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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,503 miles

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 fuel system problems

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 6)

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problem #55

Apr 232014

E350 6-cyl

  • 180,000 miles

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

Fuel leaks and strong odor of gasoline both inside and outside of their vehicle particularly after refueling.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #54

Apr 162014

E350 6-cyl

  • miles
After I fill my gas tank there a strong odor of gasoline both inside and outside of the vehicle, particularly after refueling. Possible problem could be the fuel pump and fuel filter along with the gas tank. The odor is so severe we had to park our car outside the garage after filling. The time we didn't it caused severe illness (nausea) to my wife.

- Lenexa , KS, USA

problem #53

Mar 122012

E350 6-cyl

  • miles
2006 Mercedes E350 purchased in November 2007. Current mileage less than 90K. In March 2012 I entered my garage and smelled a heavy scent of gasoline. Vehicle taken to Mercedes Benz of buckhead. Advised that there was a problem with fuel leaking under back passenger seat. Vehicle has never been involved in an accident. Repair cost $965.63.

- Lithonia, GA, USA

problem #52

Feb 152013

E350

  • 15,000 miles

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

Strong gas smell when car is refueled.

- Stuart, FL, USA

problem #51

Jan 202014

E350 6-cyl

  • 87,000 miles
Strong gas smell after filling the tank. The whole garage smells like gas. Dealer said they are unaware of such issue and no recall for this issue. I'm surprised because I read a lot about these issues online. It should be addressed asap because it can trigger fire or explosion.

- Walnut, CA, USA

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problem #50

Oct 312007

E350 6-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercedes Benz E350. The contact stated that after refueling, there was a strong gasoline odor inside of the vehicle due to a fuel leak from under the front passenger's seat. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 37,000.

- Roseville, CA, USA

problem #49

Jan 022014

E350

  • 125,000 miles

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

Dealerships are telling us that the E350 should be recalled for the gas tank leak issue if you look online a lot of people are having the same problem.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #48

Dec 022013

E350

  • 137,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercedes Benz E350. The contact stated a gasoline fuel odor was in the cabin of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was found that the fuel tank had failed and needed replacing. The vehicle was being repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 137,000.

- Windham, NH, USA

problem #47

Oct 012012

E350

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercedes-Benz E350. The contact stated that when the fuel tank was full, the tank would leak. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and the technician stated that the problem was unknown. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 52,000. The current mileage was 77,000.

- Newport Coast, CA, USA

problem #46

Sep 212013

E350

  • 62,000 miles
Very strong fuel odor in cabin of car after refueling. Fuel smell is so strong that it causes you dizziness while driving unless windows are open. Just started the last time I filled up. There must be a recall on this but can't find one. I have never heard of such a problem with a vehicle. This seems very dangerous.

- Sedro Woolley, WA, USA

problem #45

Jul 302012

E350

  • miles

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

I purchased my Mercedes E350 in November of 2008. I began noticing a strong fuel odor every time I would fill the tank, which would dissipate after a few days. Since the odor would go away within a few days, I didn't realize that it was a safety concern. I took the car into the Mercedes dealership for oil changes and such and they would always mention a long list of items requiring preventative maintenance, but never mentioned anything about the fuel tank (although the gas smell was obvious at times). In June of 2012, my husband began driving the Mercedes to work. He smelled the odor immediately upon filling causing him massive headaches. Also, he noticed gas leaking under the car on the driver's side near the rear tire whenever he filled up the tank. A mechanic investigated the problem, and discovered a puddle of gasoline upon removing the rear seat. I could not believe the amount of gasoline that had pooled inside the cabin of the car. It was decided that the sending units needed to be replaced. Mercedes replaced the sending units, and knowingly sent us on our way without correcting the problem. Replacing the sending units did not resolve the issue. Heavy leakage continued, and the odor of gas became overwhelming as the temperatures remained in the 100's. when the car was returned to Mercedes, they informed us of a leak in the gas tank and quoted us $2600+ for repairs. The Mercedes service technician stated that our problem was not uncommon, especially with the Arizona heat. I had been driving the car unknowingly for approximately four years with the fuel tank issue becoming increasingly worse and consequently, my husband and I have been unable to conceive a child.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #44

