2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2010

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repairs by problem area

Engine (14%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (45%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (8%)

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (24%)

< $100 (43%)

Chart based on 21 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

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

44000 mi

US $169
Service engine light illuminated during startup. Attributed to cold weather conditions and an out of date computer firmware update. 
31300 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. 
36400 mi

US $335
The engine threw a belt. 
45000 mi

US $358
seal leak in intake, engine ran too lean, easy and cheap repair! 

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

98000 mi

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

51420 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. 

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

80000 mi OBDII code P0444 indicating oxygen sensor fail. Suspect it was triggered by the previous dead battery, which was replaced. I reset it with OBDII code reader and issue has not returned. 
82000 mi

US $100
Found serpentine belt damaged. It had shifted forward on the pulleys and sheared off two front ribs. Finally traced problem to a worn bearing in the tensioner pulley. Replaced entire tensioner assembly, installed new serpentine belt, and all is now good. 
33000 mi Main engine(crankshaft) bearings had to be replaced 
53000 mi

US $125
Thermostat stuck open caused check engine light and code. Replaced thermostat and cleared code. 
21000 mi Rough shifting b/t 2nd and 3rd gear. Reset the computer - shifting smoother now. 
24000 mi Transmission not shifting properly in S mode 
77500 mi Broken motor mount 

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

5000 mi Battery Dead after sitting 10 days. 541011 Short Test Perfomed 541010 Test Program - After Short Test, 540000 Coded After Blow Out 5435 DC - 083405908 Checked for faults , None Found at this time. Deactivated Afterblow Feature. 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. 
12000 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. 
40000 mi Thermostat malfunction. Replaced under warranty 
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. 
70000 mi

US $1100
Oil leak from front engine block 
40000 mi

US $588
Serpentine belt and all pulleys, one of which was bad, according to the mechanic. Initially seemed like the repair was not successful, but it corrected itself after some mileage. 

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

54120 mi

¤517
Engine mounts replaced 

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Engine Problems

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