Although the Mercedes Benz CL55 AMG is a sleek-looking coupe with high-performance capabilities, it still suffers from a few hardware problems. That's why it's important that car owners should know some of these issues as they may experience problems as their cars age.
One of the problems that give car owners a headache is the faulty Active Body Control System, which makes the car uneven and poses risks of leakage. Reports have been filed that the CL55 AMG would sometimes be too high or too low, and most of the time, it would lean on one side only. When this happens, mechanics would just replace the hose, sensors, and struts, but the problem would still continue to persist. But besides this, the Active Body Control System also has a leaking hose. This has become such a serious matter that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ordered the German automaker in 2007 to recall more than 19,000 units from 2001 to 2004 as risk of fire is too high.
The sensors on the engine of the CL55 AMG seem to be prone to malfunction. Car owners would have to deal with a stalling engine from time to time and would even experience a no-start condition. If this problem happens, fixing the crankshaft position sensor should be able to stop this discomfort. However, another sensor-the oil sensor-is also known to fail on this model. In fact, you may have oil leaking through the seal on your oil sensor. Replacing the lower oil pan is believed to stop this problem, though.
Mercedes Benz made another recall in 2004 after a malfunctioning fan was found to be a source of a high-risk problem. If this isn't solved immediately, drivers may find themselves in a road accident as the windshield may be covered with fog and frost due to a broken fan. It was found out that the blower motor loses power after the plastic holder that holds the fuse in place breaks, disconnecting the fuse from the circuit. Because of this, about 54,000 units were recalled to have their system checked.