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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2006 Mercedes-Benz S430

2006 Mercedes-Benz S430

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2006 Mercedes-Benz S430 Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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

Engine -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The door for the vanity mirror (or the frame for the door) can break; due to a redesign, the mirror "cassette" will need replacement.

Drive Train -- Verified

The electrical connector at the automatic transmission may leak fluid. Over time leaking fluid could migrate through the wiring harness and damage the transmission control module. If that happens a new harness and control module may be necessary to correct the problem.

2006 Mercedes-Benz S430 Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2006 Mercedes-Benz S430, New York, NY

After muting the radio, the sound wouldn't come back although the radio was not muted anymore. Everything looks normal on the screen, navigation works as well, but no tone. Any idea what might...

fulton, 2006 Mercedes-Benz S430, Stockbridge, GA

My car sound like a motor cycle when I am driving along at speed of about 40 miles. It don't want to change gear until I stop and trun off the car and start it again. This is just sometime. ...

talleywacker, 2006 Mercedes-Benz S430, Cordova, TN

I was charged 636.00 for an A service. I was not over on the mileage. My car had another 400 miles before service was needed. I'm afraid to go back for the B service. How much should I be...

januaryblonde, 2006 Mercedes-Benz S430, Woodbridge, CA

I have looked at the fuse, but how do I know if the fuse it out or if it is a relay issue?

gsquare, 2006 Mercedes-Benz S430, Seattle, WA

Such low miles can the master door lock vacuum pump go out that early on? How would know if it's fuse or relay, or pump?

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2006 Mercedes-Benz S430 Reviews

Its a great car!

I love my S430. I think the body styling as well as the sleek interior cannot be duplicated. It looks, both inside and out, more elegant than the new, more aggressive S series. It ages well, and with proper service and maintenance, it can be a dream to drive.

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