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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG

Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Models:

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Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Problems

Engine -- Verified

Engine misfires (rough running) and lack of power are commonly caused by ignition coil pack or ignition module faults. Proper diagnoses should isolate the cause and prevent unnecessary replacement of good parts.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

Leaks in the pneumatic system will cause problems with the dynamic seats and the trunk and/or door closing assist.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The early versions of the central gateway module (which allows different systems to communicate with each other) have software problems.

Brakes -- Verified

Due to the size and material used on the brakes of these vehicles, the brakes may start to squeak around the 50 percent wear point. The brake rotor surfaces become uneven, causing a lip to form at the outer edge of the rotor. Because of this, the rotors are usually replaced when the pads are worn (pad life varies depending on driving style and terrain).

Brakes -- Verified

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.

Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 2, 2008

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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.

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Brakes, August 8, 2005

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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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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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Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Questions and Answers

SL65AMG, 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG, Tampa, FL

Need help. My car was placed in storage and both batteries disconnected.

I anticipate both batteries to be dead.

Can someone provide instructions on best way to go forward / will these batter...

G_Svensson, 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG, Tacoma, WA

There is some squiking sound from the fron wheels at the end of breaking process, just before the car stops. I recorded the sound and sent to AMG in Germany. They think it is a movement between the...

erik12, 2006 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG, Tacoma, WA

can not move the gear lever stuck ip, batteries are ok, do not start, esp lights and it says that it is defective?

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Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Reviews

Excellent speed and drive, this car has been 15% of it's life in the dealer with problems. Motor, tranny, suspension, ect, But due to it's speed and looks I will no change this car. I got the extended 7/100K MB CPO Warranty and intent to use all. I will get rid of this car after the warranty and POOR SUCKER who buys this car with out warranty.

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