Mercedes-Benz SL550 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz SL550
- What is the recommended maintenance for 2007 Mercedes Benz SL550 with 63K mi
- What is the rough estimate to fix ABC (active body control)for 2007 MB SL550
- My engine has a misfire on #8 cillinder I have replaced the cranck sencer and
- what causes a droning sound with acceleration
- After car is parked for 4 or 5 days the tilt wheel will not work
Mercedes-Benz SL550 Problems
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.
Leaks in the pneumatic system will cause problems with the dynamic seats and the trunk and/or door closing assist.
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.
Mercedes-Benz SL550 Questions
Had the computer check out and the plug change random misfire on cilenders and stops at #8 code 008 it only runs rough at an idle
trunk is closed but message says open tried reseting by disconnecting batteries
Mercedes-Benz SL550 Recalls
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.
Transistors used in the front signal acquisition and actuation module (SAM-F) may have been damaged during module assembly. As a result, the module could fail without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the affected modules as necessary. This recall is scheduled to begin on May 2, 2008. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 030005.
Mercedes-Benz SL550 Reviews
I love mine...It's the best car ever!!!
Great driving car. Best convertable yet
My car has 27,000 miles and starts shaking and making a funny noise. I have a 2009 GL 350, the display panel is not working. I really feel that Mercedes is no longer selling top quality cars that they use too.