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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repairs by problem area

Engine (14%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (42%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (17%)

Other (9%)

Chart based on 139 repairs.

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repair cost distribution

$2500+ (8%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (23%)

$100 - $499 (54%)

< $100 (8%)

Chart based on 13 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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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

230000 mi

US $793
ac mod went out 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

2000 mi
Rear suspension looses air and collapses after 2-3 days.  Four or five rattles inside the car, some very prevalent. Fixed some of them, but the pano roof continued to produce excessive noise. There is also a noticable thud in the trunk that they said is a common trait of the air suspension. Suspension continues to collapse after a few days. 

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 228hp 3.0L V6 Diesel 7-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Iceland
May 2014 - Jun 2016
Jan 2015

99600 mi

$250
Battery replaced was not holding enough power to drive the auxiliary Webasto heater. (4 years live time for the battery) 
Mar 2016

107880 mi

$299
Heater Motor bearings making noise, motor replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Singapore
Jun 2014 - Apr 2015
Jul 2014

91720 mi

$1700
Replaced Lower Linkage Arm, Engine Mounts etc. 

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 181hp 1.8L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in United Arab Emirates
Apr 2010 - Apr 2012
May 2010

1860 mi
right front parking sensor intermittently coming on 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Trinidad and Tobago
Jan 2010 - May 2015
Feb 2014

29100 mi

$7000
Power steering. 
Apr 2015

35960 mi
camshaft adjuster replaced 

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

518-horsepower 6.2L V8 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Delaware, United States
Jul 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

44000 mi

US $169
Service engine light illuminated during startup. Attributed to cold weather conditions and an out of date computer firmware update. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Florida, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2013
Apr 2011

19700 mi
A/C stopped pumping cold air 
May 2012

30000 mi

US $4224
I needed a full brake job on my E63 AMG and it cost over $4,000 ... I almost stroked out and when I checked with my local repair shop (non-dealer), he was astounded to find that the MB AMG brake kit alone cost was over $3,500! 
Jul 2012

31700 mi

US $1840
One of the two fuel pumps that are located in the gas tank failed due to a leaking membrane. Second pump needed for high-G cornering above 135 mph--meaning never in my case. 
Nov 2012

35000 mi

US $335
The engine threw a belt. 
Apr 2013

45000 mi

US $358
seal leak in intake, engine ran too lean, easy and cheap repair! 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2012 - Jun 2013
Nov 2012

23300 mi
Pump replaced on air suspension system. 

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

382-horsepower 5.5L V8 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Mississippi, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2016
Apr 2013

54500 mi
Rear axle seal leaking. Repaired under CPO warranty 
Jan 2014

69500 mi
The command control knob "spin to select" failed. Dealer replaced under CPO warranty 
Dec 2014

76000 mi

US $550
Cracked and leaking windshield washer reservoir. Change washer pump while doing the job ($70). Deferred repair. 
Oct 2015

88700 mi
Engine is slow starting. Dealer rep thought battery (less than 1 year old) needed replacing. Mechanic checked battery it was ok...they did not pursue the problem...probably waiting until extended warranty runs out. 
Feb 2016

90700 mi
A continuation of previous report (Dec 2015)where my car was slow to start...dealer noted problem, no action, said battery was fine...in February 2016, car did not start...towed to other dealer....they replaced the starter. NO CHARGE. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Florida, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2013
Apr 2010

2000 mi
Software update for Command System requested by the dealer Cup holder cover did not retract 
Dec 2011

14000 mi
Engine starter hesitated - battery needed replacement 
Jun 2013

23000 mi
Replaced starter motor. Replaced interior wood trim due to clear coat becoming cloudy. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Germany
Sep 2009 - Mar 2011
Apr 2010

4960 mi
Steering wheel shake and significant car vibration when braking. Discs and pads were deemed bad and replaced under warranty by dealer. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in South Carolina, United States
Jun 2011 - Jan 2013
Oct 2011

22000 mi
passenger rear door would not stay shut. latching system broken. 
Feb 2012

26000 mi
wood grain faded b/c UV inhibitor was not applied when wood grain constructed at supplier 
Apr 2012

28000 mi
blower motor on a/c went out 
Jun 2012

30000 mi
diode on alternator replaced due to TSB problem not resolved turned out to be the starter 
Jul 2012

31000 mi
starter went bad 
Jan 2013

35000 mi
air suspension system developed a leak and car went down to the fenders. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Georgia, United States
Sep 2009 - Oct 2012
Dec 2010

11000 mi
Air suspension was leaking air, the dealer replaced the part; everything is fine now. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Virginia, United States
Nov 2011 - Apr 2015
Oct 2012

