2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG

2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG Problems

Active 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.

Cracked Driveshaft Flex Discs May Cause Driveshaft Movement/Vibration

A vibration felt through the center floor of the vehicle can be caused by driveshaft flex discs, which crack and shred, causing excessive driveshaft movement. Not repairing these can cause damage to the driveshaft center support bearing, or, in the worst case scenario, damage to the transmission or differential.

Oil May Leak From PCV Vent Housings and Inspection Plates

An engine Oil leak may develop from the PCV vent housing on the valve cover and/or the inspection plate on the front of the engine.

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2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG Questions

how do I open my trunk when the car is locked (1 answer)

ABC system failure light on. The car is leaning to the right and wont level out. (2 answers)

ABC light was on before the car started to lean to the right and had a minor leak from front left side of car. I would just add a little hydraulic fluid every 5 days. its been 2 weeks the light has been on and today out of nowhere the right side of car was leaning. I noticed while driving that th...

how can I make this car faster with out spending a lot of money it is a stock (5 answers)

it is a 2002 s55 stock with 160,000 miles

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2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG Recalls

Mercedes Recalls Multiple 2000-2004 Vehicles Due to Leaking Active Body Control Hose

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.

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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2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG Reviews

I will never by a Mercedes Benz again. This car is a nightmare! It has one problem after the other! Can't wait to get rid of it! The ABC System is horrific! Never again! Moving on!
This has to be the worse car ever made. I have own this car since 2004. I have taken this car in for repairs to the tune of almost $45 k. 35k which was covered by warranty. I was told by the dealership that they hated to see it coming. No one wanted to work on it because they could never seem to fix all the issues. The gear was stuck the first time, the ABC suspension is a constant issue, they ...
bought this crap almost five years ago with only 29,000 miles on it. a few weeks later the ABC light came on .luckily it had been a recall issue.They claim it was repaired . a few weeks later ABC lights on again and hydraulic fluid leaking everywhere. Took back to dealer and was told now that the struts were shot and leaking at the tune of $3500 dollars. I was lucky enough to find a new one at ...

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