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 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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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

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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