2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2006

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repairs by problem area

Engine (41%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 247 repairs.
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (34%)

< $100 (33%)

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Chart based on 190 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

supercharged 469hp 5.4L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Georgia, United States
Jul 2013 - Mar 2015
Feb 2014

99000 mi

US $950
Fuel pumps leaking 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

302-horsepower 5.0L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Washington, United States
Mar 2009 - Oct 2011
Dec 2009

42000 mi

US $1800
Car was listing on the driver side. Found driver-side front strut leakage (Airmatic), repair not possible, replaced with original new MB part. No issues since. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Nov 2016 - May 2017
Mar 2017

88000 mi

US $3000
bushings. 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Jun 2011 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

82000 mi
I have had a problem with the transmission before my car went out of warranty. Purchased extended warranty and car has had significant transmission problems. Dealer said car needed new transmission but warranty co would not pay. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
May 2012 - Dec 2016
Jun 2012

93000 mi

US $100
Minor oil leak from PCV valve, so it was replaced since the part/labor was inexpensive. 
Dec 2014

114000 mi

US $100
Shock for rear lift gate failed and would not hold the gate up. Replaced both shocks. 
Dec 2016

134000 mi
Failed ABS unit. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2010
Dec 2010

65000 mi

US $300
Right front door lock actuator failed 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2010 - Feb 2011
Feb 2011

55000 mi

US $350
Return repair from previous transmission problem. Transmission stuck in 1st gear. Replaced trans. computer.Problem with shifting returned w/ check eng. light. Reflashed trans. w/ new SW.  Replaced tension pulley as well due to squeaks. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2015
Apr 2015

103000 mi

US $3800
some idiot engineer designed the PCV valve ($12) as part of the intake manifold ($1200), and it cannot be replaced individually Rear airbag failure on both rear wheels 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Georgia, United States
Mar 2013 - Oct 2016
Jun 2014

152000 mi

US $300
Replaced Balancer shaft, which required removing engine and taking it apart. Replaced valve body and conductor plate. A crack in the intake manifold was found, so that too was replaced. Those all together took 40 hours of labor, plus parts paid $10 grand by 3rd party warranty. 
Aug 2014

154000 mi
Windshield wiper fluid pump leaking. Replaced under third party warranty 
Jan 2015

US $871
third party warranty paid $1565 for replacement of a wheel bearing, front thrust arms and bushings, front stabilizer bar I kept getting low battery messages when starting. Batteries tested out ok. Replaced K75 Relay due to electrical fault. not covered under warranty, paid out of pocket $427. 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2016
Jun 2013

140000 mi

US $500
Drivers power seat did not go forward or back 
Apr 2014

151700 mi

US $685
the intake manifold air tumbler flap lever broke.only discernable diff was more pedal pressure..drove me crazy as it used to be smooth before and guess what it is again NOW 
Jun 2016

183000 mi

US $400
Dealer said 1700 ..local gas station made repair for $400..dealer wanted to replace shocks 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Tennessee, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2018
Nov 2013

99000 mi
Passenger seat would not return to normal position after lowering the back seats for a large freezer transport. Rear seat on the right would not lock. Several attempts were made to fix the lock. Rear seats returned to normal and front workd 
Jan 2014

100000 mi

US $250
Multirib belt "blew," broke idler and Groved. Replaced belt, idler pulley, accessory belt tensioner, groved pulley. Cam plugs replaced. 
May 2016

115000 mi

US $1146
Replaced both airsprings with Arnott bags. My left bag had a hole in it lowering the back end making the car undrivable. 
Oct 2016

119000 mi

US $722
Replaced intake manifold, 2 coils. Added refrigerant to AC. 
Jan 2017

120690 mi

US $2284
REPLACE #1,3,4,5 IGNITION COILS 1/31/2017 375 120690 REPLACE COOLANT " 24 " NEW THERMOSTAT ASY " 160 " EXPANSION TANK CAP " 25 " ORINGS, WATERPUMP GASKET,TIMING CVGSK " 35 "  OIL FILTER HOUSING " 118 " LABOR FOR ABOVE " 1335 " SHOP SUPPLIES 25 " TAX " 187 " TOTAL FOR 1/31/2017 2284 
Sep 2018

149000 mi
Windshield hit by many rocks and stones on highway. Replaced windshield. Insurance paid in full. 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 201hp 3.2L I6 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2018
Jun 2010

55000 mi
Low level oil sensor replaced. 
Jul 2012

62000 mi

US $244
Front bushing 
Jun 2014

65000 mi

US $800
Rear axle seal 
Sep 2016

71000 mi

US $400
Glow plug 
Oct 2016

72000 mi

US $700
Replaced remain 5 glow plugs 
Jun 2017

73000 mi

US $500
Brake hoses, found during state inspection. Both batteries 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

47000 mi
Main headlight electrical system went out on right headlight 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2018
Aug 2010

32000 mi

US $576
Fuel supply pump located inside fuel tank failed 
Sep 2013

67000 mi

US $95
Replaced 2 pre-heat glow plugs 
Aug 2014

81000 mi

US $480
Replaced lower right ball joint 
Oct 2014

83800 mi

US $50
Replace 1 bad glow plug 
Aug 2015

100100 mi

US $453
Right rear-end differential seal was leaking. Replace all 3 seals as a precaution. 
Dec 2016

127000 mi

US $35
Replace number 5 glowplug 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Virginia, United States
Mar 2012 - Sep 2017
Feb 2013

90100 mi

US $1200
Fan motor, bad bearing causing a chirp. 
Nov 2013

104000 mi

US $800
HVAC motor 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2016
Jan 2011

72000 mi

US $371
Wipers were not functioning properly, kept hitting A pillar. Arms were re-adjusted. 
Feb 2011

73000 mi

US $252
Main circuit board was cracked during subwoofer install causing no power to instrument cluster. Mechanic ordered and replaced cracked part. 
Jun 2012

90000 mi

US $24
Eyeglass storage tray was unstuck 
Jun 2013

100000 mi

US $179
A/C was unable to cool the car down in 90 degree days. System was tested for leaks, refrigerant added. 
Nov 2013

103000 mi

US $1000
Thermostat needed to be replaced. Coolant system was drained. 2 batteries were failing to hold charge Glow plug control module needed to be replaced. 
Jan 2014

103200 mi

US $179
Coolant hose at back of engine split leaking coolant 
Aug 2015

109900 mi

US $578
Glow plugs were not working 
Dec 2015

112000 mi

US $650
Rear passenger side seatbelt broke and would no longer retract 
Mar 2016

113000 mi
Rear door ashtray would not retract. Had to replace piece. 
Sep 2016

116000 mi

US $3500
Injection and main fuel pumps failed 
Oct 2016

116000 mi

US $2300
Front spring sagging, rear spring cracked. Replace front struts, and rear springs plus front upper ball joint 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Maryland, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2017
Dec 2010

32000 mi

US $1000
Glow plug failure...all replaced 
Nov 2011

37500 mi

US $149
Transmission fluid leak, too small to repair...will monitor 
Dec 2015

55000 mi

US $300
Replaced passenger sun visor due to mechanism freezing up 
Sep 2016

60000 mi

US $280
Check engine, 2 glow plug failures, all 6 replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Tennessee, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2018
Jun 2009

34000 mi
AC froze up. Temp sensor replaced. 
Oct 2009

39000 mi
Cracked wood trim on steering wheel 
Nov 2009

40000 mi
return to replace steering wheel 
Sep 2010

50000 mi

US $300
Bad glow plug 
Dec 2010

54000 mi
squeaky blower motor in AC 
May 2012

74300 mi
Center dash speaker was replaced. 
Jul 2013

94200 mi
Replaced DVD drive in GPS map reader Gear whine at specific speeds and load condition Speed sensitive volume control is getting oversensitive. Radion volume goes up and down randomly. 
Feb 2015

113000 mi

US $550
Installed new pilot bushing, conductor plate and shift overlap sleeves in valve body. Replaced water pump, thermostat, coolant. The thermostat was getting weak (holding temps around 65C rather than 92C). Replaced accessory belt, idlers, tensioner due to a squeal on start-up. 
May 2017

146000 mi

US $2000
Changed springs and shocks to refresh ride quality 
Jun 2018

159000 mi
Communications problem with Glow Plug controller - not sure if it is glow plugs or computer issue 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Louisiana, United States
Apr 2018 - Sep 2018
Apr 2018

160000 mi

US $900
excellent car. follow service manual and drive. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2013

96500 mi

US $50
Replaced failed coolant thermostat 
Aug 2014

113000 mi

US $25
#2 Glow plug 
Nov 2014

116700 mi
#1 glow plug 
Nov 2015

128900 mi

US $180
Alarm siren/door lock beep thingy stopped working. Replaced with new unit. 
Oct 2016

144500 mi

US $400
Water pump started leaking, replaced water pump and idler pulleys, latter preventive. Engine motor mounts failed and were completely collapsed. Replaced both mounts plus the transmission mount (which was still okay). 
Nov 2016

146000 mi

US $60
High pressure fuel pump was leaking at startup when engine was cold. Replacement pump is expensive, so I bought a seal kit from Europe and replaced all the seals. 
Jun 2017

152000 mi

US $15
Replaced #4 glow plug 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New Mexico, United States
Oct 2008 - Sep 2018
Jul 2012

