Mercedes-Benz S430 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz S430
- How much is it to repair the Airmatic Pump
- getting the alert stop car airmatic low in red...does that mean I can't drive
- I noticed alot of recals on my car in 2006.Can I take it to the dealer 4 repair?
- ESP/BAS/ABS LIGHT ALL ON...
- I'll explain my issues, can someone identify my problem so I know what itll cost
Mercedes-Benz S430 Problems
The relay which turns the airmatic suspension pump on may fail causing the pump to run continuously. This can result in failure of the pump motor or a dead battery as the pump motor will continue to run after the car is turned off. Also, Worn airmatic pump mount bushings can causes noises in the front axle while driving on bumpy roads or a buzzing noise while the pump is running.
CD changers, command units, voice control units, PSE units, and Tele Aid units are prone to failure, especially in early models.
I have not had this problem fixed. I was wondering if anyone out there had the same problem. I can't get the trunk to open using the key or the remote.
Mercedes-Benz S430 Questions
I I noticed all the recalls that were on my car in the year 2006. I am having the same problems can I take my car to the dealer to get fixed? Or is it too late?
Can I drive it to my mechanic = approx 10 miles away. kept pressing aromatic button, works for a minute then light comes back on
Mercedes-Benz S430 Recalls
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.
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 instrument cluster illumination may fail. This may result in difficulty reading the gauges, indicators, and speedometer. Not being able to see the cluster may lead to an accident. Dealers will replace the instrument cluster modules. This recall started on September 29, 2006.
Mercedes-Benz S430 Reviews
This 11 year old car is as good as the day I purchased. I have owned about 40 vehicles and this is my number one in all categories.
I love my S430. I think the body styling as well as the sleek interior cannot be duplicated. It looks, both inside and out, more elegant than the new, more aggressive S series. It ages well, and with proper service and maintenance, it can be a dream to drive.
I have major suspension problems and the trunk looks open all the time.I have had to repair the suspention/ air shocks 3 times at $4,500 a whoop! There should have been a recall on the suspension system it is dangerous and costly. I have broken down 3 times with my car sitting on the street like a lower rider, SHAME ON MERCEDES BENZ