Broken Seat Trim - 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Long-Term Road Test

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2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG: Broken Seat Trim

December 17, 2014

2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG

It has been about 6,000 miles since our long-term 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG has seen any shop time. Since August our big Benz has been Camry reliable without any of the boring.

Still, this is a nine-year-old car, so you gotta expect some little things to crop up. And I mean little things.

Yesterday I discovered the outside trim on the CL's passenger seat had come loose. No big deal. I popped it back into place and went about my day. But I don't think it's really fixed.

I played CSI and have concluded that the trim coming loose was a result of it being kicked repeatedly during the ingress and egress of rear seat passengers, probably my kids, and I would be surprised it if doesn't happen again.

In the meantime, the twin-turbo V12-powered super luxury coupe continues to provide us with the peace of mind that can only come from extended periods of trouble-free motoring. And I probably just jinxed it.

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 71,275 miles


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