Mercedes-Benz E550 Repair and Maintenance
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Mercedes-Benz E550 ProblemsCamshaft Adjuster Solenoid Failure
The camshaft adjuster solenoid (which is related to the variable valve timing system) may fail or timing chain/balance shaft components may wear, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light and various drivability issues. Mercedes-Benz has released a service bulletin outlining specific repair instructions depending on fault codes stored.
High mileage or older vehicles commonly develop leaks from the differential seals and/or cover. Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit whenever these leaks are repaired.
It is not uncommon to encounter premature failure of the anti-lock brake system (ABS) modulator assembly due to dirty brake fluid. Our technicians recommend flushing the brake fluid every two years in order to help prevent this problem.
Mercedes-Benz E550 QuestionsCost to replace sunroof motor. (1 answer)
CAR TO LOW. The repair shop replaced the compressor and relay that was burnt out on first trip. Second trip replaced a fuse , Car runs ok for 2-3 days the red light again. What is the solution to the problem?
Tell me why I should or SHOULD NOT buy this car as opposed to any other used car out there today.
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Mercedes-Benz E550 RecallsDriver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments
The driver's frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag with excessive pressure, resulting in the inflator rupturing and causing metal debris to be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.
A rubber seal at the back of the engine bay may stick to the hood and then fall into the engine compartment, possibly contacting hot exhaust components and causing a fire hazard. Dealers will attach additional retainer clips to the rubber seal free of charge to resolve the concern.
Certain vehicles were assembled with a right side window curtain airbag that was stitched together improperly. In the event of a crash, this airbag may deflate more quickly than intended, reducing the protection it may provide to vehicle occupants. Mercedes-Benz dealers will replace the right side window curtain air bag on affected vehicles to correct this concern.