2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2006

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repairs by problem area

Engine (41%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 247 repairs.
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (34%)

< $100 (33%)

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Chart based on 190 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Engine not specified

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
Dec 2008

29140 mi
Faulty glow plugs replaced. 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

supercharged 469hp 5.4L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Georgia, United States
Jul 2013 - Mar 2015
Feb 2014

99000 mi

US $950
Fuel pumps leaking 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

302-horsepower 5.0L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Nov 2016 - May 2017
Mar 2017

88000 mi

US $3000
bushings. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Washington, United States
Mar 2009 - Oct 2011
Dec 2009

42000 mi

US $1800
Car was listing on the driver side. Found driver-side front strut leakage (Airmatic), repair not possible, replaced with original new MB part. No issues since. 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Georgia, United States
Mar 2013 - Oct 2016
Jun 2014

152000 mi

US $300
Replaced Balancer shaft, which required removing engine and taking it apart. Replaced valve body and conductor plate. A crack in the intake manifold was found, so that too was replaced. Those all together took 40 hours of labor, plus parts paid $10 grand by 3rd party warranty. 
Aug 2014

154000 mi
Windshield wiper fluid pump leaking. Replaced under third party warranty 
Jan 2015

US $871
third party warranty paid $1565 for replacement of a wheel bearing, front thrust arms and bushings, front stabilizer bar I kept getting low battery messages when starting. Batteries tested out ok. Replaced K75 Relay due to electrical fault. not covered under warranty, paid out of pocket $427. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Jun 2011 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

82000 mi
I have had a problem with the transmission before my car went out of warranty. Purchased extended warranty and car has had significant transmission problems. Dealer said car needed new transmission but warranty co would not pay. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2015
Apr 2015

103000 mi

US $3800
some idiot engineer designed the PCV valve ($12) as part of the intake manifold ($1200), and it cannot be replaced individually Rear airbag failure on both rear wheels 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2010 - Feb 2011
Feb 2011

55000 mi

US $350
Return repair from previous transmission problem. Transmission stuck in 1st gear. Replaced trans. computer.Problem with shifting returned w/ check eng. light. Reflashed trans. w/ new SW.  Replaced tension pulley as well due to squeaks. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2010
Dec 2010

65000 mi

US $300
Right front door lock actuator failed 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
May 2012 - Dec 2016
Jun 2012

93000 mi

US $100
Minor oil leak from PCV valve, so it was replaced since the part/labor was inexpensive. 
Dec 2014

114000 mi

US $100
Shock for rear lift gate failed and would not hold the gate up. Replaced both shocks. 
Dec 2016

134000 mi
Failed ABS unit. 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Tennessee, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2018
Nov 2013

99000 mi
Passenger seat would not return to normal position after lowering the back seats for a large freezer transport. Rear seat on the right would not lock. Several attempts were made to fix the lock. Rear seats returned to normal and front workd 
Jan 2014

116700 mi

US $250
Multirib belt "blew," broke idler and Groved. Replaced belt, idler pulley, accessory belt tensioner, groved pulley. Cam plugs replaced. 
May 2016

115000 mi

US $1146
Replaced both airsprings with Arnott bags. My left bag had a hole in it lowering the back end making the car undrivable. 
Oct 2016

119000 mi

US $722
Replaced intake manifold, 2 coils. Added refrigerant to AC. 
Jan 2017

120690 mi

US $2284
REPLACE #1,3,4,5 IGNITION COILS 1/31/2017 375 120690 REPLACE COOLANT " 24 " NEW THERMOSTAT ASY " 160 " EXPANSION TANK CAP " 25 " ORINGS, WATERPUMP GASKET,TIMING CVGSK " 35 "  OIL FILTER HOUSING " 118 " LABOR FOR ABOVE " 1335 " SHOP SUPPLIES 25 " TAX " 187 " TOTAL FOR 1/31/2017 2284 
Sep 2018

149000 mi
Windshield hit by many rocks and stones on highway. Replaced windshield. Insurance paid in full. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2016
Jun 2013

140000 mi

US $500
Drivers power seat did not go forward or back 
Apr 2014

151700 mi

US $685
the intake manifold air tumbler flap lever broke.only discernable diff was more pedal pressure..drove me crazy as it used to be smooth before and guess what it is again NOW 
Jun 2016

183000 mi

US $400
Dealer said 1700 ..local gas station made repair for $400..dealer wanted to replace shocks 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 201hp 3.2L I6 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

