The door for the vanity mirror (or the frame for the door) can break; due to a redesign, the mirror "cassette" will need replacement.
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2005 Mercedes-Benz S500
2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 Problems
CD changers, command units, voice control units, PSE units, and Tele Aid units are prone to failure, especially in early models.
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).
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.
Leaks may develop from the differential cover and/or seals on high mileage or older vehicles. Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit if these leaks are addressed.
2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 Recalls (Recent)
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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.
2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 Questions and Answers
my car felt like the parking break was slightly applied. that wasn't the case and the vehicle started to have to hit higher RPMs in order to maitain the same speed. the mechanic thought it w...
My air condition blow cold air when it set @ low. If I set @ 70F or 60F it blows hot air. Is the climate control malfunctioning? Please help!
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the right side door mirror ha a broken part, how do I repair it
When I slow down.
THIS HAPPENS WHEN THE CAR IS OFF. WHEN THE CAR IS STARTED IT RASISES UP. THE CAR ISN'T RIDING AS SOOTHLY AS WELL.