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Mercedes-Benz E320 Issues

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  • Thanks for your information. I'll give it a try.
  • rramonrramon Posts: 5
    I have had same problem in that I have lost pixels from temperature display as well as clock display. Repaired once while under warranty. Present problem will cost in neighborhood of 1K to fix.
  • rramonrramon Posts: 5
    I have the same problems on my 2001 E320. Where can I find out if the recall includes my model.
  • MB dealers have a list of all recalls.
  • Is it possible for the general public to search MB's list of recalls covering the malfunctioning of the display?
  • When my odometer was suppose to change to 70,000, it changed to 170,000. I've been told this is the intrument cluster. Any thoughts? Estimates to repair?

    Thanks
  • Approx cluster cost $1,000. Shop around independent MB repair shops. Some can do repairs on cluster problems. Also do internet search.
  • Hello. My name is Greg and I purchased a 2001 E320 with 68000 miles in September. I have always wanted an MB and finally got one. Since purchasing it, I have released a brake light switch to get the BAS/ESP light to stop coming on and a slip ring in the steering column that was supposed to stop the noise coming from the steering column. I bought an extended warranty with the car, but I wondered if anyone has experienced the noisewhine in the steering column. It only happens after the car has warmed up and is only on the interior. Could it be a matter of something needing lubricant?? I have taken it to a local mechanic that was highly recommended, but I think I will be looking for someone else to service my MB.
  • DO NOT go to a regular mechanic to service your MB. You need someone who specializes in MB's.A good local MB specialty shop should be OK. If not start with MB dealer. Repair screwups on MB call be VERY expensive to correct.
    Strongly recommend that you join the MBCA--Mercedes Benz Owners Club. Only $45/yr. Good tech support available.
  • Thanks. I will check out the MBCA. I did go to a MB specialty shop, but I'm not satisfied. My next stop will be the local dealer.
  • I do have same problem as you say we don't need it""""
  • My 1994 E320 runs well except for the cold idle issue. The car starts immediately anytime. However, when it's first in the morning, the engine would halt as you shift to drive and press the gas pedal. The idle speed is about 500 rpm and you need to press the pedal for a fast idle (over 1500 rmp) of one minute or so before shifting to drive. The car has a check engine light on. It has been like this for several months. I am not sure what is the problem and how to resolve it.
  • My 1994 E320 runs well except for the cold idle issue. The car starts immediately anytime. However, when it's first in the morning, the engine would halt as you shift to drive and press the gas pedal. The idle speed is about 500 rpm and you need to press the pedal for a fast idle (over 1500 rmp) of one minute or so before shifting to drive. The car has a check engine light on. It has been like this for several months. I am not sure what is the problem and how to resolve it.
  • Ok this is my first benz...an E-320 with 30k on it...my second day with the car. shows a "Malfunction of electrical consumers" What could cause this issue.
  • rmb2rmb2 Posts: 2
    I would recommend you think long and hard since you're a Toyota/Honda guy. The Germans live in a different universe from the Japanese as far as cars go. I've had BMWs, VWs, Nissans and Toyotas and have a 2001 E320 Wagon 4matic; I would say that by a very long shot the Japanese cars have it on reliability over the German cars with the exception of VW - had only one water cooled model - Scirocco which as great and a pile of aircooled versions over the years. If you're getting it right, with right meaning under $4,000 or $5,000, you might be o.k. Expect 100-200 month average shop fees minimum. Every time mine goes in it's a grand which really sucks. The engineering on MBs is amazing but that doesn't pay the rent.
  • rmb2rmb2 Posts: 2
    Could you please elaborate on this part of your message of 11/20/08? "Since purchasing it, I have released a brake light switch to get the BAS/ESP light to stop coming on. . . ". Did you replace a brake light switch? My issue is I have "2 malfunctions" on my dash readout which are the ABS and BAS systems with "visit workshop" as advices. ABS seems to be working with a couple of hard braking tries. The "2 malfunctions" came on after replacing battery with I think sits right next to ABS system under passenger side rear seat. Car is 2001 MB E320 Wagon 4matic. 100K miles. Ideas anyone?
  • If it's a squeaky noise when cold (< 30F) then it could require more power steering fluid, it happened to my E 320
  • davida2davida2 Posts: 16
    Ok. So I have a 99 A4 Audi and am looking for a good used E320. What years had the least problems? and what else should I be looking for? Any other tips and tricks into buying? Dealer or Private seller? thanks in advance for your help.

    D
  • cvnr28acvnr28a Posts: 1
    I notice that my daughter's mercedes transmission speed range select lever does not travel through the full range of settings. It will not go lower than the D - 4 settng.

    I could not move it to the 1, 2, or 3 settings. Has this happened to anyone else?

    I think that there are times in bad weather or in mountainous regions when the
    slower settings are useful.

    Maybe one of my grandchildren has dropped something into the center console that has become an obstruction.

    I did take the car to a reputable transmission repair shop and a specialist drove the car for a few miles. He said the car engine and transmission are working fine and that the problem is probably in the center console. Maybe a mechanical blockage.
  • mlipkinmlipkin Posts: 1
    Had this experience on my '99 about two years ago. Had to replace the switch in the seat belt, or seat--I don't recall which. I use an independent MZB shop. I think it cost me about $275.
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