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 ProblemsPoor AC performance Due to 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.
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.
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.
2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 QuestionsWhat 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...
my Mercedes has been setting in the garage for a few months and the battery is dead how do I jump it off?
2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 RecallsInstrument 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.