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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
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
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
04/27/12 NHTSA ID: 10043810
TSB ID: LI32-22-P-051722

Mercedes: airmatic malfunction. leaking airmatic system and not a faulty compressor.
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.
05/23/11 NHTSA ID: 10037408
TSB ID: SB-32-25-82

Mercedes-benz: shock absorber procedure.
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
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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.
07/08/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10039114
TSB ID: LI27-60P051774-1

Mercedes-benz: the vehicle jolts during start-offs, steady driving, or acceleration. the control valve temporary jams. updated 12/28/11.
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.
08/29/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10056074
TSB ID: LI-54-15-P057918

Xentry (mercedes): the side markers continuously lights up, due to damaged esd of driver circuitry side marker output.
11/13/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10053653
TSB ID: LI-54-65P056779

Xentry (mercedes): on some vehicles, the ready led lights up, only, the parktronic system fails to display obstacles, a low on board electrical system voltage only occurs on engine start up. models 212, 207, 117. no model years.
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.
09/19/11 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.
07/13/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10039257
TSB ID: LI-07-10-P

Mercedes-benz: the engine warning light is on with stored trouble codes. idle speed limits were set too narrow.
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.
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: 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
08/30/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10033628
TSB ID: SC-200907-0001

Mercedes benz: software calibration number (scn) code-front sam. the manufacturer has determined that in order to properly re-calibrate the daytime running lamp operation, a software calibration number (scn) update must be installed in af
08/30/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10033630
TSB ID: SC-2009110003

Mercedes benz: update front sam parameters. the manufacturer has determined that the specified values of the backup battery in the front sam may be set too low. this may lead to fault messages in the instrument cluster. model 212.
08/30/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10033629
TSB ID: SC-2009120001

Mercedes benz: software calibration number (scn) code-front sam. the manufacturer has determined that in order to properly re-calibrate the daytime running lamp operation, a software calibration number (scn) update must be installed in th
11/13/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10053665
TSB ID: LI91-45P056629

Xentry (mercedes): on some vehicles, the seat belt extender switch fails to operate. model 207. no model years.
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.
12/28/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10042605
TSB ID: SCB-2011100002

Mercedes: on some affected vehicles, the trunk lid may touch bumper during closing.
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
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.
05/18/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10037322
TSB ID: LI-91-40P050719

Mercedes-benz: after folding the backrest in the rear compartment the seat belt of the rear middle seat may be locked.
08/30/10 Other NHTSA ID: 10033633
TSB ID: C1A-090602

Mercedes benz: replace emission control label. an incorrect underhood vehicle emission control information label may have been installed. dealers will replace the vehicle emission control information label prior to retail delivery. model

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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.