47000 mi
Main headlight electrical system went out on right headlight 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Oregon, United States
Mar 2010 - Apr 2011
Nov 2010

41100 mi

US $70
Leaking cam plug.  
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Washington, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2012
May 2012

83000 mi
Radio repair. The right side speakers cut out sporadically when listed to with engine off. I have to turn off the car for a minute to get them to work. Dealer unable to fix. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Michigan, United States
Nov 2007 - Sep 2018
Nov 2007

4572 mi
Replaced Remote Unlock Car Antenna 
Oct 2010

21541 mi
SRS System malfunction - caused by faulty harness connection in steering wheel to the steering wheel angle sensor from SRS system. Replaced wiring harness. SRS System malfunction - caused by faulty harness connection in steering wheel to the steering wheel angle sensor. Replaced wiring harness. 
Sep 2011

29241 mi
Replaced right side upper ball joint 
Jun 2014

69000 mi

US $253
Replaced Loose Right Front Lower Ball Joint 
Nov 2014

76465 mi

US $344
Replace Thermostat, Gasket and Coolant 
Feb 2015

80600 mi

US $269
Replaced left front lower ball joint 
Oct 2015

94832 mi

US $555
Replaced all glow plugs 
Dec 2015

103000 mi

US $1000
Broken Spring Replaced - Right Front. Caused by hitting curb. 
Jan 2017

132194 mi

US $1150
Oil Change - Oil, Oil Filter, Seal Ring Oil Separator Leak - Replaced Oil Separator, Oil Drip Pan, Gasket, Filler Cap, Molded Hose, Seal Ring Coolant Flush Air Filter 
Jun 2017

143000 mi

US $848
Replaced Water Pump. Small Leak. 
Feb 2018

159000 mi

US $350
Replaced Diesel Glow Plugs 
Sep 2018

174204 mi

US $1300
Replaced Glow Plug Control Module Repair Trunk Ground Wire - Soldered Wiring Harness Exhaust System - Broken Exhaust Bracket, Weld Failed Due to Corrosion - Attached to Catalytic Converter. Removed Exhaust Pipe, Repaired by Re-Welding, and Grinding. Reattached to Vehicle. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Maryland, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2017
Dec 2010

32000 mi

US $1000
Glow plug failure...all replaced 
Nov 2011

37500 mi

US $149
Transmission fluid leak, too small to repair...will monitor 
Dec 2015

55000 mi

US $300
Replaced passenger sun visor due to mechanism freezing up 
Sep 2016

60000 mi

US $280
Check engine, 2 glow plug failures, all 6 replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2014 - Sep 2014
Apr 2014

127300 mi

US $300
water pump and serpentine belt replacement -- expected at 129k miles, serpentine belt was also original. 
Aug 2014

129000 mi

US $2000
replace front spring, tie rod ends, sway bar bushings 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2016
Jan 2011

72000 mi

US $371
Wipers were not functioning properly, kept hitting A pillar. Arms were re-adjusted. 
Feb 2011

73000 mi

US $252
Main circuit board was cracked during subwoofer install causing no power to instrument cluster. Mechanic ordered and replaced cracked part. 
Jun 2012

90000 mi

US $24
Eyeglass storage tray was unstuck 
Jun 2013

100000 mi

US $179
A/C was unable to cool the car down in 90 degree days. System was tested for leaks, refrigerant added. 
Nov 2013

103000 mi

US $1000
Thermostat needed to be replaced. Coolant system was drained. 2 batteries were failing to hold charge Glow plug control module needed to be replaced. 
Jan 2014

103200 mi

US $179
Coolant hose at back of engine split leaking coolant 
Aug 2015

109900 mi

US $578
Glow plugs were not working 
Dec 2015

112000 mi

US $650
Rear passenger side seatbelt broke and would no longer retract 
Mar 2016

113000 mi
Rear door ashtray would not retract. Had to replace piece. 
Sep 2016

116000 mi

US $3500
Injection and main fuel pumps failed 
Oct 2016

116000 mi

US $2300
Front spring sagging, rear spring cracked. Replace front struts, and rear springs plus front upper ball joint 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2013

96500 mi

US $50
Replaced failed coolant thermostat 
Aug 2014

113000 mi

US $25
#2 Glow plug 
Nov 2014

116700 mi
#1 glow plug 
Nov 2015

128900 mi

US $180
Alarm siren/door lock beep thingy stopped working. Replaced with new unit. 
Oct 2016

