» »

Problems for specific Mercedes-Benz 300SE years:

Car problem reports

Report A Problem

Problem with your car? See what our experts say or submit your own.

Most reported Mercedes-Benz 300SE problems

 

Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 300SE

One or more door windows may stop working due to a failed window regulator. Replacement of the failed regulator will be necessary to correct this concern.

9 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 300SE

High mileage vehicles may develop a transmission fluid leak from one or more of the oil seals.

 

9 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 300SE

Due to wear, high usage vehicles can experience ignition lock and tumbler failures. The ignition lock cylinder will generally require replacement to correct this concern.

7 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 300SE

The instrument cluster, along with the turn signal and wiper combination switch, can fail.

7 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 300SE

The tie rod ends, idler arm, and/or drag link components of the steering linkage may wear prematurely. Please keep in mind the wheel alignment should be checked and adjusted when any of these items are replaced.

5 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 300SE

Leaks may develop from the differential seals and/or cover on older or high mileage vehicles. Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit when these leaks are addressed.

4 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 300SE

The brakes may begin to squeak at about the 50 percent wear point. This is due to the size and material used for the brake pads and rotors.  The brake rotor surfaces become uneven, causing a lip to form at the outer edge. This will generally require replacement of the rotors when the pads are worn (pad life varies depending on driving style and terrain).

4 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 300SE

As brake fluid becomes dirty over time, it can cause a failure of the anti-lock brake system (ABS) modulator assembly. Our technicians recommend a complete brake system flush every two years to help prevent this issue.

4 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 300SE

Internal and External engine oil & coolant leaks can develop from the head gasket and/or timing cover gasket; these leaks should be repaired before the engine oil and coolant intermix which can result in severe engine damage.

4 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 300SE

A coolant leak may develop form the Radiator due to degradation of its plastic components. Replacement of the failed radiator will be necessary.

4 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 300SE

The cooling system hoses may fail unexpectedly. The hoses can look good on the outside, but the rubber can degrade and erode on the inside. If not carefully checked, the hoses can burst at any time.

4 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 300SE

A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. When replacing the water pump, the drive belt tensioner should be inspected and most likely replaced as well.

4 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 300SE

The emissions air injection pump can seize, causing a loud squealing noise followed by smoke from the drive belt. If the engine is not turned off, the belt will break, turning on the alternator/battery warning light.

4 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 300SE

A vibration felt through the center floor of the vehicle can be caused by cracked and/or shredded driveshaft flex discs, resulting in excessive driveshaft movement. If not repaired, damage to the driveshaft center support bearing, transmission, or differential can occur.

4 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 300SE

The bushings for the shifter lever wear out to the point where they break and fall out. This causes excessive movement (loose feel) in the shifter lever and a clanging-type noise when changing gears.

4 Reports
Me Too
Ask a Question
More about this car