35000 mi

US $350
All glow plugs replaced due to failure of two 
Jun 2013

39000 mi

US $139
Worn tie-rod end discovered during new tire alignment 
Jun 2015

49000 mi

US $983
wheel bearing adjustment engine and transmission mounts (3) 
Dec 2016

55000 mi

US $1500
Passenger side mirror. Internal mechanics failed. Driver door lock 
Dec 2017

58000 mi

US $300
Aux battery replacement 
Mar 2018

58820 mi

US $2500
Mirror gaskets. One day while washing the car I noticed a gap between side view mirror and the door body. Just rotted away in pieces. 12 yr old car. Garaged but eight yrs in NM very dry there. Four yrs in Fl . tranny leak,  motor mounts, main battery. Four tires plus align 
Sep 2018

60000 mi

US $90
Windshield washer spayer 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Oklahoma, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2018
Jun 2009

18500 mi
CD player failed - replaced under warranty 
Apr 2016

29000 mi

US $25
#4 glow plug replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Illinois, United States
Aug 2009 - Sep 2015
May 2011

63800 mi

US $125
Warning light for Embrace system came on. I could communicate with the Embrace center OK and they with me. Took to dealer. They removed and cleaned something called a splitter in the trunk area. That was a week ago. Everything fine since. 
Jul 2012

72200 mi

US $1012
Front ball joints, one front control arm, S-belt, alignment. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2018
Sep 2016

88000 mi

US $360
Water pump leak 
Mar 2017

93000 mi

US $200
Replace pads & rotors 
Sep 2017

98000 mi

US $680
replaced front struts and rear shocks 
Nov 2017

98000 mi

US $150
Changed my Glow plugs 
Jun 2018

101000 mi

US $1063
WORN OUT TIE ROD, BALL JOINTS ETC. 
Jul 2018

101000 mi

US $135
AC system evacuate and refill. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Michigan, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2017
Sep 2012

30000 mi
Leak of fuel tank where level sender enters tank. 
Dec 2012

32000 mi
SOS (like OnStar) system was unable to communicate with SOS central because of corrosion or dirt on electrical contacts. Dealer clean antenna input corrosion and problem was solved. Better fix would have been to disable the system. 
Nov 2014

35300 mi

US $1100
Alternator failure. MB makes over-complicated alternators that are prone to failure and ridiculously expensive to repair. Glow plug failure. 
Oct 2015

39200 mi

US $16
No. 1 glow plug failed and I replaced. Shop wanted $200! I did it myself for $16. 
Sep 2016

42000 mi

US $500
Steering angle sensor failure. Replaced SAS, but error code remained. 
Dec 2016

43000 mi

US $200
Yaw sensor failure. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2013
Oct 2011

68800 mi

US $90
Driver's side head rest adjustment broken. Both front seatbelts are filthy (pull out to see all). Broken plastic trunk latch cover. NAV screen scratched and cloudy. Replaced cover, polished screen. Sometimes the AC fan just shuts off, even when fan indicator lit. Must press off, then Auto, to restart. Replaced control unit. Sunroof sometimes does not close unless you hold down the button. Center speaker is scratchy when listening to talk programming, replaced it. Front license plate screw cover missing. 
Dec 2012

89000 mi
Rear differential seal Motor Mounts Replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Michigan, United States
Nov 2007 - Sep 2018
Nov 2007

4572 mi
Replaced Remote Unlock Car Antenna 
Oct 2010

21541 mi
SRS System malfunction - caused by faulty harness connection in steering wheel to the steering wheel angle sensor from SRS system. Replaced wiring harness. SRS System malfunction - caused by faulty harness connection in steering wheel to the steering wheel angle sensor. Replaced wiring harness. 
Sep 2011

29241 mi
Replaced right side upper ball joint 
Jun 2014

69000 mi

US $253
Replaced Loose Right Front Lower Ball Joint 
Nov 2014

76465 mi

US $344
Replace Thermostat, Gasket and Coolant 
Feb 2015

80600 mi

US $269
Replaced left front lower ball joint 
Oct 2015

94832 mi

US $555
Replaced all glow plugs 
Dec 2015

103000 mi

US $1000
Broken Spring Replaced - Right Front. Caused by hitting curb. 
Jan 2017

132194 mi

US $1150
Oil Change - Oil, Oil Filter, Seal Ring Oil Separator Leak - Replaced Oil Separator, Oil Drip Pan, Gasket, Filler Cap, Molded Hose, Seal Ring Coolant Flush Air Filter 
Jun 2017

143000 mi

US $848
Replaced Water Pump. Small Leak. 
Feb 2018

159000 mi

US $350
Replaced Diesel Glow Plugs 
Sep 2018

174204 mi

US $1300
Replaced Glow Plug Control Module Repair Trunk Ground Wire - Soldered Wiring Harness Exhaust System - Broken Exhaust Bracket, Weld Failed Due to Corrosion - Attached to Catalytic Converter. Removed Exhaust Pipe, Repaired by Re-Welding, and Grinding. Reattached to Vehicle. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Georgia, United States
Nov 2008 - Dec 2012
Feb 2009

29000 mi
Front passenger seat noticeably loose, allowing it to swivel from side to side. Seat track replaced. 
Jul 2009

37000 mi
one glow plug faulty 
Dec 2009

45000 mi
Transmission not shifting properly. Repair shop noted transmission fluid leak, replaced gasket and leak stopped.  
Aug 2011

73100 mi

US $190
air conditioner became less effective during longer trips, noticed ac condenser pipe freezing up. Replaced humidity sensor and problem appears resolved. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2014 - Sep 2014
Apr 2014

127300 mi

US $300
water pump and serpentine belt replacement -- expected at 129k miles, serpentine belt was also original. 
Aug 2014

129000 mi

US $2000
replace front spring, tie rod ends, sway bar bushings 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Washington, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2012
May 2012

83000 mi
Radio repair. The right side speakers cut out sporadically when listed to with engine off. I have to turn off the car for a minute to get them to work. Dealer unable to fix. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Oregon, United States
Mar 2010 - Apr 2011
Nov 2010

41100 mi

US $70
Leaking cam plug.  

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

supercharged 469hp 5.4L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2016
Oct 2011

79000 mi

US $230
Bad belt tensioner and idler pulley bearings. Replaced tensioner assembly and pulley bearing. 
Aug 2012

87900 mi

US $10
Wiring to auto trunk closer damaged. Common problem fixed with common electrical connector tools. 
Dec 2012

90000 mi

US $190
Replaced sunroof motor due to warped casting causing gear to slip. Replaced driver's door handle to repair keyless go function 
Feb 2013

90600 mi

US $65
Idler pulley for accessory drive belt replaced due to noisy bearing. 
Sep 2013

95000 mi

US $210
Replaced alternator. Bad diode due to failing aux battery. Replaced battery also. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2012
Aug 2009

18500 mi
Center speaker replacement. 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

302-horsepower 5.0L V8 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Utah, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

78000 mi

US $200
ongoing shift problem with transmission. Likely will require more work, like valve body or conductor plate replacement. Transmission still works, just shifts erratically sometimes. 
Jun 2015

81000 mi

US $700
Lights were worn - could not be resurfaced. Replaced light fixtures. 
Sep 2015

85000 mi

US $300
Replaced Drive Shaft Center Support Bearing and Carrier 
Oct 2015

85500 mi

US $300
Replaced Battery 
Dec 2015

88000 mi

US $200
Rear Air Springs Engine runs rough sometimes, indication is that catalytic converters need replacement. Repetitive codes appear and will likely need to replace exhaust components. 
Aug 2017

92000 mi

US $1600
Front air shocks replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

116000 mi

US $920
Crankshaft rear main seal 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Georgia, United States
Nov 2008 - Sep 2012
Dec 2008

19000 mi

US $300
Trunk would open. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
Feb 2009 - Jul 2009
Mar 2009

39000 mi
Replaced transmission valve body due to inconsistent shifting. Replaced window switch assembly due to child lockout switch being inoperable. 
Apr 2009

40000 mi
Return of inconsistent shifting. Reflashed transmission computer. 
Jun 2009

40000 mi
Return of transmission shifting problem. New software was available and seems to have finally corrected problem. Sirius satellite radio continually dropped signal. Replaced tuner module. 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

302-horsepower 5.0L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2011 - Jul 2018
Dec 2011

115000 mi

US $4500
replaced the rear differential 
Jun 2012

125000 mi

US $550
Cracked sway bar. Might have been caused by hitting a pot hole this spring 
Jul 2013

142500 mi

US $200
Grinding in transfer case at slow speed turns. 
Aug 2013

144000 mi

US $650
Cracked sway bar 
Jun 2014

145000 mi

US $450
Engine crank sensor, air filters 
Oct 2014

146200 mi

US $400
Climate control sensor replacement 
Mar 2015

149000 mi

US $400
Replaced two batteries. Replaced thermostat and coolant Replaced air sensor 
Nov 2016

158600 mi

US $1200
Replace sway bar which broke during a hard landing due to road conditions 
Dec 2016

159000 mi

US $1100
replaced drive shaft and u-joints 
Apr 2018

163010 mi

US $2995
Replaced rear [suspension] air bags 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2010 - Nov 2010
Jun 2010

