2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 Repair and Maintenance

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

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2005 Mercedes-Benz S500
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655
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1,096
2005 Mercedes-Benz S500
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277
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407
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111
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142
2005 Mercedes-Benz S500
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299
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501
2005 Mercedes-Benz S500
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1,227
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2,341

2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 Problems

Airmatic Pump Motors May Fail Due to Sticking Relays

The relay which turns the airmatic suspension pump on may fail causing the pump to run continuously. This can result in failure of the pump motor or a dead battery as the pump motor will continue to run after the car is turned off. Also, Worn airmatic pump mount bushings can causes noises in the front axle while driving on bumpy roads or a buzzing noise while the pump is running.

Closing Assist/Door Lock Issues Due to Pneumatic System Problems

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

CD Changers and Command/Voice Control/PSE/Tele Aid Units May Fail

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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2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 Recalls

Instrument Cluster Illumination May Fail

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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