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Car Problem Reports
Mercedes-Benz E500 Center Arm Rest Cup Holder May Break
Mercedes-Benz E500 Problem
Average Mileage: 83,487 mi (41,000 mi - 145,000 mi)
Visitor, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E500, 59,000 mi
Cupholder would not come up when depressed
Visitor, 2004 Mercedes-Benz E500, 68,000 mi
Center cup holder will not "pop up" when silver toggle button is pressed.
Visitor, 2004 Mercedes-Benz E500, 58,000 mi
My center arm rest cup holder broke at about 40,000 miles. loe to find a used one.
Visitor, 2003 Mercedes-Benz E500, 62,000 mi
does not open automatically
Visitor, 2003 Mercedes-Benz E500, 75,000 mi
Same thing, but I didn't bother to have it looked at. I simply pull up the cup holder with two hands and it works. Annoying, but functional.
Visitor, 2004 Mercedes-Benz E500, 75,000 mi
Cupholder broke. Did a "functional fix" -- not pretty, but with two hands it works.
Visitor, 2004 Mercedes-Benz E500, 60,000 mi
Small plastic spring anchor tab broke. The spring does nothing now, so the cupholder doen not respond when the button is pushed. I looked at a new one I think they wanted about $160. I just push the button and pull the cupholder up with a small hook i keep in the center consol.
Visitor, 2004 Mercedes-Benz E500, 65,000 mi
At first the holder just gummed up and didn't slide smoothly. I cleaned it, thinking it was just syrup from Cokes or coffee, and that fixed it for awhile, but eventually it just fell apart. It was poorly constructed for the amount of wear and tear it was going to receive. Now, I just put my cup in the cavity. That works better.
I have the same problem on the Center arm Rest Cup Holder will not open when I push the release button. Is their an easy way to fixed this problem. Thank you,
Visitor, 2004 Mercedes-Benz E500, 60,600 mi
The cupholder is broken and has not been fixed at this point