55000 mi

US $1400
Electronic trunk closer became defective. Leaks in air conditioning system required flushing, refill, new parts. A nightmare! 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2009 - Sep 2012
May 2009

47000 mi

US $150
Valve cover gasket replaced 
May 2010

63000 mi

US $300
Navigation DVD player needed replacing 
Mar 2011

72000 mi

US $350
Grinding vibration from rear of car. Replaced oil in transfer case. Problem fixed. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Virginia, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2010
Jul 2008

31000 mi
Radio software reflashed 
Aug 2009

40000 mi
Leaking transmission seal crankshaft seal replaced oil pan seal replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Florida, United States
Mar 2016 - Jan 2017
Aug 2016

117400 mi

US $30
Axle boot replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
Dec 2008

29140 mi
Faulty glow plugs replaced. 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2018
Dec 2008

39000 mi
Replaced cracked wood detail on drivers side door panel, and loose door sill plate..both under warranty. 
Jul 2009

53000 mi
Left front ball joint replaced. 
Dec 2010

76000 mi
Cam plugs and oil centrifuge leaking, replaced plugs and centrifuge. 
Dec 2012

105000 mi

US $518
Replace torque strut bushings 
Sep 2013

115000 mi

US $1800
Intake manifold went out 
Feb 2014

121000 mi

US $380
Power steering hose had small leak 
Mar 2015

135000 mi

US $820
Radiator thermostat went out, also needed software reset due to fuel vapor warnings. 
Jun 2015

136000 mi

US $55
Outside temp senso came unclipped from grill. 
Jan 2016

145300 mi

US $301
Leaking centrifuge cover replaced. Sunroof not closing properly, reset DAS and performed synchronization of system 
Jun 2016

149000 mi

US $352
Ignition coil on cylinder #4 went out. 
Mar 2017

157000 mi

US $1800
Replaced leaking cam plugs and oil centrifuge cover. Also performed 156k service, and replaced original main battery (11yrs old). 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Florida, United States
Dec 2008 - Sep 2011
May 2011

53100 mi
Windshield washer on driver side replaced last week. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ohio, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2009
Oct 2008

15000 mi
Passenger headrest adjuster switch broke off. Entire switch replaced by dealer in 15 minutes. A belt pully and pully guide was replaced because of a dealer campaign to do so.  
Dec 2008

17000 mi
SRS light came on, called dealer service manager. He said it was probably the cable harness of the airbag line to the steering column module. He ordered and replaced: the cable harness and the cable connector. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
Mar 2010 - Apr 2012
May 2010

53000 mi

US $1000
Fuel injection air pump failure 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Mar 2006 - Jul 2011
Jun 2006

10901 mi
Drive Dynamic seat not operating, pump air line replaced, driver side, warranty item 
Jan 2009

28800 mi
Power seat controls on passenger side, wiring loose, warranty repair 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ohio, United States
May 2010 - Sep 2012
May 2012

94100 mi

US $14000
2 intermittently failing cam position sensors Minor oil leak 
Jul 2012

97800 mi

US $6000
Replaced various ball joints 
Sep 2012

102000 mi
Replaced auxiliary battery 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
- May 2008
Jul 2006

1100 mi
steering pump failure 
May 2008

37000 mi
engine management update. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ohio, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2016
Apr 2014

78000 mi

US $1200
had air intake pump repaired for emissions 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Georgia, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2012
May 2011

71000 mi

US $400
squeak till motor warmed up. Serpentine belt replaced as well as tensioner and both pulleys 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in United Arab Emirates
Sep 2017 - Dec 2017
Sep 2017

104160 mi

¤250
Fuel pump and Fuel filter failed 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Dec 2013
Jan 2010

50000 mi
car was making a grunching noise over dips. was diagnosed as a defective (worn?) front anti-sway bar. part was replaced under warranty 
Nov 2010

62000 mi

US $75
serpentine belt pulley was noisy...replaced pulley 
Nov 2011

73500 mi

US $330
replace both front torques strut bushings at dealer for cost 
May 2012

78000 mi

US $700
the automatic trunk raiser/closer stopped working. dealer determined that it was fault in the rear wiring harness. repair was successful. 
Jan 2013

75700 mi

US $28
moonroof would not retract. plastic bracket for the wind deflector spring broke. broken piece jammed in track. very common mercedes fault. 
Jun 2013

85000 mi

US $180
windshield washer container was leaking. replaced. 
Dec 2013

86000 mi

US $2500
fuel tank was leaking. entire unit had to be replaced. THIS IS A COMMON W211 problem. the local dealer keeps tanks in stock. parts price $1900. 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ohio, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

43000 mi
Charcoal Canister 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Kansas, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2016
Apr 2015

78000 mi

US $60
Car gave P0015 error code, camshaft timing retarded. Purchased new camshaft solenoids/magnets and replaced both passenger side solenoids, which cleared the code. No real symptoms present during the time the code was active. 
Jun 2015

84000 mi

US $80
CPS failed causing car to lose power mid-drive; regained power immediately but did not drive again until CPS was replaced. Apparently they die every 80k-120k miles. Tricky to reach CPS, but still a relatively easy repair. 
May 2016

96300 mi

US $55
Engine was not reaching operational temperature (97C), remaining at ~40C during colder months. Drained coolant and replaced thermostat which solved the problem (heats up within 5 minutes of drive time) CEL with code P0020 came on. Somewhat inaccurate error description, fixed by replacing driver's side camshaft solenoids/magnets. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

46000 mi
replace aux battery, replace belt 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2013 - Mar 2016
Jul 2014

106120 mi

C $200
Back central brake light - LED type- had to be replaced Replace the visor - driver side 
Sep 2014

106640 mi

C $200
When engine is cold, it makes noise, which seems to come from the belt/tensior pulley/s. Some pulleys have been changed, but noise is still there. I am waitng for new part and will try to repair it this week. 
Nov 2014

107140 mi
I had a noise problem when the engine was running... Worse when it was cold. We replaced several pulleys and the belt 
Dec 2015

111600 mi
The car has been running rough for a while and it got worse. The engine light as well as the battery light came on. Mechanic told me that it is the sensor for the camshaft. Not fixed yet, will have to take it back after the New year. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2009 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

64000 mi
Cracked intake linkage Lateral stability sensor, under back seat. ESP warning light. Mechanic said there was a device mounted to the side of the engine and oil was leaking from it 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Maryland, United States
Aug 2013 - Jan 2017
Aug 2013

38000 mi

US $90
The bracket holding exhaust pipe broke. Clunking noise on acceleration. This possibly caused transmission into limp home mode. 
Feb 2016

58700 mi

US $1100
Front left suspension was too low. Replaced front shocks/struts 
Aug 2016

63100 mi

US $100
Serpentine belt and idle pulley replaced DIY Still minor squeaking from tensioner pulley that was not replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New Hampshire, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

US $180
Computer went haywire, needed reprogramming 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2009 - May 2012
Mar 2011

28520 mi
Driver's door handle key sensor stopped working; new handle installed by in home service driver who came to my place and replaced the handle. it took about 15 minutes and cost nothing. Wonderful service. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Michigan, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

73000 mi

US $4000
CEL read 'Retarget Cam Shaft'. Got astronomical quote; traded the car in the following monday on a new Kia Sportage SX. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2009 - Apr 2014
Aug 2009

37200 mi
SRS light came on and was probably the steering wheel contact spring. I don't have the invoice yet so I don't know what was done exactly and how much. Trim had cracks that were present when I bought the car. Just didn't bother to replace til now.  
Jul 2013

91440 mi

C $4000
Balancing shaft worn out. 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Engine not specified

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
Dec 2016 - May 2017
Mar 2017

89000 mi

US $400
Changed motor mounts. 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

221-horsepower 3.2L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

135000 mi

US $1500
Left cv joint leaking Transmission service 
Sep 2015

137000 mi

US $890
Replace Left and Right CV boots Windshield Washer Pump Power steering filter clogged 
Feb 2018

158000 mi

US $750
Windshield 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

221-horsepower 3.2L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2012
Jan 2012

115000 mi

US $198
As usual it was normally easy but the emergency brake was problem. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Tennessee, United States
Apr 2010 - Oct 2015
Aug 2015

127900 mi

US $1900
Oil leak 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Oregon, United States
Nov 2014 - Mar 2015
Dec 2014

143000 mi

US $1600
Left windshield wiper came loose. Mounting bolt failure. New struts, transmission and differential flush, oil change, replaced breather. 
Jan 2015

144000 mi

US $50
Antenna loose, torx screw stripped, replaced. 
Mar 2015

144000 mi

US $1600
Replaced front and rear flex discs (starting to crack) Replaced front lower control arm bushing (severe cracking) 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2016 - Dec 2016
Oct 2016

79960 mi

C $800
The rear SAM broke, so the fuel gauge can't show gas level 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2008 - Aug 2012
Jan 2009

26000 mi
Replacement of left front ball joint and related hardware -- a squeak developed when going up or down an incline.  Transmission fluid leak - connector, cover plate and gasket replaced; transmission fluid drained and replaced.  
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Jun 2014 - Jul 2015
Sep 2014

124000 mi
Supplemental Braking Control (SBC) module end-of-life warning message 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2017
Jun 2010

46000 mi

US $100
Brake light has come on twice. Said take for immediate service. Problem disappeared after parking. Reappeared two days later.  
Nov 2012

