Mercedes Benz S Class Lemon Problems

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Mercedes Benz S class:


We purchased a 2003 S55 mercedes than three months We are now being told that the new car be started and run for 30 minutes every hours or the battery will not a charge to start the car. has been an absolute surprise to us as it was mentioned during the purchase the car would not start if left for a time.

In the short time we owned our new car we have had to jump-start the 5 times. Two of those times after periods of 2 weeks and 3 weeks of non-use. The other times the car would not start being left unmoved for 2

A dealer in Tyler, Texas the battery when we took our car to see the problem. This replacement did no I did not drive the car today and will be tomorrow so will not be using the

I will have to have it again the next day, I I would certainly appreciate feedback from anyone this new mercedes. Is this to expect from a new $117,000.

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I bought my S500 new. With little miles on it a message was on the screen airmatic visit So I went to the dealer to put it in the work

After laeving it there told me nothing was wrong. The came up every few often so I it back to the dealer. They me nothing was wrong and to stop back. With about 20k on it I was driving down the interstate and it to feel like the wind was I pulled over at a gas station and was no wind so I kept going.

driving it still felt as if the was blowing so I pulled over and roadside assistance. They me nothing was wrong and to keep As I drove on it started to rain. I had driving for about an hour and I had to a SEMI truck.

When I lanes to the left the right air went out and the suspension collapsed. I swerving all over the road. I got controll of the car I pulled over at a gas and had the car towed home. One year old car on a tow truck. It stayed in the shop for a

When I got it out it went back to the about once a week. I tell the service rep I#39;ll see you in a The cashier called my car a hooptie and they where many the same problems.

Also the tail lights go out often, A bolt on the A-frame was and the plastics on the inside were broken.

I have a question for with the S55. We have a and it seems

to hydroplane tremendously on wet It has the low profile tires on it and I

think may be the reason but it shouldn#39;t do it that I would really

like to reply to this.

I purchased a S500 last April. In the six I have owned the car it has been to the dealer 7 times for repairs to seats and support cylinder on deck lid. The car was delivered a small scratch in command screen.

It is visible only radio off and bright sun over shoulder. The dealer factory rep me that they would not replacement under warranty. You to have your lawyer and sharp eyes when you delivery! Lumbar feature on cost multicontour seats constantly.

Dealer cannot source of problem. Memory erratic, passenger head cycles up down every car is started with no passenger. I that this car is too complicated computer functions that are to fix by dealers.

suspension replaced and it has gone out for the third time as of I

have had to have the entire dash replaced and the battery

twice. This car is optioned out and for 100k. This is by far the worst car

I ever owned.


2001 S600. Top of the food says my dealer. yeah When the car works, it#39;s the driving experience anyone ever ask for. The problem is the car rarely works.

My first should have been the car was a manufacturer buyback. Apparently else had numerous problems this car and MB bought the car back, fixed it, and re-sold it as used. So far been in the shop 6 weeks in 9 for the following:

3 visits for faulty O2 that caused the car to adjust delivery make the car shudder driving

1 visit for the car just …

2 visits for airmatic/suspension

Dealer treats us like 2nd citizens, and rarely has a loaner for us. they do have a loaner, its the C230 egg-shaped hatchback. MB Care says that I to get the dealer service dept to that the car is overly problematic they will step in. Bollocks!

I can#39;t see owning post-126 body mercedes again.

Bill writes:

I a new 2000 S500 and now a new 2003 4 matic. With cars you

have cheap junk and expensive junk.I think is my last Benz, I owned 2

to 2000 car.They get worse every model year. reports with

the best and worst models came out and big surprise,not,the S500 the

worst,I know since I filled out one of the Name something and I

have or fixed it several times.My is that I live 130 miles

Where do I start? I had a 2000 S nice car overall until it was in the 7 times because the brakes go on FULL FORCE when you touched them, not every but somewhat often, caused a accident one time. I am switching to and Mercedes Benz (CHRYSLER) has not the last of this.

