2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Mercedes-Benz E500

2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 Problems

The cup holder in the center console may break.

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.

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

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 Questions

#1 current issue: Red stop car too low came on once,pushed car up button, light went out and seemed fine when driving. Parked car came back 3 hours later and right front was significantly lower. Drove it,no warning lights or messages. It is a 2005 E500 4matic/airmatic sedan, 111,000 miles.

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For the last month or so would not change down until I stopped, switched off ign,locked the car, unlocked, and then start again, ok for a few days. Now I can only get 2nd and reverse. Car has only done 54000 miles. 7 speed box. Diagnostic fault code P0717

Where is the heating element on this car and is it something I can buy and fix without taking it ot the dealer.

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 Recalls

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.

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.

 

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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