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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repairs by problem area

Chart based on 127 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
Jan 2009

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.  
Apr 2010

35000 mi

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
Jul 2008

51000 mi
Bad glow plug. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Florida, United States
Oct 2008 - Jun 2011
Mar 2009

147000 mi

US $400
SRS system. Clock spring in steering wheel had to be replaced as it was worn out. 
Apr 2010

182000 mi
glo plug replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Florida, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

202000 mi

US $574
Had "Check Engine" light. Dealer replaced all glow plugs PR Bulletin. P-B-15.20/66. 
Aug 2009

213400 mi

US $450
Replaced inoperative sun visors. 
Feb 2010

234000 mi

US $2300
Replaced front struts, body control module, and other suspension parts. 
May 2010

248000 mi

US $500
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.  
Sep 2010

258000 mi

US $25000
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
Sep 2008

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
Nov 2008

45000 mi
Bladder for thigh extension was defective.  Also radio speaker was replaced. 
Feb 2009

46000 mi
Parktronic indicator on dash was defective. 
Dec 2009

53000 mi
TPMS sensor failed. Dealer replaced all of them due to age. Problem resolved. 
Nov 2011

61500 mi
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
Sep 2008

53000 mi

US $600
Replaced brake pads. 
Jan 2009

56000 mi

US $200
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
Mar 2009

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 :)  
Jun 2009

76000 mi

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
Jun 2009

55000 mi

US $120
TPMS on LR wheel failed 
Sep 2009

60000 mi

US $785
GPS antenna failed--no nav. Discovered cracked rim during wheel alignment. Rim was replaced. 
Feb 2010

67000 mi

US $300
4 matic seal replaced 
Nov 2010

82300 mi

US $1000
PSE pump failure; door locks, auto trunk close, and dynamic seats affected. 
Feb 2011

85000 mi

US $1620
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
Oct 2008

27000 mi

US $149
Replaced cupholder after it broke. 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Repair Histories

92 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. 46 of these members (50%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 127 repairs to 2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Classes--an average of 1.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

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