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.
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Due to a manufacturing defect, a crack can develop on the fuel filter when the vehicle is operated in high temperatures. This crack can result in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel filter to correct this concern.
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When on a highway drive lasting more than 1 hour, my heat and A/C system seems to shut down. The blowers won't work and adjusting the temp. has no effect. Must turn off car, let it sit for a w...
2011 Mercedes-Benz S550 Reviews
I agree with the writer in Atanta - that "kick" in low gear up the slightest of incline drives me crazy ! My other issues are the lack of side sunshades, the back seats not being heated, and not enough back-up cameras. It is a great car and I love the smooth ride and the interior and exterior styling. I compare heavily to the BMW 750IL that I drove 10 years prior. I also got used to free service - my 20K MB service was over $500.oo ! Ouch
I love this car and am very happy I bought it BUT I am concerned. 1 - The clutch pads may have a problem (transmission "kicks" in low gear up a hill) and 2 - the exhaust seems loud. I have less that 1,000 miles on the car so I'll take some responsibility for learning how to drive this car but I am concerned. This is the most comfortable car I have ever owned and I love the creature features. Coming from a Lexus history (I hate the LS 460 so I changed to MB), that is hard to admit. I heard a lot of people complain about MBrace but it has been working like a dream for me (email my car directions from Google maps is so cool!).