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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repairs by problem area

Engine (25%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (41%)

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

Other (5%)

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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (12%)

$100 - $499 (14%)

< $100 (68%)

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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Engine not specified

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Saudi Arabia
Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
Dec 2014

53940 mi

'Service Engine' light came up and engine was shaking on idle. Computer reset and change some sensors. 

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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2011 - Jul 2014
Dec 2011

5580 mi
Sliding ashtray cover between driver and passenger seats not working 
Jan 2012

5580 mi
gas door not flush with rear fender body panel tilt steering wheel motor failed 
Jan 2013 Sunroof opens and closes very slowly. 
Apr 2013

22720 mi
Blind spot assure sensors not working - parts had to be ordered from Germany. 
Dec 2013

29760 mi
BLIS left side was failing on a periodic basis. Mechanic checked codes and no problem surfaced - system has worked without error since returning from the garage 
Mar 2014

34720 mi
Temperature gauge started to indicate car was running operating approximately 10C below normal operating temperature. This condition persisted for approx. 500Km and then the Check Engine light came on. problem diagnosed as fault thermostat 

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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 210hp 3.0L V6 Diesel 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Illinois, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2014
Mar 2013

21000 mi
heater blower stopped working. Replaced under warranty Check engine light came on. Dealer diagnosed problem as electrical. Battery replaced and software updates made. 
Jun 2013

25000 mi
Parking sensors malfunctioning. Loose wire in connector fixed under warranty. 
Jul 2013

26000 mi
Passenger side low beam bulb burned out during long trip. Dealer replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2013

31000 mi
Wood trim fading prematurely. Replaced under warranty 
Feb 2014

32000 mi
Driver's side headlight bulb replaced under warranty. 
May 2014

32000 mi
Check engine light came on. AdBlue heater replaced under warranty 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2014 - Mar 2016
Nov 2014

27500 mi
Accelerator module, will be replaced (replacement orderd) due to an intermittent fault Wood interior trim faded. Very common issue and the parts are on "indefinite back order." 
Feb 2015

29000 mi
Diesel Exhaust Fluid heater failed, parts took 5 days to retrieve from elsewhere in the country (Florida) warning "proceed to workshop, do not shift" on dash. Software update to transmission to solve Accelerator module replaced, ordered during previous trip 
May 2015

32300 mi
Oil cooler seal failed 
Sep 2015

38000 mi
EGR system completely clogged. Dealer repaired on a "one time good will" Cost would have been ~$3200.00. Root cause; poor diesel availability in the USA. 
Feb 2016

43000 mi

US $1200
Intake close motor soaked with oil (common issue) from a poor gasket leading to the turbo( oil passed to the turbo to lubricate and cool the turbo). Soaked motor failed due to short because of oil soaking 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Colorado, United States
Apr 2011 - May 2013
Dec 2011

6000 mi
Erratic and nonsensical automatic fan speed controller for the automatic climate control. 
Dec 2012

14000 mi
Interior blower fan finally quit for good. Power window regulator failed. Various dash rattles that would be more expected in a 20 year old Hyundai. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Georgia, United States
Apr 2015 - Jul 2017
May 2015

45000 mi
Adblue pre-heater need to be replaced Engine mounts replaced 
Oct 2015

49700 mi

US $80
Driver side headlight stopped working. Tried to change it out myself, but could reach the housing. Took the car to my trusted Mechanic and one of his technicians spent an hour removing the wheel well cover to replace the bulb. 
Jul 2016

61700 mi

US $120
Auxiliary battery needed to be replaced. 
Feb 2017

72000 mi
Common problem, oil engine cooler was leaking Stretched timing chain, another common problem on this car, identified by shop foreman due to noisy cold start up. 
Jul 2017

78900 mi
Car refused to start, but the engine turned over. The following parts were replaced: 1. Fuel Pump 2. Fuel Control Module 3. 2 Injectors. 

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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Feb 2017 - Jul 2018
Apr 2018

36000 mi

US $300
Jump started the car and upon starting the entire gauge cluster was inoperable. Shop spent 1 day diagnosing, did a hard reset and cluster returned to normal. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2014 - Dec 2015
Jun 2014

29000 mi
Fixed mbrace system by replacing entire panel. 
Oct 2014

34700 mi
Pan gasket failed, causing a leak 
Jan 2015

38700 mi
Fogged up headlamps replace Fogged wood trim 
Mar 2015

42000 mi
Light assembly replaced due to being fogged 

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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
May 2013 - Nov 2013
Nov 2013

21000 mi
Rear air suspension 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2015
Aug 2013

30400 mi
rear airmatic shocks 

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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2018
Mar 2016

89000 mi
ventilation fan bearing was squeeking 
Mar 2018

101500 mi

US $109
Flat tire 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ohio, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2013
Apr 2012

25000 mi
Airmatic system out of tolerance, replaced. 
Oct 2012

32800 mi

US $330
Faded trim replaced. Active side bolster replaced. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2013 - Aug 2014
Dec 2013

26000 mi
Replacement of air shocks and front struts 
May 2014

29600 mi
Replacement of entire wood interior trim 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2015 - Feb 2018
Oct 2017

76000 mi

US $1000
Front motor mounts wore out and caused a very harsh engine feel with vibration and jerking at idle. HVAC blower motor makes a high-pitched sound at normal speed and must be replaced. I ordered the blower, but they sent the wrong part. 
Dec 2017

81000 mi

US $975
Front left (driver's side) AirMatic shock failed and broke. When that happens red light goes on and the car advises you to stop driving. The suspension goes down to its lowest point and the tire rubs the fender housing. The shock had to be replaced. 
Feb 2018

82000 mi
Rear differential has failed and is making a humming or whirring sound. Front wheel bearings need to be replaced. The circular center console controller that allows you to select from different options on the infotainment system is broken. 

