2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2015

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2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repairs by problem area

Engine (16%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (0%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (47%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (19%)

Other (5%)

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2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repair cost distribution

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$1000 - $2499 (0%)

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2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 201hp 2.1L I4 Diesel Hybrid 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Belgium
Jan 2015 - Mar 2018
Jun 2015

4960 mi
during intervention for which cars were called in by MB, the air intake tube of the turbo was damaged. Weeks later, it suddenly limited my car to 2K revs; was "fixed"by other dealer along the road, original dealer did final fix. 

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2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
Nov 2016 - Mar 2018
Jun 2017

32000 mi
Uncomfortable 2-3 upshift. Ran diagnostics and updated software for engine and transmission. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2014 - Mar 2018
Aug 2015

6700 mi
Wagon door automatic open feature stopped working. Asked to have it fixed. They were unable to repair the problem 
Aug 2016

16000 mi
Heater blower box cracked and fell apart. Entire blower box was replaced under warranty. Blower motor became loose and rattled around. 

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2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 201hp 2.1L I4 Diesel 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Malaysia
Apr 2015 - Mar 2016
Jun 2015

1240 mi
A mild snatch when auto gear dropped from 4th to 3rd. 

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2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Mar 2015 - Jan 2018
Nov 2015

7700 mi
Parking brake cable separated from brake mechanism causing main dash alert. 
Feb 2016

10100 mi
Brake sensor detached from brake mechanism. 
Sep 2016

16000 mi
Passenger rear c pillar rattle 
Apr 2017

19000 mi
Driver's seat squeaking. Problem not fixed, waiting until next service or trade in. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Florida, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2017
Jun 2015

10000 mi
AC not cooling car. Dealer found AC hose leaking. Replaced, recharged. Still not cooling well. AC randomly goes to FULL HEAT in the middle of a Florida summer. Been to the shop THREE times now, still a problem Transmission clunks when shifting from 3->2. Taken to the dealer 3 times, still not right. Taking it back in again this week. Rattle from instrument cluster, B-pillar, rear shelf hard drive squeals periodically Check Engine Light came on. Dealership says they updated software. Dealership didn't know what was wrong other than the light was on and they updated the software. Self-driving system and ECO start/stop were fighting with each other at red lights, causing the car to lurch forward and turn off brake lights. Not sure what the dealer did, but they actually managed to fix this. 
Dec 2015

18000 mi
Not cooling sufficiently (still) Engine stalled out twice with car shifting 2-> AC goes to full heat automatically Hard drive squeaks -- replaced entire AV/NAV headend Transmission clunks. Since last time it only clunks shifting 4->3. They've tried numerous things. They have offered to buy back the car, as they have others for this, but I'd rather they just fix this one. Rear window shelf area still has rattle -- I finally localized it to the 3rd brake light cover...but still needs to be repaired.  They tried felt-lining the instrument cluster (failed), replaced cluster (worked) 
May 2016

25600 mi
They tried software updates... Worked well for 2 whole days... Rear shelf still rattling No-start. Car would energize the starter for a normal amount of time, but no ignition. Car seemed to think the engine was running when it wasn't. Replaced air shrouds, crankshaft sensor, more software updates Exterior mirrors squeal when motorized folding/unfolding Stereo system rebooted / lost settings overnight Radiator coolant fluid smell from outside vehicle. Replaced cap, replaced seals Rough idle / swaying back & forth motion of car ever since they updated the software. Bluetooth audio keeps cutting out. Problem started after a software update. Now they've been replacing parts, but not fixed. Bluetooth worked fine until software update was done to car 360 Degree Cameras periodically won't come on. Replaced camera module 2x, replaced car stereo 
Dec 2017

47000 mi
Rear shelf became warped from heat of sun. Replaced. Motorized rear shade broke -- only one side would move AC goes to full heat by itself...even when full cool is selected All 3 batteries (Aux/Cabin, Transmission, Starter) replaced to address random electrical glitches. Ultimately, the car's power supply is unstable. If we "run" the car connected to mains power off a stable power source, everything in the car works normally. When the batteries in the car are replaced, all of the systems will be stable for awhile. Once the batteries start to age, the electrical gremlins start up again. This car has 3 batteries: 1) Starter/Main, 2) Aux, 3) Transmission. The Starter battery is your traditional setup. Once the engine's on, it starts charging the Aux battery. Once Aux is up to voltage, it switches most of the loads over to the Aux battery. The Aux battery is what keeps everything going during the ECO Start/Stop functions and also isolates the electronics from the wild voltage swings when the engine restarts. So they assumed... If there's any ripples on the Aux bus, everything goes to pot. The design might have worked, but they're using far too small of an auxiliary battery (probably for weight savings), so the battery's taking a beating and the systems never accounted for the aux bus being unstable. They also kind of forgot about voltage drop vs. wire resistance. Audio keeps cutting out. Started when the radio was "updated" due to problems with the 360 cameras. Car will sometimes crank but no ignition. Various systems updated, Crankshaft sensor replaced, all 3 batteries in the car replaced. Replacing the batteries made the problem go away for awhile, but it came back. Random electrical glitches in the car. 

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2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Oklahoma, United States
Sep 2017 - Mar 2018
Sep 2017

21000 mi
Reset radio 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Colorado, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2017
Jun 2016

11000 mi
Battery kept dying, determined to be a fault in the Keyless Entry System staying on and not going to sleep thus draining the Battery. Keyless finally stopped working and "key" had to be inserted into ignition to start. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2017
Oct 2015

4200 mi
Proximity detection/collision detection 
Jan 2017

5700 mi
Auxiliary battery malfunction. Distronic system inoperative. 

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