2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Mercedes-Benz S600
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 ProblemsActive 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.
Engine misfires (rough running) and lack of power are commonly caused by ignition coil pack or ignition module faults. Proper diagnoses should isolate the cause and prevent unnecessary replacement of good parts.
The brakes may begin to squeak at about the 50 percent wear point. This is due to the size and material used for the brake pads and rotors. The brake rotor surfaces become uneven, causing a lip to form at the outer edge. This will generally require replacement of the rotors when the pads are worn (pad life varies depending on driving style and terrain).
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 QuestionsWhen I'm driving my car I hear a lot of squeeking and when I'm steering about to (1 answer)
when my car is park the driver side sits lower than the passenger side
front end comes back up when prompted by pressing the button--car had driver side coil pack and plugs replaced but still does not accelerate as it does
for the last 2 years, check engine light on 4 times, each time replacement of all 24 mercedes spark plugs, I only drive in city short distance only 3000 miles each time, what is wrong ? can there be another part problem ?please help Thanks
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 RecallsMercedes 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.
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.