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Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Problems

Engine -- Verified

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

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Failed spark plug wires and/or ignition coils can cause intermittent misfires (rough running); the Check Engine Light may also illuminate. Diagnoses of the ignition system will be necessary to determine which components are at fault.

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

The crankshaft position sensor may fail. Symptoms of this are: The engine will crank—but not start—especially when the engine is warm. The car may start again if it is left to cool off, but it may run roughly or have poor performance.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The cup holder in the center console may break.

Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 20, 1998

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A WRONG CLAMP MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED ON THE WINDOW AIR BAG UNITS.

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Body, Interior & Misc.

Summary: THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 2000 SLK AND E-CLASS VEHICLES. SIDE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENTS HAVE OCCURRED WHEN THE VEHICLE IS LEFT PARKED IN HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING WARMER MONTHS.

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Body, Interior & Misc., December 22, 2003

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Some seat belt buckles may have a burr on a metal component of the locking mechanism. This could prevent the seat belt from locking under certain conditions. In the event of a crash, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the affected seat belts. This recall is expected to begin on December 22, 2003. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2003 120006.

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Brakes, August 8, 2005

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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.

 

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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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Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Questions and Answers

Maier, 2000 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG, Peoria, AZ

How do you remove the caliper on a 2000 Mercedes E55 AMG from rotor to replace the pads as well as replacing the rotors ?
Thank you very much for your assistance in this matter.

ddt, 1999 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG, Lancaster, VA

After servicing A/C system how is EC reset?

pbh, 1999 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG, Greensboro, NC

Is there a key involved in removing the rear seat to charge battery?

Ralph p, 1999 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG, Folsom, CA

I went to a german car repair shop and they said I needed a Yah sensor ($1895.00)and new trans ($4,750.00). My car cuts out when you step on the gas and doesn't shift correctly.

mward55, 1999 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG, Birmingham, AL

around 60k for the scheduled maintenance. what are the maintenance intervals for the 1999 E55 AMG and what should I expect to pay? Thanks.

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Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Reviews

Hi. Gust got the e55 amg too ,so have a problem. when i am accelerate the car start shaking a little bit and then start driving normal.when i look at the dash i see that tachometer going a little up ,a little down till 3000. The mechanic said that its gust spurk plugs... i need replace it...
If you can help with advice? please.
Thank you.
And if you know how much is to repcace spurk plugs on e55 amg.
Thanks again.

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! This car is gonna be fun!

I JUST BOUGHT MY MERCEDES AMG AND I LOVE IT!

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 Airmatic suspension. One of my shocks went bad, but it was not the big deal I thought. With installing myself I repaired it for about 450 with shipping for the shock. Always check the forums if you are handy and do not want to spend an arm and a leg before doing a repair.

I've owned my 99 E55 for 2 years now, and have loved every second of it. Great cars, if you take car of them. Very fast, still gets looks...inclusing respect.

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