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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Repair Histories

91 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. 44 of these members (48.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 120 repairs to 2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Classes--an average of 1.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repairs by problem area

Chart based on 120 repairs.

2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repair cost distribution

Chart based on 49 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

221-horsepower 3.2L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2008 - Aug 2012
26000 mi   Replacement of left front ball joint and related hardware -- a squeak developed when going up or down an incline.  Transmission fluid leak - connector, cover plate and gasket replaced; transmission fluid drained and replaced.  
35000 US $700 Replaced all brake pads and brake fluid; in combination with scheduled maintenance on wear items (oil, filter, and cabin filter).  

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 201hp 3.2L I6 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in South Carolina, United States
Jun 2008 - May 2014
51000 mi   Bad glow plug. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Florida, United States
Oct 2008 - Jun 2011
147000 mi US $400 SRS system. Clock spring in steering wheel had to be replaced as it was worn out. 
182000   glo plug replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Florida, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2011
202000 mi US $574 Had "Check Engine" light. Dealer replaced all glow plugs PR Bulletin. P-B-15.20/66. 
213400   Replaced inoperative sun visors. 
234000   Replaced front struts, body control module, and other suspension parts. 
248000   Bolt holding fuel injectors came loose and diesel fuel leaked upwards around fuel injector on front two injectors. Diesel fuel got hot,carborized, and melted electrical connections on injectors. Engine cover also partially melted.  
258000   More than one of the fuel injectors started to leak. Had all the injectors removed and rebuilt. Reinstallation taking place right now. One injector was not able to be rebuilt, had to purchase one new injector. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2010
96000 mi US $500 Pulley seized.  

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

supercharged 469hp 5.4L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2012
45000 mi   Bladder for thigh extension was defective.  Also radio speaker was replaced. 
46000   Parktronic indicator on dash was defective. 
53000   TPMS sensor failed. Dealer replaced all of them due to age. Problem resolved. 
61500   Rear SAM unit failure. Battery would drain overnight. Rear SAM unit replaced. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in South Carolina, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2010
53000 mi US $600 Replaced brake pads. 
56000   Transmission leak required new electronic plug and transmission service. Replace supercharger clutch pack also. 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

302-horsepower 5.0L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New Hampshire, United States
Jun 2008 - Jun 2012
67000 mi   Had faulty transfer case (4Matic model) diagnosed and replaced. Was a Mercedes TSB (Order No. P-SC-2007100004), so no problem. Great experience with dealer service.  They also replaced third brake light w/ 3 dead LED's under warranty while in the shop :)  
76000 US $65 Wiper mechanism was out of alignment. Special Mercedes tool used to re-calibrate it Driver seat was stuck in almost full forward position (where the wife puts it). I can't fit that close, so wife drives it until the part comes in. Motor/etc... ordered by dealer and they will replace under CPO warranty 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Virginia, United States
Apr 2009 - Feb 2011
55000 mi US $120 TPMS on LR wheel failed 
60000   GPS antenna failed--no nav. Discovered cracked rim during wheel alignment. Rim was replaced. 
67000   4 matic seal replaced 
82300   PSE pump failure; door locks, auto trunk close, and dynamic seats affected. 
85000   Electronic ignition switch failed intermittently. New switch installed and software reloaded. 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Indiana, United States
Jun 2008 - Dec 2008
27000 mi US $149 Replaced cupholder after it broke. 

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