144500 mi

US $400
Water pump started leaking, replaced water pump and idler pulleys, latter preventive. Engine motor mounts failed and were completely collapsed. Replaced both mounts plus the transmission mount (which was still okay). 
Nov 2016

146000 mi

US $60
High pressure fuel pump was leaking at startup when engine was cold. Replacement pump is expensive, so I bought a seal kit from Europe and replaced all the seals. 
Jun 2017

152000 mi

US $15
Replaced #4 glow plug 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Virginia, United States
Mar 2012 - Sep 2017
Feb 2013

90100 mi

US $1200
Fan motor, bad bearing causing a chirp. 
Nov 2013

104000 mi

US $800
HVAC motor 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2018
Aug 2010

32000 mi

US $576
Fuel supply pump located inside fuel tank failed 
Sep 2013

67000 mi

US $95
Replaced 2 pre-heat glow plugs 
Aug 2014

81000 mi

US $480
Replaced lower right ball joint 
Oct 2014

83800 mi

US $50
Replace 1 bad glow plug 
Aug 2015

100100 mi

US $453
Right rear-end differential seal was leaking. Replace all 3 seals as a precaution. 
Dec 2016

127000 mi

US $35
Replace number 5 glowplug 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2018
Sep 2016

88000 mi

US $360
Water pump leak 
Mar 2017

93000 mi

US $200
Replace pads & rotors 
Sep 2017

98000 mi

US $680
replaced front struts and rear shocks 
Nov 2017

98000 mi

US $150
Changed my Glow plugs 
Jun 2018

101000 mi

US $1063
WORN OUT TIE ROD, BALL JOINTS ETC. 
Jul 2018

101000 mi

US $135
AC system evacuate and refill. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New Mexico, United States
Oct 2008 - Sep 2018
Jul 2012

35000 mi

US $350
All glow plugs replaced due to failure of two 
Jun 2013

39000 mi

US $139
Worn tie-rod end discovered during new tire alignment 
Jun 2015

49000 mi

US $983
wheel bearing adjustment engine and transmission mounts (3) 
Dec 2016

55000 mi

US $1500
Passenger side mirror. Internal mechanics failed. Driver door lock 
Dec 2017

58000 mi

US $300
Aux battery replacement 
Mar 2018

58820 mi

US $2500
Mirror gaskets. One day while washing the car I noticed a gap between side view mirror and the door body. Just rotted away in pieces. 12 yr old car. Garaged but eight yrs in NM very dry there. Four yrs in Fl . tranny leak,  motor mounts, main battery. Four tires plus align 
Sep 2018

60000 mi

US $90
Windshield washer spayer 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2013
Oct 2011

68800 mi

US $90
Driver's side head rest adjustment broken. Both front seatbelts are filthy (pull out to see all). Broken plastic trunk latch cover. NAV screen scratched and cloudy. Replaced cover, polished screen. Sometimes the AC fan just shuts off, even when fan indicator lit. Must press off, then Auto, to restart. Replaced control unit. Sunroof sometimes does not close unless you hold down the button. Center speaker is scratchy when listening to talk programming, replaced it. Front license plate screw cover missing. 
Dec 2012

89000 mi
Rear differential seal Motor Mounts Replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Oklahoma, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2018
Jun 2009

18500 mi
CD player failed - replaced under warranty 
Apr 2016

29000 mi

US $25
#4 glow plug replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Georgia, United States
Nov 2008 - Dec 2012
Feb 2009

29000 mi
Front passenger seat noticeably loose, allowing it to swivel from side to side. Seat track replaced. 
Jul 2009

37000 mi
one glow plug faulty 
Dec 2009

45000 mi
Transmission not shifting properly. Repair shop noted transmission fluid leak, replaced gasket and leak stopped.  
Aug 2011

73100 mi

US $190
air conditioner became less effective during longer trips, noticed ac condenser pipe freezing up. Replaced humidity sensor and problem appears resolved. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2018
Jun 2010

55000 mi
Low level oil sensor replaced. 
Jul 2012

62000 mi

US $244
Front bushing 
Jun 2014

65000 mi

US $800
Rear axle seal 
Sep 2016

71000 mi

US $400
Glow plug 
Oct 2016

72000 mi

US $700
Replaced remain 5 glow plugs 
Jun 2017

73000 mi

US $500
Brake hoses, found during state inspection. Both batteries 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Michigan, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2017
Sep 2012

