Instrument cluster displays tend to fail, especially the clock and gear indicators. Our technicians tell us the instrument cluster will require replacement to correct this issue.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Mercedes-Benz
A repetitive clicking noise from behind the center area of the dash panel is usually caused by a broken stepper motor actuating arm. The actuating arm controls the direction of air flow in the climate control system. Disassembly of the center console will be required to access and change the broken arm with the updated, reinforced part.
The ESP and BAS warning lights may illuminate due to a failed brake light switch. Replacement of the failed switch should correct this concern. A recall on certain 2000-2002 models have been recalled for a related issue - for more information please click here»
Inside grab handles, the upholstery on the center console cover, and door trim panels can delaminate. Most commonly replacement of the affected part is necessary.
Vehicles equipped with a 7-speed automatic transmission may develop a rough shifting condition, most commonly going up from first to second gear and going down from third to second or second to first gear. Our technicians tell us this is due to an internal component failure. Mercedes has released updated parts; the transmission will need to be removed and disassembled to complete the necessary repairs.
Mercedes-Benz Recalls (Recent)
Internal Failure of Front Interior Control Module
Transistors used in the front signal acquisition and actuation module (SAM-F) may have been damaged during module assembly. As a result, the module could fail without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the affected modules as necessary. This recall is scheduled to begin on May 2, 2008. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 030005.
Sensotronic Brake Control System May Default to Basic Hydraulic Mode
Due to deterioration of the wiring harness connection or failure of the hydraulic pump, the sensotronic brake control (SBC) system may default to the hydraulic back-up mode. In the back-up mode, the driver has braking power sufficient to stop the vehicle, but greater brake pedal pressure is required and brake pedal travel will be noticeably longer. Dealers will install a bracket and replacement ground wire to the SBC pump unit on all affected vehicles. Additionally, dealers will inspect and replace the SSC pump unit in certain SL models. The Mercedes-Benz recall numbers are 2005070007 AND 2005110001.
Mercedes-Benz Recall 92V083000
Mercedes-Benz Recall 94V004000
Potential Fuel Leak From Fuel Return Hose at Fuel Tank
Micro cracks can develop in the fuel return hose at the fuel tank. Fuel may leak from these cracks, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the affected fuel return hoses to correct this concern. This recall began on September 27, 2005. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2006080007.
Mercedes-Benz Questions and Answers
Since the A/C isn't working,I'm changing to the new freon. Replaced condenser(leaking) receiver/dryer and heater valve. Started smelling anti-freeze in cabin so I will be changing out the...
My MB dealer suspects carbon builtup somewhere in the system and says replacement might be needed and cost up to US$4,000. It has 145k on it. Suggestions?
When it finally starts,engine runs great. Get over 25 mpg. Was told by repair shop that part in fuel delivery systyem was leaking. Part to cost $1,400.00 to replace. Deceided not to replace. Bad i...
my heater blows hot air all the time . when the a/c is on the defrost blows hot hot air! the a/c works but the heater blows so hot it can not keep up. thanks,. chad
Mercedes-Benz Owners' Reviews
First M-B and at only 550 miles, many differences quickly noted, compared to previous new cars owned. A plus is the extensive efforts made to control fuel consumption with the V8 engine. Body gaps are small, even, and better than on the 2014 S550 car I cross-checked fit and finish with.
The COMAND control system; and separate function control buttons are a convoluted mess that days of studying the several owner's manuals only partly overcame. Only part of the problem is caused by the number of options. Much is simply due to an immature level of melding various sub-systems into one, easy-to-use ergonomic control system.
Road noise is excessive on rough deteriorated asphalt roads, the kind we often drive on. The ride with air suspension is good, but not great. On smooth roads it is smooth and quiet. On rough roads the ride deteriorated more than expected, as I had previously observed on a Hyundai Genesis V8 with steel spring suspension, and on a Hyundai Equus with air suspension.
The engine is a sweetie: powerful, not too thirsty, and with great torque at low RPM. It is, in my view, the single best reason to buy this car. Note that other German V8 cars also have strong engines, as does the supercharged Jaguar and the Porsche Panamera, most at higher cost.
Seats are not good for my medium size, but may better fit others. My back aches after less than two hours of driving.
Zero repairs have been necessary, which is not always the case with new cars.
Rotors replaced at 10K of normal driving. No warning light indicating brakes were compromised. Dealership initially blamed us for driving down steep declines (we don't). It was covered under warranty. We have really enjoyed this 2012 E550 Coupe, especially with it's cool little V-8. You can't brake out of every traffic situation, sometimes you need responsive acceleration, and it has it to spare. But, how ironic that a car manufacturer whom advertises it's stellar safety features, would produce a vehicle with faulty brakes! Go figure??? I suspect that parts are coming from China, not Germany.
this car is a problem to the extent I would NEVER consider another Mercedes, at any price. they are junk. Batteries, top, Brake light, you name it. JUNK
This has been a great car for me. Have not had any problems with it since I bought it used in 2010. The convertible top has always worked good as well. I am always getting compliments on what a beautiful car it is. The Mercedes Benz dealership even had it showing in the show room with all the new cars because it was so nice.
I had a 2002 black on black corvette before my Benz. It was totaled in the great flood of 2010 in Nashville, TN. The 2007 Benz is what I replaced it with. The only reason I gave the Benz 4 stars in suspension & Steering was because I had been use to corvette's for 10 years prior to this and I don't think anything in that price & category compares to the vette for steering.
why is the ride so rough