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 ProblemsActive Body Control System Can Leak Hydraulic Fluid
The active body control system can leak fluid from numerous areas, including the tandem pump, hydraulic lines, struts, and/or seals. If it is not repaired, the vehicle ride height could drop too low and cause damage to the undercarriage.
Problems with the pneumatic system can cause closing assist and door lock issues.
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.
2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 Questionshow to correct the engine missing feel after riding the car in the morning (1 answer)
It disappears after riding for few kilometres
stop turn car off open cap then close it tightly and continue driving without any problems. now my check engine light is on, are these problems related ?
some times when I'm driving my abc notification will come on, once I stop turn off car get out and do whatever, when I get back in the car and start it up the abc notification is gone.
2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 RecallsInstrument 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.