Last post on Dec 25, 2012 at 11:19 AM
You are in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan, Wagon
#1164 of 1173 Re: Oil level sensor [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 17, 2012 (8:30 am)
I don;t know how to access TSBs. Could you post a link? Thanks
#1165 of 1173 Re: Oil level sensor [kevinc5]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 17, 2012 (11:07 am)
Well I was thinking that you could just bring the TSB # to the dealer, since there's nothing you can do yourself and the TSB only references other MB literature.
My database won't allow you to link to it, so maybe you could get it through NHTSA if you want. They charge a little for that, though.
#1166 of 1173 03 E320 Airmatic suspension
Jul 23, 2012 (8:11 am)
I am having major airspring leaks. Any recall notices issued for this problem?
#1167 of 1173 Re: 03 E320 Airmatic suspension [calvin46]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 23, 2012 (9:19 am)
There's one for error codes:
"AIRMATIC - SERVICE REQUIRED" IN DISPLAY
Topic Number LI32.22-P-047927
Design Group 32.22 Air Suspension
Validity Model series 211 with SA code 489 (Air suspension)
Model series 211 wagon with steel suspension
Model series 164 with SA code 489 (Air suspension)
Model series 251 with SA code 489 (Air suspension)
Model series 251 with electronic rear axle level control
Model series 221 with SA code 489 (Air suspension)
And another for a sinking front strut in cold weather:
Date: February 2, 2007
Order No.: P-B-32.22/15a
Supersedes: P-B-32.22/15 dated March 12, 2003
Revision Date Purpose
a 2/2/07 Applicable Models / Part Numbers and Warranty Information Updated
- 03/12/03 Initial issue
Model 211.065/070/076, up to VIN A255298
Equipped with Airmatic Suspension (sales code 489)
Vehicle Level Decreases at Front Axle
If you receive customer reports in the above model vehicles of low ride height at the front axle after the vehicle has been parked at cold (15°F or colder) ambient temperatures, replace only the affected suspension air strut. Reference WIS document AR32.25-P-1017TA.
That's all I could find.
#1168 of 1173 Re: 2003 E Class Electrical Problems/Solutions [spotty100]
Sep 25, 2012 (3:02 pm)
Reading some of the complains on the E 500 2003 mercedes I realized that Im not the only one that went crazy with all these problems.
I cant begin to tell you what mercedes put me thru.And if anybody has this vehicle we should all get together and take action against mercedes .Class action lawsuit.we all know that mercedes was keeping lots of hidden secrets from all of us
#1169 of 1173 2004 MB E500 Power Moon/Sun Roof repair
Sep 25, 2012 (3:56 pm)
Recently had to repair the tracking mechanism on this MB E500 and wondered if anyone else has such recent experience and how much it cost them. I can't get a dealer to quote me a estimated price based on the work I had done by a certified German car shop (MB and BMW specialists). Thanks.
#1170 of 1173 Re: 2003 E Class Electrical Problems/Solutions [large50]
Sep 25, 2012 (5:25 pm)
Filing a suit on a 10 year old car may not be a very productive use of your time, even if you can find an attorney to file it for you. My bet is that he'll give you a free 30 minute consultation, explain the statute of limitations and send you on your way. Good luck.
#1171 of 1173 How MB screws you out of enforcing lemon law
Dec 05, 2012 (10:43 am)
s you near the repair attempts that trigger a lemon law the factory representative will say that you problem is a "characteristic" of the car. Even if no other car on the lot does what yours does. This happened to me with me 2013 E 350. My car's rear end was replaced twice (three total rear ends counting the original) during the first 2500 miles. They cannot fix the highway whine from the rear end. Factory rep calls it a "characteristic" and informs me there will be mo further repair attempts.
I think this is dishonest. Any other Californians with this experience? Contact me on this forum. I know Jerry Brown personally and we can get help with a consumer fraud complaint in the AG's office.
#1172 of 1173 Caveat Emptor
Dec 05, 2012 (2:04 pm)
The auto lemon laws vary from state to state, however, I understand that after a minimum of two repair attempts, the next step is to send a certified letter to the manufacturer documenting the defect and allowing for a final repair opportunity. Remember to keep the certified mail return receipt verifying that you sent the final chance notice. The next step would be to apply for relief under the lemon law. Send the certified letter! Good luck!
#1173 of 1173 Re: How MB screws you out of enforcing lemon law [dvpriem]
Dec 25, 2012 (11:19 am)
i understand that lemon laws only apply for drivability problems.
a noisy/whining pinion/whatever gear doesn't seem like a drivability problem unless the gearing actually fails. so your mission for warranty workis to drive the car such that the whine overheats the rear gear and craters the differential entirely. with all due respect, the laws of physics dictate that gears do make noise, and there are many methods to mitigate/hide the noise/vibes.
one might expect MBenz to be tops for such things. Having owned one previously I might have different expectations. Yours is a 2WD model, eh? I had issues & replacements & whine from center-differential-thing in a Y2K AWD E320 wagon...
Perhaps dealership has been throwing rear ends at an issue that has root cause outside rear end, such as frame-alignment or tires worn such that they mismatch - not sized as expected (different size tires on each side will destroy a limited-slip-rear). Best wishes. My solution for my Benz was to drive it for 100k and then trade it for a VW TDI wagon. The Benz did actually hold up well past the intimate shop time for the first ~20k, so if you can get past that, maybe the car will serve you well enough until 100k like mine did.
Also, I'm a former Californian and current rightwinger, but I think Jerry Brown is awesome and totally rocks. So please don't pester the dude with stuff like this. We here on the Edmunds forum are here for you, man!