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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,000 miles

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 252009


  • 45,000 miles


We had noticed a strong smell of gasoline in our garage each morning just after we had filled the car with gas. We took the mb to myerstar Mercedes, they found crack in the upper middle front of the plastic fuel tank and had to replace the fuel tank. This defect should never have occurred in a vehicle that's only five years old with 45,000 miles. This defect could have caused an explosion and fire in our garage. Copy of movie.wmv updated 05/02/11 updated 12/29/11

- Paradise Valley, AZ, USA

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