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Mercedes-Benz S500 Wire Connector on Transmission May Leak Fluid and Damage Control Module

 
Mercedes-Benz S500 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Average Mileage: 86,000 mi (54,000 mi - 118,000 mi)

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The electrical connector at the automatic transmission may leak fluid. Over time leaking fluid could migrate through the wiring harness and damage the transmission control module. If that happens a new harness and control module may be necessary to correct the problem.

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    This was a $15 rubber grommet. My indy shop did not even charge labor, they said it was so easy. It caused me no performance problems or other damage, but I did get it fixed within days of noticing a drip in the driveway. I've gone almost 40,000 miles since with no problems.

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