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2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,333 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

engine problem

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 072013

E320 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

There was a message that the brakes needed attention. I could feel something inside the brakes. I took it and they replaced my brakes, but the issue kept happening. Then one day, while going 55 miles an hour, the brakes would not fully operate. The whole dash went red and it came to a slow stop. Luckily no one was immediately in front of me. We called the dealership and they said they had a 10 year recall of the sbc unit but I don't see the recall anywhere. This is a serious issue!

- Carrollton, VA, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Apr 052006

E320 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
: the contact stated while depressing the accelerator pedal the vehicle would not accelerate. This happened intermittently therefore the vehicle was moved off the road where it was turned off and restarted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who could not duplicate the problem. The first time the incident happened, the dealer stated they replaced a valve. Updated 07/07/06.

- Montross, VA, USA

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