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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-28-2009, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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S430 Problems

I bought a S430 and it been hell since. My problems are

1. The car start sometimes. I put the key in and turn it may start. Other times I turn the key and the lights and radio works b ut the engine does not crank. I get the message "Display Defective ESP Visit Workshop" Took car to Mercedes dealer and after runing diagnostic for over 6 hrs they cant find the problem. I cant drive my car because I dont know if it will start.

2. I notice that the right front wheel is sometimes lower than the left. I am guessing that there is a problem there with the suspension. Two dealers look at the car and they dont' have an answer. I am taking it to an independent mercedes mechanic hopefully i will have better luck.

I did not kow Benz was such a lemon. I am reading the forums and everyone seems to be having the same problems and the only solution is for the dealers to get rich with their high sevice and parts fees. I am surprised they are not slapped with some kind of class action lawsuit.

Any ideas would be helpful.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-28-2009, 03:01 PM
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Time to sell it. You got an overpriced Chrysler with a star on the hood. Don't expect a whole lot in the quality or reliability department.
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