1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 1999

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1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repairs by problem area

Engine (40%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (14%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (1%)

Chart based on 70 repairs.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (43%)

< $100 (21%)

Chart based on 53 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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1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Engine not specified

Mercedes-Benz in California, United States
Apr 2013 - May 2014
Jul 2013

127500 mi

US $400
Differential drive shaft oil seal or pinion seal replacement 
Nov 2013

130000 mi
Transmission electrical adapter leaking transmission fluid. Replaced. This is a common problem and it turns out there was a service bulletin. Oxygen sensor code on relatively new sensor. Earlier transmission fluid leak had leaked fluid onto connector. Cleaned contacts with cleaner, reset code, working fine now. 
Mercedes-Benz in Great Britain
Apr 2013 - Apr 2014
May 2013

111500 mi

£300
Replaced condenser and recharged AC 
Mar 2014

129000 mi

£300
Change break discs, pads, pipes and fluid 
Mercedes-Benz in Missouri, United States
Oct 2012 - Mar 2014
Dec 2013

176000 mi

US $50
Replaced alternator pulley. 
Mercedes-Benz in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2012 - Apr 2012
Feb 2012

166200 mi

US $4500
Replaced stabilizer bars or end links Shocks, lower control arms, bushings O rings on fuel lines replaced Valve cover gasket leaking; replaced Bolts securing the valve rockers were loose. Retorqued to spec. Brake lines failing; replaced Low refrigerant; recharged with ultraviolet refrigerant. 
Mercedes-Benz in New South Wales, Australia
Jul 2013 - Jun 2014
Oct 2013

134540 mi

A $245
car stopped. would run for minute then stop. mechanic could not read error code - no adapter to round merc socket. I bought socket & code reader and crank positioning sensor and spanner set and got charged for storage 
Jan 2014

A $127
severe failure in hydraulic hose from pump to chassis in power steer/ self level suspension ( smoke from spray on exhaust hid adjoining car) M/B "no part in Australia"local hydraulic Co fabricated one I removed and replaced 
Mercedes-Benz in Oregon, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2014
Nov 2013

88700 mi

US $4500
Rebuilt tranny and torque converter.  
Mar 2014

132000 mi

US $1150
Replace catalytic converters. Both sides. 
Mercedes-Benz in Texas, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

82000 mi

US $439
Climate control 
Mercedes-Benz in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2014 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

160000 mi
HVAC fan motor failed and was replaced. 
Mercedes-Benz in Missouri, United States
Mar 2014 - Mar 2016
Jun 2014

108000 mi

US $398
Replaced AC compressor, receiver dryer and expansion valve plus recharge. 
Mar 2016

145000 mi

US $30
Replaced lower control arm camber bolts. 
Mercedes-Benz in Western Australia, Australia
Jun 2011 - Jun 2014
Jul 2011

38440 mi

A $550
replaced the crankshaft positioning sensor 
Aug 2011

38540 mi

A $700
engine mountings and transmission mountings replaced 
Mercedes-Benz in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2011
Mar 2011

98000 mi

US $600
I initially took the car in for battery replacement and what I thought was power steering pump failure. (found leaking hose)  Because the windows/locks/trunk would not work, it was determined there was PSE failure. Selling Car buying Acura!! 
Mercedes-Benz in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

141000 mi

US $1
Charcoal canister, valves. Driver's side tail light assembly, oil change and various bulbs. 
Aug 2010

144000 mi

US $750
Seals, valve cover replaced. All engine mounts replaced. Ball joints replaced. 

