2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Mercedes-Benz E500

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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500
$
436
to $
710
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500
$
187
to $
356
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500
$
585
to $
2,164
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500
$
602
to $
1,191
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500
$
272
to $
878

2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 Problems

Early Versions of Central Gateway Module Have Software Problems

The early versions of the central gateway module (which allows different systems to communicate with each other) have software problems. 

Head Light Lenses Become Cloudy/Opaque Due To Sun Exposure

Due to exposure to the sun, lenses for head lights may become opaque (cloudy or hazy). This reduces the effectiveness of the lights. Our technicians tell us plastic polishes can improve the clarity of the lenses, but replacement of the lamp housings is the only way to regain the full intensity of the lights.

Engine Performance Problems Due to Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure

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. Communicating these specific symptoms to your technician can save diagnostic time.

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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 Questions

Have high Beam, Fog light, interior light, but no low beam function...Have had tests run to determine problem...have electricity flow to all headlamps low, high, and fog high and fog work but not low beams? (2 answers)

Have a mercedes E500 year 2003. Low beam headlamps will not work but have electricity flow...Confused?

AC code (1 answer)

I have a ac compressor put on my car and the air still don't work do anyone out here can give me the AC code

I have a 2003 E500 Sport. Rear end sags way down after being parked for 24hrs (1 answer)

but comes up when started. i have checked and there seem to be no leakage from the back. what else could it be

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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 Recalls

Incorrect Software Calibration May Cause Fuel Pump to Remain Powered in a Collision

There is a faulty software calibration that affects several areas including shutting off the fuel supply in a collision. This could cause a fire hazard during an accident. Dealers will reprogram this software. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 070001. This recall began during August, 2008.

Sensotronic Brake Control System May Default to Basic Hydraulic Mode

Due to deterioration of the wiring harness connection or failure of the hydraulic pump, the sensotronic brake control (SBC) system may default to the hydraulic back-up mode. In the back-up mode, the driver has braking power sufficient to stop the vehicle, but greater brake pedal pressure is required and brake pedal travel will be noticeably longer. Dealers will install a bracket and replacement ground wire to the SBC pump unit on all affected vehicles. Additionally, dealers will inspect and replace the SSC pump unit in certain SL models. The Mercedes-Benz recall numbers are 2005070007 AND 2005110001.

 

The Sensotronic Brake System May Be Disabaled

High mileage combined with a high number of brake actuations, or a high brake actuation frequency, can cause the pump motor of the SBC to run out of permissible tolerances. As a result, excessively high pressure may build the high pressure line of the brake system. If this occurs, the system will switch into the hydraulic function mode as designed. Sensotronic brake control is disabled when the brake system is functioning in the hydraulic mode. Dealers will inspect the SBC hydraulic unit and replace it if necessary to correct this concern. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2004 050014.

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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 Reviews

I have a 2003 Mercedes Benz E500 - the instrument cluster is out. The lights just elimunate. Meaning, the ligths don't go out. Gas light,speed odimmetor - everything is out. MB doesn't know what's wrong with it. I had 3 diagonostic test done, but MB couldnt determine what is wrong with the car.
I have a M.Benz E500 wile driving the Breaks failed and i got signe SRS and STOP Indication ....Plz what will be the problem Thanks

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