Mercedes-Benz SL550 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz SL550
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Mercedes-Benz SL550 ProblemsActive Body Control System Can Leak Hydraulic Fluid
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.
The camshaft adjuster solenoid (which is related to the variable valve timing system) may fail or timing chain/balance shaft components may wear, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light and various drivability issues. Mercedes-Benz has released a service bulletin outlining specific repair instructions depending on fault codes stored.
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.
Mercedes-Benz SL550 Questionsi press remote to lock my doors and a buzzing noise has started almost like my alarm but lighter sound. I cut the car on it still making that noise. i removed the battery cable the noise wasn't as loud but you can still hear that buzzing sound. Advise (1 answer)
Mercedes-Benz SL550 RecallsFront Passenger Seat Air Bag May Not Deploy Properly
In a crash that deploys vehicle air bags to protect occupants, the passenger seat air bag may not deploy, increasing risk of injury. Dealers will replace the passenger seat air bag free of charge to resolve the problem.
The occupant detection system may unintentionally shut off the passenger front air bag due to a sensitivity issue in the sensor mounted within the passenger seat cushion. Dealers will replace the passenger side seat cushion which includes the sensor free of charge to resolve the concern.
These vehicles are equipped with a new type of A/C refrigerant - R1234yf. Testing has determined that escaping R1234yf refrigerant may ignite under specific conditions. A severe frontal crash may rupture one of the air conditioner refrigerant lines, which can result in a gaseous mixture of refrigerant being released into the engine compartment. The resulting fire could spread to additional combustible materials. Dealers will replace the R1234yf refrigerant with R134a (which is the type that had been used previously) along with new refrigerant lines (hoses) designed specifically for R134a.