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1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mercedes-Benz in Florida, United States
Jan 2010 - Sep 2010
Feb 2010

89000 mi

US $300
Rear passenger door actuator went bad. Bought touch up paint to fix scratches, new drivers side mirror, fix headliner 
May 2010

91000 mi

US $500
Transmission mount cracked. Shifter bushing wore out. 
Mercedes-Benz in Florida, United States
Nov 2009 - Oct 2013
Jan 2010

120900 mi

US $200
CAN BUS problem for interior electronics disabled windows, seats, locks, Homelink. Fixed by inspecting & cleaning control unit contacts & wiring 
Jan 2013

152000 mi

US $100
Instrument panel LED display went kooky 

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1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz in New York, United States
Dec 2009 - Apr 2010
Jan 2010

119000 mi
Water pump bearings bad. Replace water pump. Belt tensioner bad, replace also. Water pump replaced during first visit in January was defective. Dealer replaced water pump again. 
Mercedes-Benz in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - May 2014
Oct 2010

122760 mi

C $1000
replace wheel bushing replace rear pinion seal oil and filter service 
Dec 2010

124620 mi

C $1000
repair - valve cover gasket repair maintenance - tranny flush, brake fluid flush, brake service, oil and filter 
Mar 2012

146320 mi

C $750
Differential seal leak. Re & Re 
Sep 2012

155000 mi

C $700
SRS light on. Installed seat occupancy pad 

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1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mercedes-Benz in Rhode Island, United States
Dec 2009 - Jul 2014
Mar 2011

89000 mi

US $225
Replaced leaking transmission adapter plug and seals, added transmission fluid. Mechanic noted that he replaces these parts all the time. 
Jun 2013

114000 mi

US $50
Replaced the camshaft position sensor. 
Jul 2014

122000 mi

US $175
Replaced both front springs after discovering that both were broken. 
Mercedes-Benz in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2014
Dec 2009

82000 mi

US $450
Rear passenger power window broke. Replaced regulator and motor. 
Mercedes-Benz in Michigan, United States
Nov 2009 - Jan 2014
Sep 2010

100000 mi

US $180
No cool air. Dealer recharged A/C and tested for leaks. Blows cool air now. 
Jul 2011

103000 mi

US $891
No cool air coming from A/C. R+R compressor, receiver-dryer and recharged system. 
Mercedes-Benz in South Africa
Jul 2011 - Nov 2012
Oct 2011

148180 mi

R 1250
The car would start and idle for 5-15 seconds and then cut off. Replaced Battery Serpent Belt Snapped due to Belt Tensioner Seizing.Replaced belt and Replaced Tensioner with the plastic one from a W210/W211 2001 E280 as advised on MBENZ forum.Agents claim they are not aware of this failure -common on MBENZ forum 
Dec 2011

148800 mi
Right Rear Window Assy Broke - Replaced Window Assy at R650.00 
May 2012

150040 mi

R 9500
Oil rings collapsed. Car smoking and using a lot of oil. Replaced rings and bearings and overhauled the heads at the same time. Cost would have been R16000+ except brother-in-law owns repair shop. 
Jul 2012

150040 mi
Rings collapsed again. Tearing down whole engine to find cause. 
Sep 2012

150040 mi
A valve in one of the tappet covers was stuck - which caused the oil to be pushed out via exhaust 
Mercedes-Benz in Queensland, Australia
Apr 2010 - Dec 2012
Jun 2010

102300 mi

A $500
transmission fluid leakage 
Jul 2010

104160 mi

A $100
Oil leak from timing inspection cover 
Mercedes-Benz in Oregon, United States
Mar 2010 - Dec 2010
Jun 2010

78000 mi

US $215
engine mounts evap temp sensor 
Sep 2010

81000 mi

US $50
crankshaft position sensor 
Oct 2010

82000 mi

US $478
rear pinion seal 
Nov 2010

82000 mi

US $550
transmission conductor plate, flexdisk 
Mercedes-Benz in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2011 - Dec 2013
Jul 2011

141980 mi

C $250
front suspension spring perch failed and collapsed front end  catalytic converter failed xenon ballast fail causing minor fire in headlamp 
Sep 2011

146940 mi

C $200
the benz star on the hood fell off 
Dec 2011

155000 mi

C $200
Gas cap xenon ballast 
Jul 2012

155820 mi

C $200
noticed during oil change minor coolant leak 

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1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mercedes-Benz in Qatar
Mar 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

26040 mi
Car would crank but would not turn over, was initially told it was a dead battery, so got a new one, problem still there, dealer could not replicate but i insisted, they eventually got it to do it again, then made me buy a new key! $$$$ :( 

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1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Repair Histories

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