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About Mercedes-Benz 500SEC

As a model in the Mercedes-Benz C126 lineup, which is a series of S-Class automobiles and the S-Class is formerly known as Sonderklasse (German for "special class", abbreviated as "S-Klasse"), and is Mercedes-Benz's flagship as well as the successor to Mercedes-Benz Type 300, Mercedes-Benz 500SEC was built by the Daimler-Benz from 1984 to 1985 and in 1993 as a full-size luxury car. Originally introduced as a model of the C126, 500SEC had been only available for three model years before being discontinued in the North American market.
The more recent Mercedes-Benz 500SEC (C126) made its debut for the 1992 model year and was offered in only one body style, 2-door Coupe. And it came in only one trim level. "SEC" in its name is the acronym for the German S-Klasse-Einspritzmotor-Coupe. The North American version of 500SEC was equipped with the driver side airbag; Traction Control System (TCS), also known as Acceleration Slip Regulation (ASR) to prevent wheelspin, seat belt pretensioners ETR, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), crumple zones front and rear, fluted taillights, a third brake light, high strength low alloy steel in its construction, courtesy lights on the underside of the doors, eight-way powered, dual stage heated front seats, two-way powered, dual stage heated rear seats with four-way manually adjustable rear headrests, power adjustable rear seats provided with a burl walnut, fully automatic climate control and others. During its lifetime, 500SEC had been powered by a 5.0 L V8 rated at 220-261 hp and 269-288 lb-ft of torque and power was sent to the rear wheels through a 4-speed 4G-Tronic automatic transmission.

Mercedes-Benz 500SEC Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Although being praised for its high-quality, reliability, excellent build quality and a long list of standard luxury features, Mercedes-Benz 500SEC still could not get away from these common problems if it reaches a certain mileage:
First, according to the reliable car repair statistics site repairpal.com, the engine failure is not the worst problem of Mercedes-Benz 500SEC, but the engine failure accompanying with the cooling system failure. The engine failure announces the death of the vehicle while the cooling system failure deteriorates and speeds up the coming of the engine failure. Professional 500SEC repairmen warn that once the cooling system starts to leak coolants or has inadequate coolants, you should attach enough importance to the performance of engine since the engine will become overheating and stay at a high operating temperature. If not, soon, the engine will misfire, stall and even suffer from starting issues. Finally, the vehicle will also see a decrease in power, acceleration and fuel efficiency. The lit Low Coolant Light and Check Engine Light are the most obvious signs for you to inspect the 500SEC water pump, intake manifold gasket, fuel pump, coolant reservoir, cooling hose, oil filter, air filter, engine control module and valve cover gasket thoroughly.
Second, for Mercedes-Benz 500SEC drivers, the transmission failure on the vehicle is another disaster. Since most of them have not enough knowledge about the working principles of the automobiles, they tend to lose the best chance to diagnose and solve it in time. To help them, some experienced 500SEC drivers offered some practical ways. This problem has some recognizable and simple symptoms such as clunking or grinding noises coming from underneath the vehicle, transmission fluids leaking on the ground, the indicator not matching the gear, transmission slippage or surging, the vehicle starting in another gear or refusing to go into gear and the driver feels hard to shift gear. All these symptoms could be solved by replacing the 500SEC transmission assembly, shift cable, automatic transmission filter, automatic transmission shifter, transfer case seal and clutch fork.
However, to enjoy a ride on your Mercedes-Benz 500SEC consistently is never an easy task. At least, you need to perform routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts of it. Some parts such as 500SEC seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, antenna, cabin air filter, fog light and headlight should be maintained routinely as they play important roles in creating a safe and comfortable driving environment.
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