2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Mercedes-Benz S500

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2002 Mercedes-Benz S500
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296
to $
741
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500
$
365
to $
911
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500
$
541
to $
1,081
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500
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164
to $
466
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500
$
780
to $
1,827

2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 Problems

Closing Assist/Door Lock Issues Due to Pneumatic System Problems

Problems with the pneumatic system can cause closing assist and door lock issues.

Airmatic Pump Motor May Fail Due to Sticking Relay

The relay which turns the airmatic suspension pump on may fail causing the pump to run continuously. This can result in failure of the pump motor or a dead battery as the pump motor will continue to run after the car is turned off. Also, Worn airmatic pump mount bushings can causes noises in the front axle while driving on bumpy roads or a buzzing noise while the pump is running.

Vanity Mirror Door May Break

The door for the vanity mirror (or the frame for the door) can break; due to a redesign, the mirror "cassette" will need replacement.

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2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 Recalls

Mercedes Recalls Multiple 2000-2004 Vehicles Due to Leaking Active Body Control Hose

The hose may corrode due to extensive exposure to humidity. This may cause fluid leakage onto the catalytic converter. This would present a fire hazard. Dealers will a new high pressure distrution hose.

Instrument Cluster Illumination May Fail

The instrument cluster illumination may fail. This may result in difficulty reading the gauges, indicators, and speedometer. Not being able to see the cluster may lead to an accident. Dealers will replace the instrument cluster modules. This recall started on September 29, 2006. 

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2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 Reviews

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my steering wheel became very hard to turn. but when i press on the gas its easy agian. what might be the problem ?
Only problems since buying new 202 S-500 during Oct 2001, have been ball joint replacement, oil pan seals, failure of driver side door closer, replacement of flex joints, whatever they were, and now a battery that discharges overnight, just repaired by MB agency for $90. Not bad at all for 136000 miles. I love the car, and hope to keep it another 2 years. yes I would like a new generation S-55...

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