21300 mi
Audio/Nav unit (comand) repeatedly inoperable for 20-30 min after startup - intermittent issue 
Jul 2014

46000 mi

US $300
Delayed starting, long crank(s) 
Sep 2014

48000 mi

US $400
Starter replaced 
Apr 2015

55000 mi

US $100
Intermittent issue that prevented me from putting transmission into "PARK". On several occasions, I press park on trans stalk and it wouldn't shift out of "D". Had to shift to "N", and restart engine. Safety issue!!!!! 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New Jersey, United States
May 2015 - Apr 2016
Sep 2015

98000 mi

US $600
Full Tune Up and Ignition Coil plus air filter replacement. A couple ignition coils were failing. 
Feb 2016

106300 mi

US $550
Brake pad replacement and fluid flush 
Apr 2016

110000 mi

US $600
Pin connectors loose on cylinder 1 

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

382-horsepower 5.5L V8 7-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2012 - Dec 2013
Jan 2013

10120 mi
FR door lock failed to respond to electronic lock/unlock signals so the lock unit was replaced. I was given a new S400H courtesy car to drive for 3 days! It was worth having the repair looked after. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2013 - Apr 2015
Jan 2014

44620 mi
- Driver seat rail needed to be replaced - Driver seat replaced to address forward movement on braking - All covered under warranty 
Jun 2014

48360 mi

C $2000
Battery, alternator 
Nov 2014

51920 mi

C $1000
Key not recognized. Module failure. The car would not start. All electronics disabled. I was not even able to put the car in Neutral to get it towed onto a flat bed. Dollies had to be used. 
Apr 2015

54560 mi

C $300
Distronic failure + Blind spot monitoring malfunction. Total expense $1200 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2014 - Jun 2016
Sep 2015

51460 mi

C $500
warped rotor 
Nov 2015

55160 mi

C $750
replace front rotors and pads 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2015 - Jun 2016
Mar 2016

88040 mi

C $470
Blower Motor and Resistor were replaced. Cost Blower Motor - $200 Cost of Resistor - $200 Labour - $70 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2009 - Oct 2011
Dec 2010

9300 mi
Transfer case oil leak on e550 4matic. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2012
Mar 2010

3000 mi
vibration of steering on turning at slow speeds. Check front suspension for 4-matic (all-wheel-drive system) lubrication, successful adjustment. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Connecticut, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2016
Mar 2016

121000 mi

US $1
Wire rubbed and frayed to AIRMATIC purge valve. 
Jun 2016

125000 mi

US $250
I felt like the transmission took to long to shift between R and D. They found nothing wrong, but updated the software for engine and transmission. 

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2015
Nov 2013

33000 mi
Main engine(crankshaft) bearings had to be replaced 
Dec 2013

34000 mi
right channel on Ipod connector went out. board had to be replaced as well as needing new connector as well 
Feb 2014

38000 mi
drivers side seat belt harness needed to be replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Virginia, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2016
Dec 2014

39000 mi
Heated seat on driver side stopped working. Replaced element myself. Driver seat ripped due to poor quality MB Tex synthetic leather. 
Apr 2015

43000 mi

US $300
Alignment pull to the right. Had to take it to an alignment shop 3 times. Finally installed "Crash Bolt" to pull up the caster on the front right wheel. 
Jan 2016

53000 mi

US $125
Thermostat stuck open caused check engine light and code. Replaced thermostat and cleared code. 
Jun 2016

57000 mi

US $259
Front drivers seat MBTex ripped in half. Replaced with new seat cover. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2010
Jan 2010

1200 mi
replaced AM Radio antenna amplifier 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Virginia, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

47000 mi
Windshield that was replaced 1.5 years ago started leaking. Glass shop ended up replacing the windshield again to fix, no charge. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Florida, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

9000 mi
Paint started coming off from the front bumper. First bubbles were noticed and it started peeling off. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Florida, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2016
Sep 2014

25000 mi

US $128
Auxilliary battery malfunction. Replaced the auxilliary battery. 
Nov 2015

30000 mi

US $136
Replaced main battery. 
May 2016

34000 mi

US $110
Power steering fluid was leaking. An "O" ring need to be replaced. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Taiwan
May 2013 - Jun 2016
Jun 2013

4960 mi
Oil and Oil Filter changed. Replacing new battery. 
Jun 2016

14880 mi
Driver side power adjust lumbar support not working. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2009 - Dec 2015
Mar 2011

21000 mi
Rough shifting b/t 2nd and 3rd gear. Reset the computer - shifting smoother now. 
Jan 2012

