The release tab for the center console can fall off unexpectedly.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Mercedes-Benz E500 Release Tab For Center Console Can Fall Off
Mercedes-Benz E500 Problem
Average Mileage: 77,654 mi (35,200 mi - 101,000 mi)
Visitor, 2003 Mercedes-Benz E500, 100,000 mi
Both ended up falling off, bought some blue adhesive strips from home depot and stuck them back on, not the perfect fix but it worksfine so far
Visitor, 2004 Mercedes-Benz E500, 100,000 mi
center console release latch came off
Visitor, 2004 Mercedes-Benz E500, 40,000 mi
Glued the tab back on with super glue
My 5 year old son grabbed it from the backseat, and when he pulled the left tab came off. I simply glued it back in place. Easy fix!
Visitor, 2004 Mercedes-Benz E500, 35,200 mi
Center console release fell off. Need new one.
Visitor, 2004 Mercedes-Benz E500, 65,000 mi
Same problem; went to dealer 3 weeks ago and they advised crazy glue. That's working so far..
Visitor, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E500, 75,000 mi
Release tab came off but it was a clean release and gorilla glue seems to have worked very well so far.