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Mercedes-Benz E-Class repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (5%)

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (10%)

$1000 - $2499 (29%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (23%)

< $100 (18%)

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Chart based on 248 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 577hp 5.5L V8 7-speed shiftable automatic AWD

16200 mi Took the car in for new tires and the dealer found a bushing that "looked distorted". They replaced the bushing and performed a four wheel alignment under warranty. I consider this fantastic service. 

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2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 195hp 2.1L I4 Diesel 7-speed shiftable automatic AWD

55000 mi

US $1500
Wheel alignment and tire replacement. 

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2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

4000 mi Power steering failed & warning light came on. 

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2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

44000 mi

US $525
Front passenger control arm needed camber bolt to get into alignment.  

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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 402hp 4.7L V8 7-speed shiftable automatic AWD

2170 mi Replaced the wheel bearings 

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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 210hp 3.0L V6 Diesel 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

56000 mi

US $200
Alignment completed for the 3rd time. 
58900 mi Power steering pump 

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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

48360 mi

$1300
Replacement of front and rear absorbers and linkages. 

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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

382-horsepower 5.5L V8 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

21000 mi Rear air suspension 
30400 mi rear airmatic shocks 

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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

382-horsepower 5.5L V8 7-speed shiftable automatic AWD

25000 mi Airmatic system out of tolerance, replaced. 
81000 mi

US $975
Front left (driver's side) AirMatic shock failed and broke. When that happens red light goes on and the car advises you to stop driving. The suspension goes down to its lowest point and the tire rubs the fender housing. The shock had to be replaced. 
82000 mi Front wheel bearings need to be replaced. 
26000 mi Replacement of air shocks and front struts 

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Engine not specified

2000 mi Suspension continues to collapse after a few days. 
91120 mi

$1700
Replaced Lower Linkage Arm, Engine Mounts etc. 

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 228hp 3.0L V6 Diesel 7-speed shiftable automatic AWD

118420 mi

$1150
Right front Air suspension strut leaking, replaced 

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 181hp 1.8L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

29000 mi

$7000
Power steering. 

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

518-horsepower 6.2L V8 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

23000 mi Pump replaced on air suspension system. 

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

382-horsepower 5.5L V8 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

35000 mi air suspension system developed a leak and car went down to the fenders. 
11000 mi Air suspension was leaking air, the dealer replaced the part; everything is fine now. 
135000 mi

US $2400
Rear Air shocks plus valve assembly 

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

382-horsepower 5.5L V8 7-speed shiftable automatic AWD

3000 mi vibration of steering on turning at slow speeds. Check front suspension for 4-matic (all-wheel-drive system) lubrication, successful adjustment. 
121000 mi

US $1
Wire rubbed and frayed to AIRMATIC purge valve. 

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

86000 mi

US $250
Mis-diagnosed and replaced the power steering pump. Still had the noise. Turns out it was the ac compressor bearing thanx to a seized up clutch 
53000 mi

US $540
Changed worn sway bar and sway bar end links 
34000 mi

US $110
Power steering fluid was leaking. An "O" ring need to be replaced. 
36000 mi

US $911
Power steering leaking. Replaced pump and reservoir. 
43000 mi

US $300
Alignment pull to the right. Had to take it to an alignment shop 3 times. Finally installed "Crash Bolt" to pull up the caster on the front right wheel. Alignment pull to the right. Had to take it to an alignment shop 3 times. Finally installed "Crash Bolt" to pull up the caster on the front right wheel. 
83000 mi Power steering pump faulty and had to be replaced. 

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

10000 mi Defective Front Shock Absorber - it was replaced. 
29000 mi Squealing-squeaking sound when turning left. Due to a shim problem for strut bearing that was replaced. The problem was recognized by MB in a Tech Service Bulletin, and repair was done in accordance with the bulletin. 

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

228-horsepower 3.0L V6 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

51460 mi

¤2500
wobbly wheel. replace tie rod 

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2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 188hp 3.0L V6 Diesel 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

129900 mi

€1800
front shock absorbers end of life 

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2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

382-horsepower 5.5L V8 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

49700 mi

US $1600
AirMatic air suspension pump failed, required replacement 
135000 mi

US $1222
Replace passenger front strut 
138817 mi

US $1114
Airmatic compressor failure, replaced with reman'd unit. 
76000 mi

US $3650
Airmatic shock on left front began leaking. Replaced both front Airmatic shocks. 
106000 mi

US $860
Replaced front passenger side airmatic strut 

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2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

