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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 Mercedes-Benz S430

2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 Problems

The relay which turns the airmatic suspension pump on may fail causing the pump to run continuously. This can result in failure of the pump motor or a dead battery as the pump motor will continue to run after the car is turned off. Also, Worn airmatic pump mount bushings can causes noises in the front axle while driving on bumpy roads or a buzzing noise while the pump is running.

CD changers, command units, voice control units, PSE units, and Tele Aid units are prone to failure, especially in early models.

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.

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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 Questions

car will not rise it there manual shock for this model?

When the outside temperature is over 80 or so degrees the drivers side gets warm while driving in sunlight. But it works fine at stops for lights or stop signs. it also works fine after sunset.

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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 Recalls

The hose may corrode due to extensive exposure to humidity. This may cause fluid leakage onto the catalytic converter. This would present a fire hazard. Dealers will a new high pressure distrution hose.

The instrument cluster illumination may fail. This may result in difficulty reading the gauges, indicators, and speedometer. Not being able to see the cluster may lead to an accident. Dealers will replace the instrument cluster modules. This recall started on September 29, 2006. 

The HVAC blower motor may lose power because the fuse for the circuit may lose contact. This is due to a flaw in the plastic holder that secures the fuse that protects this circuit. If the fan stops working, you may not be able to clear fog and frost off of your windshield. If visibility is reduced, you could be at risk of getting into an accident. Dealers will install new blower motor fuse holders. This recall began during October 2004. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2004 070010.

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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 Reviews

This 11 year old car is as good as the day I purchased. I have owned about 40 vehicles and this is my number one in all categories.

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