2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 Repair and Maintenance

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

2005 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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2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 Questions

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

The outside temperature gauge light on the dashboard cluster is out.If this indicating that a fuse is out? If
so, where would I locate the fuse? I did not see anything
about this in the car manuel.

Thanks

the navigational/radio quit working and it is definitely the in-dash unit. who repairs these besides MB?

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2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 Recalls

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

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.

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...

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