2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2007 Mercedes-Benz S550
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2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 ProblemsBrake Pads & Rotors May Wear After 20,000 Miles
As a way to increase braking performance, the brake pads and rotors are make of a softer material and may be in need of replacement after approximately 20,000 miles; owners should be vigilant about getting their brakes checked.
The camshaft adjuster solenoid (which is related to the variable valve timing system) may fail or timing chain/balance shaft components may wear, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light and various drivability issues. Mercedes-Benz has released a service bulletin outlining specific repair instructions depending on fault codes stored.
The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.
2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 QuestionsHow long of labor is required to replace and install alternator (1 answer)
To red marks then it it goes away then it shows Battery
2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 RecallsA Front Ball Joint May Fail Prematurely
One or both front suspension ball joints may fail. Vehicles with significant mileage are more prone to this type of failure. Dealers will inspect and replace the ball joints as necessary. The recall is scheduled to begin during February 2009.
There is a faulty software calibration that affects several areas including shutting off the fuel supply in a collision. This could cause a fire hazard during an accident. Dealers will reprogram this software. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 070001. This recall began during August, 2008.