61200 mi
Gas struts on power tailgate failed and tailgate did not fully close. Ran battery down. Struts replaced under warranty 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 201hp 3.2L I6 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Virginia, United States
Feb 2010 - Feb 2016
Jul 2010

47500 mi

US $800
EGR valve died - this appears to be a known manufacturing defect on the car but since it was out of warranty I ate the cost. 
Dec 2015

166000 mi

US $5400
High pressure fuel pump, 2 injectors, turbo and in-tank fuel lift pump replaced due to failure of high pressure pump and metal shavings throughout the system. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2018
Apr 2015

143300 mi

US $550
Replace belt tensioner, pulleys and belt. 
Sep 2015

146000 mi

US $1500
Received a "Service Brake - visit workshop" message on my dashboard. Mechanic's code search called for the Sensotronic Brake Control Unit to be replaced. Brakes worked fine but after discussion decided to go with my trusted guy's advice. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

75000 mi

US $500
Changed control arms 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

74700 mi
suspension 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Florida, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

202000 mi

US $574
Had "Check Engine" light. Dealer replaced all glow plugs PR Bulletin. P-B-15.20/66. 
Aug 2009

213400 mi

US $450
Replaced inoperative sun visors. 
Feb 2010

234000 mi

US $2300
Replaced front struts, body control module, and other suspension parts. 
May 2010

247200 mi

US $500
Bolt holding fuel injectors came loose and diesel fuel leaked upwards around fuel injector on front two injectors. Diesel fuel got hot,carborized, and melted electrical connections on injectors. Engine cover also partially melted.  
Sep 2010

258000 mi

US $25000
More than one of the fuel injectors started to leak. Had all the injectors removed and rebuilt. Reinstallation taking place right now. One injector was not able to be rebuilt, had to purchase one new injector. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Washington, United States
Aug 2012 - Apr 2018
Oct 2013

89300 mi

US $420
Replaced all glow plugs in engine. Two had become faulty so I replaced all of them since they would all evenyually fail. 
Jun 2014

95000 mi

US $2005
Scheduled maint. D, replace all engine mounts, brake fluid flush. 
Oct 2014

96300 mi

US $1090
Glow plug light remained on after engine started, check engine light came on. Glowplug relay was bad, replaced. Heating system quit blowing warm air. Heater exchange failed. Replaced. 
Feb 2016

108000 mi

US $2200
Complete instrument cluster replaced. 
Nov 2016

115700 mi

US $1300
glowplug failure 
Oct 2017

123000 mi

US $1485
Front stabilizer bars replaced 
Apr 2018

127000 mi

US $1177
Transmission fluid leak at a failed connector. Resulting in complete transmission service; fluid refill, flush, repair of connection. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2017
Aug 2013

28000 mi

US $500
Leaking transmission plug adapter found during routine transmission service, replaced part. 
Aug 2017

87000 mi

US $400
EGR sticking open causing limp home mode. Replaced with redesigned oem part. Main battery low voltage. Replaced main and aux battery with new units 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Washington, United States
Jun 2015 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

137000 mi

US $125
Noticeable vibration at idle and while running. Replaced both motor mounts and transmission mount. Simple procedure; corrected problem. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Missouri, United States
Jun 2006 - Oct 2015
Sep 2006

42000 mi

US $750
Bought DVD navigation system from Ebay, Installed it myself in about 3 hours. worked perfectly. 
Jan 2007

50000 mi

US $350
Bought Sirius Satellite radio from Ebay, Installed it myself. Had to make 1 mounting bracket. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
- Oct 2007
Apr 2007

52001 mi

US $980
Replace left headlight assembly (trim ring had dislodged and could not be repaired) 
Oct 2007

55000 mi

US $520
Replace left and right lower balljoints 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Arizona, United States
Mar 2006 - Jun 2011
Mar 2006

9010 mi
COMAND had to be replaced due to problem with NAV 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Florida, United States
Oct 2008 - Jun 2011
Mar 2009

147000 mi

US $400
SRS system. Clock spring in steering wheel had to be replaced as it was worn out. 
Apr 2010

182000 mi
Glow plug replaced. glo plug replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Florida, United States
Sep 2010 - Apr 2015
Jan 2011

53000 mi
Intermittent squeal from blower motor. Motor replaced. 
Apr 2015

70000 mi
Front passenger air vent at dash was broken and could not change the direction of flow. A $480 repair for something that could not be seen and still functioned. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in South Carolina, United States
Jun 2008 - May 2014
Jul 2008

51000 mi
Bad glow plug. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2006 - Mar 2012
Sep 2006

23000 mi
OIL LEAK COVERED BY WARRANTY 
Jun 2009

36000 mi

US $700
A check engine light went on. I brought the car to the dealer who diagnosed the problem and repaired the car. The problem was with the glow plugs used to start the ignition as this car is a diesel. 
May 2010

42000 mi

US $2070
The A/C vent doors did not function. The entire dash had to be removed and new parts installed. The local auto repair was much less expensive than had I brought it to a Mercedes dealer. 
May 2011

46900 mi

US $1000
ball joints needed replacing; total with new secondary battery and normal service was $1246.34 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Jun 2008 - Jun 2018
Feb 2011

86000 mi

US $10
Replaced passenger side headlamp. 
Mar 2012

100000 mi

US $65
Replaced thermostat. Engine operating temperature was about 60C instead of 92C. After replacement engine warms up much more quickly and runs at 92C. 
Nov 2014

140000 mi

US $28
Glow plug controller failed. Controller was replaced. After glow plug controller was replaced, a glow plug failed. Replaced at 140k miles. This is the third glow plug that has been replaced on the car since it was new, and is considered a wear item. 
Dec 2015

156000 mi

US $200
Water pump bearing failed. In hindsight I had plenty of warning but ignored the symptoms. Impeller contacted engine block and put tiny aluminum filings throughout cooling system, and then locked, causing belt to to squeal and then come off. 
Oct 2016

169300 mi

US $95
Replaced #3 glow plug. Replaced SBC battery. Battery was original (12 years old). 
Jun 2018

185000 mi

US $120
Replaced driver side engine mount. Replaced glow plug #2 Replaced passenger-side low beam bulb. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Maryland, United States
Jun 2008 - Apr 2017
Nov 2009

41700 mi

US $25
Replaced diesel glow plug 
Dec 2016

142000 mi

US $125
Replaced Glow Plug 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

96000 mi

US $500
Pulley seized.  

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

supercharged 469hp 5.4L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
Nov 2013 - Oct 2015
Mar 2014

108000 mi

US $600
Alternator went bad, started to melt plastic behind unit. Replaced with new Bosch unit, but also had to replace both batteries as well. Airmatic system failing, motor makes noise and bags leak overnight every night 
Jun 2014

112000 mi

US $255
Supercharger intercooler leak. Replaced. Supercharger pulley bearings fell apart, replaced. Heater core switch malfunctioned, replaced. 
Sep 2014

115000 mi

US $250
Evaporator sensor malfunction. AC also recovered and recharged 
Jan 2015

121000 mi
Fuel pressure seems to be low when car has less than quarter tank. Car stumbles and hesitates frequently 
Apr 2015

123000 mi
Fuel tank, pumps and sending units replaced under extended warranty SBC system warning message 
Oct 2015

131000 mi
Sbc light came back on. Dealer said replacement of system due to accumulator leak. Cost is ~$3000.  Also AC motor making squeaking noises, might need replacement (~$1000). Traded car in immediately 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in South Carolina, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009

56000 mi

US $200
Transmission leak required new electronic plug and transmission service. Replace supercharger clutch pack also. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2012
Nov 2008

45000 mi
Bladder for thigh extension was defective.  Also radio speaker was replaced. 
Feb 2009

46000 mi
Parktronic indicator on dash was defective. 
Dec 2009

53000 mi
TPMS sensor failed. Dealer replaced all of them due to age. Problem resolved. 
Nov 2011

61200 mi
Rear SAM unit failure. Battery would drain overnight. Rear SAM unit replaced. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Virginia, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2018
Jun 2011

40000 mi

US $400
Dead instrument cluster was replaced. Due to integrated computers on this car, it also affected HVAC & stereo (these worked fine once cluster was replaced). 
Sep 2016

63000 mi
Replace gas tank, fuel pumps, and associated parts. 
Apr 2018

76000 mi

US $3000
Rear subframe replacement. Rear shock/spring replacement. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Florida, United States
Jun 2008 - Jul 2018
Dec 2009

34000 mi
tpms tire pressure moniter sys 
May 2017

83399 mi
fuel tank replaced under extended warranty 
Sep 2017

87000 mi

US $1700
Active headlights rear sunshade stuck up 
Jul 2018

95000 mi
left front air spring assembly. this make twice for this one replaced. part under warranty by arnott. 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

302-horsepower 5.0L V8 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in United Arab Emirates
Mar 2013 - Jun 2014
Mar 2013

84940 mi

¤1350
Replace Front Control Arm joints. Replace Front Brakes and Rotors. Replace Engine Oil and Filter. Replace Transmission Oil and Filter. Clean Air Filters. Replace Battery - Both (Auxiliary and main). Replace Air Intake Element. 
May 2013

85440 mi
SBC System is showing alarm and visit workshop .. a mercedes w211 issue and the dealer refuses to repair 
Nov 2013

