Cracked Driveshaft Flex Discs May Cause Driveshaft Movement/Vibration on Mercedes-Benz S430

A vibration felt through the center floor of the vehicle can be caused by cracked and/or shredded driveshaft flex discs, resulting in excessive driveshaft movement. If not repaired, damage to the driveshaft center support bearing, transmission, or differential can occur.

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Average mileage: 123,000 (62,000–160,000)
7 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006
12 people reported this problem
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 160,000 mi,
I have a same problem I feel vibration throght center floor especially when I go over 50
2006 Mercedes-Benz S430 147,000 mi,
Vibration at highway speeds, reported issue to mechanic, they serviced transfer case. The following day complete failure of front drive shaft occurred.
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 62,000 mi,
vibration from underneath the vehicle when tarveling at a high speed. I thought it was the drive shaft but if was never confirmed by the mechanic. But after readding this column I will have him check the car tomorrow while it is in the shop.