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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 transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (12%)

$1000 - $2499 (22%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (20%)

< $100 (34%)

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Chart based on 172 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 241hp 2.0L I4 9-speed shiftable automatic RWD

20130 mi Vibration and drone at highway speeds. Dealer used "chassis ear system" to diagnose the final drive (differential) as being the source. Replaced diff. 

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2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

32000 mi Uncomfortable 2-3 upshift. Ran diagnostics and updated software for engine and transmission. 

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2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 201hp 2.1L I4 Diesel 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

1240 mi A mild snatch when auto gear dropped from 4th to 3rd. 

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2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

10000 mi Transmission clunks when shifting from 3->2. Taken to the dealer 3 times, still not right. Taking it back in again this week. 
18000 mi Transmission clunks. Since last time it only clunks shifting 4->3. They've tried numerous things. They have offered to buy back the car, as they have others for this, but I'd rather they just fix this one. 
25600 mi They tried software updates... Worked well for 2 whole days... 

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2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

36000 mi Outer transfer case bearing was making a noise related to speed. Dealer ordered and replaced entire transmission. There is a service program for all 4-Matic Mercedes relating to this issue due to tolerance stacking. 

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2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

6000 mi shifter became unresponsive after a few seconds of starting car. you'd have to select a gear quickly or you couldn't, nor could you select another. the only way to get back into park was by opening the door. trans needed a "software update" 

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2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

23000 mi Rough downshifts from 5th to 4th. Reset adaptable trans module. Did not fix. 
26000 mi Rough downshifts from 5th to 4th and sometimes 4th to 3rd. There was a code stored in the system and the dealer was instructed by MBUSA to teplace the torque converter, which they did. This fix was not successful. 
27000 mi Transmission slipping on accelerating downshifts, rough decelerating downshifts from 5-4 and sometimes 4-3. 
42000 mi Transmission slipping. 

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2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

48000 mi Second trip: Replaced the transmission control module. New torque converter installed. 
48000 mi New transmission installed. Vehicle was returned today so too early to assess the fix. It was at the shop for roughly 10 days, but we were provided a loaner each time, so no problem. Fingers crossed. Dealership was very accommodating. 

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2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

7000 mi Jerks between 1st and 3rd gear and 4th to 5th gear. Have had this problem since I received the car. They have no solution for it except to reprogram it and that only lasts for about a month and then it goes back to old routine. Worst trans in any car I have ever owned. According to MBUSA they are aware of the problem but have no solution for it. 

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2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

52000 mi Clutch kit in transfer case had to be replaced twice. First time vehicle was in the shop for 48 hrs the next time (7-10 days later) a full week. 

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2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

22000 mi Rough gearshift 5->4, sw update didn't help, so the car was taken to adjust the gearbox to the dealer 

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2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

34000 mi 1st barely touch gearshift handle on column it would either go into reverse or shift to a lower gear!!!! 

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2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

23200 mi vibration when turning slowly planetary gear replace 4matic 
42000 mi

US $1000
Transfer case sealed, planetary gears replaced because the car vibrates strongly when turning left or right at low speed 
35000 mi Loud whine coming from drive shaft or back of transmission. Heard it driving home from the dealership the first day. The Mercedes field representative told me it was a "characteristic" of the car so they could avoid triggering the California lemon law by making a third repair attempt. When I pointed out that neither I nor the service manager found this "characteristic" on any other E-Class MB he just kept repeating it was a "characteristic" and they could do nothing. I finally determined it was the bearings in the center support of the two-piece drive shaft and got rid of the POS automobile. 

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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 550hp 5.5L V8 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

47000 mi

US $395
Readapted wet clutch system via software manipulation 

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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

25000 mi vibration passing through 1500 rpm regardless of gear. 
27300 mi vibration passing through 1500 rpm regardless of gear. 

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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

48360 mi Torque converter was replaced. Had to wait for parts to come. Transmission had to be dropped to get part replaced. Intelligent Servo Module (ISM) failed and needed to be replaced and reprogrammed. 

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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

29000 mi warning "proceed to workshop, do not shift" on dash. Software update to transmission to solve 

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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

34700 mi Pan gasket failed, causing a leak 

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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

82000 mi Rear differential has failed and is making a humming or whirring sound. 

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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

57900 mi Update software 
39300 mi

US $900
Transmission leaking at the plug drain. Inspected, found that dealership had not installed the proper part on the plug drain to keep it from leaking. Proper part installed, transmission fluid topped off. 
72000 mi

US $149
Trans was leaking fluid droplets. Dealer traced problem to bad plug in the drain hole, replaced with redesigned part. A follow-up visit the next month showed no further leakage. 
74000 mi

US $3700
Transmission gasket leaking. Gasket replaced. 

