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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2002 Mercedes-Benz S430
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 Problems
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.
The door for the vanity mirror (or the frame for the door) can break; due to a redesign, the mirror "cassette" will need replacement.
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 Recalls (Recent)
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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.
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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.
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 Questions and Answers
My car would not start after a hard rain. Merz road service showed up. Took one look at passenger side floor board (it was soak and wet) and flickering light in rear. Said port to catch rain under ...
my mercedes 2001 s430 sometimes while im driveing it it will drive like its sraining to drive i stop turn it off for 1 min then turn it on and its fine can anyone help me?
wheels rims have black sut even though I clean them
Why does my trunk pop open by itself? Not sure if it's the switch in the door or the remote.
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 Reviews
This model, like all MBs, are pieces of garbage. Also owned a C-Class. Continuous failures which include repeated failures: Airmatic, front end rebuilding issues, numerous electrical failures.
These cars are poorly engineered, designed to be cost prohibitive.
DO NOT BUY ONE OF THESE OR ANY MB PRODUCT. YOU WILL REGRET IT.
i has a 02 mercedes benz left side stay low drive loose i change the 2 front suspension strut and the spring link still drive loose on the road