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.
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Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Problems
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).
A vibration felt through the center floor of the vehicle can be caused by driveshaft flex discs, which crack and shred, causing excessive driveshaft movement. Not repairing these can cause damage to the driveshaft center support bearing, or, in the worst case scenario, damage to the transmission or differential.
Irregular and premature tire wear can be caused by the front thrust link bushings cracking and causing excessive movement in the suspension. The thrust link bushings are fluid-filled (to help reduce vibration), so if they crack, they will leak oil.
Rear air springs (bellows) may develop leaks, which causes the air pump to run more often to maintain ride height. Our technicians recommend that leaking air springs be replaced.
Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Recalls (Recent)
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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.
Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Questions and Answers
Im looking for a list of required scheduled maintenance for this make and model.
i noticed while driving
Want to know if it will be expensive to maintain the E63 for the next couple of years
this occurs at 110 kph or 70 mph and will hesitate once or twice when going uphill
Are there local tuners who can rebuilt my existing engine and get me a lot more HP/Torque for the same $$$$ ?
Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Reviews
I dont want to trade it. Its 6 years old now and I love it. Tires wear out, but its a high performance car. Heard other model year e63's had some problems.
Although the suspension of this AMG E63 is outstanding and high performance. The steering in normal driving conditions is also very accurate and firm. My only issue is related to noise randomly generated from the power steering at low speed which seems to indicate that the pump is a stress mode. After numerous trips to the dealer with no solution... I decided to go into posts to see if anyone has seen/heard anything.
highly recommended car...even if it is expensive... it is worth every penny
My 2011 E63 has less than 5,000 miles. A warning message "check engine oil at next refuelling" keeps coming on. I added 1 quart of oil 1,000 miles ago and now the warning message comes on again. 2 qrts of oil burned in less than 5,000 miles!!!!!!!!!. The exhaust tail pipes show excess carbon build up so this engine is buring oil. Anyone else experiencing this? I am taking the vehicle in next week.
Most versatile car I've ever owned. Rock-solid. Not one problem.