2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 4MATIC Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 4MATIC
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2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 4MATIC ProblemsVanity Mirror Door May Break
The door for the vanity mirror (or the frame for the door) can break; due to a redesign, the mirror "cassette" will need replacement.
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.
Front thrust arm and control arm bushings can crack and sometimes tear completely. If this is not repaired quickly, damage to the front subframe unit will occur, which is very expensive to repair. Updated control arms (that prevent damage to the subframe when the bushings wear out) are available.
2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 4MATIC Questionswhat is the cause when the dash says "car too low?" (1 answer)
Bought 2003 s500 4matic
Car was very low on all 4 wheels, owner said it needed back air shocks. Dash says "car too low"
Took it to a mechanic, they said suspension compressor and suspension relay don't work. They also said it could be something else, since computer scan doesn'...
it wont turn on or crank over but everything works
when i start blower then compressor is on.and ac switch(on off)is off.what reasons.pls help me.