Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG

An engine oil leak may develop from the oil level sensor. Replacement of the leaking sensor will commonly correct this concern.

The cup holder in the center console may break.

Leaks may develop from the differential cover and/or seals on high mileage or older vehicles. Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit if these leaks are addressed.

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The car turns over but does not start. The car sat for a full day and I noticed gas leaking on passenger side rear, where you put gas in the car. MBenz told me that both my pumps went out (yea, at the same time). I don't believe that. Is it possible that a relay went out or the fuse on a rela...

Locks open when making right turns, also car alarm goes off randomly. Please help

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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.

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.

 

High mileage combined with a high number of brake actuations, or a high brake actuation frequency, can cause the pump motor of the SBC to run out of permissible tolerances. As a result, excessively high pressure may build the high pressure line of the brake system. If this occurs, the system will switch into the hydraulic function mode as designed. Sensotronic brake control is disabled when the brake system is functioning in the hydraulic mode. Dealers will inspect the SBC hydraulic unit and replace it if necessary to correct this concern. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2004 050014.

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This is one of the fastest cars ever. It may not be #1 in speed, but it has to be in the top 10 if not the top 5. The attention to detail in the whole car is second to none. On the negative side, the gas mileage is not the best, but what do you expect out of a supercharged, 500 HP V8 anyway? 15-17 MPG anyway you drive it and all you can handle and 19-21 with your foot out of it and driving t...

This is an amazing car. It is lightning fast and very and top of the line in every aspect. i will acknowledge that the M5 is notorious for being a better handling sport sedan. However I can never get past the rediculous interior. It is hard to believe that the worlds ugliest interior comes in an M5. I will take the E55 anyday. A much classier car. The only issue with this amazing car is the Air...

I just purchased a 2005 E55 AMG with only 17,000 miles for $35,000! Easily one of the quickest cars ever produced, running with the likes of a new Z06 or ZR1 corvette or Ferrari F430's for a fraction of the price and gift w/ purchase is the unbeatable luxury, fit and finish just not found elsewhere. I can take the whole family for cruises and the exhaust not is much better than a new vette! T...

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