Report: Leaks From Rear Air Springs
Mercedes-Benz E500 Problem
Average Mileage: 85,087 mi (36,000 mi - 150,000 mi)
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.
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.
My car has a similar problem - the rear sags down after 12+ hours with the rear driver side showing more of an inbalance :(
Visitor, 2003 Mercedes-Benz E500, 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.
Visitor, 2003 Mercedes-Benz E500, 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.
Visitor, 2004 Mercedes-Benz E500, 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.
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
Visitor, 2004 Mercedes-Benz E500, 117,000 mi
Visitor, 2004 Mercedes-Benz E500, 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.
Visitor, 2003 Mercedes-Benz E500
When car is sitting for a few days it lowers in the back all the way down
Visitor, 2003 Mercedes-Benz E500, 92,000 mi
air springs leak but it hasn't been a huge problem - car will sink down if not driven for several days