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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
113,500 miles

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2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 102013


  • 118,000 miles


While decelerating onto highway from on ramp, the transmission seems to slip out of gear. This has happened several times. It's is a scary situation to lose power as you merge into highway. I coasted to brake down lane. I shifted back into park gear to reset, then back into drive gear to resume travel. This has happened two more times since. Can be a dangerous in heavy traffic roadways.

- Rural Hall, NC, USA

problem #1

Sep 102011


  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mercedes Benz E320. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph the vehicle began to vibrate followed by an abnormally loud clunking noise. Immediately after, the vehicle came to a halt and she was unable to continue driving. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who diagnosed that the power train dropped due to four loose screws. As a result, the transmission needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 109,000 and current mileage was 109,200.

- Columbus, OH, USA

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