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Mercedes-Benz 500SL Problems

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Most Common Mercedes-Benz 500SL Problems

Other than a defective motor, a bad switch or blower motor resistor assembly can cause an inoperative heater blower motor.
As vehicles age, various problems may develop with the hard and soft tops.
High mileage vehicles may develop a transmission fluid leak from one or more of the oil seals.
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2 Known Mercedes-Benz 500SL Brake Problems

4 Known Mercedes-Benz 500SL Drive Train Problems

2 Known Mercedes-Benz 500SL Electrical & Lights Problems

5 Known Mercedes-Benz 500SL Engine Problems

1 Known Mercedes-Benz 500SL Exhaust & Emissions Problem

3 Known Mercedes-Benz 500SL Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

4 Known Mercedes-Benz 500SL Miscellaneous Problems

5 Known Mercedes-Benz 500SL Suspension & Steering Problems

26 Known Mercedes-Benz 500SL Problems

Years to Avoid

Based on owner-submitted report and recall notices, Mercedes-Benz 500SL years 1992, 1991, and 1990 are the most likely to experience problems.

1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL
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