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#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!
#664 of 1173 Re: 2005 E500 Transmission [johnboyps]
Oct 22, 2005 (11:50 am)
I have the same problem with my 05 E500. I always feel a slight jerk in the transmission when coming to a stop. I brought it to the dealership and they said there was a problem with a "C-Clip" in the transmission and that they will repair it. I just picked up the car yesterday and the same problem still persist. Has anyone with a similar problem been able to get there car fixed?
#665 of 1173 Re: Mercedes E350 Transmission Problems [kathim]
Oct 22, 2005 (10:36 pm)
Thanks kathim for your reply. Plse note that my E350 has the 7G transmission. On both occasions when the transmission "neutralized" I had the Service centre check the vehicle since it is under 3 yer warranty. Both times the computer readout gave the same two fault codes - 2502 & 2505. The readout for 2502 is "The gear is implausible or the transmission is slipping". Your vehicle would be under warranty so you should have the car checked as the computer will hold the fault. Please tell me which gear box you have as this is important. Mercedes will not tell me or do not know the cause of the probem but have changed the valve body. This change from the original part number of MBA2202701406 to part number MBA 220270140628 is apparently a fix for the heavy noisy gear change in lower gears. Mine did not have this problem. Any more info would help me since I wish to know if they officially know of my problem with other vehicles with the 7 G transmission. Not being told what caused the problem is cause for concern. They did find the car was about 1 litre short on transmission oil out of the factory but will not say definitely whether they believe this to be the cause of the problem. I am in regional Australia.
#666 of 1173 Re: 2005 E500 Transmission [tom75]
Oct 22, 2005 (10:39 pm)
Do you have the 7G transmission? If so a change of Valve Body may solve your problem.
#667 of 1173 Harmonic Balancer problem
Oct 24, 2005 (8:15 am)
Are any of you aware of the "quiet" recall of many 1998-2000 cars with the M112/M113 engine due to defective harmonic balancers? It can cause the serpentine (Poly-V) belt to break, and can lead to other damage in the engine compartment. This just happened to my '98 E320.
I am told that MB will replace the part and perhaps pay for other damage done. I just had the balancer and belt replaced by an indie shop, and now may have to go to a MB dealer to try and get reimbursed, which makes me very uncomfortable.
I have read on other boards that letters are going out in waves to other MB owners, but I hadn't received one. Have any of you? Has anyone tried to get reimbursement for work done by a non-dealer, and if so, did you go to the dealer or MB directly?
#668 of 1173 Re: Harmonic Balancer problem [garyh1]
Oct 25, 2005 (7:03 am)
I just took my car 1999 E-320 to service yesterday and unknown to me until I reviewed the service invoice there is a Harmonic Balancer Campaign recall. The invoice says "vibration damper check".
Last January I had the crankcase pully replaced. It was actually separating into two parts. There is also another recall an Door Preservative Campaign where they removed the sealing rubber and put some wax under it.
I have had a lot of problems with this car and will never get another MB, ever.