Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SUSPENSION
PB-32-50-35C02/22/200810028626Mercedes: the vehicle's suspension level randomly lowering while driving and/or rapid sporadic level changes shortly after stopping the vehicle, replace the body acceleration sensors. models 215.3, 220, and 230. model years unknown.05/12/2009
SUSPENSION - FRONT - SPRINGS - LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY - U-BOLT, LEAF SPRING TO AXLE
32254602/05/200710021522Knocking noise from the front axle area. *kb05/14/2007

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
SUSPENSION
PE07042MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC.08/14/200711/20/2007AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM FAILURE
 The subject s-class vehicles contain a compressed air suspension system that uses air struts on each of the four wheels in lieu of traditional springs and shock absorbers.these air struts use compressed air to support the weight of the vehicle and control ride height.in the event of the loss of air from the system, an alert will flash on the instrument cluster warning the driver to either drive carefully or to stop the vehicle.the vehicle ride height can be reduced by as much as 105 mm below normal ride height before the full load of the vehicle for that wheel comes to rest on a steel rod, with a rubber stop on the end, located in the shock absorber.this rest-stop condition is designed such that there is no impact on vehicle control.mercedes-benz (mbusa) supplied video showing a vehicle in this condition operating under several different situations including evasive maneuvers demonstrating the ability of the vehicle to be controlled effectively with a ride height reduced to the minimum.only those complaints to odi and mbusa that alleged a steering interference during a reduced ride height condition were counted in this resume failure report.some complaints alleged that with a reduced ride height and a stop now warning message there was a rubbing noise when turning, but the ability to steer the vehicle was not compromised.a sampling of warranty claims submitted by mbusa did not reveal any indicating a loss of control due to an airmatic system failure.there was one crash reported by mbusa to odi but the information available indicated that it related to suspension systems and it was not possible to verify that the incident was related to an airmatic system failure. further use of agency resources in this matter does not appear to be warranted.the agency will continue to monitor complaints and other information relating to the alleged defect in the subject vehicles and will take further action in the future if warranted.this preliminary evaluation is closed.
SUSPENSION - FRONT - SPRINGS - AIR SUSPENSION - LINES AND FITTINGS
PE07042MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC.08/14/200711/20/2007AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM FAILURE
 The subject s-class vehicles contain a compressed air suspension system that uses air struts on each of the four wheels in lieu of traditional springs and shock absorbers.these air struts use compressed air to support the weight of the vehicle and control ride height.in the event of the loss of air from the system, an alert will flash on the instrument cluster warning the driver to either drive carefully or to stop the vehicle.the vehicle ride height can be reduced by as much as 105 mm below normal ride height before the full load of the vehicle for that wheel comes to rest on a steel rod, with a rubber stop on the end, located in the shock absorber.this rest-stop condition is designed such that there is no impact on vehicle control.mercedes-benz (mbusa) supplied video showing a vehicle in this condition operating under several different situations including evasive maneuvers demonstrating the ability of the vehicle to be controlled effectively with a ride height reduced to the minimum.only those complaints to odi and mbusa that alleged a steering interference during a reduced ride height condition were counted in this resume failure report.some complaints alleged that with a reduced ride height and a stop now warning message there was a rubbing noise when turning, but the ability to steer the vehicle was not compromised.a sampling of warranty claims submitted by mbusa did not reveal any indicating a loss of control due to an airmatic system failure.there was one crash reported by mbusa to odi but the information available indicated that it related to suspension systems and it was not possible to verify that the incident was related to an airmatic system failure. further use of agency resources in this matter does not appear to be warranted.the agency will continue to monitor complaints and other information relating to the alleged defect in the subject vehicles and will take further action in the future if warranted.this preliminary evaluation is closed.