30000 mi
Leak of fuel tank where level sender enters tank. 
Dec 2012

32000 mi
SOS (like OnStar) system was unable to communicate with SOS central because of corrosion or dirt on electrical contacts. Dealer clean antenna input corrosion and problem was solved. Better fix would have been to disable the system. 
Nov 2014

35300 mi

US $1100
Alternator failure. MB makes over-complicated alternators that are prone to failure and ridiculously expensive to repair. Glow plug failure. 
Oct 2015

39200 mi

US $16
No. 1 glow plug failed and I replaced. Shop wanted $200! I did it myself for $16. 
Sep 2016

42000 mi

US $500
Steering angle sensor failure. Replaced SAS, but error code remained. 
Dec 2016

43000 mi

US $200
Yaw sensor failure. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Tennessee, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2018
Jun 2009

34000 mi
AC froze up. Temp sensor replaced. 
Oct 2009

39000 mi
Cracked wood trim on steering wheel 
Nov 2009

40000 mi
return to replace steering wheel 
Sep 2010

50000 mi

US $300
Bad glow plug 
Dec 2010

54000 mi
squeaky blower motor in AC 
May 2012

74300 mi
Center dash speaker was replaced. 
Jul 2013

94200 mi
Replaced DVD drive in GPS map reader Gear whine at specific speeds and load condition Speed sensitive volume control is getting oversensitive. Radion volume goes up and down randomly. 
Feb 2015

113000 mi

US $550
Installed new pilot bushing, conductor plate and shift overlap sleeves in valve body. Replaced water pump, thermostat, coolant. The thermostat was getting weak (holding temps around 65C rather than 92C). Replaced accessory belt, idlers, tensioner due to a squeal on start-up. 
May 2017

146000 mi

US $2000
Changed springs and shocks to refresh ride quality 
Jun 2018

159000 mi
Communications problem with Glow Plug controller - not sure if it is glow plugs or computer issue 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Illinois, United States
Aug 2009 - Sep 2015
May 2011

63800 mi

US $125
Warning light for Embrace system came on. I could communicate with the Embrace center OK and they with me. Took to dealer. They removed and cleaned something called a splitter in the trunk area. That was a week ago. Everything fine since. 
Jul 2012

72200 mi

US $1012
Front ball joints, one front control arm, S-belt, alignment. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Louisiana, United States
Apr 2018 - Sep 2018
Apr 2018

160000 mi

US $900
excellent car. follow service manual and drive. 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

supercharged 469hp 5.4L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2012
Aug 2009

18500 mi
Center speaker replacement. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2016
Oct 2011

79000 mi

US $230
Bad belt tensioner and idler pulley bearings. Replaced tensioner assembly and pulley bearing. 
Aug 2012

87900 mi

US $10
Wiring to auto trunk closer damaged. Common problem fixed with common electrical connector tools. 
Dec 2012

90000 mi

US $190
Replaced sunroof motor due to warped casting causing gear to slip. Replaced driver's door handle to repair keyless go function 
Feb 2013

90600 mi

US $65
Idler pulley for accessory drive belt replaced due to noisy bearing. 
Sep 2013

95000 mi

US $210
Replaced alternator. Bad diode due to failing aux battery. Replaced battery also. 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

302-horsepower 5.0L V8 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
Feb 2009 - Jul 2009
Mar 2009

39000 mi
Replaced transmission valve body due to inconsistent shifting. Replaced window switch assembly due to child lockout switch being inoperable. 
Apr 2009

40000 mi
Return of inconsistent shifting. Reflashed transmission computer. 
Jun 2009

40000 mi
Return of transmission shifting problem. New software was available and seems to have finally corrected problem. Sirius satellite radio continually dropped signal. Replaced tuner module. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Utah, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

78000 mi

US $200
ongoing shift problem with transmission. Likely will require more work, like valve body or conductor plate replacement. Transmission still works, just shifts erratically sometimes. 
Jun 2015

81000 mi

US $700
Lights were worn - could not be resurfaced. Replaced light fixtures. 
Sep 2015

85000 mi

US $300
Replaced Drive Shaft Center Support Bearing and Carrier 
Oct 2015

85500 mi

US $300
Replaced Battery 
Dec 2015

88000 mi

US $200
Rear Air Springs Engine runs rough sometimes, indication is that catalytic converters need replacement. Repetitive codes appear and will likely need to replace exhaust components. 
Aug 2017

