CD changers, command units, voice control units, PSE units, and Tele Aid units are prone to failure, especially in early models.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Mercedes-Benz S430 CD Changers and Command/Voice Control/PSE/Tele Aid Units May Fail
Mercedes-Benz S430 Problem
Average Mileage: 95,022 mi (10,000 mi - 264,000 mi)
Visitor, 2006 Mercedes-Benz S430, 60,000 mi
CD Changer went bad 1st. It stopped working and then we began to have issues with the Main Head Unit in the dash. It turned on and off intermittently and finally went out completely. We have yet to get a proper diagnosis for this issue.
Visitor, 2004 Mercedes-Benz S430, 94,000 mi
My cd changer and navigation system are not being detected.
Nav unit will not boot up. Mercedes dealer wants to replace the whole unit for $4500. I don't think its the unit but a computer glitch.
Visitor, 2000 Mercedes-Benz S430, 80,000 mi
Radio and CD not stop of working. I cann't to find solution. Please your help.
Visitor, 2006 Mercedes-Benz S430, 59,000 mi
Radsio Command Unit Died
Visitor, 2000 Mercedes-Benz S430, 37,000 mi
no radio volume or cd changer connection
At times the CD changer reports a error of "no cartridge" and it cannot load CD. Other times it works fine.
Visitor, 2000 Mercedes-Benz S430, 264,000 mi
CD CHANGERS STOP WORKING FIRST THEN LOSS COMPLETE VOLUME
Visitor, 2005 Mercedes-Benz S430, 29,000 mi
I'm having problems with the Navigation Command unit... it wil not save data ...each tim ethe car is shut off the time has to be reset....the "home data" gets dumped...the radio won't preset...the list goes on and on..
radio/navigation stopped working. blank screen. occasionally it will start up and work. who repairs these? firstname.lastname@example.org