SUSPENSION - FRONT - SPRINGS - AIR SUSPENSION - SPRINGS/BAGS
PE07042MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC.08/14/200711/20/2007AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM FAILURE
 The subject s-class vehicles contain a compressed air suspension system that uses air struts on each of the four wheels in lieu of traditional springs and shock absorbers.these air struts use compressed air to support the weight of the vehicle and control ride height.in the event of the loss of air from the system, an alert will flash on the instrument cluster warning the driver to either drive carefully or to stop the vehicle.the vehicle ride height can be reduced by as much as 105 mm below normal ride height before the full load of the vehicle for that wheel comes to rest on a steel rod, with a rubber stop on the end, located in the shock absorber.this rest-stop condition is designed such that there is no impact on vehicle control.mercedes-benz (mbusa) supplied video showing a vehicle in this condition operating under several different situations including evasive maneuvers demonstrating the ability of the vehicle to be controlled effectively with a ride height reduced to the minimum.only those complaints to odi and mbusa that alleged a steering interference during a reduced ride height condition were counted in this resume failure report.some complaints alleged that with a reduced ride height and a stop now warning message there was a rubbing noise when turning, but the ability to steer the vehicle was not compromised.a sampling of warranty claims submitted by mbusa did not reveal any indicating a loss of control due to an airmatic system failure.there was one crash reported by mbusa to odi but the information available indicated that it related to suspension systems and it was not possible to verify that the incident was related to an airmatic system failure. further use of agency resources in this matter does not appear to be warranted.the agency will continue to monitor complaints and other information relating to the alleged defect in the subject vehicles and will take further action in the future if warranted.this preliminary evaluation is closed.
SUSPENSION - FRONT - SPRINGS - AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM
PE07042MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC.08/14/200711/20/2007AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM FAILURE
 The subject s-class vehicles contain a compressed air suspension system that uses air struts on each of the four wheels in lieu of traditional springs and shock absorbers.these air struts use compressed air to support the weight of the vehicle and control ride height.in the event of the loss of air from the system, an alert will flash on the instrument cluster warning the driver to either drive carefully or to stop the vehicle.the vehicle ride height can be reduced by as much as 105 mm below normal ride height before the full load of the vehicle for that wheel comes to rest on a steel rod, with a rubber stop on the end, located in the shock absorber.this rest-stop condition is designed such that there is no impact on vehicle control.mercedes-benz (mbusa) supplied video showing a vehicle in this condition operating under several different situations including evasive maneuvers demonstrating the ability of the vehicle to be controlled effectively with a ride height reduced to the minimum.only those complaints to odi and mbusa that alleged a steering interference during a reduced ride height condition were counted in this resume failure report.some complaints alleged that with a reduced ride height and a stop now warning message there was a rubbing noise when turning, but the ability to steer the vehicle was not compromised.a sampling of warranty claims submitted by mbusa did not reveal any indicating a loss of control due to an airmatic system failure.there was one crash reported by mbusa to odi but the information available indicated that it related to suspension systems and it was not possible to verify that the incident was related to an airmatic system failure. further use of agency resources in this matter does not appear to be warranted.the agency will continue to monitor complaints and other information relating to the alleged defect in the subject vehicles and will take further action in the future if warranted.this preliminary evaluation is closed.
SUSPENSION - REAR
PE07042MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC.08/14/200711/20/2007AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM FAILURE
 The subject s-class vehicles contain a compressed air suspension system that uses air struts on each of the four wheels in lieu of traditional springs and shock absorbers.these air struts use compressed air to support the weight of the vehicle and control ride height.in the event of the loss of air from the system, an alert will flash on the instrument cluster warning the driver to either drive carefully or to stop the vehicle.the vehicle ride height can be reduced by as much as 105 mm below normal ride height before the full load of the vehicle for that wheel comes to rest on a steel rod, with a rubber stop on the end, located in the shock absorber.this rest-stop condition is designed such that there is no impact on vehicle control.mercedes-benz (mbusa) supplied video showing a vehicle in this condition operating under several different situations including evasive maneuvers demonstrating the ability of the vehicle to be controlled effectively with a ride height reduced to the minimum.only those complaints to odi and mbusa that alleged a steering interference during a reduced ride height condition were counted in this resume failure report.some complaints alleged that with a reduced ride height and a stop now warning message there was a rubbing noise when turning, but the ability to steer the vehicle was not compromised.a sampling of warranty claims submitted by mbusa did not reveal any indicating a loss of control due to an airmatic system failure.there was one crash reported by mbusa to odi but the information available indicated that it related to suspension systems and it was not possible to verify that the incident was related to an airmatic system failure. further use of agency resources in this matter does not appear to be warranted.the agency will continue to monitor complaints and other information relating to the alleged defect in the subject vehicles and will take further action in the future if warranted.this preliminary evaluation is closed.
