Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG

Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Problems

Rough 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.

Active Body Control System Can Leak Hydraulic Fluid

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.

Replace Brake Rotors When Pads are Worn and Squeaking

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).

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Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Questions

The 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)

Can I replace fire-damaged electric with electric from S 350? (2 answers)

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...

SRS warning light on passenger front seat. (1 answer)

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?

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Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Recalls

Tire 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.

Door Locks May Not Operate As Expected

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.

A Front Ball Joint May Fail Prematurely

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 S65 AMG Reviews

I liked the power but the motor kept consuming oil to fast
I just bought it and it's awesome!
Best 5 seater sedan ABC sport is the best suspension setting! Pilot Tyres wear - that's only issue with offset camber.

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