2001 Mercedes Benz CL500 Audible Ding

Tiny
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  • 2001 MERCEDES BENZ CL500
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2001 Mercedes Benz CL500 V8 Front Wheel Drive 64325 miles

When going over any size bump an audible "ding" sounds and a warning (unreadable) flashes on the dash for a split second. Had ABC hose recall done in 2008. Any help appreciated
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Monday, September 13th, 2010 AT 10:18 PM

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Tiny
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Hello. Thanks for the donation. Much appreciated

Check the sensors mentioned below if you have special wheels (low profile) fitted, this can effect the sensors more and cause a warning to sound more often over uneven ground. You could also have the car plugged into a diagnostic computer to check if there are any ABC/BCM failt codes stored on the system.

RECALL CAMPAIGN 2008080004 - CHECK ACTIVE BODY CONTROL ACCELERATION SENSORS, REPLACE IF NECESSARY
SERVICE CAMPAIGN BULLETIN
Reference Number(s): 2008080004, Date of Issue: September 1, 2008
MERCEDES-BENZ:Models 215, 216, 220, 221 and 230, Model Years 2001-2008
SERVICE:GROUP 00 OF SERVICE INFORMATION BINDER
PARTS:GROUP I OF INFORMATION - PARTS & ACCESSORIES BINDER

Related Ref Number(s): 2008080004
ARTICLE BEGINNING
SUBJECT
Models 215, 216, 220, 221 and 230, Model Years 2001-2008
Check Active Body Control Acceleration Sensors, Replace if Necessary
This Recall Campaign has been initiated because Daimler AG has determined that variations in the suppliers soldering process resulted in soldering points on the board of the ABC sensors which may not be within design tolerances. As a result, signals from affected sensors measuring the acceleration may not be accurately transmitted to the Active Body Control module. A variation in the transmitted values between affected and unaffected sensors can result in one front strut adjusting to a value indicating body movement while another strut does not adjust presenting the driver with an uneven front suspension. A warning will be shown in the instrument cluster if this result occurs. This condition may lead to unexpected body movements at the front axle which can adversely influence the vehicle's directional stability and could lead to a vehicle crash. The dealer will check the production date of the front active body control sensors and replace the front active body control sensor(s) if necessary.
Prior to performing this Recall Campaign:
Please check VMI to determine if the vehicle is involved in the Campaign and if it has been previously repaired.
Please review the entire Recall Campaign bulletin and follow the repair procedure exactly as described.
Please note that Recall and Service Campaigns do not expire and may also be performed on a vehicle with a vehicle status indicator.
Approximately 4,579 vehicles are affected.
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Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 AT 4:23 AM
Tiny
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How do I find if this CL is a model 215?
Will check with dealship to see if this recall is applicable
Based on your experience this could be causing the "ding" sound when going over bumps?
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Saturday, September 18th, 2010 AT 12:48 PM
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DAVE H
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This could be causing the warning ding. The dealer will supply you with the model details using the VIN #
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Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 AT 4:59 AM

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