Mercedes-Benz S500 Repair and Maintenance

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

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Mercedes-Benz S500 Problems

Brake Light Switch Failure May Cause ESP/BAS Warning Lights

The ESP and BAS warning lights may illuminate due to a failed brake light switch. Replacement of the failed switch should correct this concern.

Power Window May Fail Due to Window Regulator

One or more door windows may stop working due to a failed window regulator. Replacement of the failed regulator will be necessary to correct this concern.

Electrical Issues Due to Degraded Engine Wiring Harness

The engine wiring can degrade because the insulating material falls off leaving the bare wire exposed. This can cause many problems depending on which wires are exposed and what they touch.

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Mercedes-Benz S500 Questions

My Airmatic system is stuck in the rising position (back end of the car is high. (1 answer)

Is there something I can try to lower the car. If I pride the #2 position the car should go to normal position, and its not doing so.

Picture of installing belt (1 answer)

Diagram of the belt

How to fix headlight wiper on 95 s 500 Mercedes (1 answer)

Headlight wiper just stopped working left side is in the proper parked position,the right side is parked in the top stroked position. The fuse is OK

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Mercedes-Benz S500 Recalls

Incorrect 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.

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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Mercedes-Benz S500 Reviews

Mercedes Benz automobiles are a real joke. I have two of them and they are always in the shop. Great for the mechanics but not the owners. For what these overpriced vehicles cost, they should easily last 250k miles. Yet, they fall apart starting at about 80k. If you add up the covered and uncovered costs for repairs on my 2000, S-500, it would be well over $25,000. IMH, Mercedes Benz over engin...
I discover that my 2000 mercedes s 500 is overheating but the guage never go high and we notice coolant droppings under the car , someone said its the heater hose, can that cause overheating?
Just got this car week ago from engineer that told me he has own this car for 10years, i check everything (so i tough) i forgot to check if cd was working. I notice that when I press cd (radio) keeps giving me no cartridge? I check and was in, I tried to eject and will not. How do I fix this? I read some info in web, allot of comment about cd cartridge worn out, its known trouble, one suggested...

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