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1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,300 miles

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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 082014

SL500 8-cyl

  • 125,000 miles

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

The gas tank baffle had broken and it is knocking inside the tank. I am concerned that it will break and cause a fire.

- Aptos, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 202011

SL500 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Baffle in my fuel tank on my 2004 Mercedes sl 500 has broken. Causes a loud knocking sound. Entire fuel tank has to be replaced. Researching many blogs and forums found many of sl owners has same experienced. I believe this should be handled under a recall from the manufacturer.

- Cliffside Park, NJ, USA

problem #2

Mar 202011

SL500

  • 118,200 miles
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500, loud knocking noise from the rear.fuel tank might need to be replaced... seems to be a common problem with these cars.

- Ca, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 012010

SL500

  • 50,000 miles
Baffle in my fuel tank on my 2004 Mercedes sl 500 has broken. Causes a loud knocking sound and the only remedy is to spend $3000 to have the entire fuel tank replaced. This is happening to hundreds of Mercedes Benz sl owners. I believe this should be handled under a recall from the manufacturer.

- Washington, DC, USA

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