Mercedes-Benz S430 Repair and Maintenance
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Mercedes-Benz S430 ProblemsAirmatic 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.
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.
CD changers, command units, voice control units, PSE units, and Tele Aid units are prone to failure, especially in early models.
Mercedes-Benz S430 QuestionsHow to get into trunk through back seat. Key is locked in trunk and cannot get i (1 answer)
Key is locked in trunk. trunk latch does not work. manual trunk open does not work
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
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.