The brakes may begin to squeak at about the 50 percent wear point. This is due to the size and material used for the brake pads and rotors. The brake rotor surfaces become uneven, causing a lip to form at the outer edge. This will generally require replacement of the rotors when the pads are worn (pad life varies depending on driving style and terrain).
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1996 Mercedes-Benz S500
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 Problems
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.
Problems with the pneumatic system can cause closing assist and door lock issues.
Leaks may develop from the differential cover and/or seals on high mileage or older vehicles. Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit if these leaks are addressed.
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 Recalls (Recent)
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 Questions and Answers
What should be done to eliminate this ticking sound?
I was wondering how to fix this problem. The A/C works perfectly, but the speed of the blower is too strong. How can I reduce the speed of the blower or fix?
Hi, suddenly the car seems stuck in 2nd or 3rd gear and does not shift at all regardless of acceleration. What could be the cause
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.