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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Mercedes-Benz E350

Mercedes-Benz E350 Models:

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Mercedes-Benz E350 Problems

Engine -- Verified

The camshaft adjuster solenoid (which is related to the variable valve timing system) may fail or timing chain/balance shaft components may wear, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light and various drivability issues. Mercedes-Benz has released a service bulletin outlining specific repair instructions depending on fault codes stored.

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The relay which turns the airmatic suspension pump on may fail causing the pump to run continuously. This can result in failure of the pump motor or a dead battery as the pump motor will continue to run after the car is turned off. Also, Worn airmatic pump mount bushings can causes noises in the front axle while driving on bumpy roads or a buzzing noise while the pump is running.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

Lack of audio or cell phone functionality may be related to the failure of the audio gateway module.

Mercedes-Benz E350 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., October 9, 2012

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Certain vehicles were assembled with a right side window curtain airbag that was stitched together improperly. In the event of a crash, this airbag may deflate more quickly than intended, reducing the protection it may provide to vehicle occupants. Mercedes-Benz dealers will replace the right side window curtain air bag on affected vehicles to correct this concern.

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Electrical & Lights, August 1, 2008

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There is a faulty software calibration that affects several areas including shutting off the fuel supply in a collision. This could cause a fire hazard during an accident. Dealers will reprogram this software. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 070001. This recall began during August, 2008.

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Engine, March 31, 2011

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Forty-one vehicles may have a front engine pulley that was manufactured with an insufficient adhesive where the inner mass damper ring attaches to the vibration damper. If the inner ring were to separate with the hood open and the engine running, personal injury could result. Dealers will inspect and replace the affected parts to correct this issue. This recall is expected to begin during April of 2011.

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Engine, December 3, 2012

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Due to a manufacturing defect, a crack can develop on the fuel filter when the vehicle is operated in high temperatures. This crack can result in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel filter to correct this concern.

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Suspension & Steering, October 31, 2010

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Mercedes Benz is recalling 2010 C-Class, model 204; E-Class, model 212; and 2010–2011 E-Class Coupe/Cabriolet, model 207 vehicles due to a loss of power steering fluid that could result in power steering system failure. Owners may not have sufficient control of the vehicle in areas like parking lots, thus increasing the chance of a crash. Dealers will check and re-torque the connection fitting, free of charge.

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Mercedes-Benz E350 Questions and Answers

ckov, 2006 Mercedes-Benz E350, Dublin, CA

When I try to turn my A/C on the light blinks for about 5 seconds and then turns off. I take this to mean that my r134 is low and I should refill. Can anyone verify this for me.
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shankrich, 2006 Mercedes-Benz E350, Orlando, FL

I cannot find how to add or check the brake fluid

Elena Leona, 2006 Mercedes-Benz E350, Fremont, CA

what does it mean when service engine light is on?

Elena Leona, 2006 Mercedes-Benz E350, Fremont, CA

what does it mean when check engine light is on?

cobra643mb, 2006 Mercedes-Benz E350, San Antonio, TX

what service is needed when display reads service g?

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Mercedes-Benz E350 Reviews

Purchased 2006 E350 with 55K miles in 2009. Loved the ride and the handling. Great car for my sales job. At 110K miles in 2011, car began to shimmy on a cold start. In later weeks, the car would shake violently on start up. Was told that it was a "balance shaft rotor", a small part about the size of a lipstick case deep inside the engine. Apparently for 2006 and other similar years this part was made of a softer metal. It would warp over time and cause the out-of-balance shaking to where the car was undriveable. Had 3 estimates from $5500 to $7000 to remedy. Bit the bullet and had it repaired by a buddy in Cleveland for $4500 who shot this video of the project http://youtu.be/fugJe-sG_fg Great car, but emotionally taxing repair. Good luck.

So far I am very pleased with my 2011E350. When I step on the gas hard my neck snaps back and every car in my rear view mirror disappears. The sound system rocks. I wish it would have come with leather interior though. It's in the shop now for what I suspect is a failed gateway module. To be contd....

Bought car brand new in 2005. Have the same issue as others with Engine Check light due to balance shaft gear wear, requiring pulling the engine and replacing the balance shaft - at a cost of about $5500.

I love my car...it has a great ride, appearance, is reliable and comfortable. For the past few weeks, it has had an unusual problem. I drive to shop or do errands. After returning to the car (apx 20 minutes), I start the engine and it immediately turns off. A second try is necessary to get going. The dealership has no idea why this happens and their service manager and service technician have witnessed the problem...but somehow they can't reproduce it and don't know how to fix it. I am open to helpful suggestions.

This is my third Mercedes (wonder why I did not learn my lessons) and my last. Car is great when everything is working. However, reliability is a big issue.

At 36K miles, 5 years old, engine light came on with code 1200 and 1208. It requires the whole engine to be removed to replace the balancing shaft. This is a common problem on E350. MB even have a service bulletin for this repair. Knowing MB's reliability issues, I had purhased the factory extended warranty. Otherwise, I will get hit with a $5000 repair. Engine light came on again 2 weeks after the repair. It is at the dealearship at the moment. Not sure what it is this time. I have 18 months warranty left and will definitely sell the car before the time comes.

MB doesn't seem to care about reliability. The 3 generations of C and E class I have owned, there are problems one after another. MB needs to hire the engineers from Toyota or Honda.

I have owned Audi, BMW, Acura and currently a Toyota and a Porsche. MB is the least reliable and expense to repair.

Do yourself a favor, keep a MB only if it is under warranty and you have free time to visit the dealership frequently. If your dream car is a MB, watchout, it can turn into a nightmare.

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