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2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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05/07/18 NHTSA ID: 10136018
TSB ID: LI28.00-P-051499

Vibrations when cornering and shuddering during circular-course driving - 4matic
05/07/18 NHTSA ID: 10136031
TSB ID: LI05.10-P-058758

Engine noises (rattling) after engine start
05/07/18 NHTSA ID: 10136017
TSB ID: LI27.10-P-057361

Humming, droning, vibrations, shuddering, jolting, slip
05/07/18 NHTSA ID: 10135598
TSB ID: LI07.08-P-060993

Engine diagnosis warning lamp lights up in instrument cluster, fault code u145400: "implausible data were received from the ethanol sensor"
04/07/15 NHTSA ID: 10057060
TSB ID: SB-P-B-47.10/63

Mercedes- benz : see document search button for owner letter . in our continuing efforts to enhance the satisfaction of our customers, mercedes- benz has decided to extend warranty for certain fuel tank components vehicles which cov
04/26/13 NHTSA ID: 10051975
TSB ID: LI33-15-P047471

Xentry (mercedes): with steering at full lock, noise can be heard, like knocking and/or creaking, coming from area of front axle when maneuvering. models 203 (c240, 320, 32, 230), 171 (slk350, 55, 280), 209 (clk 320, 500, 55, 63), 204 (c3
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03/14/13 NHTSA ID: 10051540
TSB ID: LI-47-00

Xentry: m271.8 evo engine has poor accelerator response- lack of power under full load and high rpm. engine diagnosis warning lamp (cel) lights up, vehicle is in limp-home mode (may or may not be intermittent). *js
05/17/12 NHTSA ID: 10044181
TSB ID: 20-P-053398

Xentry: rattling/thumping noises from the area of the steering on rough roads or when driving over road undulations. no model years given. also included models 168 and 172. *js
04/27/12 NHTSA ID: 10043810
TSB ID: LI32-22-P-051722

Mercedes: airmatic malfunction. leaking airmatic system and not a faulty compressor.
12/28/11 NHTSA ID: 10042608
TSB ID: LI-91-60-P052463

Xentry(mercedes): bulletin regarding the 4 spoke steering wheel chrome badges on driver airbag that are peeling and/or discolored.
10/14/11 NHTSA ID: 10041653
TSB ID: LI32-22P051722

Xentry(mercedes): malfunctioning of the airmatic in the display. updated 3/9/12.
09/20/11 NHTSA ID: 10041208
TSB ID: LI-03-30

Mercedes benz: engine light is on with stored trouble codes.
07/13/11 NHTSA ID: 10039256
TSB ID: LI-05-20-P

Mercedes-benz: the malfunction light is on with multiple possible trouble codes stored. there could be a problem with the camshaft and/or scoring of a piston.
06/09/11 NHTSA ID: 10038024
TSB ID: LI32-22-P-047927

Mercedes-benz: there are defective connecting cables that are draining the airmatic compressor causing the airmatic light to come on.
06/07/11 NHTSA ID: 10037916
TSB ID: LI07-61

Mercedes-benz: warning light is on with a stored engine code, because of a software problem.
05/23/11 NHTSA ID: 10037408
TSB ID: SB-32-25-82

Mercedes-benz: shock absorber procedure.
12/13/10 NHTSA ID: 10034625
TSB ID: LI03-20-P-048278

Mercedes (xentry): engine makes noise, ticking/crackling at idle speeds up to approx. 1500 rpm. run in effect of 1st crankshaft main bearing. models 211, 219, 164, 251, 203, 204, 209, 221, 461 and 463. no model years listed.
11/22/10 NHTSA ID: 10034504
TSB ID: LI-47-30

Mercedes (xentry): engine diagnosis warning lamp activated. magnetic short between armature and pole core due to calibration error at valve and tolerance deviation by supplying manufacturer. this causes the purge valve to jam in the open
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11/19/10 NHTSA ID: 10034488
TSB ID: LI-42-46

Xentry(mercedes): sbc control unit cannot be programmed. the sbc control unit is aborted at 20% progress. due to a defective electronic component in the sbc module, communication between the sbc module and the sbc control unit (a7/3n1) is
11/01/10 NHTSA ID: 10034307
TSB ID: LI-46-30

Daimler/xentry: leakage at pressure hose connection (power steering high pressure line) to power steering pump. model 204, 207 and 212. no model years listed.
08/30/10 NHTSA ID: 10033627
TSB ID: LI32-22-P-048597

Mercedes benz (xentry): vehicle drops at rear axle, display message-airmatic-service required. the vehicle drops at the rear axle after standing for a long time. damaged sealing rings in air suspension element on rear axle can lead to mi
05/05/10 NHTSA ID: 10032727
TSB ID: TB-P-047927

