2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350
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2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 ProblemsFailed Gateway Module May Cause Lack of Audio/Cell Phone Functionality
Lack of audio or cell phone functionality may be related to the failure of the audio gateway module.
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 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.
2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 QuestionsHow do you replace the rear turn signal on MB 2011 e350? (1 answer)
Is the battery in the front under the hood or is it in the rear in the trunk (boot) area?
2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 RecallsPassenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment
The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.
The driver's frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag with excessive pressure, resulting in the inflator rupturing and causing metal debris to be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.
Due to a manufacturing defect, a crack can develop on the fuel filter when the vehicle is operated in high temperatures. This crack can result in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel filter to correct this concern.