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2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Mercedes-Benz S600

2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 Problems

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).

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2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 Questions

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

And used A001 989 21 03 10 ATF... seems the car is in limp mode??? How do I get it out of limp mode??

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2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 Recalls

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.

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2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 Reviews

This is a high quality automobile. It is a rocket of a sedan and a lot of fun to drive. It runs dead silent and so smooth and quiet I am constantly checking the tach at stoplights, to see if engine is running. Very comfortable and driver friendly for long trips or dailey driver. The car has issues with the ABS suspension and I am of the opinion the Factory should volunteer a complete recall w...

MB should be ashame or robbing people without a gun, this car has been the worse of the worse, two coil packs, and then a engine, and then alternator, and the abc system is down know which was recall i do not have any more money to put in this lemon i am retired i have to live also all new plugs and new computer and new starter, fuel pump i could go on and on this is the worse benz i ever own i...

Absolutely stunning vehicle! I do have empathy for those who abuse or fail to properly maintain such an amazing vehicle but the only problem i've ever had with her is the Wiring Harnesses. All of which have been replaced recently at an expense of almost 10k. Once they work out that problem the car will be absolutely amazing!

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