2006 Mercedes-Benz E500 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Mercedes-Benz E500
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E500 ProblemsLow 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.
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.
The early versions of the central gateway module (which allows different systems to communicate with each other) have software problems.
2006 Mercedes-Benz E500 QuestionsLocal mechanics disagree on hours to replace control arms (1 answer)
I have one mechanic telling me their system (uses Mitchell) says it takes approx 10 hours to replace the front lower control arms (with ball joints). I have another mechanic (uses All Data) says it takes 2-3 hours per side.
Side note: I've gotta do the upper control arms, lower control ar...
Just recently had this service (and had valve cover gaskets replaced in same service) and ESC unavailable was displayed in dash when starting car to leave. Car immediately returned to service dept. (never left pkng lot) and then after this was supposedly corrected after turning off then on vehicl...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E500 RecallsIncorrect 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.