hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,081 miles

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2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 electrical problems

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2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 262016


  • 97,000 miles


The fuel gauge has become inconsistent during the past few months. The fuel levels run up and down and never go below the half way mark. Was driving on the freeway yesterday and the car completely ran out of gas. No warning or indication of low gas levels. Had actually show 231 miles remaining. I was able to pull over and get assistance. However, could have been very dangerous had it not been the day after christmas and no one on the road.

- Greenwood Village, CO, USA

problem #4

Jun 122016


  • 140,404 miles
"takata recall". I got my Mercedes 2008 fully by Mercedes service center on 12may16. Following is the report of the service done. " 140405 1.7C performed short test. Performed back to new special reset service light inspected interior components and seat belts for proper function, checked exterior lights for proper function, cleaned area of wind deflector and checked wiper blades. Evacuated engine oil and replaced engine oil filter, topped off all fluids and inspected area of engine for damges or leaks, lubricate door hinges, lifted vehicle into air and front tires measured at 7mm, rears at 7mm removed wheels and balanced all 4, torqued to 150nm. Front brakes at 12mm, rears at 10mm. Set front tires to 28psi, rears to 33psi and spare to 63 psi. Inspected for leaks or damages under vehicle. Test battery at 12.61volts. Test drove vehicle to verify proper repairs " after the service was done almost a month back, while I was taking out my vehicle out of the garage, the brakes failed and emergency brakes were used. I suspect serious manufacturing problem with my car.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 182015


  • 112,000 miles
2006 Mercedes Benz E350W. Consumer states problem with license plate lights not working and third brake light stopped as well. Consumer was notified by dealer that this happens to vehicles with automatic trunk opening and closing the dealer informed the consumer that the electric cable from the engine to the trunk could fail for unknown reasons.

- Saint Rose, LA, USA

problem #2

Nov 152012

E350 6-cyl

  • 3,000 miles
Engine stalls while driving. The car loses power brakes and power steering. No check engine alert comes on and the lights remain on. The car starts again once I pulled over and started the ignition again. This has happened about 6 times in 18 months and is very dangerous. The last time I was coasting downhill around 40 miles an hour and, when the engine stalled, the check tire pressure on all 4 tires came on. When I restarted the car the check tire pressure lights did not appear.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #1

May 232011

E350 6-cyl

  • 28,000 miles
Turned on drivers seat warmer, smelled smoke and opened windows thinking the odor was from outside of the car. Turned the seat heater off and later found a quarter size hole burned in the left side of the drivers seat. My shirt and pants also had holes burned in them. Fortunately I turned the heater off before I was burned or a fire started. Mercedes-Benz dealer is going to repair the damage to the seat of my 2008 E-350.

- Midland, MI, USA

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