I have paying for the car, and next I am dropping it off at the dealer with a from my attorney, the vehicle is not to drive, they have my warrantee without cause, and the manager from MB is an …! I service for more than a at one stretch, and several days at a with the other visits, got to the bottom of the problem and replaced control module, lost 3,000.00 in lease payment as a result of downtime, of course never gave me a penny, not to insurance costs, about 600 – 1000.00


I purchased a new 2000 S500 from a dealer. I have had

Mercedes vehicles, all great We also currently own a #39;99 This is

the worst vehicle I ever owned! Immediately purchase the brakes had

problems replaced pads, etc. and front control arms several

times. Both seat supports cracked times as well. Mercedes put the

tires on the S500 Sport and the was terrible. After 20+ times in the

the first 3 months, no loaner car and after months in the shop

one dealer and again at a different in FL, and after contacting MBUSA-Jax

FL, finally replaced the tires for sport tires(over 3 years

we had put three different sets on the car out of our before

this). It has now 35K miles and is again in the shop for another seat

support, another issue with my CD changer, Shaft, Engine Noise,

lights coming on repeatedly and more problems. Now I have an

warranty and it doesn#39;t cover the $1,200 this visit. I paid

another $2,400 for an warranty and SURPRISE it doesn#39;t the

needed repairs. I will purchase another Mercedes and what MB-USA

doesn#39;t a rip! They refuse to someone out to discuss the ongoing

manufacturer defects with car. I think we should all a class

action on these

Kam writes:

2000 S500 18,000 miles. Thank god I the extended 3 year starmark This car is CRAP! Poorly and poorly built. I wished I had read these sites I bought this car.

I had all the same problems. One funny one I tell you about. On or about the 3 oil I got the car back from service. The had been leaking from the oil fill cap.

I have to look and test things out leaving service. I popped the and saw that they had removed the oil cap and put 2 inches of gasket material to fix the The car look like it had been at a sidewalk gas station in Tijuana! No, let me that back, a sidewalk gas in Tijuana would have a better job.

What a when I showed it to the service he just rolled his eyes and to redo the job. Mercedes This for sure is my last

One last thing, when I was to the service adviser about the is statement to me was,When you buy a Mercedes, you are Luxury, NOT PERFECTION!

Kam writes:

crap from Mercedes, see my post (ABOVE). I was driving the street a few weeks ago when all of a my S500 started rattling I was driving on rocks. I thought I had a flat so I pulled over.

No I restarted and kept driving, was ok and then it came back, and my suspension warning light on and my Navigation went out. I the car into the dealer to find out the compressor on the suspension went

They fixed it and then me that they wanted to fix the Navigation system. What a They told me that damage of a warranty item is not

God, I can#39;t wait to sue

David writes:

Purchased S430, and immediately began problems. Power window

steering wheel lowering driving, etc. after to sue

under lemon law and a meeting MB reps where I was treated as if I trying

to rip them off, finally agreed to replace it but I had to up an

additional $5000. I agreed and replaced it with a 2001.

Everything was fine for the first miles. Then one day with my in the

car the brakes just went. gone. Fortunately we were slowly in a

residential area to our home so was able to nurse it with the emergency

brake. The sent a tow truck and off it went. days later I picked it

up, said the ABS control unit had and they had replaced it. On the way

home I feel the brakes getting it worsened until by the time I got

they were completely again. This time in was in the for about a


Now I have had automobiles in my 40 years of driving but I have

never had a total failure. To have two with the car in such a short

period me the genuine willies. In fact the agreed with me

I have letters, threatened lawsuits, to no avail. To this day the MB

rep refuses to with me. For THE major safety of an automobile to fail

twice is in my unprecedented. My entire ownership from January

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

of 2000 now has been one long battle dealership and Mercedes. My only

to date is I have been to convince three persons who prepared

to purchase a Mercedes not to do so.


