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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
431,954 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 032014

SL500 8-cyl

  • 795,908 miles


Driving on freeway and hit bump on freeway the abc lights come on vechicle hard to cotrol here rubbing, vehicle to low flashes went straight to dealer.

- El Segundo , CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012011


  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Mercedes Benz SL500. While driving the contact noticed that her check engine light illuminated and oil was leaking in the vehicle front of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic who performed a diagnostic test. The failure was located as the power steering pump. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 68,000.

- Destin, FL, USA

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