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2001 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
05/17/12 NHTSA ID: 10044181
TSB ID: 20-P-053398

Xentry: rattling/thumping noises from the area of the steering on rough roads or when driving over road undulations. no model years given. also included models 168 and 172. *js
06/07/11 NHTSA ID: 10037917
TSB ID: LI32-50

Mercedes-benze: there is a leakage at the press-fit sleeve of a pulsation damper. this is caused by high heat entering the system or tension in the line.
05/05/10 NHTSA ID: 10032727
TSB ID: TB-P-047927

Mercedes: following fault codes are entered in the control unit and displayed-fc5320 drain valve:open circuit or insufficient valve current in models series 211, 219; fc5260 drain valve open circuit or insufficient valve current in model 2
12/23/09 NHTSA ID: 10030939
TSB ID: SB-P-047527

Mercedes: parktronic intermittently not functioning. the function works again after a short time or distance. when the foot operated parking brake is applied, the parktronic system is deactivated. if the foot operated parking brake is o
12/22/09 NHTSA ID: 10030929
TSB ID: TSB-42-10-109

Mercedes: corrosion protection coatings for brake components and hardware may be damaged and or stripped away if highly concentrated acid based cleaners are used. once the corrosion protection is damaged or removed the brake components an
05/14/09 NHTSA ID: 10028685
TSB ID: PB-32-22-77

Mercedes: vehicle does not lower and/or airmatic visit workshop display in instrument cluster. model 220. model years unknown. updated 7/13/11.
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05/14/09 NHTSA ID: 10028684
TSB ID: PB-42-45-107

Mercedes: esp service required displayed in instrument cluster. also includes 4matics, bi turbos and kompressors. models 215 and 220. model years unknown.
05/12/09 NHTSA ID: 10028626
TSB ID: PB-32-50-35C

Mercedes: the vehicle's suspension level randomly lowering while driving and/or rapid sporadic level changes shortly after stopping the vehicle, replace the body acceleration sensors. models 215.3, 220, and 230. model years unknown.
05/11/09 NHTSA ID: 10028587
TSB ID: PB-46-20-16E

Mercedes: leaks at steering gear control head connection to high or low pressure lines or leaks at internal steering lines of control head connection to steering gear housing. models 171, 203, 204, 209, 211, 215, 216, 219, 220, 221, and 2
05/19/06 NHTSA ID: 10019990
TSB ID: 463040

Flow noises from area of power steering pump and/or foaming of power steering oil in reservoir.
10/21/05 NHTSA ID: 10017064
TSB ID: 2005060019

Models 215/220 with engine 137, model year 2000-2002 inspect, if necessary replace cylinder shutoff oil pressure sensor. dcag has determined that on affected vehicles, the oil pressure sensor for cylinder shutoff may leak. mercedes benz
09/27/05 NHTSA ID: 10016670
TSB ID: 470036

Mercedes: the fuel level indicated in the instrument cluster does not match the actual fill level. this may be caused by a fault in the fuel level sensor function chain: hydraulic and electrical lines and their connections, rear sam or in
12/20/04 NHTSA ID: 10010959
TSB ID: 322218B

Leakage from front air suspension strut thorugh the sealing compound. this serivce bulletin supersedes 322218 dated 01/16/2004. *eh mersedes benz models 220.170; 175, 183, 184. vin up to 360985 without active body control. *eh up
11/04/04 NHTSA ID: 10010134
TSB ID: 422049

Noises from parking brake cable.
11/03/04 NHTSA ID: 10009985
TSB ID: 010104

The high pressure hydraulic distribution hose of the active body control (abc) may deteriorate over time due to excessive exposure to humidity and high temperatures. voluntary recall campaign of active body control (abc) (12 cylinder only)
10/25/04 NHTSA ID: 10009820
TSB ID: 2004070012

Replacement of abc pressure supply valve unit hydraulic line.
03/01/02 NHTSA ID: 627966
TSB ID: PB461507

On some vehicles, the steering wheel does not return with east exit/entry feature active.
02/15/01 NHTSA ID: 616243
TSB ID: 601

This is to advise that mercedes-benz usa will conduct a service campaign of certain 2000 and 2001 model year vehicles exhibiting leakage in the power steering damper hydraulic line fittings.
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10/02/03 Engine NHTSA ID: 10002969
TSB ID: 805722

Electronic ignition switch (eis) replacement.
02/05/02 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 627197
TSB ID: PB472017

Subject regarding hard starting after fuel filter replacement. *jg
05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10135604
TSB ID: LI80.61-P-061174

Vehicle cannot be opened via keyless-go and radio remote control
05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10135628
TSB ID: LI82.70-P-060004

Iphone mobile phone: various complaints after software update to ios8
05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136029
TSB ID: LI68.05-P-059193

Sentex gate operator with clik card remote not compatible with homelink
05/05/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10057244
TSB ID: SM-B-54-10/11

Smart:(mercedes) my-all models handling high voltage batteries after an accident with airbag and pyrofuse triggering. *lj updated 11/30/15.
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06/08/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10037986
TSB ID: LI-82-85

Mercedes benz- when doing a software update the update fails and the tuner goes to boot mode.
04/20/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10036933
TSB ID: LI-82-10/598B

