2003 Mercedes-Benz S600 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Mercedes-Benz S600

2003 Mercedes-Benz S600 Problems

Rough Running Motor/Lack of Power Due to Coil Pack/Ignition Module Failure

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.

Active 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.

Evaporator Temperature Sensor Failure

The evaporator temperature sensor can fail, causing the AC compressor not to cycle. If the AC compressor does not turn on, the AC system will not blow cold air. If the compressor is stuck on, the air will be very cold at first, before warming up.

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2003 Mercedes-Benz S600 Questions

P2033,P2043 ,P2044,P2046,P2047, P204A, P2003,P2045, P204E ,P20F3 - codes (1 answer)

car has check engine light on, owned for a week i can get over 60mph rpms like 1500 not high, owned car for a week before i start changing coil packs and plugs, modules, since i don't have a total power lost , could it be catalytic converter, flue / air,any suggestions before sending a lot o...

How to reset the tire pressure display fault. Could it be a fuse? (1 answer)

The battery was dead. Clicking noise from the engine compartment. Jumped the car. The tire pressure display has a fault (does not display the tire air pressure).
Could it be a blown fuse. Where is the fuse for the tire pressure?

my info screen turned red and ABC showed up (3 answers)

Then this morning my cars rear end was sitting on the ground?

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2003 Mercedes-Benz S600 Recalls

Mercedes 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 Trunk Lid May Not Stay Open

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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2003 Mercedes-Benz S600 Reviews

I bought my 2000 S500 used about 2 years ago. It had on the clock then 115000 miles, now 160k. So far in cost, $35.00 dollars for a crank sensor. I know at least 15 to 20 other folks that have these and they report not a problem out the norm. One person has over 190k an still going strong. Yes I do agree, to have bought one of these brand new, I would not spend that kind of money. Here's a sugg...
It's hard to believe how difficult this car has been to deal with -- Mercedes should be embarrassed. Even my mechanic has empathy for me as this car has been a lemon from day one. On the upside, it is absolutely gorgeous. It is in the shop every month for the past two years. Luckily, I have an aftermarket warranty. Most problematic areas: 1) ABS/suspension 2) center console cup holder (des...

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