brake pads are changed? (5 answers)

I was told regardless of amount of wear on the pads (ie even if there is 40% remaining), one should always replace routers when brake pads are replaced. True or scam?

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Mercedes-Benz CLS500 Recalls

Sensotronic Brake Control System May Default to Basic Hydraulic Mode

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 CLS500 Reviews

I just had a new suspension sensor put on my 2006 cls 500 mercedes, but it is not getting power to the new part.
we are experiencing problems with our 2006 CLS500 shifting from automatic to stick shift. This mostly happens when doing city driving, i.e. stop signs, red lights and stopped in traffic. It is very scary because I have to completely shut the car off and restart it to get it to go back into automatic. This is a very dangerous and scary situation, because you are practically stalled in traffri...
And the CLS55 is even better at 469 hp!

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