Mercedes-Benz E300 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz E300

Mercedes-Benz E300 Problems

Fuel leak near high pressure pump, fuel lines at filter and pump
Fuel leaks can develop around the high pressure fuel injection pump. The fuel lines around the fuel filter and the fuel pump also tend to leak.
Instrument Clusters Tend to Fail

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.

Transmission Oil Seals May Leak on High Mileage Vehicles

High mileage vehicles may develop a leak from one or more of the transmission oil seals.

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Mercedes-Benz E300 Questions

After minor rear end accident, "check engine electronics" sign won't turn off (2 answers)

This happened about a year ago. Shortly thereafter, the "check engine electronics" sign appeared. Now, it never goes away. Have taken it to three repair shops and they don't know why the light turns back on. Actually, I didn't realize there might be a connection between the acc...

changed brakes on right front can not get fluid to come out to bleed. (1 answer)

I cant get brake line to get fluid to claiper

how big is the gas tank? and Sometimes it dies with no warning. (1 answer)

I have to write the mileage down when I get gas because the fuel gage isn't working. I know I can go 200 miles on a full tank, but when I can't fill it, its a guess on how far I can go!
Also, sometimes it just dies with no warning ( no sound or ruff timing) and will start again after ab...

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Mercedes-Benz E300 Recalls

Recall 00V388000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE EXPERIENCED SIDE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENTS IN THE ABSENCE OF A CRASH.
Recall 98V256000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A WRONG CLAMP MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED ON THE WINDOW AIR BAG UNITS.
Recall 96V058000
THE DRIVE BELT PULLEY ON THE ENGINE CAN DEVELOP FATIGUE CRACKS IN THE METAL AND BREAK. IF THE DRIVE PULLEY BREAKS, THE CAR WOULD NOT HAVE ENGINE COOLING, BATTERY CHARGING, AND/OR POWER STEERING.

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Mercedes-Benz E300 Reviews

my 1998 e300td is a great car 300000 miles and still running fine
Beautiful car, only problem i've had is injector pump leaking , and battery keeps draining.
From Portland, OR to Lancaster, CA (approx 1000 miles) in 11 hours means that I was averaging about 90 mph for almost half a day. The durability of this car is impressive. The car was more at home (mechanically synchronized, or running smooth and quiet)at these speeds than anytime I had driven it in the 65 mph range. As well, it got very close to 23 mpg at that rate of speed. Fantastic. I ...

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