ABC Warning Light, Part 2 - 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Long-Term Road Test

2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65: ABC Warning Light, Part 2

January 22, 2014

2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65

Earlier this week we towed our 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 to the dealer for service following an Active Body Control (ABC) system failure. Here is what happened next.

As mentioned previously, Dan, our advisor at Fletcher Jones Mercedes-Benz, called us once roadside assistance dropped the car off to him. He called again the next morning to tell us what they found and the cost to repair it. His third call brought good news, "Your car is ready."

He explained that the high-pressure ABC line between the pump and junction valve box had burst. At this valve the line splits into four, one for each strut. We got the impression this was the part that usually fails. The fluid level was corrected, system flushed and all of the surrounding area steam cleaned.

Our advisor, Dan, was on top of things. He had answers to our questions. He was polite and professional. And throughout the repair process he not only communicated frequently but initiated it. We would recommend him based on this experience.

Total Cost: $1,217.75

Total Days out of Service: 2

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 58,940 miles

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