1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Mercedes-Benz S500
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 Problems
Problems with the pneumatic system can cause closing assist and door lock issues.
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.
The engine wiring can degrade because the insulating material falls off leaving the bare wire exposed. This can cause many problems depending on which wires are exposed and what they touch.
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 Questions
first the ac failed and then the oil light whent on and the temperature guage off the chart within a few minutes from being stopped. The car had been hit the prior day and I need to confirm the relationship for the insurance to pay. Please Help!
Went through two containers of coolant after seeing white steam come from exhaust. No oil/coolant mix as of yet. Haappened during hard exceleration. Drove home and refilled,two containers leaked out within 15 minutes.
No blown fuses for seats or side mirrors as well as tilt and telescoping steering wheel. Worked once and then not since.
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 Recalls
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 Reviews
My 96 S500 Mercedes Benz Sedan out ranks any Mercedes on the road. There will never b a car like this that comes off the assembly line. I really can understand why this was a special edition, people want to catch me on the road or pass me by just to admire the big body Benz.