21300 mi

US $495
I felt alignment out of spec and had the system checked. They replaced 3 bolts and said it's done but I still got the same problem. Figured out that E-Class "drifts" more than normal becuase of light steering. Common occurrence. 
69700 mi

US $1800
Went in for regular 70K service. Front lower control arm bushing were diagnosed as failed and needed immediate replacement as tires were getting mis-aligned. (Inside tread was at lowest limit). Replaced as advised - both sides. 
45700 mi Started to notice front tire wear, tire shop said wheel bearings worn. Dealer checked and said it is normal wear and tear. 
45000 mi

US $390
Heard knocking sound over speed bumps and rough road. Both left and right struts replaced under extended warranty 
57000 mi Creaking and kncking noise over noise over speed bumps. Strut replaced...again! 
73000 mi

US $1000
both control arms replaced 

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2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

228-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

97340 mi

C $1000
Damaged tie-rod. Replaced unit. 

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2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 210hp 3.0L V6 Diesel 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

74000 mi

US $685
replaced worn front control arms and bushings 
71500 mi Replaced worn front wheel bearings left and right Replace front struts and rear shocks due to tire wear and poor ride handling. 
109000 mi

US $200
Alignment 

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2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 168hp 2.1L I4 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

126000 mi

£180
Replacement of tie-rod ends 

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2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

507-horsepower 6.2L V8 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

40700 mi

US $5000
replaced tires and bushings 

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2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

382-horsepower 5.5L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

90700 mi

US $800
Front passenger air shock replaced 
105000 mi

US $1763
Driver side front air suspension replaced. 

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2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

100 mi Bad steering wheel sensor triggered ESP warning light to come on and stay on until the vehicle was restarted. Functionally, ESP worked fine. 
9000 mi Steering wheel position sensor. 
131000 mi

US $700
Replaced worn shocks and struts 
145000 mi

US $120
Lower control arms, spring arms, sway bar links, ball joints and camber bolts 

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2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

73160 mi

C $2300
Replaced both lower control arms, which were worn out and causing uneven wear on tires. 
104000 mi Replaced wheel bearing assembly covered under warranty. Sold the car in June. 

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2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

65100 mi

US $500
Short in air suspension wiring affecting rear load levelong 
94500 mi

US $150
Air suspension leak 

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2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 208hp 3.0L V6 Diesel 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

68000 mi

US $400
Replace both front struts. Rubber was deteriorated and coming apart. 
96000 mi

US $2000
Ball joints, connecting rods top plate. 
85000 mi

US $850
Lower ball joints discovered worn beyond margins regarding state safety inspection too much wheel play 
96100 mi

US $800
Front end Ball Joints needed replacing 
103100 mi rear springs replaced 
128000 mi

US $1900
tie-rod replacement 

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2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

507-horsepower 6.2L V8 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

62400 mi Suspension light on; no repair other than replace sensor. 
71460 mi

R 1000
Drivers side Air Shock failed while car was on the lift doing service. Drivers Air shock removed and refurbished. 
89900 mi

R 17000
Heard a Ceraking noise in suspension over speed bumps. Inspected suspension and found ball joint worn. Replaced drivers side lower ball joint with arm. 

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2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

382-horsepower 5.5L V8 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

25600 mi Steering Rack creaking. Known TSB. Replaced parts under warranty. 

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2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

382-horsepower 5.5L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

107000 mi

US $500
Front passenger airbag would not hold air. Replaced the shock. 

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2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

47000 mi

US $510
Front end out of alignment, causing abnormal tire wear. Shop says, "They all do that." 
102000 mi Negative camber on all 4 wheels. Front wheels have MB extension installed, but still have negative camber. Tires wear unevenly and do not last as long as they should. No further adjustment is possible. 
32000 mi Took vehicle to dealership looking for possible issues. Because original warranty about to expire. Independent mechanic coached me on possible issues. They replaced control arm bushing, transmission mount. 
82000 mi

US $500
Front lower ball joints replaced 
116000 mi

US $2500
and a control arm bushing 
67300 mi

US $2354
strut rods, bushings, 
133000 mi

US $975
Front lower control arms and torque strut bushings replaced on both sides due to split torque strut bushings 
128000 mi

US $499
Left/right lower ball joint replaced 
27742 mi Replaced left front tire; belts separated. Performed 4-wheel alignment. Replaced (2) upper transverse control arm joints. Replaced right front strut. Replaced sunroof seal; discolored. Synchronised sunroof closing program. 
92000 mi

US $1400
worn bearings; repack 

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2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

9262 mi LF axle boot replacement. Left seat software module repair. Both on warranty 

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2006.5 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 168hp 2.1L I4 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

