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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2004 Mercedes-Benz E500

2004 Mercedes-Benz E500

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The cup holder in the center console may break.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Rear air springs (bellows) may develop leaks, which causes the air pump to run more often to maintain ride height. Our technicians recommend that leaking air springs be replaced.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The release tab for the center console can fall off unexpectedly.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

A failed digital heater control valve can cause a lack of heat output from the climate control 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. Communicating these specific symptoms to your technician can save diagnostic time.

2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., December 22, 2003

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Some seat belt buckles may have a burr on a metal component of the locking mechanism. This could prevent the seat belt from locking under certain conditions. In the event of a crash, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the affected seat belts. This recall is expected to begin on December 22, 2003. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2003 120006.

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Brakes, August 8, 2005

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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.


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Brakes, October 21, 2004

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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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Electrical & Lights, August 1, 2008

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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.

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 Questions and Answers

KevFirst, 2004 Mercedes-Benz E500, San Francisco, CA

I heard a high-pitched squeal from the front right - sounded like a puncture - that went on for several minutes. Then that side started to sink, so it looks like the air suspension is leaking (conf...

loriranzino, 2004 Mercedes-Benz E500, Frisco, TX

I have recently experienced my transmission getting stuck in first gear. To resolve the issue I stopped and put the car in park and then back in gear. that seemed to elevate the problem at that t...

fares, 2004 Mercedes-Benz E500, Schenectady, NY

air in back hot

Visitor, 2004 Mercedes-Benz E500, Abingdon, IL

Would you recommend buying this car with 100 000km's on it. Do any of the common problems occur around this time?

levineb, 2004 Mercedes-Benz E500, Manassas, VA

Where can I buy a replacement speaker, i can replace the speaker just need to know the technical specifics of that speaker, a Harmon Kardon sound system.

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