Transmission Oil Seals May Leak on High Mileage Vehicles on Mercedes-Benz E320

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

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Average mileage: 167,194 (50,000–249,500)
9 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 170,000 mi,
Shortly after purshasing the car (had 150k at time of purchase) I had to have a transmission valve replaced. Within a month the trans quit entirely. About 9 months later the new (refurbished) trans is leaking fluid. I have to put a qt or so in every month or two, about $16 a qt.
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 180,000 mi,
Leak around seal
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 195,000 mi,
Severe leaking of transmission fluid, not easily diagnosed, and definitely not a cheap fix!
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 199,000 mi,
Transmission leakage
Transmission Leaking. Repair shop says need new valve cover
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 98,000 mi,
Drips oil when parked needed to seal gaskets still leaks oil smells like fire burning when car is turned off. At 114000 transmission was sealed after driving for about 900 miles the transmission fluid leaked out put transmission fluid in and drove 900 miles and seemed to stop but then then oil turned dark and started leaking again and when i would stop car and turn it off it started smelling like something underneath was burning. The burning smell. Would go away after car cooled down
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 200,000 mi,
seal leaked, no dip stick, supposed to be a maintainence free system. tranny fried.