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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,244 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 072009


  • 58,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Mercedes Benz E320. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle began to jerk and sputter. The dealer inspected the vehicle and stated that anti-freeze leaked into the transmission fluid, which caused the torque converter to fail. The repair would cost $3,000. The vehicle has not been repaired. The contact is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 58,000 and current mileage was 62,000.

- Kenoshoa, WI, USA

problem #1

Sep 012003

E320 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,487 miles
Vehicle lunges forward and slows unexpectedly. Upon acceleration will jerk back and forth as it is about to stall.

- Conyers, GA, USA

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