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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan, Wagon
#814 of 1173 Re: 2005 E500 Transmission [johnboyps]
Aug 21, 2006 (1:35 am)
Yeah the Check engine light comes on all the time . The car is the worst Ive ownd in my life so far. The front head outter lamps are always burning up and seems to be a short somewhere in this piece of crap. Just 2 days ago I unlocked the doors to get into the vechile and my f-passenger couldent open her door, had to open it from pulling the inside lever.. Geazzzz whats next. Air bags deploy on there own. The car is driving me nuts. Mercedes should pay for the problem. I hope a recall comes out for the Trasmissin fluid getting into the Radiator. I know some 320's that this happend to to. Does this car have to be towd on a flat bed? Theres a little button next to the SOS button with a hitch and a rear of a car pic Whats this for anyone ? Well tlk to ya later ..
#815 of 1173 Re: Don't Be Unprotected!! [barry45rpm]
Aug 21, 2006 (1:48 am)
U got that RIGHT , dont be unprotected with this beast I have an 03' 500 and its a Piece of Garbage with all the electrical issues. Has your Torch convertor, radiator or Trans gone out yet? it horrific these piece of German #*&, Hey I am half german no offense but this thing needs to get deported... Any new issues solved?? Keep intouch.. Good Luck!!!
#816 of 1173 Mercedes 190E radiator problems
Aug 27, 2006 (7:55 pm)
I have a 1992 190E 2.6 4 door sedan. Anybody ever have radiador problems with their Mercedes? I do and can not seem to pinpoint the exact problem. I left message over in another forum but if anyone has had similar problems, write in the forum and I will get specific on what I have done so far...
#817 of 1173 Worried in Mass. (and other thoughts!)
Sep 02, 2006 (12:18 pm)
After reading about all the failed rear windows, I'm getting really worried. I had a 96 E320 which I sold at 140K miles and I'm now riding in a 2001 E320 with 80K miles and I've never had a failed window. I think I read something a couple of years ago that if you use the windows a lot then you rarely have the failure. Might it have to do with that little plastic wheel sitting in one position and the pressure of the cable digs into it? Anyway, I use my rear windows a lot, almost every day and I've never had even a hint of a problem. (Fingers crossed!!)
Nowadays I can't tell what the outside temp. is; a couple of segments of each character of the temp. digits on the dashboard are blank. They are intermittent though; they will light up for a few minutes a few times per week. Does anyone know if this is covered under Starmark? OK, you can stop laughing now...!!
And has anyone experienced having the alarm go off as you open the driver's door even though it is unlocked? It has happened 10-12 times over the last 6 months and the other day, I noticed for the first time that the driver's door is unlocked but the other three doors are still locked from when they were auto-locked when it was last driven. The dealer replaced the door switch a month ago, which I thought was strange, but maybe they are on the right path. I suspect the electronics are not unlocking the other doors when the driver opens his/her door. Again, do you think Starmark will cover the electronics? OK, enough of that laughing now..!
Around 76K miles my 2001 had a failed wheel bearing. I can't even remember the last time I owned a car that had a bad bearing; probably 35 years and a million miles ago..! So it isn't just electronics folks.. Even the most ancient of mechanical parts has been subjected to cost cutting..!
#818 of 1173 Re: Worried in Mass. (and other thoughts!) [microrepair]
Sep 03, 2006 (9:44 am)
Starmark should cover instrument cluster,also windows. There are places that do repair on the failed inst. clusters. You do not have to replace the whole unit.
Sep 05, 2006 (9:08 am)
I have a 1994 E320 mb and i recently got a new engine/motor installed. Immediately after the installation the ASR light came on and when this happens i lose power when driving and i have to shut the car off and back in and the light will reset. I have not found a resonable mech who can diagonise this successfully. Does anyone know what recommendations i can take??
#820 of 1173 2003 E320 Radio Problems
Sep 06, 2006 (5:40 pm)
I have an 2003 E-Class, up to now I have been lucky and avoided all the electrical gremlins that many others have had with the 2003. However in the last couple of months my radio is starting to act up. It will sometimes cut off or on while driving down the road. It will usually come back on after a minute or two.
I took it back to the dealer last week and he "flashed the software" to a new version. So far this seems to have fixed the problem. Just thought I would post this here in case any of you have a similar type problem.
#821 of 1173 Rear window E300
Sep 07, 2006 (10:33 am)
98 E300d--- well the window gave a large bang and joined the bad window pulley group. I knew it was not a question of IF but When. This is a wonderful car but I have replaced my 99 S320 with an 02 Lexus LS430. Lexus has been carefree as the 98. No problems, couldn't say the same for the S320.
The 98 has been a wonderful car and I will keep it but the window situation and MBs response to the repair has driven me to Lexus (wonderful Lexus service, they have informed me NO MATTER WHAT the customer is ALWAYS right.) Estimate from MB $500 to $800. Waiting for the other side to go bang.
#822 of 1173 Re: Rear window E300 [sail]
Sep 07, 2006 (8:40 pm)
Estimate from MB $500 to $800.
Sounds high if you are not replacing the glass. You should be able to find a competent independent mechanic to do it for under $400. See post #800.
#823 of 1173 Air Condition Stuck in Economy
Sep 09, 2006 (12:47 pm)
Hello, we own a 2002 E430 4matic..and just recently the AC has been stuck in economy mode. The button seems to be in working order however it does not shut off. Restarting the car, which has solved several problems in the past is not working. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.