147000 mi

£102
Front Suspension Leg, Broken n/s/f spring. Replace both front springs 
158000 mi

£150
replaced pipe 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

88000 mi

US $3000
bushings. 
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. 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

103000 mi

US $3800
Rear airbag failure on both rear wheels 
150500 mi

US $871
third party warranty paid $1565 for replacement of a wheel bearing, front thrust arms and bushings, front stabilizer bar 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

183000 mi

US $400
Dealer said 1700 ..local gas station made repair for $400..dealer wanted to replace shocks 
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. 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

116000 mi

US $2300
Front spring sagging, rear spring cracked. Replace front struts, and rear springs plus front upper ball joint 
72200 mi

US $1012
Front ball joints, one front control arm, S-belt, alignment. 
39000 mi

US $139
Worn tie-rod end discovered during new tire alignment 
62000 mi

US $244
Front bushing 
29241 mi Replaced right side upper ball joint 
69000 mi

US $253
Replaced Loose Right Front Lower Ball Joint 
80600 mi

US $269
Replaced left front lower ball joint 
103000 mi

US $1000
Broken Spring Replaced - Right Front. Caused by hitting curb. 
81000 mi

US $480
Replaced lower right ball joint 
129000 mi

US $2000
replace front spring, tie rod ends, sway bar bushings 
98000 mi

US $680
replaced front struts and rear shocks 
101000 mi

US $1063
WORN OUT TIE ROD, BALL JOINTS ETC. 
146000 mi

US $2000
Changed springs and shocks to refresh ride quality 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

88000 mi

US $1200
Rear Air Springs 
92000 mi

US $1600
Front air shocks replaced 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

125000 mi

US $550
Cracked sway bar. Might have been caused by hitting a pot hole this spring 
144000 mi

US $650
Cracked sway bar 
158600 mi

US $1200
Replace sway bar which broke during a hard landing due to road conditions 
163010 mi

US $2995
Replaced rear [suspension] air bags 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

53000 mi Left front ball joint replaced. 
105000 mi

US $518
Replace torque strut bushings 
121000 mi

US $380
Power steering hose had small leak 
97800 mi

US $6000
Replaced various ball joints 
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 
73500 mi

US $330
replace both front torques strut bushings at dealer for cost 
1100 mi steering pump failure 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

58700 mi

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

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

137000 mi

US $890
Power steering filter clogged 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

143000 mi

US $1600
New struts, transmission and differential flush, oil change, replaced breather. 
144000 mi

US $1600
Replaced front lower control arm bushing (severe cracking) 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

123000 mi

US $1485
Front stabilizer bars replaced 
75000 mi

US $500
Changed control arms 
55000 mi

US $520
Replace left and right lower balljoints 
234000 mi

US $2300
Replaced front struts, body control module, and other suspension parts. 
74700 mi suspension 
46900 mi

US $1000
ball joints needed replacing; total with new secondary battery and normal service was $1246.34 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

108000 mi

US $600
Airmatic system failing, motor makes noise and bags leak overnight every night 
95000 mi left front air spring assembly. this make twice for this one replaced. part under warranty by arnott. 
76000 mi

US $3000
Rear subframe replacement. Rear shock/spring replacement. 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

23000 mi

US $450
front strut failed, mercedes covered parts due to low miles but not labor 
96000 mi

US $650
Noise hear from front end while driving. New steering rods, and new struts installed. 
187500 mi

US $3000
Leaking rear airbag. Mechanic recommended replacing all airbag suspension with coil springs 
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. 
88700 mi

¤500
Airmatic suspension issues 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

119000 mi

US $700
Upper ball joints replaced 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

29980 mi

$200
Right upper arm noisy. Replaced with aftermarket part 

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Engine not specified

168000 mi

US $2000
air shock leak 
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

193700 mi

US $2400
Failed left front wheel bearing. Replaced bearing, drive shaft, other parts. 
93800 mi

US $1100
Collapse of left front air suspension strut. 
120280 mi

C $4000
Busted joint in front suspension (not sure which) . Was required to pass safety. 
144000 mi

US $1200
Air Compressor for Airmatic system was bad as well as a few sensors 
148000 mi

US $2000
Suspension air bags had to be replaced 
89000 mi

US $200
purchased car with AIRmatic issues 

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

155000 mi Air bag for suspension blew out on right rear wheel 
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. 
114000 mi

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

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

85000 mi

US $1610
1. replaced left front sway bar end link. ($310.00)  
90000 mi

US $450
R/R left front shock absorber (strut). 
166000 mi

US $5500
Front left wheel sag 

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

136000 mi

US $700
Airmatic driver's side front strut failed. Replaced with rebuilt unit. 
91000 mi

US $3000
Air shocks leaking required replacement 
91200 mi

US $1267
Front airmatic strut leak 
76000 mi

US $500
Air shock blew out 
94000 mi

US $150
Replaced control arm, worn out bushing. 
103000 mi

US $250
Replace L/R air strut due to previous strut failure. 
114000 mi

US $200
Replace ball joints 
52250 mi

US $670
Ball joints worn and replaced. 

