Oil Leaking From Oil Level Sensor on Mercedes-Benz E320

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

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Average mileage: 118,670 (46,700–196,000)
Engine affected: Gasoline
8 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 170,000 mi,
When I bought the car two months ago I didn't smell oil burning . So 2 weeks ago I started smelling oil looked underneath car and oil was on the oil pan. Changed gasket drove 90 miles it is still leaking..don't no what to do next.
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 160,000 mi,
no leak, but oil level sensor light came on and car is running rough and losing power.
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 130,000 mi,
Oil level sensor develops a leak on my E320, 2001
no oil leak but a "OIL SENSOR FAILURE" light on dash. $120 part, must remove lower oil pan and reseal with MB sealant.