Mega-powered with superb Turbo diesel capacity and backed with an incredible horsepower, the special lightweight model of the Mercedes Benz, the SL65, may be considered an ultra ride. Classy, fully equipped, and not to mention expensive, flaws and problems may be the last thing one would associate with this car and all its flashy Mercedes Benz SL65 parts. But perfection is indeed quite evasive, and so SL65 units-and their owners, definitely-also have their own share of troubles. Below are some of the most common problems Mercedes Benz SL65 owners have reported on their vehicles:
One of the most common issues SL65 owners need to troubleshoot is misfiring in the car's engine. This is generally detected with the "check engine" light's activation. The CEL also gives out codes that tranSLate to misfire data.
Engine misfires may be caused by a couple of reasons, one of which may be failure in the ignition module. Some of the results of engine misfires are unsmooth runs and problematic car starts.
Some SL65 owners also report a leaking pneumatic system in their units. If left unresolved, this problem may branch out to glitches in Mercedes Benz SL65 accessories and parts, like the trunk and/or door closing assist function.
Other SL65 owners have noted brake fluid contamination. Automotive professionals have associated this to a more serious-and probably way more costly-problem involving the anti-lock brake system (ABS) modulator. To prevent such pricey trouble, a complete brake system flush is recommended every two years.
The central gateway module of the Mercedes Benz SL65, which makes communication possible among the different systems of the car, is also linked with the model's setbacks. Failure from this module may cause the vehicle's command and audio systems to sometimes shut down unexpectedly.
The installation of V-12 engines in Mercedes Benz SL65 units is full of perks, but it also comes with some disadvantages. V-12 engines tend to be quite particular with the fuel they are fed with, and certain picky seasons may result in rough idles and long cranks. Car experts observed that with the V-12 engine on, the SL65 needs to be filled with the right fuel that suits the current temperature.