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#287 of 1173 2001 E320 is trying to tell me something!
Feb 18, 2004 (1:08 pm)
Don't know if anyone has heard of this before, but I figured I would ask here before taking our 2001 E320 in for service.
The car was recently serviced (45,000 miles) and everything was fine. About a two weeks after the service was done, I started hearing a "beep" while driving the car. It sounds like an old cell phone message indicator, just a single beep that lasts only a few seconds. It does not happen with any regularity...I might hear it twice in an hour, or twice in 10 minutes. Other people have heard it as well, and it never lasts long enough to pinpoint exactly what area of the car it is coming from! No I am not insane, I promise! It's definitely coming from inside the car though, and there are no indications of any malfunctions or problems happening.
I am prepared to take it back in for service; however, we all know that I could hear the beep 50 times driving to the dealer, and then it won't make a sound once I get there! ha!
Has anyone else ever had such a problem with their Mercedes?? Or does anyone have a suggestion what would "beep" inside the car? I have wondered if it could be the battery (under the back seat) perhaps. Again, nothing else lights up or shows indication of a problem when the beep occurs.
Any help would be appreciated!
#288 of 1173 E-320 Should I buy/2 cents
Feb 18, 2004 (8:24 pm)
I appreciate your input!
I'm purchasing the car through a private party, so I don't think I can get a Starmark warranty.
Thanks so much for your help.
#289 of 1173 Jack1963
Feb 19, 2004 (11:56 am)
Exactly the same thing happened to me once. Turned out the mechanic had left his cell phone on the floor behind the driver's seat. Take a good look around the car, under seats, etc. You might be surprised by what you find.
#290 of 1173 Beep! - Post 287
Feb 27, 2004 (7:04 pm)
I would try to notice what time of the day this sound occurs. Could it be the chime from an electronic watch or PDA?
#291 of 1173 2003 E500 steering wheel radio controls
Mar 03, 2004 (3:06 pm)
When I first purchased my E500 I was able to configure the steering wheel buttons to select my radio presets. eg; FM1, FM2 etc... After being in service, that option no longer exsists. Now when I use the steering wheel radio button...it goes from 101.1fm 101.3fm 101.5fm etc.... The service tech says it was a "software bug" from factory and is NOW correct. This is so annoying
Anyone have the same experience ?
#292 of 1173 Radio controls..
Mar 04, 2004 (5:26 pm)
I just leased my 04 e300 and just noticed the same thing about using the controls on the stweering wheel. That is just so poor for a 50k car. Called the dealer and he told me he would let me know when the software fix is coming out?? Keep me posted.
Mar 04, 2004 (7:39 pm)
Drove an E320 for an hour today. Love the looks. Hate the pressure required to push the accelerator. Must be drive by wire, huh? Also, hated the extremely noisy Air conditioner fan. Couldn't hear the radio, which wasn't that stellar anyway.
Otherwise, seems like a great car. I think I need the S though.
Mar 05, 2004 (4:28 pm)
You might find the E500 to be a better choice! I've driven it and would purchase before the lowest price S430. Too many electrical gremlins at this price point and especially for this marque. There is a push to improve quality rankings at MB to #1 by 2006-7. Sure hope they succeed!
#295 of 1173 Cigarette lighter- '96 E320
Mar 08, 2004 (9:19 am)
My cigarette lighter does not work anymore, checked fuse and see no sign of problem.. Any hints? How do I know which is the right fuse? Thanks
#296 of 1173 Oscillating brake
Mar 15, 2004 (7:08 pm)
Sometimes at a very slow speed (5 to 10 mph and no foot on the gas peddle or the brake peddle) My 2004 E320 would automatically pumps the brake. It is the same feeling as if I were to use my own foot to pump the brake peddle once every second (a very jerky feeling). One time I was on my way to Las Vegas and cruising at 75 mph then suddenly there was a bumper to bumper traffic. I slowed the car to a crawling pace and then again I experienced the automatically brake pump! The car only has 3200 miles so I am waiting for my first dealer checkup. Has anyone experienced this problem before? If this is a highly irregular symptom then I will go to the dealer sooner. Thanks.