2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012

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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repairs by problem area

Engine (23%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (29%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (23%)

Other (10%)

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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (3%)

$100 - $499 (19%)

< $100 (69%)

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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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2014 - Oct 2017
Aug 2016

41100 mi

US $300
Had to replace frame of backseat in wagon It was rattling and replaced under warranty. 

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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 550hp 5.5L V8 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2017
Feb 2017

47000 mi

US $3595
Replaced ac dryer and recharged unit. Replaced spark plugs Readapted wet clutch system via software manipulation 
Jun 2017

51000 mi

US $464
Vacuum hose to turbo and turbo solenoid replaced. 

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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 402hp 4.7L V8 7-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Utah, United States
Feb 2015 - Sep 2017
Feb 2015

21000 mi
Replaced intermittent LED rear tail light; no-charge warranty 1. Panoramic sunroof popping noises and 2. sunroof wouldn't fully close each time. After repair, popping is less frequent and sunroof closes fully more frequently. Pano roof still not 100% perfect after repair. 
Apr 2015

22000 mi
"Theft prevention" mode activated for no reason, which locked out the Command system. Car still drove. 
Aug 2015

24500 mi
Panoramic / pano roof started making popping noises again. Dealer fixed it again under warranty. 
Dec 2015

27000 mi
One HID light was flickering; replaced bulb under warranty Sun visor clipped loose / broken; part ordered and will be replaced 
Sep 2016

33000 mi
Sliding door over cupholder in center console not sliding as designed; needs to be replaced (not covered under MB ext warranty). Sliding door was adjusted ~1yr ago at no-charge under b2b warranty and now is broken and needs to be replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2012 - Sep 2014
May 2012

2170 mi
Replaced the wheel bearings 
Oct 2012

4836 mi
Replaced the motor mechanism for rear headrest Contour seats making clicking nose, replaced the spring that inflates the side bolsters. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Colorado, United States
Jul 2015 - Sep 2017
Mar 2016

25000 mi
vibration passing through 1500 rpm regardless of gear. 
Jul 2016

27300 mi
vibration passing through 1500 rpm regardless of gear. 
Sep 2017

35000 mi

US $250
updated nav system 

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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Tennessee, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2017
Dec 2014

32000 mi
Gas (diesel) door would not close flush. 
Mar 2015

34000 mi
Diesel oil cooler gaskets were weeping oil. The OC is in the engine valley requiring extensive dis-assembly to get to. Interior wood grain trim was completely replaced. Original trim had 'washed out' or 'faded' looking areas. 
Sep 2015

38000 mi
Would not pass emissions testing. Several systems were offline. While the CEL did not come on, 02 sensor, 02 preheat, and NOx reported that they were off-line. The 'cure' was for the dealer to take the car through a 'drive cycle'. 
Dec 2015

42000 mi
Both NOx sensors were replaced. Steering wheel wood had faded. 
Mar 2016

45000 mi
Urea tank heater failed. 
Jun 2017

53000 mi
Motor mounts replaced. Transmission mount replaced. Fuel pressure sensor replaced. Backup camera was flickering.Required firmware update. 
Sep 2017

56000 mi

US $200
Alignment completed for the 3rd time. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Apr 2014 - Jul 2016
Nov 2014

28000 mi
Rattle from center console. 
Jul 2015

34500 mi
Oil cooler leak 
Jun 2016

46000 mi
Faulty Diesel exhaust fluid level sensor 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2014 - Sep 2017
Nov 2015

36360 mi

C $850
Bluetec Heating Element replaced under warranty Oil cooler gasket and housing all replaced. car was leaking oil in my garage not working smoothly. navi and bluetooth 
Dec 2016

48360 mi
Torque converter was replaced. Had to wait for parts to come. Transmission had to be dropped to get part replaced. Intelligent Servo Module (ISM) failed and needed to be replaced and reprogrammed. 

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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Georgia, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2017
Jul 2015

25500 mi
1 rail cracked and broke and another side was misplaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Florida, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2017
Aug 2015

39300 mi
Passenger side door handle broke 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2017
Feb 2016

38000 mi
Rear passenger door-no red warning light, no interior door light, window switch not working. Found loose connector behind door panel. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
Apr 2015 - Apr 2016
Apr 2015

42000 mi
Interior wood trim showed signs on cracking. All interior wood trim including steering wheel replaced. 
Oct 2015

48500 mi
Rear Window Shade mechanism was becoming unclasped during descent of shade. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

20000 mi
Wood trim faded. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2014 - Sep 2017
Mar 2017

48000 mi

US $880
Transmission mount collapsed causing vibration. Replaced mount. Replaced original tires 

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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2017
Jun 2015

12000 mi
Armrest on drivers door squeaking. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ohio, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2017
Dec 2016

42000 mi

US $30
Driver side low beam headlight bulb went out 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2015 - Sep 2017
May 2015

31000 mi
The drivers seat heater was not working on the seat bottom. The car was in for scheduled maintenance so I asked that it be checked. it was indeed bad and replaced under warranty. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Virginia, United States
Mar 2015 - Sep 2016
Jun 2015

36000 mi
Command controller knob replaced 

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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Singapore
Sep 2015 - Oct 2017
Mar 2016

48360 mi

$1300
Replacement of front and rear absorbers and linkages. 
Dec 2016

57660 mi

$1000
Replaced blower fan 
May 2017

65720 mi

$1000
Replaced faulty alternator. 

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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Repair Histories

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