Active Body Control System Can Leak Hydraulic Fluid on Mercedes-Benz S430

The active body control system can leak fluid from numerous areas, including the tandem pump, hydraulic lines, struts, and/or seals. If it is not repaired, the vehicle ride height could drop too low and cause damage to the undercarriage.

RepairPal Verified
Average mileage: 124,000 (98,000–150,000)
7 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006
10 people reported this problem
2 people shared problem details
The car lowers when it gets cold, especially the left passenger side. It was diagnosed as the Shocks, but those have been changed. Still not fixed yet.
Very expensive to fix
Related Items:
The electrical connector at the automatic transmission may leak fluid. Over time leaking fluid...
CD changers, command units, voice control units, PSE units, and Tele Aid units are prone to failure, especially in early models.
The anti-lock brake system (ABS) modulator assembly may fail due to dirty brake fluid. Our tech...
The blower module is the thing that controls the blower that sends air into the car. Such as th...

Related Content