500SL Convertible (5.0L V8 4-speed Automatic)
|Ratings Key||Minimal Problems||Moderate Problems||Significant Problems|
Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Engine Control Systems (MAS) Unit and the Fuel Injectors, and a periodic problem is failure of the Serpentine Belt Tensioner. Failure of the MAS Unit will prevent the vehicle from starting.
The cost to repair the MAS Unit is estimated at $129.00 for parts and $26.00 for labor.The cost to repair the Fuel Injectors is estimated at $32.00 each for parts (total of 8) and $52.00 each for labor.The cost to repair the Serpentine Belt Tensioner is estimated at $242.00 for parts and $84.50 for labor.All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
|Transmission & Driveline|
|Steering & Suspension|
|Heating & Air Conditioning||
This vehicle was originally charged with R-12 refrigerant which is no longer being manufactured.
The refrigerant is still available, but it is very expensive ($25.00-$50.00 per pound, 2-5 pounds per vehicle). Conversion to the new R-134A refrigerant is possible, at an average cost of about $100-$250 parts and labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
|Starting & Charging|
An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Vehicle Rollover Sensors, and a periodic problem is failure of the Window Switches.
The cost to repair the Vehicle Rollover Sensors is estimated at $61.00 each for parts and $65.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Window Switches is estimated at $19.00 for parts and $71.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
|Overall||4 out of 5|