Mercedes: following fault codes are entered in the control unit and displayed-fc5320 drain valve:open circuit or insufficient valve current in models series 211, 219; fc5260 drain valve open circuit or insufficient valve current in model 2
09/18/09 NHTSA ID: 10030289
TSB ID: SB-01-20-24A

Mercedes: whistling sound from engine compartment. the sound can also be heard for up to several seconds after the engine is switched off. models ml63, c63, clk63 (cabriolet), e63, e63s, cl63, cls63, s63, sl63 and r63. no model years list
06/15/09 NHTSA ID: 10029105
TSB ID: SB-07-16-80D

Mercedes benz: fuel loss at pressure regulator valve and/or poor engine running characteristics (shakes, knocks, surges, changes to lip home mode, poor output, poor fuel economy, combustion noise, vehicle stalls). may be caused by malfuncti
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05/13/09 NHTSA ID: 10028667
TSB ID: SB-2009020001

Mercedes: replace oxygen sensor and update engine control module software. model 211. my 2007-2009.
10/23/06 NHTSA ID: 10020460
TSB ID: 462046

Play in the rack and pinion steering system. models 203, 209, 210, 211, 215, 220, 230. mercedes benz. updated 5/13/09.
05/07/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10136026
TSB ID: LI27.55-P-058976

Procedure in case of slight oil traces on transmission 722.9
12/09/14 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10056470
TSB ID: LI-27-19P056458

Xentry (mercedes): combination of fault codes p060c00 and/or p060600, causing various transmission symptoms due to central processing unit, software induced internal control unit fault is detected. model 212.098, 212.298, 212. 095, 212.19
07/13/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10039254
TSB ID: LI-27-60-P051773

Mercedes-benz: there is a transmission trouble code stored. it is a diagnostic problem with the wet start-up clutch.
06/29/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10038971
TSB ID: LI-27-60

Mercedes-benz: rattling noise at the shift rod.
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06/29/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10038977
TSB ID: LI-27-60-P049270

Mercedes-benz: the auto-transmission switches to limp home mode or has no power. there are multiple possible fault codes. a piston may be damaged.
06/29/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10038976
TSB ID: LI-27-20

Mercedes-benz: the vehicle jerks or has hard skipping shifts. there are many possible fault codes. the torque converter lockup clutch has a clogged filter.
04/30/10 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10032709
TSB ID: LI46-40-P-047549

Mercedes: cracking/creaking noises from front axle when vehicle is subject to torsion or when steering wheel is turned. this is mainly heard when the vehicle is stationary or when the vehicle is moving slowly. relative movement between th
03/12/10 Brakes and Traction Control NHTSA ID: 10032370
TSB ID: PB-42-45-105

Mercedes benz: all model 202, 208, 210 equipped with code 472a (electronic stability program) esp indicator lamp illuminated/fault code c1401 or c1405. no model years listed.
05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10135912
TSB ID: LI82.85-P-055696

Comand: no sound, sdars message in central display "device unavailable"
05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10135628
TSB ID: LI82.70-P-060004

Iphone mobile phone: various complaints after software update to ios8
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05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10135917
TSB ID: LI83.00-P-052510

Malfunctions of various control units and/or on-board power supply problems caused by water in the control unit tray under the driver/front passenger seat (dislocated, pinched or leaking condensation hose)
05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136029
TSB ID: LI68.05-P-059193

Sentex gate operator with clik card remote not compatible with homelink
06/24/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10057756
TSB ID: LI46.35-P-059241

Xentry: complaint regarding warning message displaying "power steering malfunction, service required" after engine is started. *lj updated 08/05/15*lj
12/14/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10048220
TSB ID: LI82-10-P054609

Xentry (mercedes): headlamp needs replacing due to solder bridge between + and - of connecting cable and/or line at solder point is broken and non functional. models e320,500,55,350,550,63. no model years listed.
12/14/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10048240
TSB ID: LI54-10-P054089

Xentry (mercedes): after ignition is off, rotary light switch sends wrong signal due to battery discharged and vehicle not starting. model e350,550,63, c300,350,63,250, glk350. no model years listed.
08/10/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10045029
TSB ID: LI-82-10P-053439

Xentry (mercedes): message will appear indicating high beam assist is activated and is inoperative. models 204, 212, 207, 221, 216, 218, and 166. no model years listed. updated 11/26/13.
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01/31/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10042945
TSB ID: SCB-2011100004

Mercedes: information is being provide concerning certain vehicles that are affected by the central gateway software, which do not meet current specifications and would need updating.
09/26/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10041269
TSB ID: SCB-2010110005

Mercedes benz: there is a software problem relating to the tank heater lines.
09/19/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10041066
TSB ID: LI-88-70

Mercedes benz: the turn signal light on the mirror fogs up due to temperature differences.
06/13/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10038225
TSB ID: LI-80-57