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

55000 mi

US $100
Intermittent issue that prevented me from putting transmission into "PARK". On several occasions, I press park on trans stalk and it wouldn't shift out of "D". Had to shift to "N", and restart engine. Safety issue!!!!! 
54300 mi Rear axle seal leaking. Repaired under CPO warranty 

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

125000 mi

US $250
I felt like the transmission took to long to shift between R and D. They found nothing wrong, but updated the software for engine and transmission. 
9300 mi Transfer case oil leak on e550 4matic. 

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

39900 mi Rear seal leakage on 4 matic drive train 
21040 mi Mechanic found a tranny leaking on a transfer case. Car was out of warranty, wrote a letter to mercedes canada if they can fix the leak for free (goodwill). Brought the car for inspection, after 2 weeks called me back and they will cover. 
56300 mi Torque converter and transmission complete failure 
49000 mi Vibration when turning caused by "looseness" in the transfer case. They ran a procedure which "tightened everything up"... 
85000 mi

US $3700
Transfer case bearing failure 
100000 mi

US $1000
Transmission failed. Total rebuild requited 
58000 mi

US $2500
Replaced transmission; unable to repair. 

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2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

100500 mi

€177
Slight shiver when accelerating gently. Reverse takes 2-5 seconds to engage. 

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2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 168hp 2.1L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual RWD

8138 mi Replaced clutch 

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2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

64000 mi

US $800
Transmission control unit failed. Replaced. 
36700 mi Continued problems with transmission control unit. Installer did not connect fully and tcu became disconnected 
65500 mi

US $900
Sensor 
79000 mi

US $1000
Axels replaced. The repair had to be done twice, but was not charged for the 2nd repair 

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2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

27300 mi Transmission was very slow to shift from D to R (more than 7 seconds) Dealer found no trouble codes at this time, therefore could not diagnose or find a problem 
29200 mi Transmission still had major delay going into Reverse, up to 8 seconds, This time tech confirmed, and found update to software, updated and now shifts with no delay. 
45000 mi

US $390
Unpredictable hard downshift when coasting to a stop. Dealer says check engine light would be on if there were a problem. They could not duplicate the issue. 
66000 mi

US $1800
Pump replaced in transmission 
90000 mi

US $3500
Rear end replaced 

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2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

41300 mi

US $1400
differential started making a loud roaring noise. Dealer determined it was bad and replaced it 
53000 mi Transmission fluid leak 
79000 mi

US $2900
Rear end noise problem that started early this year continued even after replacing the LR wheel bearing. Shop that replaced the wheel bearing was unable to locate the noise. Noise started becoming worse and 1st shop was unavailable - took car to dealer. Source was identified as the differential. Replaced. Noise is gone. 

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2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

38000 mi Car was loosing power in gear. Engine would rev but car would not move. Dealership replaced valve body 
45000 mi

US $1300
Replaced CV joint and bearing 

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2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

74000 mi

US $1700
car wasn't shifting into gear properly. computer tranmission valve body was replaced and everything now works fine. 
75320 mi

R 1000
Gearbox seal leaking. Replaced seal. While on test drive gearbox oil pump failed. Apparently this is a common failure when the gearbox is disturbed or drained, as much as I dont understand. Oil pump replaced with new generation needle bear. 
87420 mi

R 1386
Gearbox bump into reverse or drive and stuck in limp mode. For a while you could switch off and restart and it would work, Then failed completely. Gearbox contact plate speed sensor failure. Required contact plate replacement in the gearbox with adaption and codoing. 
89900 mi

R 17000
Gearbox in limp mode. Bump into drive and reverse. Will not change out of 2ND gear. Speed sensor on Contact plate failed. Contact plate replaced with reconditioned unit. This was a fail. Ultimately took three units before it would work. Also proper adaption had to be completed using STAR to resolve gear changing. Mercedes dealership would not supply genuine part unless done in their workshop. Yet they also use same shop I used to program.Their quote almost three times the amount. Later found we could buy the genuine plate via a gearbox spares company for the same price of the recon unit. 

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2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

56800 mi 4-3 downshift problems. replaced rebuilt trans 
60200 mi No shifting. Req Valve Body & TCM + 3&4 gear bands. Initial repair not successful, went back the following week. 
21010 mi Replace ruptured transmission line seal causing leak under brisk acceleration and heavy white smoke while driving. 

