The release tab for the center console can fall off unexpectedly.
Car Problem Reports
Mercedes-Benz E500 Release Tab For Center Console Can Fall Off
Mercedes-Benz E500 Problem
Average Mileage: 75,420 mi (35,200 mi - 101,000 mi)
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.