Xentry (mercedes benz): replacing exterior light bulbs. exterior lights. li did not match dtb from which it was created. (main remedy for repair was missing.)
11/01/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10034306
TSB ID: SB-91-60-193

Mercedes: airbag durability and reliability. air bag srs control module (n2/2) does not have a set shelf life and will normally be reliable for the life of a vehicle. with 164, 216 221, 251 and newer, the airbag control unit can be reset
06/30/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10033070
TSB ID: LI-58-40

Xentry (mercedes): engine warning lamp is currently on or was on and a delay fault of the camshaft adjust to current or stored in the engine control unit. models 171, 203, 209, 211, 219, 221, 216, 230, 164, 251, and 403. no model years li
05/14/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10028686
TSB ID: SB-32-22-78

Mercedes: air matic visit workshop displayed within instrument cluster. models 164, 211, 219, 221 and 251. included 4matic, amg (compressor) amg, bluetec and wagon. model years unknown. updated 9/18/09.
05/13/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10028665
TSB ID: TB-82-10-668

Mercedes: warning message right low beam- check bulb; or left low beam-check bulb in instrument cluster. due to the fact that the xenon burner may not be ignited on first attempt due to tolerances in ignition voltage. model years unkn
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05/12/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10028627
TSB ID: PB-54-18-208

Mercedes: display in instrument cluster "air suspension" or "abc service required" is displayed in the instrument cluster, the engine wiring harness may have been damaged by the wiper linkage. models 215.3 and 220. model years unknown.
09/10/08 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10025845
TSB ID: PB 82-10-630

Mercedes benz: water in tail lamp housing on either right side or left side.
09/27/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10016687
TSB ID: 325029

Abc visit workshop displayed in instrument cluster and hydraulic fluid leakage. updated 5/14/09. models 215, 220 and 230. model years unknown.
11/23/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10010446
TSB ID: 805727

After eis replacement circuit 15x delayed after ignition start.
07/06/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10007612
TSB ID: 076139

Air mass sensors. *mj
10/02/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10002956
TSB ID: 543093

Instrument cluster replacement procedure.
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10/02/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10002968
TSB ID: 8210266

Check right or left low beam bulb within the instrument cluster's multifunction display, but the low beam bulb is functioning, and the right and or left front sam has fault code b1630.
04/09/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10000964
TSB ID: 543077

Instrument cluster version coding.
02/05/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 627173
TSB ID: PB8262165

Subject regarding popping or thumping in the speakers. *jg
09/26/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 621570
TSB ID: 50012

On some vehicles, upon release of the brake pedal and / or application of the accelerator pedal, there is a 1-2 second delay until the actuator moves to the new accelerator pedal input position. this delay is integrated in the engine man
06/21/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 619580
TSB ID: 24012

On some vehicles, the instrument cluster becomes dark due to fuse 22 blowing.
11/03/00 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 614409
TSB ID: SSI8270136

Subject regarding timeport portable telephone programming for 2001 model year vehicles.
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11/03/00 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 614431
TSB ID: SSI8264135

Subject regarding d2b fiber optic configuration and version coding for model year 2001 vehicles.
10/13/00 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 614403
TSB ID: PSI8264144

Subject regarding voice activated cellular telephone / cd changer installation.
05/07/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10136035
TSB ID: LI82.30-P-059239

Complaints about poor wiping effect of winshield wiper
05/23/12 Other NHTSA ID: 10044222
TSB ID: 40-P-052794

Mercedes benz: front or rear seat belt does not roll up correctly. dirt deposits on the seat belt guide due to soiled seat belt. also included models 169, f cell, 246, and 231. no model years given. *js
05/04/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10014583
TSB ID: 887039

Seal between exterior rear view mirror housing and door.
11/02/02 Other NHTSA ID: 635934
TSB ID: 325011

Subject regarding suspension message displayed in the instrument cluster.
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03/01/02 Other NHTSA ID: 627964
TSB ID: PB721026

Some vehicles may exhibit door check noise.
10/15/01 Other NHTSA ID: 622134
TSB ID: PB8285156

A condition may exist where the comand does not respond to voice inputs fromt he voice control system.
10/15/01 Other NHTSA ID: 622126
TSB ID: PI8264144A

Subject regarding voice activated cellular telephone / cd changer installation.
10/12/01 Other NHTSA ID: 622097
TSB ID: PB8285162

Subject regarding replacement of comand.
10/11/01 Other NHTSA ID: 622068
TSB ID: PB8285155

Service information regarding instances of audio muting intermittently for 1 second.
10/11/01 Other NHTSA ID: 622086
TSB ID: PB8285154

Concerns with inability to answer call waiting with steering wheel controls.
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10/11/01 Other NHTSA ID: 622091
TSB ID: PB8285153

Concerns with comand starting up with blank screen.
06/21/01 Other NHTSA ID: 619586
TSB ID: 29012

Subject regarding customer complaint of wiper blades scraping against the windshield in certain vehicles within vin 114685 up to vin 18590.
06/21/01 Other NHTSA ID: 619587
TSB ID: 31012

Customer complaints that spoken commands for the audio feature are not being carried out by the command unit intermittently.
02/22/01 Other NHTSA ID: 616329
TSB ID: 512

Information on the new s55 amg / cl55 amg models schedule for wholesale release.

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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