Oil Leaking From Oil Level Sensor on Mercedes-Benz E500

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

RepairPal Verified
Average mileage: 98,500 (98,500–98,500)
4 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
5 people reported this problem
Get Your Car Fixed at a RepairPal Certified Shop.
We certify shops based on expertise, quality work, and verified customer reviews
Viewing 1 - 1 of 1 problem details
2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 98,500 mi,
I took my 2004 E500 4matic into the shop because it was leaking oil. Note; car does not leak oil when cold, must be warmed up to notice leak. My mechanic diagnosed the problem to a faulty Oil Level Sensor Unit ($100). However, they indicated that the oil pan gasket ($30-$50) must also be replaced and resealed to prevent further leakage. Apparently this is a common problem with E500's... unless, you drive yours like a grandma, then you might be able to avoid doing this repair. Overall, not too spendy for parts, it's the labor that gets ya!! all said and done It costed me %510 after taxes and labor. The price we pay to drive like a BOSS!!