Cracked Driveshaft Flex Discs May Cause Driveshaft Movement/Vibration on Mercedes-Benz E320

A vibration felt through the center floor of the vehicle can be caused by cracked and/or shredded driveshaft flex discs, resulting in excessive driveshaft movement. If not repaired, damage to the driveshaft center support bearing, transmission, or differential can occur.

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Average mileage: 148,000 (92,000–260,000)
7 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002
12 people reported this problem
3 people shared problem details
same as described. vibration rear center. around 37 mph feels like running over washboard or rumble strips
Vibration transmitted through the vehicle floor just behind the front seats. Had tires checked and balanced. Confirmed that all exhaust hangers were solid and connected.
Vibration detected at fast start.
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