Mercedes-Benz E500 Problem Report

Mercedes-Benz E500 Low Vehicle Ride Height Due to Leaking Rear Air Springs

(52 reports)

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.

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. -
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. -
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. -
Leaks from rear, car sinks down and this time did not rise up when started -
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 -
My car has a similar problem - the rear sags down after 12+ hours with the rear driver side showing more of an inbalance :( -
car sits low in back after about 3 hrs of being parked. New air shock is $900. if they are going to be so flimsy, one would think they wouldn't charge that much. That's 900 PLUS labor! -
Replaced front and rear airmatic system with rebuilt Arnot struts from FL for front and new Bilstein rear. Arnot rebuilt front 650/ea. new bilstein 750/ea. from autoparts warehouse. 1700 in labor at MB to remove and replace and align vehicle. Must be completed at MB dealership due to ride control hight adjustment. Works like a charm now. -
car unleveled front driver side down. took it to the dealer they said the strut needs replacement. the part cost 1100 alone no maintenance fee included. -
lowered back -
Rear end drops all the way to the tire when parked for 4 hours. This should be a recall from Mercedes as I've been told that it is a common problem. Shame on Mercedes for not stepping up and doing the right thing. -
The car sags in the rear and will not rise after start up. -
low ride alarm due to leaking rear -
rear shocks leaking -
Just brought car but wasn't noticeable doing test drive. -
the car sasgs -
Arnett industries has after market rear air bags for 700$ after a 70$ discount. Labor is 700. Ran my car with bad airbags for an additional 5k miles and burned out the air pump. Pump replacement 300 dollars plus another 300 for labor. Total of 2k -
Car sat idle for 8 weeks and when I started it, the rear end was down on both sides and will not go to ride height. Message center said, car too low do not drive car. I had this problem on the right rear at 70K, which was repaired under a warranty. Also, tail gate will not latch and filler pipe splashes back after filling with 1 1/2 gallons of gas. Dealer gave an estimate of $500 to fix tail gate latch, and $854 to fix replace filler pipe. I have not gotten an estimate for fixing the ride height. -
Already replaced all 4 struts at 80,000. As they would not hold air. At 112,000 I just replaced another front one and now the other front one is leaking. As the car sits is slowly leaks, when you start it up it pumps it right back up in a matter of 30 seconds. Can't believe no recall on this I have spent thousands ! -
air leak rear suspension -
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