Mercedes-Benz S430 Repair and Maintenance
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Mercedes-Benz S430 ProblemsFailed Valve Body in Transmission
The valve body mounted inside the transmission fails causing the transmission to fail to shift. The problem usually starts with a hard second to first downshift.
I have not had this problem fixed. I was wondering if anyone out there had the same problem. I can't get the trunk to open using the key or the remote.
The evaporator temperature sensor can fail, causing the AC compressor not to cycle. If the AC compressor does not turn on, the AC system will not blow cold air. If the compressor is stuck on, the air will be very cold at first, before warming up.
Mercedes-Benz S430 QuestionsCar will not stop and I replaced rotars and pads 1 month ago . (1 answer)
The brakes feel like stepping on something solid. Car will not stop. Just started happening no warning.
Also temperature gauge intermittent and the dash lights Flash like a short circuit
Car was driving fine all of a sudden abs ESP light comes on and car starts to drive 2230 miles per hour revving at 3000 RPMs new brakes put on front never had problems like this before took it to a shop that says no signal is going to the transmission on the dash there is no indication of comfort...
Mercedes-Benz S430 RecallsIncorrect Software Calibration May Cause Fuel Pump to Remain Powered in a Collision
There is a faulty software calibration that affects several areas including shutting off the fuel supply in a collision. This could cause a fire hazard during an accident. Dealers will reprogram this software. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 070001. This recall began during August, 2008.
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.
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.