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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Mercedes-Benz E320

Mercedes-Benz E320 Models:

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Mercedes-Benz E320 Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

Instrument cluster displays tend to fail, especially the clock and gear indicators. Our technicians tell us the instrument cluster will require replacement to correct this issue.

Engine -- Verified

The crankshaft position sensor may fail. Symptoms of this are: The engine will crank—but not start—especially when the engine is warm. The car may start again if it is left to cool off, but it may run roughly or have poor performance.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The cup holder in the center console may break.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

A squeak from the steering column is often related to a rubber boot in the column or a seal in the power steering rack.

Mercedes-Benz E320 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., December 22, 2003

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Some seat belt buckles may have a burr on a metal component of the locking mechanism. This could prevent the seat belt from locking under certain conditions. In the event of a crash, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the affected seat belts. This recall is expected to begin on December 22, 2003. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2003 120006.

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Brakes, August 8, 2005

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Due to deterioration of the wiring harness connection or failure of the hydraulic pump, the sensotronic brake control (SBC) system may default to the hydraulic back-up mode. In the back-up mode, the driver has braking power sufficient to stop the vehicle, but greater brake pedal pressure is required and brake pedal travel will be noticeably longer. Dealers will install a bracket and replacement ground wire to the SBC pump unit on all affected vehicles. Additionally, dealers will inspect and replace the SSC pump unit in certain SL models. The Mercedes-Benz recall numbers are 2005070007 AND 2005110001.

 

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Electrical & Lights, August 1, 2008

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There is a faulty software calibration that affects several areas including shutting off the fuel supply in a collision. This could cause a fire hazard during an accident. Dealers will reprogram this software. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 070001. This recall began during August, 2008.

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Electrical & Lights, March 15, 1995

Summary: THE FRONT PASSENGER METAL FOOT REST CAN, OVER TIME, ABRADE THROUGH THE WIRING HARNESS UNDER THE FOOT REST CAUSING THE WIRING HARNESS TO SHORT CIRCUIT.

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Engine, April 22, 1996

Summary: THE DRIVE BELT PULLEY ON THE ENGINE CAN DEVELOP FATIGUE CRACKS IN THE METAL AND BREAK. IF THE DRIVE PULLEY BREAKS, THE CAR WOULD NOT HAVE ENGINE COOLING, BATTERY CHARGING, AND/OR POWER STEERING.

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Mercedes-Benz E320 Questions and Answers

beamer1763, 1994 Mercedes-Benz E320, Brentwood, TN

This car keeps blowing B7 fuse. When that happens I cannot crank the car but the key turns and all control panel works. Only time it starts is when I replace the fuse. Any ideas?

GLB, 1994 Mercedes-Benz E320, Los Angeles, CA

What is the normal temperature range while driving. Mine is running at about 85 degrees

Captiviagal, 1994 Mercedes-Benz E320, Franklinton, NC

tis is a wagon that has had most everything replaced and checked. No book came with the car has exhaust odor and running rough when pushing gas petal

lea strickland, 1994 Mercedes-Benz E320, Dallas, GA

i have code but cant get radio on

Visitor, 1994 Mercedes-Benz E320, Palos Park, IL

all lights inside and out work fine

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Mercedes-Benz E320 Reviews

I bought my e320 in 2006 it had been repoed and it had poor maintenance,but I replaced everything under the hood,including all plugs,,wires,,converters,,the whole ball of wax,,this car as a whole,,is awesome .It rides and drives great,,,i just repainted it two months ago, and no major issues,,All in all this is an awesome car and looks good,,and the stereo is killer Ha,

Love this Vehicle. I purchased this vehicle brand new. It is a very
reliable car. I agree, I too have experienced failure on the LED
display on instrument panel (very annoying)-Mercedes should issue a
recall on that. Also, my biggest issue, IS THE RUST on the door.
REALLY???This vehicle has a HIGH PRICE tag and holds the Mercedes
Brand, yet the Manufacture will not stand by their product. Ugh!!!!

Eventually a class action suit will be filed on this vehicle. I
am happy with its strong engine, it is a very spacious vehicle, has
a nice large trunk (which was able to hold baby items), really like
the round lights in front. They should also design a stronger mirror
closure on the visor.

All in all, very happy, except for the BODY RUST.

After 210,000 miles the car started showing signs of mechanical problems.

When I stop at stop sign or give way. my car doesn't move when its time to go. It takes a couple of seconds despite hitting the accelerator all the way down.

I bought my 2004 E320 wagon in 2010 w/79k on odometer. This is a great car. Very utilitarian. Great gas mileage for a car of it's size. Downside? Lots of expensive repairs. Upside? This car will last a long time and still looks great. 03/13. JJB1895