32000 mi
Sections of the wood trim had faded. Replaced all wood trim in the car (even seemingly non-faded portions). 
Aug 2015

80700 mi
Collapsed AC lines created backup in system; unable to blow cold air into the car. Lines replaced; settings adjusted (presumably to get temp from dropping as low in the future) 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Washington, United States
Dec 2010 - May 2013
Apr 2011

12000 mi

US $600
Front passenger window drops down an inch after being rolled up. Dealer "re-synced" the window. Problem reoccurs frequently and alternates between front driver and passenger side windows. Passenger side fog light cover was filling up with water condensation without any visible cracks in the glass. Dealer fixed under warranty 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Alabama, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2016
Nov 2010

2000 mi
Cargo tiedown in truck popped out. Part didn't expand properly when installed at factory. Replacement part ordered and install next day in 15 minutes. Appears to be fine. Service & parts folks said most rare problem. 
Jul 2011

7000 mi

US $270
Passenger-side wiper blade was installed improperly and resulted in some of the blade not contacting the windscreen. When reseated, proper function w/o replacing blade. Not noticed since car had never been in rain until recently. 
Aug 2011

7000 mi
Climate control panel didn't light up and no control of A/C or fans (in 98 deg temps!). Dealer identifed problem as A/C Control Board Module, part ordered, and replaced. C-Class car provided at no charge by Dealer. Worked fine thereafter 
Dec 2011

12000 mi
Cover on the driver-side arm of the trunk fell off due to defective part. New cover ordered and received in a few days. Service Writer installed new one in a couple of minutes rather than have me wait on mechanic. 
Feb 2012

13000 mi
Fuel door would not latch. Determined that there was a service bulletin regarding this problem. Fuel door assy had to be ordered, painted to match my E350, and then replaced. 
May 2013

30000 mi
AM radio reception weak compared to my other cars. The AM antenna signal booster board was changed and it works fine now. 
Nov 2013

37000 mi
Weak battery that at times would not be adequate to start engine. 
Aug 2014

45000 mi
Fuel gauge indicated just under 1/2 tank. All of a sudden the dash display flashed low fuel with symbols and red color. Gauge indicated essentially empty. Stopped at next exit on I-65 and added 6 gal. One sensor in tank had error code. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in South Carolina, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2016
Nov 2010

7000 mi
Small area of leather part of steering wheel deteriorating. Dealer had specialist repair it.  Headlights were aimed too low. Dealer adjusted them to maximum permissable level. 
Dec 2011

10000 mi
Power tilt for steering wheel failed. Took two days to repair after investigating problem and ordering part. Homelink operating improperly. One of buttons was operating sporadically and then failed totally. Dealer unable to locate a problem per se. Switched to another button to see what happens before returning to dealership. Manufacturer agreed. 
Dec 2012

13000 mi
Problems with Bluetooth connectivity and voice control functions. Installed new wiring harness and updated COMAND software. After sitting in hot sun for a while, sunroof is noisey when opening/closing. Lubed, but this was also done a year ago and noise returned. 
Feb 2013

13700 mi
Occasional loss of sound from audio. Checked audio and updates and unable to duplicate. However, problem has not recurred. Leather on steering wheel shredding. S/W replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2013

15000 mi
Intermittent loss of sound from all audio systems. Dealer did several checks per guidance from MBUSA and installed new software in control unit. 
Dec 2013

15000 mi

US $320
Battery died completely at 48 months and 20 days. No proration from MB. Replaced with MB battery with only a 24 month warranty for $320. MB Roadside Assistance replaced the battery. 
Dec 2015

21000 mi
Burl walnut trim replaced under TSB and/or extended warranty. This was an established defect in early W212's. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Florida, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2011
Oct 2010

13500 mi
Smell from AC when initially started. Deodorized, disinfected, fresh air filter replaced. 
Dec 2010

15000 mi
Passenger seat would not adjust with the rear seats folded down. Re flash of software solved the problem. 
Dec 2011

24000 mi
musty odor, second time in for this issue. They deodorized the AC Transmission not shifting properly in S mode Satelite radio not working properly, continually cuts out 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Florida, United States
Sep 2009 - Dec 2012
Feb 2012

12700 mi
battery gave out, dealer replaced it under the warranty 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Sep 2015
Sep 2011

20000 mi
Keyless Go not working for 1 key (doors supposed to lock/unlock by touching handle and engine start/stop by pushbutton) 
Nov 2011

24000 mi
Dealer determined it was a bad key. 
Jan 2013

41700 mi
Battery died. Replaced under factory warranty. 
Jan 2014

63000 mi
Broken motor mount 
Feb 2015

83000 mi
Power steering pump faulty and had to be replaced. 

