Mercedes-Benz 300E Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz 300E

Mercedes-Benz 300E Problems

Due to wear, high usage vehicles can experience ignition lock and tumbler failures. The ignition lock cylinder will generally require replacement to correct this concern.

Due to age and sun exposure, the interior wood trim cracks and the finish gets a cloudy haze. Replacement if the trim would be the most common solution to the problem.

Due to wear of the internal drive gear, the speedometer can stop working.

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Mercedes-Benz 300E Questions

When I select Drive, the transmission take about 7 seconds to kick in to gear. have checked all fluid levels. all is fine. Could this be an electrical problem?

failed smog test; failed obd system checks-because light doesn't come with key, hc=282/max allowed=56 @25mph, co=1.62/max allowed=.39@25mph. already replaced the oxygen sensor and catalytic converter prior to the test. cars hard to start cold, once started runs a little rough for the first m...

When the ac is on or sitting at idle the temp goes up. I start driving and the temp goes down. Earlier the Oil gauge just started going crazy then stopped working. Using oil but not leaking....crazy stuff but always gets me to work and back. I had the valve cover gaskets replaced last year but ...

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Mercedes-Benz 300E Reviews

Having problems with it starting in the morning when it is cold...

Everything is great except when taking off at a dead stop, it tends to feel like it's not gonna make it then, wham, she takes off barks 2nd gear and goes. And that is with a striaght 6 cyl

I have this Mercedes-Benz 1990 3000E all of sudden out of no were, the car was on park went to put in reverse the park car would not move! Had no signs of tranny problems at all! No leaks at all! car runs awesome until this! mileage is 168000! What could this be?

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