2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Mercedes-Benz S430

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2005 Mercedes-Benz S430
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98
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169
2005 Mercedes-Benz S430
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1,356
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2,012
2005 Mercedes-Benz S430
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211
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392
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2005 Mercedes-Benz S430
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671
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998

2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 Problems

Evaporator Temperature Sensor Failure

The evaporator temperature sensor can fail, causing the AC compressor not to cycle. If the AC compressor does not turn on, the AC system will not blow cold air. If the compressor is stuck on, the air will be very cold at first, before warming up.

CD Changers and Command/Voice Control/PSE/Tele Aid Units May Fail

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

Cracked Driveshaft Flex Discs May Cause Driveshaft Movement/Vibration

A vibration felt through the center floor of the vehicle can be caused by cracked and/or shredded driveshaft flex discs, resulting in excessive driveshaft movement. If not repaired, damage to the driveshaft center support bearing, transmission, or differential can occur.

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2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 Questions

What causes the abs and esp light to come on allowing the car to only go 30mph? (1 answer)

Car was driving fine all of a sudden abs ESP light comes on and car starts to drive 2230 miles per hour revving at 3000 RPMs new brakes put on front never had problems like this before took it to a shop that says no signal is going to the transmission on the dash there is no indication of comfort...

All tires have been checked but check tire light is on; believe it's a sensor. (1 answer)

How do I get to the battery? It is dead and I need to jump it off. (1 answer)

my Mercedes has been setting in the garage for a few months and the battery is dead how do I jump it off?

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2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 Recalls

Instrument Cluster Illumination May Fail

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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2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 Reviews

What a crap. My 2005 MB S430 has 81K. I have had nothing but problems, one after the other. Instrument cluster and command & control had to be replaced three times. Transmission controller module needed to be replaced. Crankshaft sensor, fuel pump, AC blower motor and regulator, windshield wiper motor, etc. all needed to be replaced. Now the temp, clock and gear shift indicator went dead in the...
I have a 2005 MB S 430, Granted it stays in a heated garage and is cleaned all the time.. I have had no problems with this car at all 130,000 miles. Just brakes and tires, reg oil changes. The only part I have replaced is a heater control valve in the cowl area, $175.00. no big deal. The car is adult driven and yes I did buy this car new. Going on a trip this summer and I am planning on replaci...
Not what it should be. Over rated. Too costly for every little service. Floor mats are not good....they should be attached to the floor so they do not move. The AC is not very strong ( I live in Flporida) takes too long to cool the cab. I do not like the windshield wipers, with it auto wipe on rainy days. There are a lot more problems........... for the price ......it sucks.

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