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Mercedes-Benz S500 Bad Dampening Actuators Can Cause Rough Ride in Rear

Mercedes-Benz S500 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002

Average Mileage: 93,000 mi (91,000 mi - 95,000 mi)


Vehicles with automatic level control that ride harshly in the rear (no give in the suspension) may have one or both dampening actuators which have failed. It is commonly recommended the actuators be replaced in pairs.

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