SUSPENSION - REAR - SPRINGS - AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM
PE07042MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC.08/14/200711/20/2007AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM FAILURE
 The subject s-class vehicles contain a compressed air suspension system that uses air struts on each of the four wheels in lieu of traditional springs and shock absorbers.these air struts use compressed air to support the weight of the vehicle and control ride height.in the event of the loss of air from the system, an alert will flash on the instrument cluster warning the driver to either drive carefully or to stop the vehicle.the vehicle ride height can be reduced by as much as 105 mm below normal ride height before the full load of the vehicle for that wheel comes to rest on a steel rod, with a rubber stop on the end, located in the shock absorber.this rest-stop condition is designed such that there is no impact on vehicle control.mercedes-benz (mbusa) supplied video showing a vehicle in this condition operating under several different situations including evasive maneuvers demonstrating the ability of the vehicle to be controlled effectively with a ride height reduced to the minimum.only those complaints to odi and mbusa that alleged a steering interference during a reduced ride height condition were counted in this resume failure report.some complaints alleged that with a reduced ride height and a stop now warning message there was a rubbing noise when turning, but the ability to steer the vehicle was not compromised.a sampling of warranty claims submitted by mbusa did not reveal any indicating a loss of control due to an airmatic system failure.there was one crash reported by mbusa to odi but the information available indicated that it related to suspension systems and it was not possible to verify that the incident was related to an airmatic system failure. further use of agency resources in this matter does not appear to be warranted.the agency will continue to monitor complaints and other information relating to the alleged defect in the subject vehicles and will take further action in the future if warranted.this preliminary evaluation is closed.
SUSPENSION - REAR - SPRINGS - AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM - LINES AND FITTINGS
PE07042MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC.08/14/200711/20/2007AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM FAILURE
 The subject s-class vehicles contain a compressed air suspension system that uses air struts on each of the four wheels in lieu of traditional springs and shock absorbers.these air struts use compressed air to support the weight of the vehicle and control ride height.in the event of the loss of air from the system, an alert will flash on the instrument cluster warning the driver to either drive carefully or to stop the vehicle.the vehicle ride height can be reduced by as much as 105 mm below normal ride height before the full load of the vehicle for that wheel comes to rest on a steel rod, with a rubber stop on the end, located in the shock absorber.this rest-stop condition is designed such that there is no impact on vehicle control.mercedes-benz (mbusa) supplied video showing a vehicle in this condition operating under several different situations including evasive maneuvers demonstrating the ability of the vehicle to be controlled effectively with a ride height reduced to the minimum.only those complaints to odi and mbusa that alleged a steering interference during a reduced ride height condition were counted in this resume failure report.some complaints alleged that with a reduced ride height and a stop now warning message there was a rubbing noise when turning, but the ability to steer the vehicle was not compromised.a sampling of warranty claims submitted by mbusa did not reveal any indicating a loss of control due to an airmatic system failure.there was one crash reported by mbusa to odi but the information available indicated that it related to suspension systems and it was not possible to verify that the incident was related to an airmatic system failure. further use of agency resources in this matter does not appear to be warranted.the agency will continue to monitor complaints and other information relating to the alleged defect in the subject vehicles and will take further action in the future if warranted.this preliminary evaluation is closed.
