Mercedes-Benz R500 Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Mercedes-Benz R500

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Mercedes-Benz R500 is between $1131 and $1382 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

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2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 Location: Both Sides
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement
$397 - $519
2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 Service Detail: Front, One
ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement
$214 - $271
2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 Location: One Side
Wheel Bearing Replacement - Front
$485 - $627
2006 Mercedes-Benz R500
Headlamp Bulb Replacement
$0 - $0
2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 Location: Front
Brake Pad Replacement
$250 - $372
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Mercedes-Benz R500 Problems

Rough Shifting of Automatic Transmission

Vehicles equipped with a 7-speed automatic transmission may develop a rough shifting condition, most commonly going up from first to second gear and going down from third to second or second to first gear. Our technicians tell us this is due to an internal component failure. Mercedes has released updated parts; the transmission will need to be removed and disassembled to complete the necessary repairs.

"Crank no Start" Due to Failed Crankshaft Position Sensor

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. Communicating these specific symptoms to your technician can save diagnostic time.

Check Engine Light and Engine Misfire

Failed spark plug wires and/or ignition coils can cause intermittent misfires (rough running); the Check Engine Light may also illuminate. Diagnoses of the ignition system will be necessary to determine which components are at fault.

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Mercedes-Benz R500 Questions

AC cold then pulley froze -serp belt melted pulleys. Cannot turn pulley. (1 answer)

Is the compressor burned up or just the pulley bearings

2006 MB R500 came to our shop with codes P0171 & P0174 for lean conditions in bo (1 answer)

car had multiple codes, and issue w/ suspension, and a steering angle sensor issue, got all those cleared up, now cant get rid of these lean codes.

engine won't turn over, remove key and try again and most of the time it starts. (1 answer)

problem sounded as if the battery was not charged fully. replaced with new battery, it still does it, but with the new battery it will start usually after removing key and trying again.

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Mercedes-Benz R500 Recalls

Incorrect Software Calibration May Cause Fuel Pump to Remain Powered in a Collision

There is a faulty software calibration that affects several areas including shutting off the fuel supply in a collision. This could cause a fire hazard during an accident. Dealers will reprogram this software. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 070001. This recall began during August, 2008.

Accelerator Pedal May Not Be Fully Fastened to Its Mount

The accelerator pedal may be loose due to insecure mounting studs and nuts. This could cause difficulty operating the accelerator. Dealers will inspect and install the mounting nuts of the accelerator pedal if necessary. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2006120008. This recall began on January 16, 2007.

Wire Harness to Starter Motor May Be Damaged

The wiring harness to the starter motor may be routed incorrectly. This could lead to chafing of the protective sleeve on the engine mount cover. Over time, this chafing could wear through the sleeve and expose the underlying wiring. Damaged wires may result in a electrical short and loss of function of the vehicle's electrical system. Dealers will inspect the wiring and correct its routing. If necessary, the protective sleeve and/or wiring will be replaced. This recall is expected to begin on May 12, 2006. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2006040002.

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Mercedes-Benz R500 Reviews

Loved the car when purchased, 27000 miles. Then the zeon assembly had to be replaced, the transmission valve body, the airconditioner compressor,all 4 air shocks, all 4 brake rotors and pads, new battery, and it still won't start. power steering reservior, now the rack and pinion steering is leaking a bunch. Have spent about $12,000 in repairs in the last 3 years. Mercedes was little help. I w...
I had that issue with mine and all I needed to do was replace my keys. Never had the issue again.
Great car after you fix-- Hard shifts 1-2 2-1 downshifts- New valve body needed 2k. AC problems- Updated software fix Free. Aimatic Shocks- Car sags at corners- Need to be replaced 1k. Front differential- RRRRRR sound when you let off gas- replace 2k. My car was under warranty all was repaired but if you are going to buy this car used don't do it unless the above problems have been fixed...

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