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

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

76000 mi

US $5500
Replaced broken swaybar bracket 
167300 mi

US $1900
Front driver side strut 

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

83900 mi

US $2000
Replaced cracked bushing. 
73500 mi

US $3800
replace entire suspension system. Airmatic pump and 4 struts. 
158000 mi

US $540
one front wheel control arm bushing, small maintenance service 
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. 
95000 mi

US $650
Replace front end air struts, Air compressor replacement, from strut failure 

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

160000 mi

US $650
replaced both outer tie rod ends replaced lower ball joints replaced upper ball joints 
185000 mi

US $300
Rear suspension components entirely replaced Replaced front springs 

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder diesel automatic 2WD

189100 mi

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

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

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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

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 
56728 mi

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

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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

90000 mi

US $1300
Entire front suspension rebuilt, including tie rods, ball joints, struts, & control arms. Air suspension compressor line failure. Car dropped to a dangerous level while driving. Left front air suspension strut failed, required total replacement. 
74140 mi

C $1000
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. 
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. 
104000 mi

US $2000
right front shock failed. 
68000 mi FRont ball joints failed warranty replaced. 
83000 mi Replace airmatic compressor and replace both rear axle air springs. warranty repair. Estimate total cost $3000 
102000 mi

US $800
Air Suspension Active Handling shock major component replacement. Rear Shock failed leaked oil.  
114400 mi

US $1500
Replace airmatic left front airspring/shock. Done buy owner. Replace airmatic left front airspring/shock. Done buy owner. 
122800 mi

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

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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

51460 mi

$1000
Replaced front ball joints. 
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. 
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 
80000 mi

US $332
replaced left front force control arm strut w/bushing amd ball joint 
94000 mi

US $521
replaced both rear air springs Replaced air suspension pump assembly/compressor and suspension filter 
106000 mi

US $1751
Left front air strut would not rise. It failed. Replaced left front air strut assy. $1,130 Replaced both upper ball joints. $314---plus wheel alignment due to replacing either ball joints or left front strut assy--$130 
108022 mi

US $444
replaced left front lower control arm and related 4 wheel alignment 
141000 mi

US $2800
Bar needed to e replaced 
62200 mi

US $300
front wheel bearings changed 
110000 mi

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

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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

31000 mi 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. 

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2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

174000 mi

US $760
Replaced both front wheel bearings, oil change 

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2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

202000 mi

US $150
replaced inner tie rod ends,replaced all brake pads 
145900 mi Upper Control Arms 
170100 mi

US $500
Rear shock absorber. 

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2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

275-horsepower 4.3L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

74000 mi

US $944
Ball joints needed replacement 

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2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

275-horsepower 4.3L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

55000 mi

US $520
Replace power steering pump 
75000 mi

US $400
suspension 

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2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

160000 mi

US $300
Front coils springs 

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2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

108000 mi

US $180
Remove & replace rear shock absorbers with aftermarket Bilstein B4 units 
108800 mi

US $1053
Steering rack leaking. Steering rack replaced with a rebuilt unit. 
126300 mi

US $652
Replace lower ball joints. Previouse replacement Lemforder ball joints only lasted 40K miles Replaced OE front shocks with aftermarket Bilstein Touring Class (B4) units 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

175500 mi

US $2000
Both original rear self-leveling suspension "accumulators" were leaking hydraulic fluid, giving the car an unbearably harsh ride quality Decided to replace both front shocks as well with OEM Bilsteins 
210000 mi Control arms & bushings 
160300 mi

US $160
Leaking steering pump 
69300 mi

US $4000
Front ball joints, rear shocks, Lower control arm bushings, steering bushing, tie rods(inner+outer) 
110800 mi

US $900
Corrosion of lines containing steering fluid and rear hydraulic suspension, needed replacing. 
116000 mi

US $500
Lower control arm bushings worn out, causing pulling and uneven tire wear. Both bushings replaced, problem solved. 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

349-horsepower 5.4L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

156000 mi

US $1500
Replace all 4 shocks 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