92000 mi

US $1600
Front air shocks replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

116000 mi

US $920
Crankshaft rear main seal 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Georgia, United States
Nov 2008 - Sep 2012
Dec 2008

19000 mi

US $300
Trunk would open. 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

302-horsepower 5.0L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Virginia, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2010
Jul 2008

31000 mi
Radio software reflashed 
Aug 2009

40000 mi
Leaking transmission seal crankshaft seal replaced oil pan seal replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2009 - Sep 2012
May 2009

47000 mi

US $150
Valve cover gasket replaced 
May 2010

63000 mi

US $300
Navigation DVD player needed replacing 
Mar 2011

72000 mi

US $350
Grinding vibration from rear of car. Replaced oil in transfer case. Problem fixed. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2011 - Jul 2018
Dec 2011

115000 mi

US $4500
replaced the rear differential 
Jun 2012

125000 mi

US $550
Cracked sway bar. Might have been caused by hitting a pot hole this spring 
Jul 2013

142500 mi

US $200
Grinding in transfer case at slow speed turns. 
Aug 2013

144000 mi

US $650
Cracked sway bar 
Jun 2014

145000 mi

US $450
Engine crank sensor, air filters 
Oct 2014

146200 mi

US $400
Climate control sensor replacement 
Mar 2015

149000 mi

US $400
Replaced two batteries. Replaced thermostat and coolant Replaced air sensor 
Nov 2016

158600 mi

US $1200
Replace sway bar which broke during a hard landing due to road conditions 
Dec 2016

159000 mi

US $1100
replaced drive shaft and u-joints 
Apr 2018

163010 mi

US $2995
Replaced rear [suspension] air bags 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Florida, United States
Mar 2016 - Jan 2017
Aug 2016

117400 mi

US $30
Axle boot replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2010 - Nov 2010
Jun 2010

55000 mi

US $1400
Electronic trunk closer became defective. Leaks in air conditioning system required flushing, refill, new parts. A nightmare! 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ohio, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2016
Apr 2014

78000 mi

US $1200
had air intake pump repaired for emissions 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Mar 2006 - Jul 2011
Jun 2006

10901 mi
Drive Dynamic seat not operating, pump air line replaced, driver side, warranty item 
Jan 2009

28800 mi
Power seat controls on passenger side, wiring loose, warranty repair 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in United Arab Emirates
Sep 2017 - Dec 2017
Sep 2017

104160 mi

¤250
Fuel pump and Fuel filter failed 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
- May 2008
Jul 2006

1100 mi
steering pump failure 
May 2008

37000 mi
engine management update. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ohio, United States
May 2010 - Sep 2012
May 2012

94100 mi

US $14000
2 intermittently failing cam position sensors Minor oil leak 
Jul 2012

97800 mi

US $6000
Replaced various ball joints 
Sep 2012

102000 mi
Replaced auxiliary battery 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Florida, United States
Dec 2008 - Sep 2011
May 2011

53100 mi
Windshield washer on driver side replaced last week. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Dec 2013
Jan 2010

50000 mi
car was making a grunching noise over dips. was diagnosed as a defective (worn?) front anti-sway bar. part was replaced under warranty 
Nov 2010

62000 mi

US $75
serpentine belt pulley was noisy...replaced pulley 
Nov 2011

73500 mi

US $330
replace both front torques strut bushings at dealer for cost 
May 2012

78000 mi

US $700
the automatic trunk raiser/closer stopped working. dealer determined that it was fault in the rear wiring harness. repair was successful. 
Jan 2013

75700 mi

US $28
moonroof would not retract. plastic bracket for the wind deflector spring broke. broken piece jammed in track. very common mercedes fault. 
Jun 2013

85000 mi

US $180
windshield washer container was leaking. replaced. 
Dec 2013

86000 mi

US $2500
fuel tank was leaking. entire unit had to be replaced. THIS IS A COMMON W211 problem. the local dealer keeps tanks in stock. parts price $1900. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
Mar 2010 - Apr 2012
May 2010

53000 mi

US $1000
Fuel injection air pump failure 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Georgia, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2012
May 2011

71000 mi

US $400
squeak till motor warmed up. Serpentine belt replaced as well as tensioner and both pulleys 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2018
Dec 2008

39000 mi
Replaced cracked wood detail on drivers side door panel, and loose door sill plate..both under warranty. 
Jul 2009

