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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,733 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.

2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 engine problems

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 072006

E320 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles


Was driving on the highway and the car lost power. Took it in to the dealer and I was told that the problem cannot be duplicated. The car was in several times for repairs without success. Changed the egr valve to no avail. When the car looses power I have to restart it, and then is fine for a while. Bought the car new an sill have it.

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #5

Jun 092014

E320 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
The engine shut down by itself. I tried to restart, but it did not. However, it would start again, after 5 minutes. These events have happened several times; it became dangerous. Engine problems due to crankshaft position sensor failure.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #4

Apr 232014


  • 87,000 miles
With engine running and car stopped and idling car engine died and would not restart for 20 minutes.

- Downingtown, PA, USA

problem #3

Sep 272013

E320 6-cyl

  • 106,000 miles


Slowing down for light and car tries to stall. After getting it home and in the garage, noticed strong gas smell. Took to shop and guy said gas leak from top of tank. Read about lots of complaints about this issue with other people with E320's.

- Clayton , NC, USA

problem #2

Mar 312009

E320 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Mercedes Benz E320. The contact stated the engine failed to operate at startup. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. The failure recurred several times and the vehicle was taken to the dealer for each failure. The dealer was unable to locate the defect each time. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was unavailable. Updated 12/26/13 the consumer stated the vehicle can not be driven, because the check engine light is on, and the vehicle is leaking large amounts of oil. The motor mounts, transmission mounts, thrust arms, bearings and bushings were all replaced. The consumer stated the vehicle would lock on its own, after she un-locked it. The incidents happened several times. Also, there was an unusual sound coming from the vehicle, when it was stationary. Updated 02/05/14

- Burbank, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 312012

E320 6-cyl

  • 63,400 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Mercedes Benz E320. The contact stated after refueling, a strong odor of would emit outside of the vehicle without any sign of fuel leakage on the ground. On a separate occasion when driving the engine warning indicator illuminated continuously on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated the fuel tank and fuel pump would need to be replaced. There was currently an open investigation under NHTSA action number PE12001 (fuel system, gasoline: Delivery: Fuel pump, fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Tank assembly). The vehicle had not been repaired. The authorized dealer and manufacturer were notified of the defect. The failure mileage was 63,400. Updated 05/02/12 the consumer stated the dealer denied problem. Updated 05/12/2012 updated 10/12/12

- La Quinta , CA, USA

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