1.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
153,000 miles

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1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Owner Comments

problem #1

May 172015

SL500

  • 153,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Driving at 40 mph when all of a sudden engine dies. Car becomes dead, very dangerous, at night middle lane of pacific coast hwy. Cant use breaks, everything is dead! cant steer nothing. Could have been killed. This has happened before twice. Now I'm afraid to drive my car if this happens when im on the freeway, thats a problem, endangering me and everyone around. This is nuts because I pride myself on keeping my car in tip top shape always and this is undetectable. But expensive to try and find out until I saw that 800 other people have had the exact same thing! what wrong with this picture?

- Costa Mesa, CA, USA

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