2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Mercedes-Benz R500
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 ProblemsBrake Pads & Rotors May Wear After 20,000 Miles
As a way to increase braking performance, the brake pads and rotors are make of a softer material and may be in need of replacement after approximately 20,000 miles; owners should be vigilant about getting their brakes checked.
The crankshaft position sensor may fail. Symptoms of this are: The engine will crank—but not start—especially when the engine is warm. The car may start again if it is left to cool off, but it may run roughly or have poor performance. Communicating these specific symptoms to your technician can save diagnostic time.
Failed spark plug wires and/or ignition coils can cause intermittent misfires (rough running); the Check Engine Light may also illuminate. Diagnoses of the ignition system will be necessary to determine which components are at fault.
2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 Questions2006 MB R500 came to our shop with codes P0171 & P0174 for lean conditions in bo (1 answer)
car had multiple codes, and issue w/ suspension, and a steering angle sensor issue, got all those cleared up, now cant get rid of these lean codes.
problem sounded as if the battery was not charged fully. replaced with new battery, it still does it, but with the new battery it will start usually after removing key and trying again.
dealer says he went through the oil pan to replace the valve body and has notice that a bolt that holds the valve body in place is broken and he has to charge 1700 to replace the bolt
2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 RecallsIncorrect Software Calibration May Cause Fuel Pump to Remain Powered in a Collision
There is a faulty software calibration that affects several areas including shutting off the fuel supply in a collision. This could cause a fire hazard during an accident. Dealers will reprogram this software. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 070001. This recall began during August, 2008.
The wiring harness to the starter motor may be routed incorrectly. This could lead to chafing of the protective sleeve on the engine mount cover. Over time, this chafing could wear through the sleeve and expose the underlying wiring. Damaged wires may result in a electrical short and loss of function of the vehicle's electrical system. Dealers will inspect the wiring and correct its routing. If necessary, the protective sleeve and/or wiring will be replaced. This recall is expected to begin on May 12, 2006. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2006040002.
Some second row seats were manufactured without threads in the nut used to secure the seat belt buckle. In the event of a crash, the buckle may not hold as designed, increasing the risk of injury to a second row seat occupant. Dealers will inspect the second row seat and replace it as necessary. This recall is scheduled to begin on May 3rd, 2006. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2006040003.