Mercedes-Benz S600 Repair and Maintenance
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Mercedes-Benz S600 ProblemsRough Running Motor/Lack of Power Due to Coil Pack/Ignition Module Failure
Engine misfires (rough running) and lack of power are commonly caused by ignition coil pack or ignition module faults. Proper diagnoses should isolate the cause and prevent unnecessary replacement of good parts.
The active body control system can leak fluid from numerous areas, including the tandem pump, hydraulic lines, struts, and/or seals. If it is not repaired, the vehicle ride height could drop too low and cause damage to the undercarriage.
The engine oil coolers may leak; Our technicians tell us removal of the cylinder heads is required to correct this leak.
Mercedes-Benz S600 QuestionsMy 600 makes a grinding noise beneath my feet whenever I press the gas hard? (1 answer)
Whenever I need to get my car moving quickly it makes a hard sort of noise coming from up under the car beneath the drivers feet. Its not the engine its either the catalytic converter or back pressure from the turbo I think. Anybody else have this issue?
It takes a good 4-5 trys just to start up my car. I just got it a little while back. Engine seems to be fine still dont know whats wrong with it. Any help would be great.
Mercedes-Benz S600 RecallsTire Pressure Monitoring System Malfunctions
The tire pressure monitoring system warning light may not come on or stay on for appropriate lengths of time. Dealers will reprogram the tire pressure monitoring unit free of charge to resolve the 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.