"Crank no Start" Due to Failed Crankshaft Position Sensor on Mercedes-Benz S430

The crankshaft position sensor may fail. Symptoms of this are: The engine will crank—but not start—especially when the engine is warm. The car may start again if it is left to cool off, but it may run roughly or have poor performance.

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Average mileage: 104,533 (47,985–170,032)
7 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 122,000 mi,
Car stops on stop signs and lights, Replaced crank position sensor.
Engine will crank, but will not start
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 100,000 mi,
will crank and start then stop . will start again after a while. it is at the repair shop.
same problem. Car won't start at a traffic light. Can be restarted after 20 minutes when the engine is coooled down.
Was driving the car, stop at an intersection, car shut off and wont start back. Had it towed. This morning it started. But afraid to drive it.
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 112,000 mi,
Just had the sensor replaced for $264.00 Runs like a champ.
2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 78,500 mi,
same exact issue. had repaired for $200
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 77,000 mi,
A code on the dash board is. In 1200 mi
2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 47,985 mi,
Went to start car and engine just turned over and over. Not even a hint it would fire. Two hours later it started right up. Check engine light on. Code diagnosed as crankshaft position sensor failure.
2006 Mercedes-Benz S430 120,000 mi,
Crank no start if engine is warm it will not start if it's cool it will
The description provided on this forum is the exact problem I'm experiencing. Triple "a" giuy stated is was possibly the fuel pump. Another friend of mine had this problem and described the symptoms he was having with his Merc. And now I'm having this same issue. I'm glad it was confirmed here.
Will crank but not turn over drove perfect the day before
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 170,032 mi,
It runs awesome then dies and won't start until it cools down
2006 Mercedes-Benz S430 85,000 mi,
replaced crankshaft sensor
2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 65,000 mi,
Car would stall for no reason.After waiting for a few minutes it would crank but not start right away.After waiting for 15 minutes car would start.Replaced crank shaft assembly.
Just wouldnt start. never gave a indication.
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 59,225 mi,
Went to the airport got stuck there got towed to the dealer dealer must have known from what i explained but still charged for diagnos i wish i have seen this site before
Car would stop running. Wouldn't start right away. Started again after 10-15 minuntes. Replaced the Crank Sensor and problem was resolved.