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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Florida, United States
Nov 2013 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

36000 mi
Fixed occasional buzzing noise coming from front dash board. Replaced both steering wheel multifunction button controls on left and right side. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2018
Nov 2013

19900 mi
The battery would lose charge periodically. Problem was caused by a faulty microchip in the electrical system, which dealer replaced. 
Sep 2017

46000 mi
Replaced engine mounts and transmission mount 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2014 - Jul 2017
Dec 2015

47000 mi

US $500
Engine and transmission mounts had begun to fail creating a vibration that could be felt all over the vehicle. 

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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2011 - Oct 2017
Apr 2017

24750 mi

US $500
broken fan motor replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2015 - Mar 2016
Dec 2015

65000 mi

US $300
Driver side seat stitching came apart. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Maine, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Jan 2015

US $900
Car had no heat. Problem diagnosed as a broken blower motor and blower regulator. Parts replaced with updated part from M-B. Transmission leaking at the plug drain. Inspected, found that dealership had not installed the proper part on the plug drain to keep it from leaking. Proper part installed, transmission fluid topped off. 
Dec 2015

54000 mi

US $500
Check engine light came on. Traced to a failing thermostat (not coming up to temp in time for emissions check). Thermostat replaced and problem resolved. 
Apr 2016

58000 mi

US $600
Driver's door lock was inoperative. Door lock actuator was found to have failed, and was replaced. 
Mar 2017

72000 mi

US $149
Trans was leaking fluid droplets. Dealer traced problem to bad plug in the drain hole, replaced with redesigned part. A follow-up visit the next month showed no further leakage. 
May 2017

73500 mi

US $500
Engine began stumbling when driving one morning. Sounded like it was down a cylinder/ Turned it off, back on, engine sounded fine. Brought it in to dealer, spark plugs were found to be very corroded, 1 almost completely gone. Spark plugs replaced. 
Oct 2017

74000 mi

US $3700
2 sensor harnesses for the blind spot system and the parking system were inoperative. There was a crack in the outer casing which allowed water to enter and short out the harnesses. They operate in serial so both had to be replaced. Transmission gasket leaking. Gasket replaced. 
Feb 2018

77000 mi

US $374
Car would not accept fuel from the pump, on four different pumps. Fuel vapor recovery canister by the fuel inlet was discovered to be defective and thus replaced. 
May 2018

79000 mi

US $200
Tire pressure monitor on the right rear tire died. Part replaced, took less and than hour. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Illinois, United States
Apr 2013 - Dec 2013
May 2013

17700 mi
Passenger Lumbar Support button fell in. Dealer took apart seat base and popped button back out. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ohio, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2015
Oct 2011

5000 mi
Cylinder head leaking oil. Not gasket replaced head valves etc 
Apr 2013

26200 mi
Replaced Fan motor 
Dec 2013

35000 mi
Thumbwheel control for audio/nav system failed and locked up the system. replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2010 - May 2014
Dec 2012

11000 mi
Sliding ashtray cover does not close properly. Unit was replaced by dealer. Driver side Power window does not auto close all the time, reverses direction. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Colorado, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2018
Feb 2011

2000 mi
Dynamic driver's seat failed. Left 'wing' does not extend when turning right. 
Jun 2011

3000 mi
Replacement parts installed for dynamic driver's seat. Confirmed working OK now. 
Jul 2014

30000 mi
master control knob turning function quit. 
Apr 2016

39300 mi
Left front marker light and left rear license light both failed. Unable to replace on my own had to have dealer replace. 
Apr 2017

49000 mi

US $1800
Active Blindspot Assist failed - control module replaced Driver seat material cracking and torn - MB Tex seat cover replaced back and seat. 
May 2018

65000 mi

US $200
Front radar system inoperative. Trip for diagnostic work. Unable to isolate. Additional visit required and scheduled for July. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
Aug 2011 - May 2014
Nov 2011

2700 mi
Satellite radio not working normally 
Oct 2013

25500 mi
The horn stopped working. The parts weren't available. I have to go back for definitive repair 
Nov 2013

27000 mi
Horn replaced. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
Sep 2011 - Jul 2019
Jun 2016

40000 mi

US $800
Replaced glass sunroof. For reasons not known to me as I entered the parkway the sunroof just exploded and shattered. Replaced glass sunroof 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2013
Jan 2013

18000 mi
spark plug failed 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
Apr 2012 - Jul 2012
May 2012

8000 mi
IPod interface freezes 
Jul 2012

11000 mi
Left rear door handle gets stuck in the out position when opened. Replaced door handle. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
Apr 2012

7320 mi
Cooling hose disconnected 
May 2014

27900 mi
Failed blind spot assist due to corrosion. Drivers seat MBTex leather cracked and torn. Power trunk lock button intermittently inoperative. 
Mar 2015

37200 mi
Failing alternator. 
May 2015

38440 mi
Power trunk lock button occasionally inoperative. The trunk lock button was replaced with new parts but the same problem occurs. 
Nov 2015

43400 mi
Car would not start. Perhaps a key problem. Towed to the dealer on Sunday afternoon. Car worked Monday afternoon without intervention. 
Feb 2016

48360 mi
ESC malfunction light came on. Car then went into some sort of limp mode; could not drive more than 40 kmph. Restarting the car cured the problem and ESC malfunction. Car had been left outside overnight at -30c. 
Jul 2017

62000 mi
Blind spot assist hardware (radar sensor etc) 
Nov 2017

68200 mi

C $850
Leaking water pump replaced. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Illinois, United States
Apr 2013 - Nov 2016
Aug 2015

57900 mi
Update software 

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