2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG: Another ABC Fault
January 26, 2015
Stop me if you've heard this one. Our 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG hitched a ride to the Mercedes-Benz dealership on the back of a flatbed trailer. Here is what happened...
Things began harmless enough. The brake pad service light recently illuminated and, since our test of the CL65 was coming to a close, we debated whether to replace them or leave the fix for the next owner.
Meanwhile, we drove to a favorite spot of ours to take pictures for the sales ad. That was when we noticed the lower-left corner of the instrument panel, a check-engine light.
We continued as planned, parked and climbed out to take pictures. That was when we noticed a pool of fluid collecting on the ground beneath the engine compartment. We promptly hopped back in the car to drive the short distance home. It was then that our old friend the Active Body Control (ABC) warning light spoke up. This is the part where Mad Libs would ask for a four-letter word befitting a truck driver.
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Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 72,035 miles