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Mercedes-Benz S500 Problems

Command, Voice Control, PSE, & Tele Aid Modules and CD Changers Are All Prone to Failure on Mercedes-Benz S500

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CD changers, command units, voice control units, PSE units, and Tele Aid units are prone to failure, especially in early models.

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Mercedes-Benz S500 Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 106,796 (45,000–166,000)
7 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006
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Command screen has vertical line running through display

CD changer shows empty magazine message.
Bought the car a year ago used and the CD changer won't eject and the console won't acknowledge the changer exists. No voice control anywhere to speak of.
The Command Console just stopped working, won't turn on. Taking to the shop today. What should I expect? Bought it two days ago.
CD changer in Control panel just shuts down then the whole control panel needs to be stopped and restarted for it to work again. I haven't had it diagnose because I am broke from fixing airmatic suspension issues with just one strut.
voice command never worked.Tele Aid unit works but since change from anaylog to digital I guess that is normal.