275-horsepower 4.3L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

240211 mi

US $1500
Replaced front shocks and front upper control arms to ameliorate a pothole-induced clunk from right front. Four-wheel alignment also performed at this time. 
249000 mi

US $200
Replace both outer tie rods and align 
277000 mi

US $160
Recently installed both lower ball joints. Did the work myself. Cost about 85 bucks for the parts, had it aligned for 75 bucks, and bought 4 new tires, at about 600 bucks for the 4. 
315000 mi

US $20
Replaced rf wheel bearing. 
316500 mi

US $200
Both upper control arm/ball joint assemblies 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

275-horsepower 4.3L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

173000 mi

US $1000
Tire wear (feathering) on front passenger side. Caused by worn suspension components, i.e. lower ball joints. 
156000 mi

US $1100
Replaced front coil springs, left front was broken. 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

95000 mi

US $1200
FRONT END NEED TO BE REPLACED WEAR PROBLEM  
247000 mi

US $1200
Power steering pump failed. 
93000 mi

US $2000
And ball joint. 
93000 mi Although I didn't have any known problems I went in for their free safety inspection. I was told that both front ball joints have some play in them. The tech said this is very common. 
96000 mi Second tech also said I needed new ball joints. Then I got my preferred tech, and he said the other two techs were trying to "hose" me. The other two techs are no longer working there. 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

118100 mi

US $751
replace left and right tie rod ends 
126000 mi

US $600
Replace rear springs and shocks. 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

94860 mi

C $1900
Left-front wheel bearing heat-fused to hub, severely hamping wheel rotation. Two parts could not be separated in shop, whole assembly replaced. 

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2000 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Engine not specified

117000 mi

US $300
heard noise when turning steering wheel, power steering fluid leak, changed 4 seals, 300 total cost. 

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2000 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

118580 mi

$1800
Body noise over bums. Front and rear shocks and chassis rubber absorbers. 
127100 mi

C $2400
suspension, steering,  wheel bearing and parking brake 
127100 mi One broken rear spring,  
79100 mi

US $1000
new rear springs, rotors 
88000 mi

US $830
Replace broken front springs 
255000 mi

US $1700
Replaced front swaybar bushings & links Replaced front struts and springs. Common wear point for these W210 vehicles 

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2000 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

275-horsepower 4.3L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

160000 mi

US $1923
Replaced springs that were getting worn down. First time springs replaced and car is 11 years old, so I'm quite happy with how long they lasted me. :) When in for new springs, they found that the left-front spring perch was severely rusted and about to fail, so they had to replace that too. This really increased the bill, so I'm quite unhappy that this wasn't properly noticed previously. 
178000 mi

US $200
Had started having a real bad squeaking noise from the right rear of the vehicle. Ended up having to replace both rear shocks. Squeaking noise was still occurring, so I took the car back and had it diagnosed/repaired again. Dealer gave me a good discount on this trip, since they hadn't completely fixed the problem the first time. They also fixed my water pump. 

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2000 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

99000 mi

US $3000
Simply fixed the problem (wheel bearing). Tie-rod ends. 
155000 mi

US $300
bad rear lower control arm bushings. changed rear wheel bearings also to try to eliminate 40 mph hum which occurs after driving 1 mile but goes away. 

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2000 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

90000 mi

US $1700
repack and replace R outer tire rod end 

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1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Engine not specified

98000 mi

US $600
I initially took the car in for battery replacement and what I thought was power steering pump failure. (found leaking hose)  
144000 mi

US $750
Ball joints replaced. 
166200 mi

US $4500
Replaced stabilizer bars or end links Shocks, lower control arms, bushings 

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1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder diesel automatic AWD

145000 mi

US $30
Replaced lower control arm camber bolts. 

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1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

122760 mi

C $1000
replace wheel bushing 
317000 mi

US $250
Replace CV Joint Boots only due to wear 

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1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

126700 mi

US $175
Replaced both front springs after discovering that both were broken. 
136700 mi

A $127
severe failure in hydraulic hose from pump to chassis in power steer/ self level suspension ( smoke from spray on exhaust hid adjoining car) M/B "no part in Australia"local hydraulic Co fabricated one I removed and replaced 
141980 mi

C $1500
front suspension spring perch failed and collapsed front end  
155820 mi

C $200
noticed during oil change 

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1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Engine not specified

156000 mi

US $60
replaced front bushings 
185780 mi

C $200
Upper body mount for FR shock rusted away and had to be replaced. I was told that this repair was common for cars in Canada. 

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1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

236000 mi

US $250
Needed new bushings up front 

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Suspension Problems

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