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 Problems

Brake Light Switch Failure May Cause ESP/BAS Warning Lights

The ESP and BAS warning lights may illuminate due to a failed brake light switch. Replacement of the failed switch should correct this concern.

Airmatic Pump Motor May Fail Due to Sticking Relay

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.

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2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 Questions

for 2 to 3 days a red alert flashed on my screen that my gas cap is loose, I (1 answer)

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 ?

my abc notification auto body control keeps coming on. (1 answer)

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.

Hood won't open when the release handle is pulled. Hood is sticking! (1 answer)

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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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