1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Mercedes-Benz S500

1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 Problems

Closing Assist/Door Lock Issues Due to Pneumatic System Problems

Problems with the pneumatic system can cause closing assist and door lock issues.

Faulty Mass Air Flow Sensor Causing Erratic Engine Operation and Poor Fuel Economy

A faulty mass air flow (MAF) sensor can cause erratic/rough engine operation and fuel economy issues. Since this sensor measures the actual amount of air entering the motor, when it fails, the engine control module (ECM) takes the wrong information and delivers incorrect volumes of fuel to the cylinders.

Window Regulator Failure is Common

One or more door windows may stop working due to a failed window regulator. Replacement of the failed regulator will be necessary to correct this concern.

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1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 Questions

My 96 mb 500 sl quickly overheated after gasing up within 8 miles blew the motor (1 answer)

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!

How to diagnose sudden coolant leak/major leak ? (2 answers)

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.

Do these electrical issues include no power seats functions ? (1 answer)

No blown fuses for seats or side mirrors as well as tilt and telescoping steering wheel. Worked once and then not since.

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1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 Recalls

Recall 96V058000
THE DRIVE BELT PULLEY ON THE ENGINE CAN DEVELOP FATIGUE CRACKS IN THE METAL AND BREAK. IF THE DRIVE PULLEY BREAKS, THE CAR WOULD NOT HAVE ENGINE COOLING, BATTERY CHARGING, AND/OR POWER STEERING.

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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.

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