Recall List for the 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500

Official recalls have been issued for the 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Mercedes-Benz service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Mercedes-Benz customer service.

  1. 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #09E012000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 07, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 16,270

    Summary: Sabersport is recalling 16,270 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. These headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." These lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors.

    Consequence: Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Sabersport will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. The safety recall began on May 11, 2009. Owners may contact sabersport at 1-909-598-7589. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E012000 »

  2. 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 WHEELS NHTSA Campaign #06E014000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 06, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 31,422

    Summary: Certain zf trading North America aftermarket wheel bearing kits, lemfoerder P/N 1402301, sold for installation on 1992-2001 Mercedes Benz SL500 (R129) vehicles after April 1, 2005. The caliper mounting bolts used in the wheel bearing kit may be defective, shear off and break. If both caliper mounting bolts break, the brake caliper may become unfixed and, when the vehicle is braked, the brake rotor could drag the caliper, causing the brake hose to rupture and the vehicle's suspension to be damaged.

    Consequence: This could result in a loss of a portion of the vehicle's braking ability, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Zf trading will notify its owners and repair the wheel bearing kits free of charge. The recall began on January 27, 2006. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E014000 »

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