Mercedes-benz: diagnostic procedures for the driver authorization system.
06/10/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10038218
TSB ID: SB-20101100005

Mercedes-benz: software update for heater lines.
06/08/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10037983
TSB ID: LI-82-10

Mercedes-benz: curve illumination is inoperative.
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05/18/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10037321
TSB ID: LI-32-30

Mercedes-benz: the malfunction light is on due to a software error.
04/20/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10036933
TSB ID: LI-82-10/598B

Xentry (mercedes benz): replacing exterior light bulbs. exterior lights. li did not match dtb from which it was created. (main remedy for repair was missing.)
12/14/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10034654
TSB ID: TSB-82-00-695

Mercedes: part change to banjo bolt for headlamp mount. the latch for the banjo bolt for the headlamp mount is no longer needed; therefore, the new part is now screwed onto the lamp frame using a thermoplastic nut
12/06/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10034567
TSB ID: LI-54-18

Mercedes benz (xentry): wiring harness is damaged in area of roof frame. vehicle can not be started because the chassis can bus and/or interior can fault codes stored in quick test.
12/06/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10034566
TSB ID: C1A-091101

Mercedes benz: reprogram mbrace (n123/4) dialed numbers to hughes. this action applies to new vehicle inventory only.
11/01/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10034306
TSB ID: SB-91-60-193

Mercedes: airbag durability and reliability. air bag srs control module (n2/2) does not have a set shelf life and will normally be reliable for the life of a vehicle. with 164, 216 221, 251 and newer, the airbag control unit can be reset
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06/30/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10033070
TSB ID: LI-58-40

Xentry (mercedes): engine warning lamp is currently on or was on and a delay fault of the camshaft adjust to current or stored in the engine control unit. models 171, 203, 209, 211, 219, 221, 216, 230, 164, 251, and 403. no model years li
04/23/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10032649
TSB ID: P-047526

Mercedes benz: instrument cluster-analog pointers nonfunctional after vehicle is started. all analog pointers in the instrument cluster (a1) may not be functional for approx. one to two minutes after the engine is started. full function
05/14/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10028686
TSB ID: SB-32-22-78

Mercedes: air matic visit workshop displayed within instrument cluster. models 164, 211, 219, 221 and 251. included 4matic, amg (compressor) amg, bluetec and wagon. model years unknown. updated 9/18/09.
05/12/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10028628
TSB ID: 2008110002

Mercedes: replace circuit 30 terminal nut. models 211 and 219. model year 2009.
05/12/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10028649
TSB ID: PB-91-60-66B

Mercedes: srs indicator lamp on. the srs light is illuminated and diagnostic fault code(s) b9223 and/or b9243 are stored in the srs ecu. the resistance of the ignition squib circuit for the sidebag may be too high. model 211. all model
05/07/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10136035
TSB ID: LI82.30-P-059239

Complaints about poor wiping effect of winshield wiper
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05/07/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10135748
TSB ID: LI91.10-P-049799

Quiescent current in seat control unit
02/11/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10050860
TSB ID: LI72-10P-055044

Mercedes (xentry): the inside door handle, on front door, is inoperative due to the bowden cable becoming unhooked from clip and needs to be replaced. model 207. no model years listed.
05/23/12 Other NHTSA ID: 10044222
TSB ID: 40-P-052794

Mercedes benz: front or rear seat belt does not roll up correctly. dirt deposits on the seat belt guide due to soiled seat belt. also included models 169, f cell, 246, and 231. no model years given. *js
07/13/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10039255
TSB ID: LI-72-12-P

Mercedes-benz: the rear door cannot be opened from the outside in cold temperatures. the window guide rail of the door freezes.
07/13/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10039252
TSB ID: LI-91-40P051830

Mercedes-benz: the front seat belt catches when pulled out, because the strap was not guided back properly. happens on both the passenger and driver's side. updated 5/22/2012. *js
12/10/10 Other NHTSA ID: 10034605
TSB ID: LI91-40-P-047183

Mercedes: seat belts, emergency tensioning retractors. model series 204 (with codes 299 and 800), 207, 212. seat belt can only be pulled out with great effort. at the same time a noise can be heard from the reversible reel tensioner gea
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10/18/10 Other NHTSA ID: 10034104
TSB ID: SB-91-40-192

Mercedes: replacing the emergency tensioning retractor. when replacing the left front reversible emergency tensioning retractor (a76) or the right front reversible emergency tensioning retractor (a76/1), return the damaged part to the qec
11/09/09 Other NHTSA ID: 10030665
TSB ID: TSB-2009020004

Mercedes: it has been determined that the tele aid may not function properly as a result of a hardware fault in the tele aid control module. if this condition exists an instrument cluster message of no service and tele aid inoperable will

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.