88700 mi

¤500
W211 SBC issue Airmatic suspension issues 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Nebraska, United States
May 2011 - Sep 2014
Jun 2014

48000 mi

US $57
A/C Needed recharged 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
Jun 2008 - Apr 2013
Sep 2009

18000 mi

US $800
valve cover leaks - car just went out of warranty, Mercedes covered repair. 
Jun 2010

23000 mi

US $450
front strut failed, mercedes covered parts due to low miles but not labor 
Jul 2012

57200 mi

US $700
steering input sensor failed and was replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
Aug 2009

53000 mi

US $2400
active headlamp not available = new headlamp assembly because motor was broken 
Mar 2010

57000 mi

US $1200
Crank position sensor failed 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Mar 2010 - Dec 2015
Sep 2010

96000 mi

US $650
Oil leak from RH valve cover Battery light with "visit workshop" displayed. Car needed emergency brake battery replaced Noise hear from front end while driving. New steering rods, and new struts installed. Transmission not downshifting smoothly. Software updated, new engine and transmission mounts installed 
Dec 2010

100000 mi
Turn signal switch not working properly cooling fan not working 
Mar 2011

104000 mi

US $175
Rear main oil seal was leaking Engine misfire case. I was told it was spark plug wires at a cost of $1100. I attempted the repair myself but the problem was not corrected. The car will be going back to the dealer tomorrow. 
Apr 2011

104700 mi

US $650
mass airflow sensor 
Sep 2011

115000 mi

US $600
Battery light came on. Told it was a battery control module and it could possibly be corrected by a re-flash of memory which seems to be working.  Engine would crank for an extended period of time before it would start especially when hot. Eventually the CEL came on. Told it was either a crank or cam position sensor. Dealer replaced Crank Sensor and problem went away. 
Feb 2013

141500 mi

US $350
CEL on and rough idle. Replaced EGR valve. 
Jul 2015

187500 mi

US $3000
Driveshaft support bearing worn Leaking rear airbag. Mechanic recommended replacing all airbag suspension with coil springs 
Aug 2015

187900 mi

US $1500
Fuel pump failed. fuel pump replaced Water pump making noise 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

302-horsepower 5.0L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Oct 2009

40000 mi
Valve cover gasket leaking. 
Oct 2010

52300 mi

US $3200
Car made excessive noise from rear tire area. Dealer investigated and found Rear Differential required replacement. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New Hampshire, United States
Jun 2008 - Feb 2014
Oct 2013

44300 mi
A battery related cable came loose....repair was quick , once problem located. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New Hampshire, United States
Jun 2008 - Jun 2012
Mar 2009

67000 mi
Had faulty transfer case (4Matic model) diagnosed and replaced. Was a Mercedes TSB (Order No. P-SC-2007100004), so no problem. Great experience with dealer service.  They also replaced third brake light w/ 3 dead LED's under warranty while in the shop :)  
Jun 2009

76000 mi

US $65
Wiper mechanism was out of alignment. Special Mercedes tool used to re-calibrate it Driver seat was stuck in almost full forward position (where the wife puts it). I can't fit that close, so wife drives it until the part comes in. Motor/etc... ordered by dealer and they will replace under CPO warranty 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Virginia, United States
Apr 2009 - Feb 2011
Jun 2009

55000 mi

US $120
TPMS on LR wheel failed 
Sep 2009

60000 mi

US $785
GPS antenna failed--no nav. Discovered cracked rim during wheel alignment. Rim was replaced. 
Feb 2010

67000 mi

US $300
4 matic seal replaced 
Nov 2010

81700 mi

US $1000
PSE pump failure; door locks, auto trunk close, and dynamic seats affected. 
Feb 2011

85000 mi

US $1620
Electronic ignition switch failed intermittently. New switch installed and software reloaded. 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

221-horsepower 3.2L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Maryland, United States
Nov 2010 - Oct 2011
Dec 2010

106000 mi

US $375
Needed a new ignition switch. Dealer replaced, Mercedes paid for part, I paid labor. 
Sep 2011

119000 mi

US $700
Upper ball joints replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

109000 mi

US $510
Changed water pump 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

221-horsepower 3.2L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Romania
Dec 2012 - Apr 2017
May 2014

29980 mi

$200
Right upper arm noisy. Replaced with aftermarket part 
Oct 2014

36580 mi

$100
Ripped inner front right cv boot. Cought in time replcead only the boot kit. 
Nov 2016

59520 mi

$200
changed boot on right cv front. changed fluids in 4matic. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Virginia, United States
- Jun 2006
Feb 2006

1200 mi
complete breakdown due to failure of main vehicle computer 
Mar 2006

3800 mi
correction: electronic brake unit problems/failure replacement was in March not jan. 
Jun 2006

5000 mi
complete failure of navigation system. replaced. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Virginia, United States
Apr 2012 - Jan 2015
Jul 2013

121000 mi

US $1450
Replaced the A/C unit behind the passenger side dash 
Feb 2014

123200 mi

US $750
Replaced the engine mounts 
Jan 2015

123000 mi

US $767
Crankshaft Position Sensor Replaced the Auxiliary battery 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2011 - Jul 2011
May 2011

102000 mi

US $450
Transfer case for front wheel drive was replaced 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel automatic 2WD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Cyprus
Nov 2013 - Dec 2014
Nov 2014

96720 mi
Central locking actuator 
Dec 2014

97340 mi
The lock actuator repaired previous month was working ok to lock the car but making a strange noise when reaching 15km. Dealer verified the issue and said must be a faulty spare fitted before and replaced without extra cost. 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Indiana, United States
Jun 2008 - Dec 2008
Oct 2008

27000 mi

US $149
Replaced cupholder after it broke. 

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Engine not specified

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2015
Jun 2015

167000 mi

US $600
fuel pump replaced exhaust leak fixed by welding crack in catalitic converter 
Jul 2015

168000 mi

US $2000
air shock leak 
Sep 2015

168000 mi

US $2765
replace driver side airspring (back) and air suspension control module; also had passenger side airspring replaced at independent that did the work last year as they used a non-OEM part that wouldn't balance the car out. 

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

302-horsepower 5.0L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2015
Dec 2013

85000 mi

US $1000
Change rotors, pads and brake control unit which was defective 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2011
May 2011

193700 mi

US $2400
Failed left front wheel bearing. Replaced bearing, drive shaft, other parts. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Jun 2011 - Feb 2016
Dec 2011

91000 mi
Failed latch on tailgate. 
Jul 2012

93800 mi

US $1100
Collapse of left front air suspension strut. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Washington, United States
Jul 2016 - Nov 2016
Sep 2016

89000 mi

US $100
purchased car with AIRmatic issues problem somewhere in canbus system 
Nov 2016

89000 mi
never did find the problem, but it looked to be the ignition switch... ($500+ coding) 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2014 - Dec 2015
Apr 2014

144000 mi

US $1200
Air Compressor for Airmatic system was bad as well as a few sensors Belt tensioner was making some noise Oil pan had a slight leak 
Dec 2015

148000 mi

US $2000
Suspension air bags had to be replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2016 - Sep 2018
Sep 2016

120280 mi

C $4000
Busted joint in front suspension (not sure which) . Was required to pass safety. 
Jun 2017

120900 mi

C $400
Replace front pads (wear), rotors (corrosion, car sat for a year+ before i bought it). Replace one OEM wheel due to a crack in it 
Jan 2018

126480 mi

C $800
Lift gate struts pooched 214 each part to install plus labour. I must say they are asked to hold up a lot of weight. Busted seat belt fastener my fault and the rear seats are industructible. The car continues to be simply amazing in snow and ice even on all seasons. Trace of water through the the rear window in really bad rain. 
Mar 2018

127720 mi

C $90
Rear wheels have been deformed by Toronto potholes. Front fine. Down to 30% on rear pads they will be done soon. Minor plastic bits in interior are aging. An ashtray won’t stay shut. A trim beginning under drivers left knee and going around the seat is totally loose. Some epoxy or gluecaulk from the boat will fix it. 