My 97 s320 is the biggest expensive lemon I#39;ve owned.

from the 1 day as a buying to now I#39;ve had nothing but problems and I am now trying to dump this which I bought as a demonstrater for and they#39;ll only give me I had a honda accord that I 4 years later for great and no problems ever

I have legal action and got very compensation.

I use my vehicle for a personal and chauffuer service and have benz on my business card. talking about getting a new one and for a little incentive to keep me they refused. everything can go wrong with this car

Kevin writes:

S600. ASR restraint) wrongfully activated no reason in several occasions and conditions, even when was clearly no evidence of traction These caused permanent cut off (instead of just temporarily cut and power restoration once is regain).

The ignition must be off and then restart in order to get the moving again (this had some embarassing moments at light pull-off, and some horrifying motions during crusing). The dealership service had three attempts without these included replacing new cables and ABS sensors. Finally at the time, the dealership has gotten from the factory to have the ASR module replaced under $7,000 item!).

Still no cure for such Meanwhile, I continue to drive the with extra caution, were a couple of re-occurrences, and the problem had ceased so far for 5 months now.

Viresh writes:

I a 2000 S430. Had problems it from the begining. The problems too many, but I will list here:

1. Check Engine remains on

2. Check Oil Level keeps coming when the oil is OK

3. Bulbs kept fusing

4. seat would not move

5. Breaks were changed 10,000 miles

6. Glove would not open (took two to repair)

7. Ball joint bad

8. A/C blower motor went bad

9. side window stooped down. replaced motor

In to these problems, the ATTITUDE of MB people added insult to The are very arrogant and tend to down at the customer. I asked Is there some thing with this picture. I pay

You don#39;t pay me. You should treat me as a

I even wrote to the President of MB. His was a form letter saying all Dealers are independantly owned and is nothing he can do.

MB had given me a loaner car one of the repairs. I drove it 25 miles and think of putting ONE gallon of When I returned it, I was surprised to see they had charged me $13.50 for

Wow, that must be expensive gas!!

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I have S500 I bought 2 1/2 years ago and it has 12,000 Over the past two years, car may not be defined legally as lemon but it is the worst car that I had from perspective. This statement in on my family#39;s previous new cars included not just BMW but also Ford, Buick and Pontiac.

of these cars required me the dealership so many times such a low mileage. This car so far had an oil bad garage door opener, bad sensor, … battery and noise. I may have missed since I was at MB service too many

I have a feeling that is a precursor of problems to come! I contacted the US headquarters, MBUSA NJ relations representative, Arnold who told me Any automotive car will service from time to explaining to me that legally are covered by the warranty. When I the car, I thought I was buying a car that has the quality to support the name.

I guess the Lexus salesman was talking about ancient

Dave writes:

2000 S 500 at purchase about 12,000 purchased pre-owned on Mercedes program in January 2002. 30 days of purchase the suspension (which I understand is a frequent with this model and model), and I had other problems. The kindly bought the vehicle (though I still had a financial

I got access to the car#39;s history, it out it had had several warranty claims in the 2,000 miles prior to my – which is presumably why the owner had sold it – I think this vehicle have been StarMarked!


My 2000 S430 airmatic has collapsed, the car has no warranty and a mechanic is me it needs a new computer for about to correct the problem. I just want to get robbed again! Do you any insight on this problem.

I want to get the car repaired so I can get rid of it. Thanks in for any all information.

George writes:

I a 2003 SL55 and a 2004 They both have had problems with different and to the dealer#39;s credit they ironed out every one of them 4 months of working on both One problem that both have though and the dealer has heard of this before, is as I tried to get into traffic an onramp, both cars out of gear and went into

One of those times was scary as a truck almost hit me. The car seems to be fine and the gear shift is in but has no transmission power. If you take it out of shut it down and start it up it runs fine. Until time?

Both cars done this once Has anyone had that happen The dealer has been good fixing all the short comings of the but as a long time owner of (have had six cars in the past) I am that I will not buy them

Scott writes:

I own a 2000 and just recently ran into with the

that wiring of been soaked and give it a of days to dry out. Since

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