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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2005 Mercedes-Benz S500

2005 Mercedes-Benz S500

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2005 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.

Drive Train -- Verified

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)

Electrical & Lights, September 29, 2006

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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. 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 Questions and Answers

rdfranco, 2005 Mercedes-Benz S500, Brownsville, TX

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...

p67, 2005 Mercedes-Benz S500, Algonquin, IL

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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Jones-el, 2005 Mercedes-Benz S500, Washington, DC

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

monito, 2005 Mercedes-Benz S500, Yuma, AZ

When I slow down.

lharris86, 2005 Mercedes-Benz S500, Westwego, LA

THIS HAPPENS WHEN THE CAR IS OFF. WHEN THE CAR IS STARTED IT RASISES UP. THE CAR ISN'T RIDING AS SOOTHLY AS WELL.

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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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