Mercedes-Benz E420 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz E420

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Mercedes-Benz E420 Problems

High Usage Vehicles May Experience Ignition Lock and Tumbler Failures

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.

Coolant Leak/Overheating Due to Radiator Leak

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

Poor idle quality due to oil feed tubes falling into crankcase

Oil feed tubes break and fall into the crankcase (engine) and the tappet becomes noisy (ticking), resulting in degraded idle quality. Our technicians recommend replacing all of the tubes at the same time, broken or not.

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Mercedes-Benz E420 Questions

I lost my keys to my 1997 Mercedes-benz is there a way to bypass the anti-theft (1 answer)

I bought a 1997 Mercedes-benz and my girl got mad at me and threw the keys in the river so I need help is there away around the anti-theft please some help

random missfirecode #8 what is the # order on the v8 (1 answer)

I have an e420 with ignition trouble.help what do i do? (1 answer)

I was able to remove the key cylinder but now the sreering is still locked and in park.? how do i remove the ignition with the steering locked still i have tried turning the weel while trying to engage the starter but it will not come free.
Any advice in this matter would be greatly appriciate...

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Mercedes-Benz E420 Recalls

Recall 00V388000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE EXPERIENCED SIDE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENTS IN THE ABSENCE OF A CRASH.
Recall 95V031000
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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Mercedes-Benz E420 Reviews

Great car but has a poor Electrical Wiring System
The ASR light came out and the ABS light same time came on and all gauges stopped working. When engine was shut off, it could not be started and all the lights came on.
This is a wonderful automobile. You have to drive one to know.

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