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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2003 Mercedes-Benz S500

2003 Mercedes-Benz S500

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2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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

Brakes -- Verified

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).

Engine -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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

2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., August 17, 2004

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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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Suspension & Steering, July 2, 2007

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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.

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2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 Questions and Answers

Scorpion, 2003 Mercedes-Benz S500, Nyack, NY

My Mercedes s500 2003 has turned on the engine light, the color of the light is orange, in the other hand, the suction in the passenger door stopped working, finally, the parking sensors stopped wo...

robtfdez, 2003 Mercedes-Benz S500, Miami, FL

Transmission selector locked in the park position.

Visitor, 2003 Mercedes-Benz S500, Memphis, TN

FIRST TIME I CAN'T GET IT TO MOVE

BAD BOI, 2003 Mercedes-Benz S500, Baltimore, MD

HOW DO REPLACE THE HALOGEN BULB AN THE SPARK PLUGS

bigsmyles, 2003 Mercedes-Benz S500, Brooklyn, NY

The shifter becomes stuck in park and i cannot shift it to another gear. Was changed 3 years ago

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