Command, Voice Control, PSE, & Tele Aid Modules and CD Chnagers Are All Prone to Failure on Mercedes-Benz S430

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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Average mileage: 99,590 (10,000–264,000)
7 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006
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2006 Mercedes-Benz S430 60,000 mi,
CD Changer went bad 1st. It stopped working and then we began to have issues with the Main Head Unit in the dash. It turned on and off intermittently and finally went out completely. We have yet to get a proper diagnosis for this issue.
radio/navigation stopped working. blank screen. occasionally it will start up and work. who repairs these?
2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 29,000 mi,
I'm having problems with the Navigation Command unit... it wil not save data ...each tim ethe car is shut off the time has to be reset....the "home data" gets dumped...the radio won't preset...the list goes on and on..
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 80,000 mi,
Radio and CD not stop of working. I cann't to find solution. Please your help.
Nav unit will not boot up. Mercedes dealer wants to replace the whole unit for $4500. I don't think its the unit but a computer glitch.
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 264,000 mi,
2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 94,000 mi,
My cd changer and navigation system are not being detected.
At times the CD changer reports a error of "no cartridge" and it cannot load CD. Other times it works fine.
2006 Mercedes-Benz S430 59,000 mi,
Radsio Command Unit Died
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 37,000 mi,
no radio volume or cd changer connection
2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 160,000 mi,
command , cd , radio, navigation stop working
i am getting no sound to the speakers, the radio or CD player is working but no sound, the NAV works but no sound
Gps, radio works but no volume - nothing comes out of speakers. Cd changer is not recognized. Still trying to fix. pls help.
2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 83,000 mi,
COMMAND screen flashes on and off, radio goes on and off all by itself, no way to turn it on or off. Looks like it needs a re-boot, but there are no directions on how to do it. Tried different ignition keys-no effect. Very annoying. Replaced an alternator just a few weeks ago.
The CD changer went out about 3-months ago. the radio would not turn on at the time the CD changer was going out.
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 138,000 mi,
I am starting to notice that the TeleAid is getting a lot slower. My car is now 13 years old and I wonder if the analog TeleAid Lifetime Warranty that I paid for is being dismantled.
Command unit and navigation system failure
My unit would turn off and on, and I reported the problem with my first A service. They could not get it to duplicate. I again reported the problem and was told there was a recall on the instruments. The instruments were fine, the unit still turned off and on at will. The problem was diagnosed when warranty expired.
Just Quit working. No warning . Just went.
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 100,000 mi,
screen keeps rebooting, mercedes says its audio command unit and asking $4500, yikes!!!!