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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan, Wagon
Oct 12, 2005 (11:16 am)
IMy 2004 E500 AWD wagon came with orig equp Continentals that I had to replace at 16000 miles even after 2 dealer tire rotations.Besides relacing with Pirelli P Zero Nero tires a `bent wheel rim`was also replaced. Now at 23,000 miles and 2 more dealer rotations plus an alignment there`s excessive `cupping` again especially of front tires. The dealer rotated them again and added 2 more lbs of pressure than Mercedes recommends. There`s still a noisey pulsating roar audible in the cabin. The tire people say its not due to a tire defect but rather an inherant `situation` with the car. With the cost of the new tires ,rim ,extended warranty and multiple dealer rotations and alignment on a $70,000 auto this does not seem right .I noticed some other emails to this site with similar problems.If I can`t get some satisfaction from the dealer or regional MB rep,I`ll be seriously checking NY `s lemon law with my counsel. I`ve owned 9 other Mercedes autos including 4 E AWD wagons and never had this problem...R.Thrust
#655 of 1173 rolandthrust tires
Oct 14, 2005 (4:28 pm)
Have 2001 E320 Sport with about 7,000 mi. on P Zero Neros. Still Very smooth and quiet. Ready to rotate and rebalance. Size: 235/45/17.
#656 of 1173 Wind Noise New 2006 E350
Oct 14, 2005 (7:40 pm)
I just got a new 2006 E350 and on the drive home from the dealer noticed what I would call a wind noise at ear level near the drivers window or passenger window or T-Bar..........the car has been back 2x and they cant figure it out.
Anyone with similar problem????????
Thanks in advance
#657 of 1173 Re: 3200K 3 Month old 2005 E320 - Low Battery - Repeating Message [sk95120]
Oct 15, 2005 (5:38 am)
I am not having that problem but have heard of this problem from a flat bed tow truck driver who has transported my car 2x. I just got my new 2006 E350 3 weeks ago and I have what seem like an air leak at the drivers window or the window behind the drivers. It has bene to dealer 2 x and they cant get it right.
What dealer did u buy yours at????? ALso what color????? Mine is white and it seems the white colors have more flaws I think (weird I know)
I am at my wits end and very upset over spending this kind of $$ and now problems.
I am in California also so our lemon laws are prettyy good I think but i dont think u will have to go that far........the dealer should bend over backwards for u !!!!!!!
#658 of 1173 Re: Right-rear window stuck on E320 year 2000 [rys]
Oct 15, 2005 (8:59 am)
I am having that same problem it went down to far then would not come back up.
now the molding is holding it from coming up. the motor is working, I need to get the panel off and I can't get it off. I need help!
#659 of 1173 Mercedes E350 Transmission Problems
Oct 15, 2005 (11:40 pm)
Transmission slippage problems on this forum noted. We have a Feb05 make E350. Also had two incidents when the transmission went into neutral(No Drive). At 2500 km and again at 4800 km from new. Mercedes eventually replaced transmission valve body with new part no. item. However they claim they do not know the reason for the problem and they further claim that they know of no previous problem of this nature. Therefore we do not know what caused the "no drive" condition and thus it may occur again. Has anyone had same problem with the vehicle assuming neutral gear while driving and more importantly did they have the problem before 1 June 2005 and which dealership is aware of the problem? This is a serious safety issue!
#660 of 1173 Re: Mercedes E350 Transmission Problems [shrike]
Oct 16, 2005 (6:51 am)
My husband has a 2004 C320 and this just happened to him 2 weeks ago while driving it slipped into neutral. It has not happened since but we are keep a close eye on it.
#661 of 1173 Re: 2002 E 430 4Matic Special Edition
Oct 17, 2005 (2:05 pm)
I was wondering if someone can give me some advise, I have a MB E430 4matic special edition and ever since i brought it in 2002, it has been giving me problems, it just slipped by the lemon law. But i am in the dealer almost every 4-5 months.
I was wondering if someone can guide me in how to deal with car, i have a record of the problems with me, i was thinking of writing a letter to the MB head office, but what will that do? I was thinking of asking to inc the warranty on the car, it is a hardly 30,000 miles on that car, and it still looks new.
#662 of 1173 Re: 2002 E 430 4Matic Special Edition [skinhealer]
Oct 19, 2005 (6:03 am)
well, without some context as to what sort of problems you're having its hard to recommend how extreme an action you should take.
All of my issues with my 2001 E3240 4matic have been relatively minor but maddening. The only crippling one was a blown coolant hose happened to the service department as it sat on their own lot waiting for parts. So that didn't really happen to me.
Anyhow, the most severe issue I had was a leak from the transmission that took them 3 tries to fix (never dawning on them to put dye in the fluid). I went ballistic on the management of the dealership and they gave me a complimentary starmark extended warrany for an extra year and 100K miles.
Fast forward to earlier this year. Car is out of original warranty and in the starmark phase. The very first problem I have is NOT covered by starmark (important to realize it is not bumper to bumper as the original warranty is).
So the moral of the story is you may "go off" on them and get a complimentary extended warrenty and still have issues that result in your not getting satisfaction. Clearly the extended warranty will not stop your car from having to go to the shop every 4 - 5 months.
To summarize, you have, in my opinion, two options.
1) live with it.
2) dump the car and move on.
On more than one occasion I've gone directly from picking my car up from service to test driving other cars (Lexus, Acura, etc). Ultimately it is always cheaper for me to just live with it then drop another 50K+ on a replacement. I will say, though, that if one of these cars I test drove had really "done it" for me, I'd have already jumped on option 2). I'm eager to see the LS460 AWD next spring.
#663 of 1173 RE: 1997 E300 Diesel EGR Problem
Oct 20, 2005 (5:42 pm)
I am looking for help with my 1997 E300 Diesel. The check engine light keeps coming on and says to check engine electronics. When I have the code read it says it is a problem with the Exhaust Gas Recirculation system. I had my mechanic take the EGR valve off to see if it was plugged and if so attempt to clean it. It was very clean. After reinstalling it and clearing the code we watched as the engine idled. The linkage was moving and adjusting at idle and the check engine light came back on. I thought an EGR problem occured under load conditions not at idle. The local dealer wants to replace the EGR to see if that fixes it at the tune of $650.00. I can buy one on line for less than half that cost however I am concerned it my be a control problem and not a problem with the valve itself. Does any one have any suggestions? I appreciate your help!