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1999 Mercedes-Benz E430

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1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

Instrument cluster displays tend to fail, especially the clock and gear indicators. Our technicians tell us the instrument cluster will require replacement to correct this issue.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

A squeak from the steering column is often related to a rubber boot in the column or a seal in the power steering rack.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

Brake lamp housings can melt, resulting in a loss of contact for the brake light bulb holder. If this happens, the brake light will not work. Replacement of the damaged lamp housing should correct this problem.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

A malfunctioning HVAC blower motor regulator can cause the blower motor to operate below the requested speed or not at all. Updated regulators are available; the blower motor and cover need to be replaced at the same time to upgrade the system.

Engine -- Verified

The crankshaft position sensor may fail. Symptoms of this are: The engine will crank—but not start—especially when the engine is warm. The car may start again if it is left to cool off, but it may run roughly or have poor performance.

1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 20, 1998


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1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 Questions and Answers

Reyna1990, 1999 Mercedes-Benz E430, Mount Laurel, NJ

My car vibrates when it comes to a complete stop. It otherwise drives very smoothly; however whenever I stop at a light/stop sign it shakes and it makes a rumbling sound. I just had the spark plu...

stick, 1999 Mercedes-Benz E430, Livermore, CA

was running fine but i stored it for a month battery was dead but after i chared the battery it cranks over but won't start , i counld't get spark to the plugs , not sure what happen?

Wonder Mike, 1999 Mercedes-Benz E430, Ellenwood, GA

Yesterday I purchased a 1999 Mercedes Benz E430 with 109000 miles. Oil check indicated that is tis currently above max. I was aware of a leaking radiator from a pre-purchase inspection. I hear ...

catmando06, 1999 Mercedes-Benz E430, Covington, LA

how do i turn off the child seat mode for the front passenger air bag.

wdtyson, 1999 Mercedes-Benz E430, Purlear, NC

Occasionally, the gears will not change and/or the gear slips out while driving. The "Limp Home Mode" instructions (stop, put car in "P", turn motor off 10 seconds, restart) wo...

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1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 Reviews

I am the second owner of a 1999 E-430. It had 73,000 miles when I became the owner which was 10 months ago. It drives well; the engine runs smoothly. I had to replace the blower and add freon but no major repairs. It is a a great performing car.

I am second owner of Sport model. I absolutely love this car. The car has 100,000 on it now and has a few minor issues. Slowly leaking freon (fill once per year), one O2 sensor needs replaced, etc. Not sure yet if I want to attempt the 100,000 service myself or just take it in.

I am the second owner, with the first owner maintaining superb records. The interior ceiling is detaching in the rear, the ash tray is not positioned well for use and the seats are very uncomfortable in the front (this surprises me as I have owned 3 other Mercedes without this problem). The electrical seems to have intermittent "shorts" in it on items that are basically cosmetic (such as the driver side heated seats, ash tray light, cigarette lighter). These are basically "picky" items. My only true problem is now the transmission slipping out of gear and/or not changing gears. This situation is fixed by following the "Limp Home Mode" instructions. The car does have 170K miles with no past transmission issues. The above ratings express my general satisfaction with the car, which I would recommend to anyone.

I had a 1999 bmw 740i i love that car, but i went with the e430 it only had 72000 miles on it when i get and it great, it love the open road,

I own a 2000 430, and other than replacing a hose for the airconditioning, It has been a joy to own and drive. It now has 98,000 miles and drives like a new car. I am the second owner, the first, according to my mechanic took very good care of the car, which is why it looks and drives beautifully.

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