Mercedes-Benz E550 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz E550

Mercedes-Benz E550 Problems

Replace Brake Rotors When Pads are Worn and Squeaking

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).

Internal Component Failure May Cause Rough Shifting

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.

Failed Gateway Module May Cause Lack of Audio/Cell Phone Functionality

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

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Mercedes-Benz E550 Questions

Cost to replace sunroof motor. (1 answer)

My rear air shocks keep failing,. The dash red warning light comes on with STOP (1 answer)

CAR TO LOW. The repair shop replaced the compressor and relay that was burnt out on first trip. Second trip replaced a fuse , Car runs ok for 2-3 days the red light again. What is the solution to the problem?

I am considering purchasing a 1986 Mercedes 560SEC. I am poor. Am I crazy? (1 answer)

Tell me why I should or SHOULD NOT buy this car as opposed to any other used car out there today.

Thank you.

(Please disregard to year and model in the title. There was no selection choice available for this particular 1986 car.)

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Mercedes-Benz E550 Recalls

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

The driver's frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag with excessive pressure, resulting in the inflator rupturing and causing metal debris to be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Rubber Seal Under Hood Detaches And Causes Fire Hazard

A rubber seal at the back of the engine bay may stick to the hood and then fall into the engine compartment, possibly contacting hot exhaust components and causing a fire hazard. Dealers will attach additional retainer clips to the rubber seal free of charge to resolve the concern.

The Right Side Curtain Airbag May Not Properly Deploy

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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Mercedes-Benz E550 Reviews

I wish the speedo needle was RED like the AMG's. The Nav. system is not what I would expect from Mercedes. A Garmin responds better. Automatic headlights are fantastic.Steering a little over power-ful.When we first got the car after one month the AC blew cold on the left and heat on the right.Turn the car off, and it would go back to normal.We took it back to the dealer three times, they could ...
This is my 8th MB. I have driven them over 1 million miles. This car is the finest I have owned.
First M-B and at only 550 miles, many differences quickly noted, compared to previous new cars owned. A plus is the extensive efforts made to control fuel consumption with the V8 engine. Body gaps are small, even, and better than on the 2014 S550 car I cross-checked fit and finish with. The COMAND control system; and separate function control buttons are a convoluted mess that days of st...

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