2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC

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2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC
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539
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873
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC
$
560
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1,853
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC
$
168
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300
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC
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317
to $
512
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC
$
288
to $
540

2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC Problems

Camshaft Adjuster Solenoid Failure

The camshaft adjuster solenoid (which is related to the variable valve timing system) may fail or timing chain/balance shaft components may wear, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light and various drivability issues. Mercedes-Benz has released a service bulletin outlining specific repair instructions depending on fault codes stored.

Cracked Driveshaft Flex Discs May Cause Driveshaft Movement/Vibration

A vibration felt through the center floor of the vehicle can be caused by driveshaft flex discs, which crack and shred, causing excessive driveshaft movement. Not repairing these can cause damage to the driveshaft center support bearing, or, in the worst case scenario, damage to the transmission or differential.

Computer system software updates may cost money if car is out of warranty

Many software updates are available for the different computer systems, but if the vehicle is out of warranty, it may cost money to receive the updates (unless it is a recall). Some updates may be dealer-only, but a well-equipped independent shop can usually provide updates as well.

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2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC Recalls

Load Leveling Rear Suspension Connecting Rod May Fail

On certain station wagon models, a connecting rod for the load leveling rear suspension system may fail. This could result in reduced vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the level control connecting rod as necessary to correct this concern.

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2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC Reviews

I bought a Certified Pre Owned E350 from a Benz dealer. Car had 58K miles on it. Received a one year comprehensive warranty through Merdedes Benz. About 10 months into ownership I started hearing what sounded like a tire noise. Took it to dealer, they said one of the tires was "out of round". OK, maybe I hit a pothole. Noise got worse over the next 4-5 weeks. Took it back. Dealer said emergency...
Love my car. Bought it last year at the certified pre-owned dealer in Arlington, VA. My biggest issue is the fact that this car was supposedly "certified" at 70 percent or better in a number of maintenance categories, yet I have had to bring it to the dealer three or four times already. The latest issue is the brakes. They claim I need front and rear brakes already. Car has 67,000 miles on...

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