Instrument cluster displays tend to fail, especially the clock and gear indicators; the instrument cluster needs to be replaced.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Mercedes-Benz E420 Instrument Clusters Tend to Fail
Mercedes-Benz E420 Problem
Average Mileage: 140,200 mi (65,000 mi - 198,000 mi)
Visitor, 1997 Mercedes-Benz E420
Entire instrument cluster failed. Had to pay out of pocket as car was not under warranty any longer. This should last the life of the car.
Visitor, 1997 Mercedes-Benz E420, 65,000 mi
turn signal jams don't blink.
Visitor, 1995 Mercedes-Benz E420, 157,600 mi
gear indicator light does not come on. It came back on when the engine light came on, once the engine light went off, the gear indicator light turned off and does not come on anymore. I could not find any solutions to the problem....