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

221-horsepower 3.2L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Oregon, United States
Dec 2014 - Apr 2018
Dec 2015

270000 mi

US $325
Fuel pump failed. Replaced pump and sending unit, as both were original. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2011 - Nov 2011
Oct 2011

87000 mi

US $100
Aux battery (original, 7-years old) failed and needed to be replaced. Picked one up at AutoZone and installed in the parking lot. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Mississippi, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2013
Nov 2012

70700 mi

US $400
Dealer identified the need for new ball joints and lower control arms. I agreed on the issue, based on what I knew. Wanted 1500. I did it myself for 400, but spent about 10 hours working on it. 
Apr 2013

75000 mi

US $200
Check engine light came on and a scan indicated it was a mass air flow problem. I replaced the MAF sensor with a new one and the problem went away. 
Aug 2013

80000 mi

US $350
Had a SOS light, Airbag, and display malfunction light all come on at the same time. They replaced something they called a service gateway and all was well. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2018
Oct 2012

87700 mi

US $500
Replace camshaft position sensor. 
Feb 2014

109700 mi
SBC reservoir faulty. 
Jun 2014

114000 mi

US $800
Replaced tie rod ends, upper/lower ball joints, and brakes all around. 
Jan 2015

127000 mi

US $500
Alternator, auxiliary battery 
Jul 2015

132500 mi

US $300
EGR faulty, still investigating. 
Jun 2017

162000 mi

US $3800
Sensotronic brake control (SBC) pump rebuild Motor mounts Compressor, dryer, receiver and recharge. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Nov 2015 - Feb 2016
Nov 2015

154000 mi

US $429
leaking gasket covers 
Dec 2015

155000 mi

US $600
Motor mounts failed 
Feb 2016

155000 mi
Air bag for suspension blew out on right rear wheel 

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

221-horsepower 3.2L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2010 - Jul 2013
Dec 2012

91000 mi

US $1700
regular maintenance at 90,000 miles, valve cover gasket replacement and new spark plugs 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2018 - Apr 2018
Mar 2018

166000 mi

US $5500
Front left wheel sag 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2018
May 2013

76000 mi

US $304
Fault codes for gasoline evaporation system. R/R gas cap. Repaired plastic lines of evap. recovery system. 
Jul 2015

85000 mi

US $1610
1. replaced left front sway bar end link. ($310.00)  2. replaced both front axle inner & outer CV joint boots. ($1300.00) 
Nov 2015

85000 mi

US $1265
digital instrument cluster failed. No gauges, speedo, odo, clock, all gauges in the cluster. Cluster was removed and replaced. Original bill was to be $1800. I objected. MBUSA contributed $500. 
Oct 2016

88000 mi

US $200
car would not start when hot; fault code indicated the crankshaft position sensor; sensor was replaced. $203.52 
Dec 2016

88000 mi

US $297
Main battery failed (there are two batteries in this model). R/R main battery with new Interstate battery. $296.80 
Apr 2017

89000 mi

US $145
Car would not start; would not maintain a charge; but it could be jump-started. The main battery was not yet one year old. Testing showed that the alternator was charging properly. I speculated that the 'auxilliary battery' probably needed to be replaced. Jump started the car and drove to my mechanic. He ordered a new auxiliary battery and installed it. Completely solved the problem. Battery & installation $143.10 
Oct 2017

90000 mi

US $450
R/R left front shock absorber (strut). 
Mar 2018

91000 mi

US $160
R/R front brake pads and sensors 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ohio, United States
Feb 2016 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

45000 mi

US $1300
CV boot ripped Strut for tailgate failed. Replaced both 

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

supercharged 469hp 5.4L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Illinois, United States
May 2014 - Apr 2015
Jul 2014

79000 mi
Replaced Cranshaft Positioning Sensor 
Mar 2015

80000 mi
The Car would randomly stall during complete stops. It happened about 3 times, but would start back up. On the fourth time, the car no longer started and had to be towed. Dealer replaced Crank Positioning Sensor (CPS)- under warranty. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
Sep 2011 - Mar 2015
Sep 2013

91000 mi

US $3000
Air shocks leaking required replacement 
Oct 2013

91200 mi

US $1267
Front airmatic strut leak 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Florida, United States
- Oct 2009
Sep 2008

38000 mi

US $850
Supercharger - internal gasket failed allowing oil to enter intake creating blue exhaust smoke. Gasket replaced and all is well. Covered under extended warranty. 
Mar 2009

45250 mi

US $1350
Engine and transmission mounts leaking fluid - diagnosis was a replacement at $900.00. Rear seating temperature control unit failed. Replacement cost was $450.00. 
Oct 2009

52250 mi

US $670
Ball joints worn and replaced. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Sep 2016 - Mar 2018
Oct 2016

136000 mi

US $700
Airmatic driver's side front strut failed. Replaced with rebuilt unit. 
May 2017

148000 mi
Fuel tank replaced under recall - unlimited mile, 15 year warranty extension on fuel tanks for cracking issues on the E55 AMG. The fuel tank was cracked and venting. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

76000 mi

US $1200
Air shock blew out SBC module malfunction, reached end of service light. Accumulator also failed. 
Dec 2016

82000 mi

US $200
Spark Plugs and leaky valve covers 
Jun 2017

94000 mi

US $150
Replaced control arm, worn out bushing. 
Nov 2017

103000 mi

US $250
Replace L/R air strut due to previous strut failure. 
Jun 2018

114000 mi

US $200
Replace ball joints 

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

302-horsepower 5.0L V8 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
Feb 2013 - Jul 2014
Dec 2013

134000 mi

US $1800
lots of computer problems  Pulley had to be replaced. A/C went out. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Jun 2015 - May 2017
Mar 2016

88000 mi

US $2550
new ALTERNATOR new radiator, thermostat brake battery replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Nov 2013 - Sep 2017
Mar 2014

223000 mi

US $100
engine lag, sputtering at takeoff. Unexpected acceleration at a stop. All recommendations were to change MAF sensor. Turned out to be 000-470-88-93, PURGE VALVE & 1 002-540-70-97 CHANGE OVER VALVE. Runs like new now. 
Dec 2015

240000 mi

US $750
Remanufactured Alternator from Mercedes failed at 13 months. Replaced again with Remanufactured unit. Replaced voltage regulator and battery prior to narrowing down to Alternator. Car experiences a battery drain when undriven for 4 days. 
Feb 2017

253000 mi

US $210
Replace Right Front Control Arm Bushings. 

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

302-horsepower 5.0L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Utah, United States
Sep 2016 - Oct 2017
May 2017

167000 mi

US $1300
Drive shaft  
Jul 2017

167300 mi

US $1900
Front driver side strut 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
Apr 2012 - Jan 2014
May 2012

76000 mi

US $5500
Replaced broken swaybar bracket 
Jan 2014

US $2700
transfer case 

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

221-horsepower 3.2L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

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

158000 mi

US $540
Front brakes,  one front wheel control arm bushing, small maintenance service 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Arizona, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

116000 mi

US $3250
transmission and motor mounts SBC [stability control] unit 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in North Carolina, United States
- Nov 2009
Mar 2009

68000 mi

US $315
replace transmission wiring harness 
Sep 2009

71000 mi

US $685
replace engine and transmission mounts. 
Nov 2009

73500 mi

US $3800
replace entire suspension system. Airmatic pump and 4 struts. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2015
May 2013

83900 mi

US $2000
Replaced cracked bushing. Replaced leaking intake manifold gasket. Replaced failed third brake light LED strip. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Alabama, United States
Nov 2012 - Oct 2013
Jul 2013

84300 mi

US $200
replaced valve 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Apr 2015 - May 2017
Mar 2015

95000 mi

US $1800
Replace SBC Control Unit (SBC brake system), Drive Belt replacement Replace front end air struts, Air compressor replacement, from strut failure 
May 2017

115000 mi

US $1600
Transmission was stuck in gear. Replaced the conductor plate, wire harness, and speed sensor. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Illinois, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2014
May 2014

45000 mi

US $318
Sounded like a helicopter out front, real low rumbling. I took it to a trusted mechanic and he diagnosed a wheel bearing gone bad. I chose to replace the entire wheel hub assembly. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Arizona, United States
Dec 2016 - Oct 2017
Apr 2017

61000 mi

US $740
Replaced gas tank on extended warranty per Mercedes Benz. Replaced battery and rear brakes as well as routine maintenance and oil change 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Oregon, United States
Jul 2017 - Dec 2017
Jun 2017

113000 mi

US $500
Replaced conductor plate. 
Jul 2017

113000 mi
Needed gas tank replacement, covered by Mercedes 

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

221-horsepower 3.2L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2011 - Apr 2012
Feb 2012

87900 mi

US $600
had to replace two batteries 

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2018
Mar 2011

98000 mi

US $300
Thermostat failed open; car would not maintain proper operating temperature. Thermostat was replaced and problem was resolved. Small transmission fluid leak at electrical connector. Connector was replaced and transmission fluid flushed and replaced. 
May 2011

100000 mi

US $650
Fuel line from tank to engine mounted hi-pressure fuel pump had leak at connection. This fuel leak puddled on the fuel pump and boiled off, causing smoke under the hood. Dealer replaced lines and cleaned mating surface to abate leak. 
Jun 2011

101000 mi

US $560
Trunk mounted DVD Navigation drive failed, causing failure of navigation system. Repalcement of the drive was a used unit restored functionality. 
Sep 2015

160000 mi

US $650
faulty GPS antenna replaced replaced both outer tie rod ends replaced lower ball joints replaced upper ball joints 
Dec 2015

164000 mi

US $250
reprogrammed SBC controller 
Feb 2016

166000 mi

US $35
removed airbag, repaired clock switch due to failed turn signal cancellation mechanism, reinstalled repaired part, reset warnings in computer module 
Apr 2016

167700 mi

US $50
evacuated system, found leak; sealed same; recharged with R134a 
Sep 2016

174000 mi

US $200
replaced the GPS antenna (AGAIN) this time with a generic antenna off ebay, stuffed under package tray. Repair took 15 minutes and cost under $10 (vs.previous $650 repair of SAME PART from dealership) repaired coolant lines moving to radiator for cooling; repair necessary due to corrosion replaced headlight bucket assemblies due to severe yellowing / cloudiness and fading AND due to internal failure of turn signal reflector, causing it to roll around loose inside the headlight bucket 
Oct 2016

174000 mi

US $2100
replaced both ABS rings rear axle replaced alternator and voltage regulator replaced all brake lines under the car' caused by brake line failure at Right Rear wheel, Failure was due to corrosion, enhanced by 10 years of exposure to liberal application of winter road salt in our locality replaced seal washers on all 6 diesel CDI injectors. 3.2L staright 6 suffered from "Black Sludge of Death" disease. 
Aug 2018

185000 mi

US $300
Rear suspension components entirely replaced Replaced front springs Replaced front rotors / drums Repaired / replaced last foot of front brake lines 

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder diesel automatic 2WD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Serbia
Feb 2015 - Mar 2018
Dec 2016

189100 mi

$100
I replaced lower ball joint due to squeeky noise. 
Jun 2017

198400 mi

$250
While driving clear knocking acured...so went to the garage and it turned out it was bad ball joint on stabilizer bar...Than and they replaced brake pads-front, changed oil in differential(I asked that,because I have never changed that) ,and inspected the vehickle...took them just over two hours.. 
Sep 2017

187860 mi

$700
I changed rear shocks due to constant 'chewing' noise... 

