Failed Digital Heater Control Valve May Cause Poor Heat Output on Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A failed digital heater control valve can cause a lack of heat output from the climate control system.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 77,634 (9,375–126,500)
6 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, more2010, 2013
21 people reported this problem
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Temperature reading is around 50 deg celsius. It should be around 80 deg C. Car does not heat up in cold weather.
Cold air comes out when heat is turned on. They said it was the heat sensor and the heat exchange motor. Later said it was something else.
Freezing cold inside-diagnosed at the dealer-replaced at local shop for less-$250
When cutting on my heat inside the car,at a sudden point a noise comes from the car vent, sound it makes it sound like a cricket.
heat readings is less than it should be i have yellow light check engine on

heats is not strong enough in the cabin
slow to produce heat in cabin, never gets what I would call hot.
No heat is coming out of the HVAC system, water temperature gauge is indicating <50 degrees celsius, should be around 80+
Car not heating up except for when put in max