SUSPENSION - REAR - SPRINGS - AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM - SPRINGS/BAGS
PE07042MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC.08/14/200711/20/2007AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM FAILURE
 The subject s-class vehicles contain a compressed air suspension system that uses air struts on each of the four wheels in lieu of traditional springs and shock absorbers.these air struts use compressed air to support the weight of the vehicle and control ride height.in the event of the loss of air from the system, an alert will flash on the instrument cluster warning the driver to either drive carefully or to stop the vehicle.the vehicle ride height can be reduced by as much as 105 mm below normal ride height before the full load of the vehicle for that wheel comes to rest on a steel rod, with a rubber stop on the end, located in the shock absorber.this rest-stop condition is designed such that there is no impact on vehicle control.mercedes-benz (mbusa) supplied video showing a vehicle in this condition operating under several different situations including evasive maneuvers demonstrating the ability of the vehicle to be controlled effectively with a ride height reduced to the minimum.only those complaints to odi and mbusa that alleged a steering interference during a reduced ride height condition were counted in this resume failure report.some complaints alleged that with a reduced ride height and a stop now warning message there was a rubbing noise when turning, but the ability to steer the vehicle was not compromised.a sampling of warranty claims submitted by mbusa did not reveal any indicating a loss of control due to an airmatic system failure.there was one crash reported by mbusa to odi but the information available indicated that it related to suspension systems and it was not possible to verify that the incident was related to an airmatic system failure. further use of agency resources in this matter does not appear to be warranted.the agency will continue to monitor complaints and other information relating to the alleged defect in the subject vehicles and will take further action in the future if warranted.this preliminary evaluation is closed.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SUSPENSION
10/14/200950000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 mercedes benz sl500. the contact stated that while waiting at a stop sign, the vehicle lowered itself about 6 inches. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the hydraulic valve needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. the failure mileage was 50,000. pmb
10/14/200950000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 mercedes benz sl500. the contact stated that while waiting at a stop sign, the vehicle lowered itself about 6 inches. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the hydraulic valve needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. the failure mileage was 50,000. pmb
05/17/201282000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2003 mercedes benz sl500. the contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the front end of the vehicle collapsed to the ground without warning. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for a diagnosis. the technician stated that the front passenger's side suspension was faulty. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 82,000. the vin was unavailable.
05/17/201282000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2003 mercedes benz sl500. the contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the front end of the vehicle collapsed to the ground without warning. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for a diagnosis. the technician stated that the front passenger's side suspension was faulty. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 82,000. the vin was unavailable.
05/17/201282000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2003 mercedes benz sl500. the contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the front end of the vehicle collapsed to the ground without warning. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for a diagnosis. the technician stated that the front passenger's side suspension was faulty. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 82,000. the vin was unavailable.
05/17/201282000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 mercedes benz sl500. the contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the front end of the vehicle collapsed to the ground without warning. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for a diagnosis. the technician stated that the front passenger's side suspension was faulty. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 82,000. the vin was unavailable. sm.
05/17/201282000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 mercedes benz sl500. while driving approximately 60 mph, the front end of the vehicle collapsed to the ground without warning. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnosis. the technician stated the front passenger's side suspension was faulty. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 82,000. the vin was unavailable. js
04/09/2012
 Abc system valve failure then high pressre hoses failed
04/09/2012
 Abc system valve failure then high pressre hoses failed
04/09/2012
 Abc system valve failure then high pressre hoses failed
04/09/2012
 Abc system valve failure then high pressre hoses failed
04/09/2012
 Abc system valve failure then high pressre hoses failed
06/22/2011100000
 I have had ongoing / continual problems with the 2003 sl 500 model 230 abc (active body control) system. the resulting issues occur at random and with little consistency. the resulting effect causes the car to drive soft on some occasions and rigid on others. the problem has been diagnosed and reported to the local dealership and other opportunities to attempt to repair the issue. thus far there seems to be no one who can properly affect and improve the situation. i contacted my local mb dealership on june 27, 2011 inquiring regarding a recall reported in the nhtsa recall system. the dealership said this was not a recall however the recall 08v405000 suggests otherwise. the continual problems with the abc systems makes me weary of mb ability to correct safety and driving issues. while this has not resulted in an accident or damage my fear is if mb nor the dealership recognizes there is an issue with abc systems, how many unrepaired and unsafe vehicles do we have on our streets?
06/22/2011100000
 I have had ongoing / continual problems with the 2003 sl 500 model 230 abc (active body control) system. the resulting issues occur at random and with little consistency. the resulting effect causes the car to drive soft on some occasions and rigid on others. the problem has been diagnosed and reported to the local dealership and other opportunities to attempt to repair the issue. thus far there seems to be no one who can properly affect and improve the situation. i contacted my local mb dealership on june 27, 2011 inquiring regarding a recall reported in the nhtsa recall system. the dealership said this was not a recall however the recall 08v405000 suggests otherwise. the continual problems with the abc systems makes me weary of mb ability to correct safety and driving issues. while this has not resulted in an accident or damage my fear is if mb nor the dealership recognizes there is an issue with abc systems, how many unrepaired and unsafe vehicles do we have on our streets?
