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2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Mercedes-Benz S500

2003 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.

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

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

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2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 Questions

at times it shows perfectly but most times it all scrambled

I start the car, no problem, when I stop at a light or in traffic and then I step on the gas it stalls or hesitates. Then the check engine light comes on, I go to mechanic and computer show a #104, we change the air flow sensor, two days later same thing happens, go back to mechanic computer sho...

I blew my cigarett lighter fuse on my 03 S500, where is it located and how do I replace it? I look in the fuse box under the hood but I didn't see it.
Thanks in advance.

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2003 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 trunk lid springs could fail in the closed position. If the trunk lid is manually lifted, it may not remain in the open position and could cause injury if it comes down unexpectedly. Dealers will replace both trunk lid springs to correct this concern. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2004 050015.

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