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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,500 miles

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2002 Mercedes-Benz S600 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Mercedes-Benz S600 Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 012012

S600 8-cyl

  • 46,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Instrument cluster failure. All lighting for instrument dark/unreadable (speedometer, tach, odometer, fuel, temp, turn signal etc). Taken to dealer and I paid for rebuild to unit. Identical failure occured again after approx 3 months.

- Soquel, CA, USA

problem #4

May 212012

S600 8-cyl

  • 103,000 miles
On starting the vehicle, the instrument panel was black without illumination or reading. As a result, gauges to speedometer, odometer, fuel, warnings to malfunctions, tachometer, oil pressure, & engine temperature are not present.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #3

May 092012

S600

  • 98,500 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mercedes Benz S-class. The contact stated that while driving 58 mph, all of the instrument panel lights and gauges failed. The vehicle was towed to the contact's home and the dealer was contacted. The dealer advised the contact that there was an electronic malfunction. The manufacturer confirmed that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The failure mileage was 98500.

- Girland, TX, USA

problem #2

May 262006

S600

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact stated that the vehicle is experiencing electrical problems pertaining to the alternator, speedometer, and electrical system causing engine lights to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to the dealers who determined that the problem was the voltage regulator electrical system. The vehicle was taken in to be serviced by the dealers. As vehicle was being released from service the speedometer experienced problems with the RPM not functioning properly. The dashboard also gave off a foul burning/ gas odor that caused the passenger to get sick. Vehicle was taken back to the dealers and contact states that the dealers refused to inspect vehicle or to provide service. The contact stated that the service manager/ director of the dealers has called and harassed the contact on three occasions. The contact also states that she spoke to an NHTSA representative who was able to check in the database for recalls and electrical problem recall matched the same symptoms to the vehicle. The vehicle is currently seeking service for the existing problems.

- East Hanover, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 282004

S600

  • miles
While driving, I lost all electrical systems in my Mercedes. Power steering, power brakes, lights, display, power windows etc.

- Rye Brook, NY, USA

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