really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,349 miles

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 142005

E320 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,496 miles


Purchased a new Mercedes Benz, 320E 2004 model. On 2 occasions on the freeway at highway speeds the engine shut down without warning. The engine shut off at once and will not crank when engine has been tried to start again. Had to have vehicle towed. Dealer explained he was unfamiliar with this problem. Thought this may be the computer in the car. Made repairs and replaced parts. About 2 weeks afterwards this happened again. Took back to dealer, and this was corrected. However, was afraid this may happen again. However, has not happened 2-3 months after the repairs. The control module failed. Also, consumer has continuous problems with braking system.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #3

Jan 312005

E320 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While pulling inside of a parking space driver applied the brakes and the pedal went to the floor. Driver was unable to stop or maintain control of the vehicle, and it collided into a glass window of a business. No injuries reported. Upon impact, both air bags did not deploy. Vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic insisted that the problem could not duplicated.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 022004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
While driving 60 mph brake sensor light came on. As a result, when consumer attempted to pull over total brake failure occurred.

- Walnut, CA, USA

problem #1

May 132004

E320 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 900 miles
While driving 20 mph consumer applied the brakes but they braely functioned. This caused the vehicle to hit a bus. Upon impact, both frontal airbags did not deploy. A signal flashed on the dashboard indicating air bags malfunctioned. No injuries reported. Consumer had the vehicle towed to a repair facility. Not only did the air nag fail to deploy but the dash indicator illuminated indicating a malfunction with the restraint system

- Manhasset, NY, USA

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