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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Mercedes-Benz S500

2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Problems

The door for the vanity mirror (or the frame for the door) can break; due to a redesign, the mirror "cassette" will need replacement.

CD changers, command units, voice control units, PSE units, and Tele Aid units are prone to failure, especially in early models.

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

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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Questions

its so low its not drivable the back it fine could it be becaue the switch is not grounded ?? or what other problems could there be? air height arm? pump leak ? struts? air compressor? control arm ?

i dont have the phone and was hoping to just be able to pull a relay...can anyone help

My ABS BAS EPS LIGHTS ARE ALL ON AND CAR IS HARD TO STOP

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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Recalls

The hose may corrode due to extensive exposure to humidity. This may cause fluid leakage onto the catalytic converter. This would present a fire hazard. Dealers will a new high pressure distrution hose.

The instrument cluster illumination may fail. This may result in difficulty reading the gauges, indicators, and speedometer. Not being able to see the cluster may lead to an accident. Dealers will replace the instrument cluster modules. This recall started on September 29, 2006. 

The HVAC blower motor may lose power because the fuse for the circuit may lose contact. This is due to a flaw in the plastic holder that secures the fuse that protects this circuit. If the fan stops working, you may not be able to clear fog and frost off of your windshield. If visibility is reduced, you could be at risk of getting into an accident. Dealers will install new blower motor fuse holders. This recall began during October 2004. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2004 070010.

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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Reviews

Bought the car two years ago. Very comfortable. Active suspension shocks failed in first year. Car drives and looks great. Adjustable suspension offers great range of performances. Spirited drive-train. Sound system leaves opportunity for improvement, GPS and environmental controls clumsy and poorly defined. Not my favorite Benz, but true to the brand.

having to many problems to list, just bought a 2001 s500 and Im angry! It drove good for a week and then everything went bad.

Just got this car week ago from engineer that told me he has own this car for 10years, i check everything (so i tough) i forgot to check if cd was working. I notice that when I press cd (radio) keeps giving me no cartridge? I check and was in, I tried to eject and will not. How do I fix this? I read some info in web, allot of comment about cd cartridge worn out, its known trouble, one suggested...

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