2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2002

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2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repairs by problem area

Engine (33%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (19%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (28%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (16%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 43 repairs.
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2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (31%)

$100 - $499 (36%)

< $100 (19%)

Chart based on 36 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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2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Engine not specified

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Missouri, United States
Jun 2012 - Nov 2016
Aug 2013

92600 mi

US $1000
replaced the AC controls on the dashboard & steering wheel. 

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2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Rhode Island, United States
Apr 2015 - Mar 2017
Sep 2015

119000 mi

US $50
crankshaft position sensor change 
Jun 2016

130000 mi

US $210
new caliper, rotors turned and pads cooling fan for ecm replaced; had gone into limp mode 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
May 2014 - Apr 2017
Jun 2014

174000 mi

US $760
Replaced both front wheel bearings, oil change 
Jan 2016

US $300
Taillight assembly 

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2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Massachusetts, United States
May 2013 - Mar 2014
Feb 2014

122300 mi

US $350
Valve cover gasket leak 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2012 - Sep 2016
Nov 2012

145900 mi
Upper Control Arms 
Sep 2013

150000 mi

US $2000
4 Matic Transfer Case replaced. Rear Differential Seals,  Valve Cover Gaskets, Water Pump replaced. 
Mar 2014

157000 mi

US $170
Serpetine Belt Tensioner failed. Replaced tensioner and idler pully. 
Oct 2014

160300 mi

US $600
Replaced Conductor Plate, changed filter and transmission fluid. 
May 2016

170100 mi

US $500
Rear shock absorber. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Rhode Island, United States
Nov 2015 - Mar 2017
Dec 2015

130000 mi

US $325
leaking fuel line from tank to pump. replaced 
Jun 2016

131000 mi

US $700
TCM unit replaced-- expected bought it with failed ECU for 1000 dollars Conductor plate replaced; changed transmission fluid 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2016 - Apr 2017
Dec 2016

128000 mi

US $65
Muffler hanger on rear of car rusted out 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Maine, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2017
Dec 2013

100000 mi

US $3000
Engine stalled when cold and transmission placed in reverse. Replaced torque converter. 
Apr 2014

106300 mi

US $668
Filtration canister had devleloped a leak, which was repaired.  It also was identified that a CV boot was torn and would require replacement soon. 
Dec 2014

111000 mi

US $656
Belt tension roller had failed throwing belt off. Replaced roller and belt. 
May 2017 The radio suffered an internal failure and had to be replaced. 
Jun 2017

160000 mi
The biggest issues I have with that car now is that it has developed some body rust, which I hear is typical of that model and year. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
Apr 2012 - Oct 2017
Mar 2016

202000 mi

US $150
replaced inner tie rod ends,replaced all brake pads 

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2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

349-horsepower 5.4L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2017
May 2013

133100 mi

US $400
One valve cover had small leak, replaced both sides as preventive measure. 

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2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

275-horsepower 4.3L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Apr 2012 - Feb 2015
Dec 2012

109000 mi

US $75
Engine belt pulley replaced after several hairline cracks were diagnosed. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2015 - May 2016
Sep 2015

74000 mi

US $944
Motor mounts replaced, 688. Ball joints needed replacement 

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2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

275-horsepower 4.3L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Puerto Rico
- Mar 2011
Mar 2011

55000 mi

US $520
Replace power steering pump 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Pennsylvania, United States
- Sep 2009
May 2009

75000 mi

US $400
suspension 
Aug 2009

80000 mi

US $800
CV joint boot left and right. 
Sep 2009

82000 mi

US $4000
transfer case failed. second time. repaired under MB extended warranty 

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2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Virginia, United States
- Jul 2010
Jul 2010

65600 mi
LR window failed. Motor replaced under warranty. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Illinois, United States
Apr 2012 - Dec 2012
Aug 2012

71900 mi

US $550
Rear passenger window regulator broke and was replaced. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Virginia, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2013
Aug 2012

56700 mi

US $223
Freon recharge, could not find leak 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2012 - Jul 2014
Jan 2012

160000 mi

US $300
Front coils springs 

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2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2012 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

140000 mi

US $10
I purchased a door switch and replaced it myself. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2015
Mar 2014

108000 mi

US $180
Remove & replace rear shock absorbers with aftermarket Bilstein B4 units 
Apr 2014

108800 mi

US $1053
Steering rack leaking. Steering rack replaced with a rebuilt unit. 
May 2015

126300 mi

US $652
Replace lower ball joints. Previouse replacement Lemforder ball joints only lasted 40K miles Replaced OE front shocks with aftermarket Bilstein Touring Class (B4) units 

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2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2017
Feb 2015

106000 mi

US $260
Replaced the Coolant radiator 
Jun 2015

113000 mi

US $380
Replaced water pump and belt 

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2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Repair Histories

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