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

6-cylinder diesel automatic 2WD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Norway
Feb 2011 - May 2011
May 2011

53320 mi
replaced shock-absorber for a car with air-suspension. 

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Pakistan
Jun 2013 - Sep 2014
Mar 2014

46500 mi
Leakage in the fuel pump under the back seat. Entire fuel pump assembly had to be replaced 

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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Engine not specified

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Virginia, United States
Apr 2014 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

80000 mi
engine mounts 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Spain
Feb 2011 - Nov 2012
Nov 2012

260400 mi
Major transmission breakdown; Metal filings in trans. fluid due to pinion wear. Dealer quoted 8,000 Euro (10,000 U$) for repair. Car handed in exchange for new class C Merc. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2009 - Mar 2010
Oct 2009

51460 mi

C $1200
The HID bulb stopped working! 2 sides. Now all good. Plus new bulbs, 300$ the d2s. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Florida, United States
Sep 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2008

92000 mi

US $350
Keyless door lock failed on driver's side. 

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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

supercharged 469hp 5.4L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Arizona, United States
Jun 2007 - Apr 2017
May 2007

17906 mi
Compressor pulley R&R and re-shimmed. Done under warranty. Low transmission fluid due to transmission leak. Leak found at parking lock seals. Electrohydraulic control unit and parking lock R&R and replaced seals. Covered under WARRANTY, no cost to me. 
Jul 2007

21593 mi
Circulation pump found to be inoperable. DONE UNDER WARRANTY. 
Jul 2008

34133 mi

US $1038
Belt tensioner was found to be faulty. Valve cover gaskets were leaking oil. Replaced gaskets. 
Sep 2008

36101 mi

US $1515
Left front airmatic strut replacement as airmatic strut leaked to failure. A VERY common occurence on these vehicles. DONE UNDER WARRANTY 
Jul 2010

56728 mi

US $790
Left and right side thrust arm balljoint boots torn. Both replaced. 
Jun 2012

77400 mi

US $164
Altenator needed replacing. 
Jan 2013

83720 mi

US $76
Valve cover gaskget replacement. 
May 2013

87480 mi

US $547
Replaced thermostat. Replaced dehydrator and o-rings as well as o-rings going in to the condenser. A/C was blowing hot air intermittently. Evacuated and recharged. Leaking fuel tank and both fuel sending units. This issue has been reported to the NTSB and is an ongoing investigation due to it's widespread nature on the W211 E Class Mercedes. Purge valve was found to be not connected to intake manifold. Replaced purge valve connection (air intake P). Replaced Y-pipe intake pipe. 
Jul 2013

88775 mi

US $1475
3 out of 4 O2 sensors reported to be bad. Replaced all 4. Replaced gas filler cap as check engine light came on for minor purge system leak. 
Aug 2014

97400 mi

US $529
As previously mentioned as a weak engineering point in my review of the E55, the component that went bad was the pressure reservoir on the SBC unit. I found the part on ebay for $529. This would have been a $1100 at the dealer. 
Sep 2014

99000 mi

US $405
As previously mentioned as a weak engineering point in my review of the E55, the component that went bad was the right front airmatic strut. At the dealer this would be a $1500 job. I had mine rebuilt and did the work myself. 
Dec 2016

108000 mi

US $1500
Another airmatic strut failure, terrible system. Instead of replaicing the air strut only to have it fail in 2 years, I replaced all 4 corners with a coilover conversion. All airmatic struts were pulled out. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2015
Mar 2015

153000 mi

US $2300
Airmatic brake system. 

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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

302-horsepower 5.0L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2012 - Nov 2013
Nov 2013

69000 mi
Check ABS system--diagnose reason for warning light; determine covered by warranty and referred for dealer repair 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
May 2011 - Oct 2012
Jul 2011

104000 mi

US $2600
right front shock failed. motor mounts failed.  crankshaft sensor failed. other sensors failed. Car towed twice. 
Jun 2012

118000 mi

US $1200
radio shorted and failed 
Oct 2012

122000 mi

US $3575
radio failed due to short 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Aug 2017
Feb 2011

74100 mi
Center brake light partially burned out. Replaced the assembly. 
Mar 2011

74000 mi
Check engine light on. Engine running erratic. Replaced mass airflow sensor. 
Apr 2011

75000 mi

US $5000
Transmission complete failure. Was determined the radiator had leaked coolant into the transmission 
Oct 2012

93000 mi

US $47
Engine took a few more cranks to start. Check engine light came on. Error code indicated Crank position sensor. Replaced the Crank position sensor 
Jul 2013

98200 mi

US $47
Drivers rear door lock was chattering when locking. Removed the door lock and replaced a broken spring. 
May 2014

102300 mi

US $280
Power steering fluid was leaking from the high pressure hose that goes from the pump to the rack and pinon. Hose was replaced. 
Sep 2016

106000 mi

US $75
Leaking windshield washer fluid from bottom of passenger front fender. Washer hose assembly was leaking. Replaced the washer hose assembly. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Saskatchewan, Canada
Sep 2011 - Sep 2016
May 2012

62480 mi

C $370
Alarm error. Alarm would go off. Warranty company thought since the alarm is integrated with its electronics and the alarm is called a horn they did not pay. They don't fix horns. 
Mar 2013

66960 mi

C $900
Air bag sensor passenger seat. 
Aug 2014

74140 mi

C $1000
hose collapsed. The idler arm/sway bar bushing is an integrated piece. I haven't replaced it yet. The bushing is gone. It is common on these. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2013
Oct 2011

90000 mi

US $1300
Entire front suspension rebuilt, including tie rods, ball joints, struts, & control arms. Driver's door lock hammering - not locking. Cam sensor SBC Brake module timed out. Mercedes Benz extended the warranty period for this item up to 100k miles. Air suspension compressor line failure. Car dropped to a dangerous level while driving. Left front air suspension strut failed, required total replacement. 
Aug 2012

103600 mi

US $2300
Catalytic converter flange was cracked, causing an exhaust leak. Engine mount (hydraulic) leaked, causing engine to not sit level - likely causing the catalytic converter flange to crack. O2 Sensor failed. Replace spark plugs (16) and wires (16) Solenoids (5) in the transmission valve body need to be replaced. O2 Sensor failed (one of the remaining 3 that were not replaced previously). Hood and trunk lid paint was severely cracked, resprayed in OEM base/clear. 
Jul 2013

122000 mi

US $2200
Engine sensors engine mounts exhaust 
Aug 2013

122700 mi

US $1100
Transmission continually locked up in a gear, replaced the 'electrics kit' inside the valve body. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Colorado, United States
Oct 2012 - Sep 2015
Jan 2013

88500 mi

US $300
Exterior mirrors have taken a mind of their own. Change position when colder than 35f when going down the road. 
Feb 2013

89100 mi

US $300
Exterior mirrors have taken a mind of their own. Change position when colder than 35f when going down the road. Dealer unable to fix. I found a factory reset on the instrument control panel and reset to factory settings. No problems since 
Oct 2013

93000 mi

US $3000
check engine light Wipers would not work if turn signal was on to turn left 
Dec 2013

93000 mi

US $250
check engine light .....again 
Mar 2014

95000 mi

US $2500
Check engine light....again. Emission control gate. Also found leaky gas tank filler seal. leaking gas filler tube 
Sep 2015

103000 mi
Keyless door lock on rear driver side door inop 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Michigan, United States
May 2015 - Apr 2016
May 2015

118000 mi

US $400
rusted exhaust pipe 
Jun 2015

118000 mi

US $700
Alternator replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2018 - Jun 2018
May 2018

144000 mi

US $250
Failed inspection, so getting code from my diagnosis computer. I had to replace my egr valve and replace maf sensor. Which allowed the car to finally pass inspection 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Louisiana, United States
Aug 2004 - Jan 2013
Oct 2004

22000 mi
Heater water control valve failed no heat. Repaired under warranty. Crack in ash tray cover repaired under warranty. Brakes pads every 25,000 miles at $450 / axle 
Aug 2007

68000 mi
FRont ball joints failed warranty replaced. 
Nov 2007

71000 mi
SBC pump for primary braking system failed. 7 days in shop for warranty repairs. Estimate cost $2500 pump $1000 Labor Total estimate $3500 
Jan 2008

73000 mi
Ignition switch key failed, Replaced under warranty. Car would start but convenience memory options would not. 
Mar 2008