06/22/2011100000
 I have had ongoing / continual problems with the 2003 sl 500 model 230 abc (active body control) system. the resulting issues occur at random and with little consistency. the resulting effect causes the car to drive soft on some occasions and rigid on others. the problem has been diagnosed and reported to the local dealership and other opportunities to attempt to repair the issue. thus far there seems to be no one who can properly affect and improve the situation. i contacted my local mb dealership on june 27, 2011 inquiring regarding a recall reported in the nhtsa recall system. the dealership said this was not a recall however the recall 08v405000 suggests otherwise. the continual problems with the abc systems makes me weary of mb ability to correct safety and driving issues. while this has not resulted in an accident or damage my fear is if mb nor the dealership recognizes there is an issue with abc systems, how many unrepaired and unsafe vehicles do we have on our streets?
06/22/2011100000
 I have had ongoing / continual problems with the 2003 sl 500 model 230 abc (active body control) system. the resulting issues occur at random and with little consistency. the resulting effect causes the car to drive soft on some occasions and rigid on others. the problem has been diagnosed and reported to the local dealership and other opportunities to attempt to repair the issue. thus far there seems to be no one who can properly affect and improve the situation. i contacted my local mb dealership on june 27, 2011 inquiring regarding a recall reported in the nhtsa recall system. the dealership said this was not a recall however the recall 08v405000 suggests otherwise. the continual problems with the abc systems makes me weary of mb ability to correct safety and driving issues. while this has not resulted in an accident or damage my fear is if mb nor the dealership recognizes there is an issue with abc systems, how many unrepaired and unsafe vehicles do we have on our streets?
01/10/201160000
 Vehicle began having minor leak of pink color fluid that an auto repair shop identified as hydraulic fluid for abc suspension system. from a visual inspection, the fluid was leaking from abc tandem pump. the leak got worse by the week and the vehicle was immediately parked after a considerable amount of fluid was building up on the driveway. after a week, there was a large puddle of fluid under the engine and the whole left side of vehicle bottomed out and literally sunk over the front left and rear left tires. mercedes dealership (walnut creek) said it was likely the abc pump was defective and would not fix because the car was out of warranty. my mechanic friend confirmed that the leak was coming from the abc pump. after the pump was replaced, the abc valve blocks for the front and rear began to leak. we found that there were clogs in the front and rear valves. going back to mercedes, the parts specialists informs us about the updated parts in the abc system that needed replacement. they also informed me that they normally have all the updated parts stocked and on-hand. i ended up replacing every part in the abc system since it was evident that contamination existed with the clogged valves. this includes the following part numbers: 220-320-12-58 $2499.00; 220-320-0858 $750; power steering tandem abc pump $1015; hydraulic fluid $450, filters $40, oil lines $300, labor $800. total is roughly $5000. the parts specialist was right about the problems of the abc system for my vehicle. i researched this problem and found that many people with the same vehicle have dealt with the problem that i currently have. i don
01/10/201160000
 Vehicle began having minor leak of pink color fluid that an auto repair shop identified as hydraulic fluid for abc suspension system. from a visual inspection, the fluid was leaking from abc tandem pump. the leak got worse by the week and the vehicle was immediately parked after a considerable amount of fluid was building up on the driveway. after a week, there was a large puddle of fluid under the engine and the whole left side of vehicle bottomed out and literally sunk over the front left and rear left tires. mercedes dealership (walnut creek) said it was likely the abc pump was defective and would not fix because the car was out of warranty. my mechanic friend confirmed that the leak was coming from the abc pump. after the pump was replaced, the abc valve blocks for the front and rear began to leak. we found that there were clogs in the front and rear valves. going back to mercedes, the parts specialists informs us about the updated parts in the abc system that needed replacement. they also informed me that they normally have all the updated parts stocked and on-hand. i ended up replacing every part in the abc system since it was evident that contamination existed with the clogged valves. this includes the following part numbers: 220-320-12-58 $2499.00; 220-320-0858 $750; power steering tandem abc pump $1015; hydraulic fluid $450, filters $40, oil lines $300, labor $800. total is roughly $5000. the parts specialist was right about the problems of the abc system for my vehicle. i researched this problem and found that many people with the same vehicle have dealt with the problem that i currently have. i don
01/10/201160000