Aug 272013

E350 6-cyl

  • 64,075 miles
Based on news items regarding Mercedes-Benz W211 (U.S.a. model year 2003-2008 E class) vehicles experiencing fuel leaks, an inspection of the fuel system was performed on the above listed vehicle. Gross exam revealed no fuel puddling on the ground beneath the vehicle and a lack of fuel odor within the interior and exterior environment immediately adjacent to the vehicle. However, removal of the rear seat bench, underlying insulation pad and left fuel pump access plate revealed fuel odor; closer inspection revealed the superior outer aspect of the fuel pump assembly to be wet with gasoline; fuel-induced discoloration (white to brown) of the plastic comprising this superior aspect was clearly evident. Pooling of fuel within the left pump well of the plastic fuel tank was not present. The clamped black rubber fuel delivery hose was secure and dry, as was the outflow nipple to which it was attached. The plastic immediately adjacent to the nipple was not discolored. No remedial action was taken at this point, however, installation of a new style pump (delivery unit with fluid level sensor, M-B pn A211 470 41 94) and seal ring (M-B pn A211 471 05 79) is planned in the immediate future.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #43

May 162012

E350

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercedes Benz E350. The contact stated that after refueling, he noticed a strong gasoline fuel odor. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. On a second occasion, the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fuel tank sending unit needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 111,000.

- Indian Wells , CA, USA

problem #42

Aug 012012

E350 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
I own a 2006 Mercedes E-series with 47,000 miles. I have noticed a fuel smell when the car is in the garage after refilling the tank. The problem was recently diagnosed as a faulty fuel tan seal. The dealer has indicated this is a dangerous condition and the car should not be driven. The estimated repair cost is over $600. In researching this on the internet I find this is a common dangerous problem but there has not been a recall. I also find that in instances where the seal has been replaced, the problem recurs a short time later and it is related to the entire mechanism, not just the seal. I feel this issue should be addressed by Mercedes and plan to report this to the NHTSA. Please advise.

- Middletown, CT, USA

problem #41

Jul 162013

E350

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercedes Benz E350. The contact stated that after refueling, he noticed a strong gasoline fuel odor. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Lenexa, KS, USA

problem #40

Jan 122013

E350 6-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
After my wife, filled up the vehicle there was a very strong fuel smell both in the cabin and the trunk. The smell goes away after the fuel level is reduced as a result of driving. However, as every time the tank is filled up (never top the fuel tank) there is a very strong smell. This has caused my wife being light headed and sick after about 10-15 minutes of driving. She has to lower the window when driving. Fuel is a carcinogen and very dangerous to human health.

- Villa Rica, GA, USA

problem #39

May 012013

E350

  • 72,000 miles
After filling up the vehicle there is a very strong fuel smell both in the cabin and the trunk. The smell goes away after the fuel level is reduced as a result of driving. However, as every time the tank is filled up (never top the fuel tank) there is a very strong smell. This has caused me being light headed and sick after about 10-15 minutes of driving. Fuel is a carcinogen and very dangerous to human health.

- Cave Creek, AZ, USA

problem #38

Jan 012008

E350

  • 27,978 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercedes E-350. The contact stated that after the vehicle was parked overnight, the contact later noticed gasoline fumes inside the vehicle. The vehicle was inspected by an authorized dealer and the fuel sensor was replaced. The failure recurred sporadically. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, however offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 27,978. The current mileage was 68,000.

- Pasadena, CA, USA

problem #37

Feb 012013

E350 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
I am experiencing highly intoxicating fumes coming from the vehicle gas tank. I can no longer park vehicle inside my garage for fear of an explosion. When taken to a dealership, I was told there was a bulletin on the gas tank, but doe to the vehicle being out of warranty, the repairs were not covered.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #36

Feb 182013

E350 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
Following fill-up and only when tank is fuel, strong odor of fuel in garage. Talked to mechanic that inspected vehicle. Found research online describing similar concern and ongoing NHTSA investigation.

- Montgomery, TX, USA

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