All 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Recalls

Category Date Summary
Electrical and Communications 09 July 2008 Mercedes-benz is recalling my 2006-2008 m-class, r-class, my 2005-2009 slk-class, my 2005-2008 c-class, my 2003-2004 and 2006-2008 clk-class, my 2003-2008 e-class, my 2004 and 2008 cl-class, my 2008 cls-class, my 2004 and 2007-2008 s-class, my 2003 g-class, and my 2003-2004, 2006 and 2009 sl-class vehicles. a software calibration number (scn) coding received on the affected vehicles during a recent workshop visit was incorrect. depending on the model year and model affected, the results of an incorrect scn coding can affect a number of vehicle safety and emission functions including the following types of functions: (1) the fuel gauge readings may be incorrect; (2) a stuck fuel-level sensor may not be displayed in the instrument cluster; (3) the obd system may cause the check engine light to illuminate incorrectly; and, (4) the speedometer may be out of tolerance.
Brakes 05 April 2005 On certain vehicles, the sensotronic brake control (sbc) system may prematurely shift to the hydraulic back-up function mode, due to deterioration of the wiring harness connection, or due to premature failure of the hydraulic pump.
Brakes 25 June 2004 On certain vehicles, the electronic monitoring system of the sensotronic brake control (sbc) is designed to monitor the pressure gradient within the high pressure line of the brake system. if an unacceptable pressure gradient is detected, the system will switch, as it is designed to do, into the hydraulic function mode.

Most Recent 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Consumer Complaints

Component Date of Report Summary
Fuel/Propulsion System 07 September 2014 I filed this complaint months ago and haven't heard a word. the issue is the gas tank baffle has apparently come loose from inside the tank and is greating a bang in the tank vehicle vehicle is slowing down and stopping. there was no accident. mercedes said they haven't heard of this problem but in research this is a problem with 2003-2004 sl500. is there a safety problem with this baffle being loose in the tank? and why isn't there a recall?
Fuel/Propulsion System 05 September 2014 Baffle in fuel tank started hitting the side of the tank make a noise when fuel tank is 3/4 full or less. apparently the baffle breaks at one end allowing the baffle to bang against the wall of the fuel cell.
Service Brakes, Hydraulic 25 June 2014 2003 mercedes benz sl 500. consumer writes in regards to possible fatal flaw in vehicle. *smd the consumer stated, as he was backing out of his driveway, he applied the brake and they failed. a red light and a sign instructed him to obtain immediate service. the mechanic, kept the vehicle for a week, but was unable to anything wrong with the brakes. at the mechanic's suggested, the vehicle was towed to the dealer. after the vehicle was there for a few days, the dealership called and said the problem was the battery had died. it was a secondary battery which supplied power to everything that consumed electricity, including the brakes in his model and year vehicle. so, if it failed, so would the brakes. *jb

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