Mercedes-Benz S500 4MATIC Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz S500 4MATIC

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Mercedes-Benz S500 4MATIC Problems

Vanity Mirror Door May Break

The door for the vanity mirror (or the frame for the door) can break; due to a redesign, the mirror "cassette" will need replacement.

Airmatic 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.

Front Thrust Arm and Control Arm Bushing Can Crack or Tear

Front thrust arm and control arm bushings can crack and sometimes tear completely. If this is not repaired quickly, damage to the front subframe unit will occur, which is very expensive to repair. Updated control arms (that prevent damage to the subframe when the bushings wear out) are available.

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Mercedes-Benz S500 4MATIC Questions

what is the cause when the dash says "car too low?" (1 answer)

Bought 2003 s500 4matic
Car was very low on all 4 wheels, owner said it needed back air shocks. Dash says "car too low"
Took it to a mechanic, they said suspension compressor and suspension relay don't work. They also said it could be something else, since computer scan doesn'...

how to replace the trunk power lifts? trunk will not open correctly (2 answers)

Battery went dead. Why New battery will not power up anything in car? (1 answer)

I tried 2 new batteries and no power to car at all.

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Mercedes-Benz S500 4MATIC Reviews

great vehical
noisey front right suspenssion ( strut)
undercarriage thumping and vibration noted when turning slowly ang upon initial accelleration.

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