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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,823 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 122012

E320 6-cyl

  • 75,113 miles


Cable harness and connectors in steering column airbag, poor connection from using steering wheel. Engine and transmission mounts disintegrated and needed to be replaced. Front thrust arms with bushings had torn boots and needed to be replaced. Crankshaft sensor was faulty and needed to be replaced. Transmission data link connector was faulty and needed to be replaced.

- Los Alamitos, CA, USA

problem #4

May 032012


  • 65,000 miles
On a right turn the rack and pinion mechanical part failed. Steering became extremely difficult, and almost caused a move into oncoming traffic. The mechanical failure caused a blow back of fluid with metal filings into the power steering pump. The pump overflowed onto the belt. The belt then stressed the water pump until it too was broken. $8,000 worth of damage.

- Bellevue, NE, USA

problem #3

Apr 292008

E320 6-cyl

  • miles
My vehicle has had a serious steering problem to the right from day 1 of driving vehicle off the dealers lot. It has been in the service dept. For 5 to 6 time for the steering problem and pulling to the right. The dealership located me another vehicle a month after purchase, . I test drove the vehicle with the salesman, he put my name in the window of the upgraded vehicle and the pickup date. When I went back the next day to pick up the vehicle, the salesman and service manager would not let me have the upgraded vehicle as promised the day before. Todate, I am experiencing same pulling problem to the right, and on a summary report given to me by the dealership, there has been extensive damage to the right side of the vehicle in February 2008 a month before I purchased the vehicle. I need help in investigating this vehicle.

- East Orange, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jul 122010


  • 51,000 miles
2005 Mercedes E320 steering column wiring failure ( 'clock spring" & steering wiring module & SRS air bag "failure). Partial repair corrected loss of turn signals, horn and speedometer at a cost to me ( owner of $749.). one day later SRS (air bag fail indicator) came on again. Back to dealer who said a wiring harness in the steering column is also bad & needs to be replaced at an additional fee of $516. But that they would do repair for $429. "?? did not affect repair yet. Just noticed defect investigation?? what should I do ?" (failure light for SRS is still on etc.). can I recover (past $749) and future? ($516 / $429) costs"?"

- Kennett Square, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 052002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
The vehicle smelled like something was burning and the steering wheel squeaked. The dealer was unable to find any defects after servicing the vehicle.

- Scarsdale, NY, USA

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