Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Mercedes-Benz E550
Mercedes-Benz E550 Models:
Mercedes-Benz E550 Problems
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.
The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.
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.
Due to the size and material used on the brakes of these vehicles, the brakes may start to squeak around the 50 percent wear point. The brake rotor surfaces become uneven, causing a lip to form at the outer edge of the rotor. Because of this, the rotors are usually replaced when the pads are worn (pad life varies depending on driving style and terrain).
The cup holder in the center console may break.
Mercedes-Benz E550 Recalls (Recent)
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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.Learn more »
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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.Learn more »
Mercedes-Benz E550 Questions and Answers
on E when stalled and added gas from a can...started up and ran fine. About 1 hour later went to drive again, went about 2 miles and clicking sound came from engine. Began to stall and when I pul...
my seat is back all of the way and will not go forward
If I turn the car off and back on I am able to shift to Reverse. Also, ESP says it's inoperable, and Speedtronic Inoperable. Sometimes I turn the car off and back on and it goes away. Other...
I had to replace my gas tank as the smell of gas was so strong.
What are some of the major problems associated with this cars make model and year>
confused about which gear to shift or a miss . Mercedes says nothing wrong dont show up on computer.
Mercedes-Benz E550 Reviews
2011 e550. New brakes (pads and roters) at 35000 miles. MB could give a shit, just blows you off. why would a rotor go bad. I had a 74 240 and its rotors a probably still good. I am enjoying my last MB. About a year to go on the pitiful waranty and then it is off to Lexus. Oh, I have been driving MB's for over 50 years. Dave Cates.
I have a 2011 e550, within the last 18 months took it in 14 times due to different problems. I drove the dealership loaner more than I do my car. I bought this car brand new because I want peace of mind but in contrary I have nothing but headache and frustration. After I brought the car home, the first three months I was having problem with starting the car. IT WOULDN'T START. Roadside assistance had to come and get me several times at different places. A few weeks later a module of some kind fell out of the seat, I was told that never happened and they were shocked to see it. Then the brakes squeaked, four brakes had to be replaced after only 8,000 miles and a month ago, the same problem occurred but this time Mercedes wouldn't do anything about it. They completely blew me off. Their response was the problem is annoying not life threatening. Today my car is in the service department again, it's the problem with suspension. Valves leaking caused air compressor to blow out and this is the third time within the last twelve months with problems related to suspension system. For God's sake, this was a brand new MERCEDES, supposedly a world renowned brand. Mercedes won't stand behind their products. It's very disappointing, its might as well labeled MADE IN CHINA. I just got a RECALL letter for suspension and steering, fuel pump, and airbags defect. Great.
In two years 5 RIMS and tires replaced due to minor pot hole dents. Rims are very expensive and are different sizes for front and back
In two years three Air Conditioning condensers have blown due to moisture/condensation. There is no solution. This is fourth one. service Manger is recommending get rid of the car before the warranty runs out
This is my 8th MB. I have driven them over 1 million miles. This car is the finest I have owned.