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.

Rough running motor/lack of power due to failed ignition coil packs/spark plug resistors

Failed ignition coil packs or spark plug resistors can cause a rough running motor or lack of power.

Emissions Air Injection Pumps Can Seize Up and Cause Noise/Smoke

The emissions air injection pump can seize, causing a loud squealing noise followed by smoke from the drive belt. If the engine is not turned off, the belt will break, turning on the alternator/battery warning light.

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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

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.
S320 is my favorite car. I find it to be the most suitable for me.

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