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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,183 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.

2012 Mercedes-Benz E350 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2012 Mercedes-Benz E350 Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 012016


  • 72,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-350. While driving approximately 45 mph, a "pre safe inoperative see owner manual" warning message appeared. The vehicle decelerated spontaneously. The contact coasted the vehicle to the side of the road to a complete stop and shut off the vehicle. The contact restarted the vehicle after a few minutes and it returned to normal. The failure recurred once the contact arrived home. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The VIN was invalid. The approximate failure mileage was 72,000.

- Greenville, MS, USA

problem #2

Jan 202015


  • 30,000 miles
I started my car and it made a big loud noise from engine then I start getting all messages on screen that every things not inoperable. Even the gear shift was locked and the more I kept the car on the more noise was making. Its like I am pushing hard on gas panel.

- Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #1

May 112012

E350 6-cyl

  • 550 miles
I attempted to start the car and it would not crank. I called Mercedes service and they sent service to jumpstart the car. The car finally started. As I began to drive, a warning light stating "power steering malfunction - check owners manual" came on. With considerable difficult, I avoided the curb in the parking lot and managed to get the car to a parking space. The "power steering malfunction" indicator would not come off even after turning the car off and on again. The car became undrivable.

- Lebanon, NH, USA

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