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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,581 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 engine problems

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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 112008

SL55 12-cyl

  • 34,581 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Mercedes SL600. While driving approximately 45 mph, the preceding vehicle stopped abrubptly. The contact depressed the brake pedal; however, the vehicle did not slow down or stop. The contact crashed into another vehicle, and the front air bags failed to deploy. He sustained minor injuries to his face. The vehicle sustained $14,000 worth of damage to the front end. A police report was filed. The failure mileage was 34,581 and current mileage was 34,592. Updated 12/10/08

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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