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2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
05/07/18 NHTSA ID: 10136031
TSB ID: LI05.10-P-058758

Engine noises (rattling) after engine start
05/07/18 NHTSA ID: 10135639
TSB ID: LI54.10-P-060034

Vehicle cannot be unlocked (cl), engine does not start - 12v starter battery discharged
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"
05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10135514
TSB ID: 2018010007

Update hermes control unit software
05/07/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10135440
TSB ID: LI82.85-P-067581

Message "sos - service not activated" in instrument cluster
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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04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134789
TSB ID: LI08.30-P-057146

Various fault codes logged in power electronics control unit
05/07/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10135438
TSB ID: LI82.85-P-067582

Comand online: no music files can be found on the usb mass storage device
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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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.