2001 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG

2001 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG Problems

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.

The center console armrest can break. Replacement is commonly the recommended repair.

 

The door for the vanity mirror (or the frame for the door) can break; due to a redesign, the mirror "cassette" will need replacement.

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2001 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG Questions

was not crankin after leavin it over night starts cranking but wont start

the battery will not take a charge and needs replacement

Just bought a 2001 S55 AMG with 67000 miles. Very clean, been maintained at BENZ dealer all along. Only issue I see so far, which I am not sure is significant, is that the temperature gauge starts normally low in the morning and then levels off around above 80 but sometimes fluctuates between 80-...

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2001 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG Recalls

The hose may corrode due to extensive exposure to humidity. This may cause fluid leakage onto the catalytic converter. This would present a fire hazard. Dealers will a new high pressure distrution hose.

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. 

The HVAC blower motor may lose power because the fuse for the circuit may lose contact. This is due to a flaw in the plastic holder that secures the fuse that protects this circuit. If the fan stops working, you may not be able to clear fog and frost off of your windshield. If visibility is reduced, you could be at risk of getting into an accident. Dealers will install new blower motor fuse holders. This recall began during October 2004. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2004 070010.

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2001 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG Reviews

I bought mine used and i just had it for about 3 months and some things started to happen to the car already. ABC light on took it in they says it was just low on fluid a few weeks later again. Now the whole dashboard panel is out lights and everything. Thinking it could be some type of fuse blown but who knows schedule to go in for check up in the near future

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