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2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

50000 mi Torque converter failed 
63000 mi

US $3560
As I drove up to airport terminal to pick up family at 1AM car started shaking, died on the spot. Had to pay for tow to my home at 2 am, rent car with baby in tow, have Mercedes Roadside tow to dealer next morning. Transmission, just out of warranty. 
64300 mi Service manager took the car home, due to continuing problems with the transmission. Mercedes covered the repairs this time, because same problem has happened three times. Otherwise $6,500. 
45000 mi tranny stuck in 1st gear. drove to dealer, they replace solenoid package and reprogram package. 
68000 mi

US $1500
Transmission not shifting properly: stuck in a low gear: replaced transmission controller, $800. 
88000 mi

US $2120
transmission would not shift above 3rd gear. had it towed in--conductor plate had to be replaced 
74000 mi

US $1100
Worn flex disks 
99000 mi

US $1300
Replaced failed conductor plate 

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2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

27000 mi grinding noise when turning [left, right, forward, reverse] 
35700 mi

US $470
bad vibration > 50 mph; tech checked balance, found 10g each real wheel. note: has less noticeable bent [?] 
44000 mi

US $692
low speed vibration caused by transfer case. unit serviced to correct problem. transmission pilot bushing leaking. bushing replaced to correct problem. 
52000 mi Vibrations from Power Train When Cornering and/or Shuddering When Making Sharp Turns at Low Speeds Vibrations from Power Train [same as previous]. 2009 TSB indicated transfer case to be replaced if 2nd repair attempt; vehicle was under new car warranty at time of 2nd problem report. Dealer did NOT perform repair. 5 times in shop; no fix. 
66000 mi Power train vibration never fixed. 
115500 mi

US $1200
Replace Transmission Conductor Plate 
91000 mi

US $450
transmission flare when shifting 1 to 2nd gear 
48000 mi Noticed hesitation shifting when cold - dealer replaced torque converter. Dealer refused to do glycol check - probably because my warranty is about to run out. 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

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. 
152000 mi

US $300
Replaced valve body and conductor plate. 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

45000 mi Transmission not shifting properly. Repair shop noted transmission fluid leak, replaced gasket and leak stopped.  
89000 mi Rear differential seal 
100100 mi

US $453
Right rear-end differential seal was leaking. Replace all 3 seals as a precaution. 
65000 mi

US $800
Rear axle seal 
37500 mi

US $149
Transmission fluid leak, too small to repair...will monitor 
58820 mi

US $2500
tranny leak,  
94200 mi Gear whine at specific speeds and load condition 
113000 mi

US $600
Installed new pilot bushing, conductor plate and shift overlap sleeves in valve body. 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

39000 mi Replaced transmission valve body due to inconsistent shifting. 
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. 
85000 mi

US $300
Replaced Drive Shaft Center Support Bearing and Carrier 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

115000 mi

US $4500
replaced the rear differential 
142500 mi

US $200
Grinding in transfer case at slow speed turns. 
159000 mi

US $1100
replaced drive shaft and u-joints 
117400 mi

US $30
Axle boot replaced 
72000 mi

US $350
Grinding vibration from rear of car. Replaced oil in transfer case. Problem fixed. 
40000 mi Leaking transmission seal 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

136000 mi

US $55
Outside temp senso came unclipped from grill. 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

135000 mi

US $1500
Left cv joint leaking Transmission service 
137000 mi

US $890
Replace Left and Right CV boots 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

144000 mi

US $1600
Replaced front and rear flex discs (starting to crack) 
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.  

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

127000 mi

US $1177
Transmission fluid leak at a failed connector. Resulting in complete transmission service; fluid refill, flush, repair of connection. 
28000 mi

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

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

56000 mi

US $200
Transmission leak required new electronic plug and transmission service. Replace supercharger clutch pack also. 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

187500 mi

US $3000
Driveshaft support bearing worn 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

67000 mi

US $300
4 matic seal replaced 
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.  
52300 mi

US $3200
Car made excessive noise from rear tire area. Dealer investigated and found Rear Differential required replacement. 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

40880 mi

$100
Ripped inner front right cv boot. Cought in time replcead only the boot kit. 
59520 mi

$200
changed boot on right cv front. changed fluids in 4matic. 
102000 mi

US $450
Transfer case for front wheel drive was replaced 

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

144000 mi

US $1200
Oil pan had a slight leak 

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

45000 mi

US $1300
CV boot ripped 
85000 mi

US $1610
2. replaced both front axle inner & outer CV joint boots. ($1300.00) 

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

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. 

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

134000 mi

US $1800
lots of computer problems  

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

167000 mi

US $1300
Drive shaft  
76000 mi

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

68000 mi

US $315
replace transmission wiring harness 
113000 mi

US $500
Replaced conductor plate. 
95000 mi

US $650
Drive Belt replacement 
115000 mi

US $1600
Transmission was stuck in gear. Replaced the conductor plate, wire harness, and speed sensor. 

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

98000 mi

US $300
Small transmission fluid leak at electrical connector. Connector was replaced and transmission fluid flushed and replaced. 
174000 mi

US $25
repaired coolant lines moving to radiator for cooling; repair necessary due to corrosion 

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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Engine not specified

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. 

