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 ProblemsFailed Valve Body in Transmission
The valve body mounted inside the transmission fails causing the transmission to fail to shift. The problem usually starts with a hard second to first downshift.
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.
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.