1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Mercedes-Benz S320

1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 Problems

Closing Assist/Door Lock Issues Due to Pneumatic System Problems

Problems with the pneumatic system can cause closing assist and door lock issues.

Glove box hinges, center console arm rest, and cup holders may break
Glove box hinges, the center console armrest, and the cup holders break.
Insulation Degrades on Engine Wiring Harness and Leaves Conductors Exposed

The engine wiring can degrade because the insulating material falls off leaving the bare wire exposed. This can cause many problems depending on which wires are exposed and what they touch.

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1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 Recalls

Recall 96V058000
THE DRIVE BELT PULLEY ON THE ENGINE CAN DEVELOP FATIGUE CRACKS IN THE METAL AND BREAK. IF THE DRIVE PULLEY BREAKS, THE CAR WOULD NOT HAVE ENGINE COOLING, BATTERY CHARGING, AND/OR POWER STEERING.

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1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 Reviews

S320 is my favorite car. I find it to be the most suitable for me.
This is the greatest car made! Drives like a dream with plenty of power in every gear. I highly recommend anyone who enjoys high quality cars to find one, they are affordable. Original price- $62,700. A year ago (Oct 2011) I got it for $5,500 out-the-door, and it had 93k miles, that's less than 6k a year! A real dream come true.

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