Mercedes-Benz S550 4MATIC Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz S550 4MATIC

Mercedes-Benz S550 4MATIC Problems

The transmission drive selector module may fail resulting in the loss of gear selection capability. This condition can leave the vehicle stranded, and will require replacement of the drive selector module.

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Mercedes-Benz S550 4MATIC Questions

how many in total?

lately my car feels heavy whenever i apply the gas pedal.
it feels like is losing power. will that be the spark plugs?
I never change them since i bought the car 1 year ago.
the mileage on the car is: 91,100.

Thank you

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Mercedes-Benz S550 4MATIC Recalls

Due to a manufacturing defect, a crack can develop on the fuel filter when the vehicle is operated in high temperatures. This crack can result in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel filter to correct this concern.

During production, on fifty-four Mercedes S-Class models, the front and rear door locks may have been mistakenly interchanged. This means that a rear passenger could open the rear door with a simple pull of the interior door handle, and the front passenger could not open by pulling on the interior handle. This situation could affect the safe exiting of the vehicle in a crash or protection against the accidental opening of the rear door by a child. Dealers will inspect the part numbers on all door locks and replace any that are incorrect. The recall began on March 27, 2009. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2009030001.

One or both front suspension ball joints may fail. Vehicles with significant mileage are more prone to this type of failure. Dealers will inspect and replace the ball joints as necessary. The recall is scheduled to begin during February 2009.

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Mercedes-Benz S550 4MATIC Reviews

car has winning noise, also steering wheel rattles when making lft turn...

09/20/2012 2012 S550 4 Matic. Second time in the shop. 1st problem - the heated steering wheel didn't work from the beginning had to wait for over a month for a new steering wheel to come. 2nd problem - started at around 7k miles and at least once a week it's loosing power at speeds between 60-80 mph and starts shaking. Took it to the dealer. Transmission problem. Now they are waiting fo...

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