Last post on Dec 25, 2012 at 11:19 AM
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan, Wagon
#1141 of 1173 No comand 4.5 manuals even if your car has it (2012's/late 2011's)
Sep 22, 2011 (1:48 pm)
2011 E350's built after approx July 1 have comand 4.5 and the new, more colorful dashboard as do all 2012 e350s. Unfortunately, the manuals that are shipped with the cars is still the comand 4.0 command and voice manuals.
The 2012's have started to arrive at dealers and even though the manuals included with those cars say Edition A 2012, the are still the comand 4.0 manuals. At present, there appears to be no comand 4.5 manual for the e series. Both my dealer and I are frustrated, but there's not much we can do. I notified Mercedes USA HQ of the problem.... No idea what, if anything they will do...but it's in their hands.
There are some new commands in 4.5 which could be helpful....so a manual would be welcome.
#1142 of 1173 Re: Service prices [kevinc5]
Sep 27, 2011 (9:16 am)
The services are actually A, B,C,D,E, etc. as the car ages. However, the A and C are the same. My dealer charges about $200 for the A or C and I think about $350 for the B.
Best way is to call the service dept. and ask how much for the 12, 24, 36, 48, 60 month services. Car is programed to be serviced at either every 10K miles or 12 months whichever comes first.
Don't forget the routine services do not consider the wear and tear items such as brakes.
#1145 of 1173 water getting into trunk
Nov 27, 2011 (10:25 am)
I have a wonderful 2006 E320 CDI. Had to park it outside yesterday, on a very slight driveway incline, during some prolonged rain. When I opened the trunk today the back of the trunk lid and trunk liner was dripping wet. I can't see where the water's getting in. Anyone have any ideas/fixes?
#1146 of 1173 Re: water getting into trunk [eman5]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 27, 2011 (11:13 am)
In such a case, one is always suspicious of the tail light assembly gaskets. If you have the type with little wheels that tighten and loosen the access panel to the bulbs, you might snug those up.
You can test these gaskets by drying everything, then spreading newspaper down under the tail lights, and having at them with a garden hose (with the trunk lid closed of course ) If the newspaper gets wet, there you go. Be sure you don't squirt the trunk lid, since you could also have a bad trunk lid gasket. That would be the second area to test if the tail light lenses don't seem to leak.
If it IS the tail light lenses, and tightening up back there doesn't help, you can buy some LATEX sealant (not that gooey silicon stuff which is very messy) and just apply it with a wet finger, and rub off the excess with a sponge.
#1147 of 1173 Re: water getting into trunk [eman5]
Nov 27, 2011 (2:49 pm)
Obviously there's a water seal break somewhere in the body. Check the seals in the roof slots for mounting ski (and other) equipment. Check the sponge/rubber seal around the trunk deck lid.
#1148 of 1173 Re: 2010 E-Class Center column squeek [cjones88]
Dec 01, 2011 (9:59 am)
I had the same problem. It was very annoying. The dealer initially replaced some felt behind the aluminium grill around the A/C vent. It worked for about a week. I took it back in and they had to replace the A/C vent grill and the wood panel that goes in front of the passenger dash. That fixed the problem. Good luck!
#1149 of 1173 2001 E430 4matic Ignition problem
Dec 07, 2011 (2:17 pm)
The engine started after a minute or two turning the key periodically yesterday. Today, the key won't even turn, but the headlights and the remote works so it's probably not a battery problem. Any idea? Thank you!
#1150 of 1173 Re: 2001 E430 4matic Ignition problem [hybiscus]
Dec 08, 2011 (2:34 am)
I have a 2001 E430 and remember having a similar problem a few years ago. If I remember correctly it was a faulty electronic ignition switch. I also had another problem with the car cranking but failing to start and it ran rough. A bad crankshaft position sensor was the problem. A failed crankshaft position sensor may not properly record the rate of crankshaft rotation, information the engine control unit needs to control fuel injection and ignition. Inspect the crankshaft position sensor for damage or loose connections and make the necessary adjustments or replacements. Good Luck!