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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2003 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG

2003 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG

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2003 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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

Engine -- Verified

The crankshaft position sensor may fail. Symptoms of this are: The engine will crank—but not start—especially when the engine is warm. The car may start again if it is left to cool off, but it may run roughly or have poor performance.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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

Drive Train -- Verified

Leaks may develop from the differential cover and/or seals on high mileage or older vehicles. Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit if these leaks are addressed.

2003 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., August 17, 2004

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The trunk lid springs could fail in the closed position. If the trunk lid is manually lifted, it may not remain in the open position and could cause injury if it comes down unexpectedly. Dealers will replace both trunk lid springs to correct this concern. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2004 050015.

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Suspension & Steering, July 2, 2007

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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.

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2003 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG Questions and Answers

Boclod, 2003 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG, Carlsbad, CA

As you turn on the engine it shows in the dashboard ABC visit workshop. It has 81,000 mileage and 75,000 mileage was done. What are the things should be done for ABC service as indicated as wa...

jlbenson1775, 2003 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG, Acworth, GA

I currently have a quote of 550 in parts to replace an idler pulley. From my research it seems that this part is at most $50. Am I missing something in this search?

Jlb

Visitor, 2003 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG, Toms River, NJ

the interior dashboard air conditioner lights remains lit in the off position. The air conditioner cannot be turned on .

Visitor, 2003 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG, South Jordan, UT

after my car sits for a few days the left side lowers as if there is a leak but there is nothing appearing to leak, you start it up and it rises and is fine.

Visitor, 2003 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG, Newburg, MD

When I was driving the car during the winter there were not any problems with the engine temperature gauge as I had the heat on. I replaced the thermostat three times, in case that is your answer. ...

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2003 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG Reviews

I have 2003 S55 65000 miles.
I love the look, power and everrything about this car but I had same issue. ABC light came on and dealer told me the pump was broken. I paid $3300 to repair. Also, I had SRS lamp came up. So total was almost $5000. I am surprised that it is their flagship model but it starts to fall apart after only 64K miles. German cars have great engines but they constantly have electrical issues... Hire some Japanese electrical engineer!

These cars are a piece of crap, I have problems with mine all the time, especially the abc. Mercedes really sucks for me now. Stay away from mercedes with abc.

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