2004 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG
2004 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Problems
An engine oil leak may develop from the oil level sensor. Replacement of the leaking sensor will commonly correct this concern.
The cup holder in the center console may break.
Failed spark plug wires and/or ignition coils can cause intermittent misfires (rough running); the Check Engine Light may also illuminate. Diagnoses of the ignition system will be necessary to determine which components are at fault.
2004 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Questions
I would like to know if anyone knows where I can find a guide or tutorial video on how to change rear brake pads and rotors on my E55?
Car is running perfectly, sits 6 weeks and go to start it, nothing, no warning lights etc., has power. I took key out a couple times and re tried then it starts right up. Has been doing that infrequestly. Sometimes it starts 5 times in a row then wont start unless I take the key out and retry. To...
I TRIED THE KEY TURNIG IT LEFT WHILE HOLDING THE HANDLE. IS THERE ANOTHER POSITIVE POLE NOT THE AUXILLARY BATTERY THAT I CAN JUMP. THAT BATTERY IS FULL BUT NOTHING IS RESPONDING-I AM IN THE CAR VVUT IAM NOT GETTING NOTHING. HOW DO I OPEN THE TRUNK?
2004 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 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.