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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Problems and Repair Histories

80 TrueDelta members own a 2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. 38 of these members (47.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 84 repairs to 2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Classes--an average of 1.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Don't infer 2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

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

31% of the 2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repairs were to the engine, 10% to the transmission, 15% to the brakes, 11% to the suspension, 26% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 84 repairs.

2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repair cost distribution

Of the 2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 3% cost less than $100, 20% between $100 and $499, 43% between $500 and $999, 29% between $1000 and $2499, and 6% more than $2500.

Chart based on 35 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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Repair costs are in local units.

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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 21000    
26000 0 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 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 49000    
51000 0 Bad glow plug. 
123000  
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 135000    
147000 400 SRS system. Clock spring in steering wheel had to be replaced as it was worn out. 
186300 0 glo plug replaced 
 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 198000    
202000 574 Had "Check Engine" light. Dealer replaced all glow plugs PR Bulletin. P-B-15.20/66. 
212500 450 Replaced inoperative sun visors. 
234000 2300 Replaced front struts, body control module, and other suspension parts. 
248000 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.  
258000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 94000    
96000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 41000    
45000 0 Bladder for thigh extension was defective.  Also radio speaker was replaced. 
46000 0 Parktronic indicator on dash was defective. 
53000 0 TPMS sensor failed. Dealer replaced all of them due to age. Problem resolved. 
61500 0 Rear SAM unit failure. Battery would drain overnight. Rear SAM unit replaced. 
 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 52000    
53000 600 Replaced brake pads. 
56000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 46000    
67000 0 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 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 51000    
55000 120 TPMS on LR wheel failed 
60000 785 GPS antenna failed--no nav. Discovered cracked rim during wheel alignment. Rim was replaced. 
67000 300 4 matic seal replaced 
82300 1000 PSE pump failure; door locks, auto trunk close, and dynamic seats affected. 
85000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 23000    
27000 149 Replaced cupholder after it broke. 
 

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