1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Mercedes-Benz E420

1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 Problems

High Usage Vehicles May Experience Ignition Lock and Tumbler Failures

Due to wear, high usage vehicles can experience ignition lock and tumbler failures. The ignition lock cylinder will generally require replacement to correct this concern.

Radiators Break Due to Degradation of the Plastic Tanks and Fittings

A coolant leak may develop form the Radiator due to degradation of its plastic components. Replacement of the failed radiator will be necessary.

Poor idle quality due to oil feed tubes falling into crankcase

Oil feed tubes break and fall into the crankcase (engine) and the tappet becomes noisy (ticking), resulting in degraded idle quality. Our technicians recommend replacing all of the tubes at the same time, broken or not.

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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 Questions

random missfirecode #8 what is the # order on the v8 (1 answer)

I have an e420 with ignition trouble.help what do i do? (1 answer)

I was able to remove the key cylinder but now the sreering is still locked and in park.? how do i remove the ignition with the steering locked still i have tried turning the weel while trying to engage the starter but it will not come free.
Any advice in this matter would be greatly appriciate...

Car was driving good two days ago. Next morn it would not start. What happened? (1 answer)

My car has 62k miles. Runs excellent. The gas light was on and I drove it home fine. The next morning it would not start. Put gas in the tank still wont start.

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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 Recalls

Recall 00V388000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE EXPERIENCED SIDE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENTS IN THE ABSENCE OF A CRASH.

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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 Reviews

1997 E420 Sport - My first Mercedes, bought from a friend's estate. Car is a creampuff, 95,000 miles and all dealer serviced. The exhaust system is like a new car, not rusted, the chassis is really olid,again no rot. The materials used are very high quality and the car holds up well as a result. Over the years and during the extended warranty the tranny was replaced, as was the AC blower motor...

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