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
$
627
to $
2,117
2006 Mercedes-Benz E500
$
534
to $
3,138
2006 Mercedes-Benz E500
$
388
to $
2,271
2006 Mercedes-Benz E500
$
258
to $
1,917
2006 Mercedes-Benz E500
$
253
to $
733

2006 Mercedes-Benz E500 Problems

Oil Seepage on Back of the Cylinder Heads

The Mercedes Benz E500 may have engine oil seeping or leaking from the back of the cylinder heads. This is commonly misdiagnosed as leaking valve covers.

On the back of the cylinder heads there are three, in total, plastic expansion plugs that plug access ports to the camshafts. These plugs are well known for seeping oil, and leaking if left unattended. The oil will run down the back of the engine and eventually make it to the ground. 

Replacement of these three plastic plugs is extremely simple, and should be done as regular maintenance. The recommended interval for replacement is every 60,000 miles.

Check Engine Light on Due to Failed Catalytic Converter

Catalytic converter failure is common and may cause a Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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.

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E500 Questions

Local 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...

Went I start my car both rear tires won't go up. What need to ne done? (2 answers)

Can replacing the front rotors and pads cause sensor miscommunications? (1 answer)

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...

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2006 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.

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E500 Reviews

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I have a E350 Mercedes Benz wagon and I have always taken it to Auto bahn motors in Belmont to fix any problems on my car. I also bought my car there and three other cars there in the past. I am being charged $1250.00 for a new fuel pump, but not the whole fuel pump system. I sometimes feel that because I always take my car there to be fix that they tend to charge me too much. My question i...
this is my second ``E``class .Still have my 300E 1989.Also a BMW 535i E28 1988. Mercedes are the top-notch.Had-and been- there...I`ve owened 6 volvo`s,2 bmw`s,2vw`s and 1 ford. When and if (God permitting) I buy my next newer car? It will be Aye Mercedes Benz............4MATIC

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