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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

17906 mi 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. 

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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

103600 mi

US $2300
Solenoids (5) in the transmission valve body need to be replaced. 
122700 mi

US $1100
Transmission continually locked up in a gear, replaced the 'electrics kit' inside the valve body. 
75000 mi

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

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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

83900 mi

$750
Bad shifting and hanging in gears. 
154000 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. 

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2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

150000 mi

US $2000
4 Matic Transfer Case replaced. Rear Differential Seals,  
160300 mi

US $600
Replaced Conductor Plate, changed filter and transmission fluid. 
131000 mi

US $700
TCM unit replaced-- expected bought it with failed ECU for 1000 dollars Conductor plate replaced; changed transmission fluid 
100000 mi

US $3000
Engine stalled when cold and transmission placed in reverse. Replaced torque converter. 
106300 mi

US $668
It also was identified that a CV boot was torn and would require replacement soon. 

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2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

80000 mi

US $800
CV joint boot left and right. 
82000 mi

US $4000
transfer case failed. second time. repaired under MB extended warranty 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

110000 mi

US $400
I replaced L&R front half drive shafts & boots. Dealer wanted $3000, my shop did it for $300 with rebuilt shafts. I replaced L&R front half drive shafts & boots. Dealer wanted $3000, my shop did it for $400 with rebuilt shafts. 
150000 mi CV Boot 
69300 mi

US $4000
front axle boots 
70000 mi

US $5000
Car stalled, would not start again. Transmission largely replaced 
125000 mi

US $300
U joint failed. towed/replaced. 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

26000 mi

US $200
leak in a sensor seal, replaced and now fine. 
156000 mi

US $1500
13 Pin connector failed. 

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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
Found that TCU was flooded due to fluid wicking, so TCU was dried out, connector was replaced, and transmission was topped up with one liter of ATF. 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

154000 mi

US $376
Transmission pilot bushing seal failed, transmission fluid leaking; replaced pilot bushing, replaced fluid and filter. Replaced front and rear flex discs. Replaced spark plugs. Flushed power steering fluid. Oil change. 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

153500 mi

US $180
Both Outer CV Front boots were worn out. Replaced them both with aftermarket parts. 
118100 mi

US $751
cv boot 
160000 mi

US $650
CV axles and boots 
164000 mi

US $1500
Transmission sensor replaced 
125000 mi

US $1000
Replaced both front axles. 

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2000 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

160000 mi Failed tcu, stuck in 2nd gear (limp mode). Swaps with used tc modules/units unsuccessful. 

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2000 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

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

127100 mi

C $2000
shift lever unit. put so much money I can not afford to scrap it, as soon it's running well, I will get rid of this crapy car!! 
60000 mi

US $35000
coolant fluid leaked into transmission causeing failure of transmission 
76000 mi

US $950
Gear shifter and computer part needed replacement. 
78000 mi

US $700
Broken axle. Had front axle replaced as preventative measure. Shop improperly installed new axle resulting in it breaking. Needed replacement by mb dealership. 
150700 mi Flex couplings replaced. Center driveshaft bearing and housing replaced. Changed rear differential fluid. 
255000 mi

US $1700
Front Axles worn- Common wear point for the W210 4-Matic Replaced front & rear driveshaft flex discs 

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2000 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

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

141000 mi

US $200
limp mode and bad shifting. replaced conductor plate. 
142800 mi

US $4000
TRANSMISSION NEEDED COMPLETE REBUILD 
130800 mi

US $400
Leaking oil. Replaced seals 
61980 mi

$1200
Transmission gasket set replacement,  

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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
replace outer cv boot 
102000 mi

US $1200
oil chg, 100,000 mi svc. repl rear brake pads and rotors, rplce l/frt outer axle assembly 

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1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Engine not specified

88700 mi

US $4500
Rebuilt tranny and torque converter.  
127500 mi

US $400
Differential drive shaft oil seal or pinion seal replacement 
130000 mi

US $180
Transmission electrical adapter leaking transmission fluid. Replaced. This is a common problem and it turns out there was a service bulletin. 

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1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

91000 mi

US $500
Shifter bushing wore out. 

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1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

122760 mi

C $1000
replace rear pinion seal oil and filter service 
146320 mi

C $750
Differential seal leak. Re & Re 

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1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

89000 mi

US $225
Replaced leaking transmission adapter plug and seals, added transmission fluid. Mechanic noted that he replaces these parts all the time. 
82000 mi

US $478
rear pinion seal 
82000 mi

US $550
transmission conductor plate, flexdisk 
102300 mi

A $500
transmission fluid leakage 

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1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Engine not specified

85300 mi

US $1200
Computer sensor failed and needed replacement. 

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1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

156300 mi

US $3800
Also replaced front CV boots on both sides. 

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Transmission Problems

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