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Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Problems

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Most Common Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Problems

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 ...
Leaks in the pneumatic system will cause problems with the dynamic seats and the trunk and/or door closing assist.
On higher mileage vehicles, wear causes noise at the vario roof seals. Lubricating the seals can usually cure the problem; in most cases, the seals do not need replacement.
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2 Known Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Brakes Problems

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 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.

3 Known Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Drive Train Problems

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 ...
High mileage or older vehicles commonly develop leaks from the differential seals and/or cover. Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit whenever these leaks are repaired.
The electrical connector at the automatic transmission may leak fluid into the wiring harness. If not repaired, the oil will migrate through the wiring harness and damage the transmission control...

2 Known Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Electrical & Lights Problems

The early versions of the central gateway module (which allows different systems to communicate with each other) have software problems.
The ESP and BAS warning lights may illuminate due to a failed brake light switch. Replacement of the failed switch should correct this concern.

1 Known Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Engine Problem

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 ...

0 Known Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Exhaust & Emissions Problems

1 Known Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

The evaporator temperature sensor can fail, causing the AC compressor not to cycle. If the AC compressor does not turn on, the AC system will not blow cold air. If the compressor is stuck on, the a...

0 Known Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Maintenance Problems

2 Known Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Miscellaneous Problems

Leaks in the pneumatic system will cause problems with the dynamic seats and the trunk and/or door closing assist.
On higher mileage vehicles, wear causes noise at the vario roof seals. Lubricating the seals can usually cure the problem; in most cases, the seals do not need replacement.

3 Known Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Suspension & Steering Problems

Front thrust arm and control arm bushings can crack and sometimes tear completely. If this is not repaired quickly, damage to the front subframe unit will occur, which is very expensive to repair. ...
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 lo...
Front thrust arm and control arm bushings can crack and sometimes tear completely. If this is not repaired quickly, damage to the front subframe unit will occur, which is very expensive to re...

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Known Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Problems & Complaints

Front thrust arm and control arm bushings can crack and sometimes tear completely. If this is not repaired quickly, damage to the front subframe unit will occur, which is very expensive to re...
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 lo...
The early versions of the central gateway module (which allows different systems to communicate with each other) have software problems.
The evaporator temperature sensor can fail, causing the AC compressor not to cycle. If the AC compressor does not turn on, the AC system will not blow cold air. If the compressor is stuck on, the a...
The electrical connector at the automatic transmission may leak fluid into the wiring harness. If not repaired, the oil will migrate through the wiring harness and damage the transmission control...
The ESP and BAS warning lights may illuminate due to a failed brake light switch. Replacement of the failed switch should correct this concern.
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...
High mileage or older vehicles commonly develop leaks from the differential seals and/or cover. Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit whenever these leaks are repaired.
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 ...
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.
Front thrust arm and control arm bushings can crack and sometimes tear completely. If this is not repaired quickly, damage to the front subframe unit will occur, which is very expensive to repair. ...
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 ...
Leaks in the pneumatic system will cause problems with the dynamic seats and the trunk and/or door closing assist.
On higher mileage vehicles, wear causes noise at the vario roof seals. Lubricating the seals can usually cure the problem; in most cases, the seals do not need replacement.
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