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 7-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Alabama, United States
Apr 2015 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016

29000 mi
Squealing-squeaking sound when turning left. Due to a shim problem for strut bearing that was replaced. The problem was recognized by MB in a Tech Service Bulletin, and repair was done in accordance with the bulletin. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ohio, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2012
Nov 2010

8000 mi
High frequency vibration felt though Steering Wheel and Gas Pedal. Dealer felt it was the tires and replaced ALL four tires. No change - the problem still exists. MB rep to drive tomorrow (12/17/2010). 
Jan 2011

10000 mi
Still waiting to get a resolution to the vibration issue. MB Rep has NOT driven yet. Defective Front Shock Absorber - it was replaced. 
Dec 2011

29000 mi
Knocking noise from engine; clattering. Mercedes deemed it to be normal, but I was never satisfied. They eventually replaced the car with a 2012. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Indiana, United States
Oct 2011 - Sep 2013
Aug 2013

41000 mi
Rear seal leakage on 4 matic drive train 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2016
May 2016

30300 mi

US $350
Changed main battery, checked charging system 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2011
Jan 2010

1550 mi
Chrome trim piece that extends the horizontal length of the trunk above the license plate is stained by a few spots that can't be removed. Embedded in the chrome. 3-4 spots, 1/4 the size of a pencil eraser head. Will be bringing into to dealer for warrant 
Jun 2010

5000 mi
2nd trip for Dead Battery in the last month.rnRoad Side Assistance came to jump the car.rnDiagnostics showed 2 low voltage codes stored.rnBattery was replaced. Battery Dead after sitting 10 days.rn541011 Short Test Perfomedrn541010 Test Program - After Short Test, rn540000 Coded After Blow Outrn5435 DC - 083405908 Checked for faults , None Found at this time.rnDeactivated Afterblow Feature. The rear horizontal chrome trim that extends the length of the truck was stained within the chrome coating. The part was replaced. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Michigan, United States
Jun 2012 - Sep 2013
Apr 2013

64300 mi
Navigation system freezing up - no audio 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Illinois, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2015
Aug 2013

40000 mi
Driver seat leather, bottom section thread came loose and leather came apart. Entire leather for whole seat replaced Wood trim pieces fading. All wood trim pieces replaced 
Sep 2013

40000 mi
Thermostat malfunction. Replaced under warranty 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Illinois, United States
Feb 2013 - Aug 2014
Mar 2013

49000 mi
Vibration when turning caused by "looseness" in the transfer case. They ran a procedure which "tightened everything up"... 
Dec 2013

59000 mi
replaced battery that had been replaced earlier in the year 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Virginia, United States
Apr 2010 - Apr 2011
May 2010 carpet on driver side was not tucked in correctly under pillar. Adjusted and fixed by dealer in less than 15 min. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Illinois, United States
Jan 2014 - Jul 2014
Jun 2014

32000 mi
seam in leather seat came out and heated seats stopped working as a result 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ohio, United States
Feb 2010 - Mar 2015
Jun 2010

3000 mi
Interior Trim around door (drivers) damaged by owner entering vehicle. Replaced entire piece of damaged trim.  
Jan 2014

11874 mi
Battery Repl. Cooling Fan Repl. Camshaft Wiring Harness Repl (Recall). Battery had to be jumped 2X in 2 wks & would not hold a charge. Other work a result of diagnose by dealer service dept. 
Feb 2014

11974 mi
Headlights not working. Headlight Bulb (XENON) replaced. During visit a nail was found in left front tire and tire was not repairable. Tire replaced for 292.41, repl of HL Bulb was warranty. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2010 - Mar 2014
Mar 2010

2000 mi
Auto trunk closer not working. 
Dec 2013

34000 mi
bladder in seat replaced. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

1000 mi
Bad sound quality from rear speakers 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2009 - Jun 2016
Jun 2011

4960 mi
the streaming bluetooth connection does not work properly. told that there is no upgrade for the command software. 
Feb 2015

20640 mi
Mechanic found a tranny leaking on a transfer case. Car was out of warranty, wrote a letter to mercedes canada if they can fix the leak for free (goodwill). Brought the car for inspection, after 2 weeks called me back and they will cover. 

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

228-horsepower 3.0L V6 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in United Arab Emirates
Dec 2012 - Sep 2015
Oct 2013

51460 mi

¤2500
wobbly wheel. replace tie rod 
Jan 2014

55640 mi

¤517
Engine mounts replaced 

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