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2006 Mercedes-Benz SL Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
05/23/11 NHTSA ID: 10037408
TSB ID: SB-32-25-82

Mercedes-benz: shock absorber procedure.
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
05/12/09 NHTSA ID: 10028626
TSB ID: PB-32-50-35C

Mercedes: the vehicle's suspension level randomly lowering while driving and/or rapid sporadic level changes shortly after stopping the vehicle, replace the body acceleration sensors. models 215.3, 220, and 230. model years unknown.
05/12/09 NHTSA ID: 10028644
TSB ID: PB-42-46-102

Mercedes: vehicle fails star diagnosis test; inspect brake system for air." models 230, 219, and 211. model years 2003-2009.
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05/11/09 NHTSA ID: 10028587
TSB ID: PB-46-20-16E

Mercedes: leaks at steering gear control head connection to high or low pressure lines or leaks at internal steering lines of control head connection to steering gear housing. models 171, 203, 204, 209, 211, 215, 216, 219, 220, 221, and 2
02/27/09 NHTSA ID: 10028026
TSB ID: SB-2008070002

Mercedes: replace v belt upper guide pulley. the v belt upper guide pulley optimized for noise reduction is available. the dealer will replace upper guide pulley at the next workshop visit.
10/03/07 NHTSA ID: 10022893
TSB ID: 033008

Check engine light on / fault codes fc1200 / fc1208 stored in me-sfi control unit. mercedes-benz model c230, c280, c350, slk280, slk350, clk350, clk550, e350, e550, cls550, s600, and sl550. equipped with m272 engine or m273 engine. *nj
05/14/07 NHTSA ID: 10021522
TSB ID: 322546

Knocking noise from the front axle area.
02/13/06 NHTSA ID: 10019128
TSB ID: 331516

Steering wheel twitch during brake application. various models including mercedes benz 2006 model 230.
09/27/05 NHTSA ID: 10016670
TSB ID: 470036

Mercedes: the fuel level indicated in the instrument cluster does not match the actual fill level. this may be caused by a fault in the fuel level sensor function chain: hydraulic and electrical lines and their connections, rear sam or in
05/07/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10136041
TSB ID: LI27.60-P-059296

Selector lever blocks in position "p" (brake applied)
12/18/09 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10030904
TSB ID: SB-2008120008

Mercedes benz: models 203, 209, 211, 219,230, and 463; model years 2005-2007. replace pilot bushing at electrohydraulic unit. daimler ag has determined that on affected vehicles the transmission pilot bushing may leak. dealer will repla
05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10135628
TSB ID: LI82.70-P-060004

Iphone mobile phone: various complaints after software update to ios8
05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10135917
TSB ID: LI83.00-P-052510

Malfunctions of various control units and/or on-board power supply problems caused by water in the control unit tray under the driver/front passenger seat (dislocated, pinched or leaking condensation hose)
12/17/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10048279
TSB ID: SC-2012070002

Mercedes: camshaft adjustment solenoid may leak oil due to settling properties of seal and the engine wiring harness will be retrofitted with four adapter harnesses as a precautionary measure. models 2005-2011 164, 171, 203, 204, 207, 209
12/06/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10034565
TSB ID: LI-54-25-P047464

Mercedes (xentry): implausible gear indicator on instrument cluster, shift paddles non functional. no model years listed.
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06/30/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10033070
TSB ID: LI-58-40

Xentry (mercedes): engine warning lamp is currently on or was on and a delay fault of the camshaft adjust to current or stored in the engine control unit. models 171, 203, 209, 211, 219, 221, 216, 230, 164, 251, and 403. no model years li
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
07/20/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10029945
TSB ID: PB-91-60-189

Mercedes: there is a srs warning in the instrument cluster; this may be due to the wss control unit connection being loose or unplugged. no model years listed.
05/11/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10028585
TSB ID: PB-82-10-376F

Mercedes vehicles: the xenon or bi-xenon headlamp not functioning. a function description can be found in wis document gf8s.10-p-20010 (203), gf82.10-p-0003q (209); gf82.10-p-3002r (230). model years uknown.
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.
09/27/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10016687
TSB ID: 325029

Abc visit workshop displayed in instrument cluster and hydraulic fluid leakage. updated 5/14/09. models 215, 220 and 230. model years unknown.
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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.
05/23/12 Other NHTSA ID: 10044222
TSB ID: 40-P-052794

Mercedes benz: front or rear seat belt does not roll up correctly. dirt deposits on the seat belt guide due to soiled seat belt. also included models 169, f cell, 246, and 231. no model years given. *js
03/26/07 Other NHTSA ID: 10021246
TSB ID: 2006110005

Install software for navigation system. updated 3/5/09.
08/07/06 Other NHTSA ID: 10020181
TSB ID: 2006060004

The tirefit hose connector may not screw onto the tire valve with an air tight seal. in case of a flat tire, the customer may not be able to inflate the spare tire using tirefit.

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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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