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2002 Mercedes-Benz SL Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
12/29/09 NHTSA ID: 10030964
TSB ID: SB-090930

Mercedes: the limited warranty on the sbc hydraulic unit for models 211, model 219 and models 230 was extended from the original 4 years/50,000 miles to 10 years with no mileage limitation. the sbc hydraulic unit extended limited warranty
12/23/09 NHTSA ID: 10030939
TSB ID: SB-P-047527

Mercedes: parktronic intermittently not functioning. the function works again after a short time or distance. when the foot operated parking brake is applied, the parktronic system is deactivated. if the foot operated parking brake is o
12/22/09 NHTSA ID: 10030929
TSB ID: TSB-42-10-109

Mercedes: corrosion protection coatings for brake components and hardware may be damaged and or stripped away if highly concentrated acid based cleaners are used. once the corrosion protection is damaged or removed the brake components an
05/19/06 NHTSA ID: 10019990
TSB ID: 463040

Flow noises from area of power steering pump and/or foaming of power steering oil in reservoir.
11/01/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10034306
TSB ID: SB-91-60-193

Mercedes: airbag durability and reliability. air bag srs control module (n2/2) does not have a set shelf life and will normally be reliable for the life of a vehicle. with 164, 216 221, 251 and newer, the airbag control unit can be reset
12/23/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10030941
TSB ID: SB-P-047124

Mercedes: cracking noise from the area of the instrument panel/firewall when cornering, during throttle lift off and on uneven roads. stress at the spot welds on the firewall to the right of the brake booster can result in cracking noises
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05/19/06 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10019993
TSB ID: 2006030011

A potential malfunction which could render the secondary air injection pump relay inoperable thereby affecting the proper operation of the secondary air injection pump.
09/26/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10016632
TSB ID: 2005070017

The alternator regulator may fail to prevent voltage values ranging beyond the specified tolerance limits.
01/28/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10011693
TSB ID: 5465130

Parktronic triggers without obvious cause at front bumper in mercedes model numbers 171/211/230. *tc
10/11/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 622048
TSB ID: PI8264137A

Subject regarding voice activated cellular telephone / cd changer installation instructions.
09/26/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 621576
TSB ID: 55012

Information stating that the cellular phone system in certain vehicles no longer use the automatic mast antenna.
01/27/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10011629
TSB ID: 8235428

Windshield washer nozzles heating inoperative. *tc

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Mercedes-Benz SL TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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