2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Mercedes-Benz E500

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 Problems

Low Vehicle Ride Height Due to Leaking Rear Air Springs

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.

"Crank no Start" Due to Failed Crankshaft Position Sensor

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.

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. 

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 Questions

car has been sitting in the garage for two years. Had Half a tank of gas. (1 answer)

what could have gone wrong within the 2 years? can I just start and have tune up dome after getting new batteries?

how much would it cost to replace a signal acquisition module (2 answers)

plus what is the labor cost to replace a fuel tank that leaks

airmatic intermittent and positioning problem (1 answer)

The airmatic suspension on my car is fine if the car is level and warm... If I park it on an angle, such as at a curb on the down hill side, rather than on a level parking area, and it is cold out (under 45f) and the car itself is cold, then, just the right rear corner will sag. It will pump up r...

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2004 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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2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 Reviews

the real airbag go down over night when it set down a long time what may cause that to happen.
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