Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG
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Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG 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.
Due to the size and material used on the brakes of these vehicles, the brakes may start to squeak around the 50 percent wear point. The brake rotor surfaces become uneven, causing a lip to form at the outer edge of the rotor. Because of this, the rotors are usually replaced when the pads are worn (pad life varies depending on driving style and terrain).
Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG QuestionsThe car went on fire, front part damaged, engine looks ok . It is a 5981 engine ( 612 HP) . Please advise if I can take electric installation/ senzors/ air pillow from an S65 AMG which has the engine smaller : 285 KW ( 387 HP). Does it fit? THANK YOU (1 answer)
The car went on fire on compresor part , front part damaged, electric part is damaged+ senzors + hood + all under the hood except for engine which looks ok...It has not been taken out to see exact damage. If I buy a second hand S350 can I use most what is under the hood to transfer it to the burn...
Car only has 29K miles and Mercedes is telling me this fix this sensor is $1,300! Isn't there some type of federal mandate on this since it is related to the restraint system?
Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG 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.