2004 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG ProblemsCheck Engine Light on Due to Failed Catalytic ConverterReplace air filter when replacing failed mass air flow sensor
The mass air flow sensor tends to fail causing poor fuel economy and Check Engine light illumination. The engine air filter should be replaced when the mass air flow sensor is replaced; a dirty filter can allow debris to damage the new sensor.
An engine Oil leak may develop from the PCV vent housing on the valve cover and/or the inspection plate on the front of the engine.
2004 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Questionswhat caused my reverse camera screen / radio to switch off (1 answer)
my radio or camera reverse screen just went blank yesterday. The radio was playing then it just switched off. What could have happened?
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?
2004 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 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.
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.