2006 Mercedes-Benz S430 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Mercedes-Benz S430
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2006 Mercedes-Benz S430 ProblemsAirmatic Pump Motors May Fail Due to Sticking Relays
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.
2006 Mercedes-Benz S430 QuestionsCommand navigation does not retain addresses; what are my options? (1 answer)
My 2006 S430 MBZ has only 50 k miles and over all is in excellent shape.