 Vehicle began having minor leak of pink color fluid that an auto repair shop identified as hydraulic fluid for abc suspension system. from a visual inspection, the fluid was leaking from abc tandem pump. the leak got worse by the week and the vehicle was immediately parked after a considerable amount of fluid was building up on the driveway. after a week, there was a large puddle of fluid under the engine and the whole left side of vehicle bottomed out and literally sunk over the front left and rear left tires. mercedes dealership (walnut creek) said it was likely the abc pump was defective and would not fix because the car was out of warranty. my mechanic friend confirmed that the leak was coming from the abc pump. after the pump was replaced, the abc valve blocks for the front and rear began to leak. we found that there were clogs in the front and rear valves. going back to mercedes, the parts specialists informs us about the updated parts in the abc system that needed replacement. they also informed me that they normally have all the updated parts stocked and on-hand. i ended up replacing every part in the abc system since it was evident that contamination existed with the clogged valves. this includes the following part numbers: 220-320-12-58 $2499.00; 220-320-0858 $750; power steering tandem abc pump $1015; hydraulic fluid $450, filters $40, oil lines $300, labor $800. total is roughly $5000. the parts specialist was right about the problems of the abc system for my vehicle. i researched this problem and found that many people with the same vehicle have dealt with the problem that i currently have. i don
01/10/201160000
 Vehicle began having minor leak of pink color fluid that an auto repair shop identified as hydraulic fluid for abc suspension system. from a visual inspection, the fluid was leaking from abc tandem pump. the leak got worse by the week and the vehicle was immediately parked after a considerable amount of fluid was building up on the driveway. after a week, there was a large puddle of fluid under the engine and the whole left side of vehicle bottomed out and literally sunk over the front left and rear left tires. mercedes dealership (walnut creek) said it was likely the abc pump was defective and would not fix because the car was out of warranty. my mechanic friend confirmed that the leak was coming from the abc pump. after the pump was replaced, the abc valve blocks for the front and rear began to leak. we found that there were clogs in the front and rear valves. going back to mercedes, the parts specialists informs us about the updated parts in the abc system that needed replacement. they also informed me that they normally have all the updated parts stocked and on-hand. i ended up replacing every part in the abc system since it was evident that contamination existed with the clogged valves. this includes the following part numbers: 220-320-12-58 $2499.00; 220-320-0858 $750; power steering tandem abc pump $1015; hydraulic fluid $450, filters $40, oil lines $300, labor $800. total is roughly $5000. the parts specialist was right about the problems of the abc system for my vehicle. i researched this problem and found that many people with the same vehicle have dealt with the problem that i currently have. i don
01/10/201160000
 Vehicle began having minor leak of pink color fluid that an auto repair shop identified as hydraulic fluid for abc suspension system. from a visual inspection, the fluid was leaking from abc tandem pump. the leak got worse by the week and the vehicle was immediately parked after a considerable amount of fluid was building up on the driveway. after a week, there was a large puddle of fluid under the engine and the whole left side of vehicle bottomed out and literally sunk over the front left and rear left tires. mercedes dealership (walnut creek) said it was likely the abc pump was defective and would not fix because the car was out of warranty. my mechanic friend confirmed that the leak was coming from the abc pump. after the pump was replaced, the abc valve blocks for the front and rear began to leak. we found that there were clogs in the front and rear valves. going back to mercedes, the parts specialists informs us about the updated parts in the abc system that needed replacement. they also informed me that they normally have all the updated parts stocked and on-hand. i ended up replacing every part in the abc system since it was evident that contamination existed with the clogged valves. this includes the following part numbers: 220-320-12-58 $2499.00; 220-320-0858 $750; power steering tandem abc pump $1015; hydraulic fluid $450, filters $40, oil lines $300, labor $800. total is roughly $5000. the parts specialist was right about the problems of the abc system for my vehicle. i researched this problem and found that many people with the same vehicle have dealt with the problem that i currently have. i don
04/26/2009498201
 2003 mercedes benz 500sl driving down the road the car just dropped down , the active body control system failed it ruined the undercarriage of the vehicle the car does not even have 50,000 miles on it. it's hard to get it towed. it is very low and it can cause a very serious accident , the funny thing was the next day started the car up the car came up but knowing my undercarriage is destroyed . i had couple incidents happen to men luck i was not on the freeway. it also throws your alignment out. *tr