53000 mi
Left front ball joint replaced. 
Dec 2010

76000 mi
Cam plugs and oil centrifuge leaking, replaced plugs and centrifuge. 
Dec 2012

105000 mi

US $518
Replace torque strut bushings 
Sep 2013

115000 mi

US $1800
Intake manifold went out 
Feb 2014

121000 mi

US $380
Power steering hose had small leak 
Mar 2015

135000 mi

US $820
Radiator thermostat went out, also needed software reset due to fuel vapor warnings. 
Jun 2015

136000 mi

US $55
Outside temp senso came unclipped from grill. 
Jan 2016

122800 mi

US $301
Leaking centrifuge cover replaced. Sunroof not closing properly, reset DAS and performed synchronization of system 
Jun 2016

149000 mi

US $352
Ignition coil on cylinder #4 went out. 
Mar 2017

157000 mi

US $1800
Replaced leaking cam plugs and oil centrifuge cover. Also performed 156k service, and replaced original main battery (11yrs old). 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ohio, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2009
Oct 2008

15000 mi
Passenger headrest adjuster switch broke off. Entire switch replaced by dealer in 15 minutes. A belt pully and pully guide was replaced because of a dealer campaign to do so.  
Dec 2008

17000 mi
SRS light came on, called dealer service manager. He said it was probably the cable harness of the airbag line to the steering column module. He ordered and replaced: the cable harness and the cable connector. 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New Hampshire, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

US $180
Computer went haywire, needed reprogramming 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

46000 mi
replace aux battery, replace belt 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2009 - Apr 2014
Aug 2009

37200 mi
SRS light came on and was probably the steering wheel contact spring. I don't have the invoice yet so I don't know what was done exactly and how much. Trim had cracks that were present when I bought the car. Just didn't bother to replace til now.  
Jul 2013

91440 mi

C $4000
Balancing shaft worn out. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2009 - May 2012
Mar 2011

28520 mi
Driver's door handle key sensor stopped working; new handle installed by in home service driver who came to my place and replaced the handle. it took about 15 minutes and cost nothing. Wonderful service. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Michigan, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

73000 mi

US $4000
CEL read 'Retarget Cam Shaft'. Got astronomical quote; traded the car in the following monday on a new Kia Sportage SX. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2013 - Mar 2016
Jul 2014

106120 mi

C $200
Back central brake light - LED type- had to be replaced Replace the visor - driver side 
Sep 2014

106640 mi

C $200
When engine is cold, it makes noise, which seems to come from the belt/tensior pulley/s. Some pulleys have been changed, but noise is still there. I am waitng for new part and will try to repair it this week. 
Nov 2014

107140 mi
I had a noise problem when the engine was running... Worse when it was cold. We replaced several pulleys and the belt 
Dec 2015

111600 mi
The car has been running rough for a while and it got worse. The engine light as well as the battery light came on. Mechanic told me that it is the sensor for the camshaft. Not fixed yet, will have to take it back after the New year. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2009 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

64000 mi
Cracked intake linkage Lateral stability sensor, under back seat. ESP warning light. Mechanic said there was a device mounted to the side of the engine and oil was leaking from it 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Kansas, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2016
Apr 2015

78000 mi

US $60
Car gave P0015 error code, camshaft timing retarded. Purchased new camshaft solenoids/magnets and replaced both passenger side solenoids, which cleared the code. No real symptoms present during the time the code was active. 
Jun 2015

84000 mi

US $80
CPS failed causing car to lose power mid-drive; regained power immediately but did not drive again until CPS was replaced. Apparently they die every 80k-120k miles. Tricky to reach CPS, but still a relatively easy repair. 
May 2016

96300 mi

US $55
Engine was not reaching operational temperature (97C), remaining at ~40C during colder months. Drained coolant and replaced thermostat which solved the problem (heats up within 5 minutes of drive time) CEL with code P0020 came on. Somewhat inaccurate error description, fixed by replacing driver's side camshaft solenoids/magnets. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Maryland, United States
Aug 2013 - Jan 2017
Aug 2013

38000 mi

US $90
The bracket holding exhaust pipe broke. Clunking noise on acceleration. This possibly caused transmission into limp home mode. 
Feb 2016

58700 mi

US $1100
Front left suspension was too low. Replaced front shocks/struts 
Aug 2016

63100 mi

US $100
Serpentine belt and idle pulley replaced DIY Still minor squeaking from tensioner pulley that was not replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ohio, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

43000 mi
Charcoal Canister 

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