74500 mi
Driver side door lock actuator motor failure. Replaced under extended warranty 
Mar 2009

81000 mi

US $95
OOPS forgot I changed spark plugs in March. OEM Bosch installed by owner. Also changed fanbelt but found the idle pulley bearing failed. RR Idle pulley bearing. This would have been warranty on the pulley but I had the belt off. 
Apr 2009

83000 mi
Replace airmatic compressor and replace both rear axle air springs. warranty repair. Estimate total cost $3000 
Sep 2009

88500 mi
Both motor mounts failed. Replaced under CPO warranty both engine mounts and transmission mount due to excessive vibration. Engine vibration at Idle. Engine mounts leaking. Both engine mounts replaced and Transmission mount. Engine smooth again. Repaired under extended complete warranty. Estimate for dealer to repair $750 w/o warranty 
Oct 2009

91000 mi

US $59
Fuel cap restraining strap broke. Thought just strap would be replaced. Had to replace entire cap. 
Dec 2010

102000 mi

US $800
Air Suspension Active Handling shock major component replacement. Rear Shock failed leaked oil.  
Apr 2011

107000 mi

US $140
AC quit cooling on 2600 mile trip in desert. Dealer diagnosed suction hose delamination internally, over $1000. Parts not available when time to leave on trip but recharged and system has continued to operate normally. Local dealer to check out for reocc 
Nov 2011

114400 mi

US $1500
Replace airmatic left front airspring/shock. Done buy owner. Replace airmatic left front airspring/shock. Done buy owner. 
May 2012

120500 mi

US $20
Starter drive failed causing poor disengagement of starter. Still working at time of replacement. 
Aug 2012

122800 mi

US $670
Right Airmatic front strut air bladder failed replaced entire strut assembly. 
Nov 2012

125000 mi

US $630
Starter was replaced due to noisy starter drive 90 days ago. This failure was total burn out of the starter which also killed the main battery. Both were replaced. 
Dec 2012

127000 mi

US $450
steering wheel tilt failed full up 
Jan 2013

116000 mi

US $840
The car has dual electrical systems for the electronic brakes. The computer controlling both systems failed and killed the battery at night. Replaced computer. Replaced battery Control module for total electrical system. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Colorado, United States
Sep 2008 - Mar 2013
Apr 2008

3000 mi

US $5000
Replace the CD Changer & Radio 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Florida, United States
Dec 2008 - Jan 2013
Jan 2008

80000 mi
cd player and cd changer not working-not repaired yet 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Tennessee, United States
Aug 2008 - Apr 2009
Sep 2008

103000 mi

US $1200
Brake "collector" (a cylinder that is part of the SBC brake system) had gone bad and had to be replaced. My right front blinker bulb quit working, but would not come unscrewed from the housing. It required taking my front bumper off and replacing the entire housing. 
Apr 2009

118000 mi

US $950
02 and crank sensors replaced. 

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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

221-horsepower 3.2L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New Zealand
Aug 2008 - Mar 2016
Sep 2008

51460 mi

$1000
Replaced front ball joints. 
Aug 2015

83900 mi

$750
Bad shifting and hanging in gears. 
Mar 2016

84320 mi

$500
Forward axilliary battery had dead cell and was draining main battery and causing error messages on control computer resulting in gearbox shifting issues both batteries replaced and error messages cleared and system reset. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
Aug 2008 - Dec 2011
Sep 2008

67000 mi

US $895
Normal check up, but SBC Pump went bad, was replaced under MB extended coverage for this pump. Other work included normal A work up. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2018
Jan 2011

77000 mi

US $873
1-replaced both front lower ball joints; 2-replaced rf lower force control arm assembly including contr arm strut w/bushing & ball joint 
Jul 2011

80000 mi

US $332
replaced left front force control arm strut w/bushing amd ball joint 
Jun 2014

93000 mi

US $80
Window washer fluid was leaking where the hose with the heater unit connects to the pump. Repaired by removing the heater unit from the hose and connected the hose directly to the pump. 
Sep 2014

94000 mi
replaced both rear air springs Replaced air suspension pump assembly/compressor and suspension filter Driver head rest will not raise or lower. Did not fix. Driver seat will not automatically move into pre-set position. Mechanic could not determine exact cause so it was not fixed. Driver's visor will not stay in the "up" position. Decided not to replace. 
Feb 2015

95000 mi

US $296
Replaced the driver's sun visor first reported in 2014 
Nov 2016

102000 mi

US $2080
Brakes went out suddenly. Replaced Sensotronic Brake Control (SBC) Operating Unit to correct. 
Dec 2016

102000 mi

US $263
Replaced ACC Dual heater valve 
Mar 2017

103000 mi

US $176
right front headlight Xenon low beam out/replaced bulb 
Oct 2017

106000 mi

US $1751
Left front air strut would not rise. It failed. Replaced left front air strut assy. $1,130 Brake warning light message. Replaced brake lamp switch. $72 and related labor for checking why brake warning message sometimes came on, then went away---$105---total investigation labor and cost to replace brake lamp switch--72+105=$177. Replaced both upper ball joints. $314---plus wheel alignment due to replacing either ball joints or left front strut assy--$130 
May 2018

108022 mi

US $778
replaced crankshaft position sensor replaced left front lower control arm and related 4 wheel alignment 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2010 - Aug 2014
Sep 2010

77000 mi

US $500
Replaced failed generator 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Virginia, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

108000 mi

US $2000
SBS System Failure 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Washington, United States
Jul 2014 - Mar 2018
Apr 2015

62200 mi

US $300
front wheel bearings changed 
Aug 2015

63700 mi

US $450
Lock actuator motor in driver's door changed 
Dec 2016

75000 mi

US $145
Battery warning light but battery and alternator were ok. No definitive cause found but some computer updates added. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Maryland, United States
Apr 2015 - Mar 2018
Apr 2015

141000 mi

US $2800
Replace ABS Bar needed to e replaced 
Oct 2016

165800 mi

US $300
Warning light indicating brakes instructing me to take to shop. Gone more than a week. When I got it back the warning lights were gone. No mention of any charges on the statement so I don't know what, if any, work was done. Warning message back in Feb. 
Jan 2017

167000 mi
I brought the car in for possible resolution of slipping transmission. MB diagnosed as firmware fix and kept my car for almost a week. 
Feb 2017

165000 mi
Passenger-side mirror wouldn't tilt with transmission in reverse after transmission firmware update. Analog clock wouldn't sync with digital input after transmission firmware update. 
Mar 2018

174000 mi

US $700
Batteries died. After replacing both, the batteries were dead 2 days later. Took b the va to shop 2 more times. Diagnosed as an open switch but decided to live with issue. Make certain I drive car every day and place batteries on trickle charge twice a week. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
- Dec 2006
Dec 2006

49000 mi
Heater core malfunctioned and brought in for warranty repair. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

120000 mi

US $400
Software reset 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Washington, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2018
Jan 2012

87000 mi
I got a message stating "brakes, visit workshop" I had an independant garage pull the full code with the STAR diagnostic system to find the SBC unit was beyond is lifespan. Dealer replace no charge to me. New unit functions quieter than old. I got a message stating "brakes, visit workshop" I had an independant garage pull the full code with the STAR diagnostic system to find the SBC unit was beyond is lifespan. Dealer replace no charge to me. New unit functions quieter than old. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Massachusetts, United States
May 2011 - Nov 2013
Jun 2011

101000 mi
flaky wiper function, bad turn/wiper switch 
Jun 2012

110000 mi

US $2081
Replace rear coil springs (broken). Replace front control arm bushings and one ball joint. 4 wheel alignment plus anual service 
Aug 2012

111200 mi

US $346
replace EGR valve 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2012 - Dec 2012
Aug 2012

88600 mi

C $245
the codes had to be reset because the dash message said go to shop for brakes 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Oct 2017
Aug 2009

39000 mi
Car was leaking oil. Dealer said it was the transmission fluid sensor. Drivers side vents never blew cold air. Don't know what they did but they fixed it. 
Sep 2012

62000 mi
Car was having a jolt and vibration thru the steering wheel while braking. Independent mechanic said it was due to warped rotors and also the SBC pump had reached its threshold but was still covered under warranty. 
May 2013

68700 mi
SBC pump was going out. 
Jul 2015

94800 mi

US $1200
water pump failed 

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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Great Britain
Oct 2010 - Jun 2014
Apr 2011

31000 mi
The thermostat gasket was leaking, it was thought at first to be head gasket.  I was also advised that i required front near side suspension leg, two rear suspension legs, rear brake pads, front brake pads and discs, and a service. 
Jun 2011

31000 mi
Required a software update for the brakes, SBS message came up while driving in a car park, and applied the brakes. 
Mar 2014

35750 mi
Engine management light was lit, star diagnostics said it was cam sensor Cam Sensor plus sender unit 

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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Florida, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
Sep 2009

54000 mi

US $1900
Replaced the main and auxiliary batteries ourselves then went for service because electrical still acting up (car going dead). The computer diagnostic found no electrical problem, all batteries and systems functioning. Car still sitting dead in my garage. Headlight. 
Jul 2010

55000 mi

US $2300
Battery would lose charge within 24 hrs. Repaired air conditioning control unit, which was discharging the battery. Also replaced oil sensor unit and front control module, which were faulty. 

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