hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,200 miles

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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #7

Sep 182007

E320 6-cyl

  • 210,000 miles


Each time I fill up the gas tank to capacity, the fuel tank emits vapors. It seemed somewhat tolerable in the past, though this past week, it was enough to go through walls and up 2 stories. It's past tolerable and just downright unacceptable now. I know I'm not the only owner to have this problem. Frankly I'm amazed a company with the "pedigree" of Mercedes Benz has allowed this to go unsolved across the market.

- Millsboro, DE, USA

problem #6

Mar 012012

E320 6-cyl

  • 79,547 miles
Sending unit leaks gasoline into the cabin of the vehicle letting in intense fuel vapors as well as actual liquid fuel into the cabin. Furthermore the faulty sending unit causes a fuel leak from the gas tank to the exterior of the vehicle leaving puddles outside of the car while parked and continuing to leak while driving. Both of these pose an extreme danger of fire hazard, as well as a health risk from constantly inhaling gasoline fumes.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 012012


  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Mercedes Benz 320E. The contact stated that while driving out of the parking lot fuel fumes were emitted into the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and the current mileage was 49,000.

- Washington Dc, DC, USA

problem #4

Aug 152012

E320 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


Strong gas smell in garage after filling gas tank. Appeared to come from left rear side of the car. A few days later, the check engine light came on. Diagnosis by dealer is that there is a crack in the upper part of the gas tank. Gas tank and fuel assembly must be replaced. Estimate is for $3,000. Not covered by warranty and customer must pay full replacement cost.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #3

Jul 312012


  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Mercedes Benz E320. While at the dealer for unrelated repairs, the contact was made aware of a fuel leak. The technician stated that the fuel line would have to be replaced. The VIN was not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate fialure mileage was 49,000.

- New York, NY, USA

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problem #2

Jul 272012


  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Mercedes E class. The contact stated that a fuel odor was present inside of the vehicle and the fuel tank was leaking. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The dealer was notified and stated that they were unaware of this type of failure. The dealer also stated that there were no recalls addressing the failure. The manufacturer was notified and repeated the dealer's sentiments. The failure and current mileages were 103,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 262012

E320 6-cyl

  • 88,865 miles
I have an 03 Mercedes E320 and it just started leaking under the back seat last week. I can smell the vapors once I removed the back seat I can see the puddle of gas. 88K miles. Spoke to mb there is no open recall.

- Aurora, CO, USA

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