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Mercedes-Benz E500 Leaks From Rear Air Springs

 
Mercedes-Benz E500 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Average Mileage: 95,568 mi (8,000 mi - 150,000 mi)

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Rear air springs (bellows) may develop leaks, which causes the air pump to run more often to maintain ride height. Our technicians recommend that leaking air springs be replaced.

  • Visitor, , 109,000 mi

    Rear end goes down intermittantly when the car in parked. Usually goes back up when the car is started again. It's going to cost a bundle to replace those rear strust and shocks on an E500 Sport. There should have been a recall with this being so prevalent a problem.

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  •  Rookie

    I hear a leaking sound once I exit the car after driving. Seems to settle about half of the distance it would after sitting overnight. When I start the car I can hear the compressor running for about 3 minutes then it stops and the car rides fine. Is anyone else hearing the leaking sound, as if you were letting air out of a tire slowly?
    Any ranges in repair costs? It seems to only be the drivers side.

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  • Visitor, , 36,000 mi

    I have a 2003 E500 Sport. Rear end sags way down after being parked for about 24 hours. Pumps right back up when car is started.

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  •  Rookie

    My car has a similar problem - the rear sags down after 12+ hours with the rear driver side showing more of an inbalance :(

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  • Visitor, , 106,000 mi

    Leaks from rear, car sinks down and this time did not rise up when started

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  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    car sits low in back after about 3 hrs of being parked. New air shock is $900. if they are going to be so flimsy, one would think they wouldn't charge that much. That's 900 PLUS labor!

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  •  Rookie

    rear end springs have sit down on the back tires the other day the back end was sitting half way down i already have had the front end replaced. one side went bad then about six months the other side went out, was there ever a recall on the front or the rear supension of the E500 2003

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  • Visitor, , 110,000 mi

    Replaced front and rear airmatic system with rebuilt Arnot struts from FL for front and new Bilstein rear. Arnot rebuilt front 650/ea. new bilstein 750/ea. from autoparts warehouse. 1700 in labor at MB to remove and replace and align vehicle. Must be completed at MB dealership due to ride control hight adjustment. Works like a charm now.

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  • Visitor, , 117,000 mi

    lowered back

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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    car unleveled front driver side down. took it to the dealer they said the strut needs replacement. the part cost 1100 alone no maintenance fee included.

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