hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,968,961 miles

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 suspension problems

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 212013

E320 6-cyl

  • 7,752,100 miles


I brought my 2005 Mercedes E320 [purchased Oct. 2014] in for an oil change Jan. 30, 2014. I mentioned to the service person a noise [like something broke] I heard while out of town visiting. He changed my oil and also found/replace a broken rear suspension spring. This occurred within 3 months of purchase. Repair cost: $551.17. My second incident occured Feb. 19th. I noticed a puddle of fluid underneath the vehicle [not sure what kind of fluid] and immediately brought the car back to the dealer for service. I was told the transmission servo solenoid seals required replacing. Repair cost: $157.84. The third incident was reported Apr. 21, 2014. I noted an increasingly bad odor inside the car since the first day of purchase, but wasn't sure exactly what it was as I was still trying to identify it. I finally realized it was gas I was smelling [intermittantly] inside the vehicle for the last six months. It turned out to be leaking fuel from the left fuel pump seal (lfps) underneath the rear seat. Repair cost: $161.31. The fuel odor got worse after the replacing the lfps. Most noticeably after filling the car with gas. I've also identified gasoline leaking from the drivers' side rear quarter that puddled by the tire. My feeling at this time, repairs may be onging for my E320, that I really like.

- Brockton, MA, USA

problem #3

Nov 182013

E320 6-cyl Diesel

  • 122,924 miles
Drivers front coil spring failed while vehicle was parked in driveway resulting in drivers front shock/strut damage. Removed affected parts in place. Broken spring had a point defect and stress lines visible to the naked eye. Owner has custody of failed parts. Ambient temperature at time of failure was ~70F. Had this failure occurred while driving it would have resulted in loss of vehicle control.

- Lake Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #2

Mar 312009

E320 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Mercedes Benz E320. The contact stated the engine failed to operate at startup. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. The failure recurred several times and the vehicle was taken to the dealer for each failure. The dealer was unable to locate the defect each time. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was unavailable. Updated 12/26/13 the consumer stated the vehicle can not be driven, because the check engine light is on, and the vehicle is leaking large amounts of oil. The motor mounts, transmission mounts, thrust arms, bearings and bushings were all replaced. The consumer stated the vehicle would lock on its own, after she un-locked it. The incidents happened several times. Also, there was an unusual sound coming from the vehicle, when it was stationary. Updated 02/05/14

- Burbank, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 072005

E320 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 820 miles
Electrical problems out of service 18 days, SRS/airbag failures out of service 18 days, ac/defrost blower motor failures out of service 12 days, brakes out of service 9 days, transmission (idle surge/up shifting/stalling) out of service 10 days, front end/tires out of service 10 days. During the lemon law final repair attempt, the dealer wrote on work order that they had installed new brakes because they found "after market brakes" on car. The only place the car has ever been serviced was the dealership where we purchased it. We asked the service advisor and assistant service manager (first they said the brakes were thrown out and then they said the parts were shipped to mb) and wrote two certified letters to Mercedes Benz for the removed parts so we could track the serial numbers. We were ignored. The regional representative who initiated the "brake replacement" was conveniently "promoted out of the area" just before the lemon law hearing so he could not be questioned. We had been complaining about the brakes, especially the stopping distance, from the beginning and they kept saying no problem found. The dealer would not document it on the work orders.

- Palm City, FL, USA

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