2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Mercedes-Benz S500

2005 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.

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).

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2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 Questions

Brakes are sqeaking and ESP malfunction and ABS malfunction lights are on.what could cause this problem?

Please note that your model listings do not contain S350 so I have had to list as an S500 to submit. Mercedes have looked at the car and could find nothing. They suggested it might be engine mounts. The noise and vibration goes once the car warms up. It's a W220 chassis, last Australian del...

the right side door mirror ha a broken part, how do I repair it

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2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 Recalls

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. 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 Reviews

The car is awesome,rides beautiful, but cant stop worth a lick. Definitely a head turner. But the new body style puts it to shame. Personally I have not had many problems, but I do not hear many good this ride.

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