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.
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2010 Mercedes-Benz E350
2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 Problems
Vehicles equipped with a 7-speed automatic transmission may develop a rough shifting condition, most commonly going up from first to second gear and going down from third to second or second to first gear. Our technicians tell us this is due to an internal component failure. Mercedes has released updated parts; the transmission will need to be removed and disassembled to complete the necessary repairs.
The relay which turns the airmatic suspension pump on may fail causing the pump to run continuously. This can result in failure of the pump motor or a dead battery as the pump motor will continue to run after the car is turned off. Also, Worn airmatic pump mount bushings can causes noises in the front axle while driving on bumpy roads or a buzzing noise while the pump is running.
The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.
Lack of audio or cell phone functionality may be related to the failure of the audio gateway module.
2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 Recalls (Recent)
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Mercedes Benz is recalling 2010 C-Class, model 204; E-Class, model 212; and 2010–2011 E-Class Coupe/Cabriolet, model 207 vehicles due to a loss of power steering fluid that could result in power steering system failure. Owners may not have sufficient control of the vehicle in areas like parking lots, thus increasing the chance of a crash. Dealers will check and re-torque the connection fitting, free of charge.
2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 Questions and Answers
the instrument gauge will light up after the car has been turned off. It appears to be a short but dealership could not find anything. Car was hooked up to a voltage meter for a day and 1/2 and n...
Dealer says I need new brakes and rotors, and tires after 27,700 miles on car. I don't drive it much, don't ride the brakes, or fast acceleration or short stop. Isn't this a littl...
Driving down the street the car started slowing down and wouldn't pick up speed. Then I pulled over and stopped, tried to go back forward it would only drive in reverse. I turned the car off a...
2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 Reviews
I purchesed a 350cdi BE two months ago. The car had done 43000 km. at the time. Nothing but trouble since then. Been to the garage 9 times, and still not ok. Still under factory warenty, but the dealer says the car now runs as it is soposed to !!!??
The problem is: vibrations in the 2000 rpm. area. Strange vushing sounds from the engin when gun´ed. Sounds like air is released under high presure. I have had the injectors replaced, new enginemounts fitted, new airmass meter fitted. But still the same. The car pulls fine, but is so unrefined.. not what you would expect from a car in this pricerange. Have had Audi and BMW diesels before, and newer experienced so many problems. My wife drives a BMW 118d, and it has a smoother engine sound than my v6.... No wonder the 231hp engin only lasted 2 years before MB changed it to the 265hp version, which runs much much smoother ( borrowed one for a week whilst mine was in for the 7 time in 3 weeks. ).
This is the best Mercedes you can get. (other than the s-class) It is much worth the money. I love this car!