2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Mercedes-Benz S500
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 ProblemsActive Body Control System Can Leak Hydraulic Fluid
The active body control system can leak fluid from numerous areas, including the tandem pump, hydraulic lines, struts, and/or seals. If it is not repaired, the vehicle ride height could drop too low and cause damage to the undercarriage.
Problems with the pneumatic system can cause closing assist and door lock issues.
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.
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 QuestionsMy Airmatic system is stuck in the rising position (back end of the car is high. (1 answer)
Is there something I can try to lower the car. If I pride the #2 position the car should go to normal position, and its not doing so.
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 RecallsMercedes Recalls Multiple 2000-2004 Vehicles Due to Leaking Active Body Control Hose
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.