2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Consumer Review: No quality control at Mercedes

2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S55 AMG - Consumer Review

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No quality control at Mercedes!
By Slackdaddy on


2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.4L 8cyl S/C 5A)


This car zooms. Very responsive
handling and comfortable. I wish I
drove it as much as the service manager
at the shop I bought it from! This car
has been in the shop 5 times since I
bought it. Each time it was for a
system failure. The pump that inflates
the bladders in the dynamic drive seats
failed. The active suspention failed,
The throttle regulator failed and the
multi-disc CD player had to be
replaced. Although the service
department was very helpful, I am
disturbed that so many things have gone
wrong with such an EXPENSIVE car. The
Mercedes people tell me to expect such
breakdowns as this is a very
sophisticated car that has many complex
systems. I should have got the Audi A8

Best Features

Dynamic drive seats, Performance, leg room,

Worst Features

The manufacturer has to get it together and put a finished product on the street. You cannot expect people to be loyal to your product if you put out a damaged good and make excuses for why it is damaged. I will not buy another Mercedes Benz until that time.
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