really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,476 miles

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2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 engine problems

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2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 042016


  • 46,402 miles


Car: Mercedes Benz E350 2008. On 3rd floor of parking car garage, within tight confined space, when pulling in car to park turning 90 degrees, car suddenly accelerated violently, powered over 9-inch barrier curb and rammed into concrete pillar. The car continued to accelerate for few seconds even with full brakes and did not stop before putting into parking gear.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #3

Sep 142013

E350 6-cyl

  • 39,500 miles
This car auto accelerated while I was parking in the middle of a residential street on Sep 14, 2013. My car ended up hitting another parked car in front of me. My car damage is around $13,000. It is the 2nd time when it has auto accelerated within the past 6 months. The 1st. Time when it happened I was on the road & it moved few feet by itself when I stopped at a signal. I was able to control it by hitting the breaks with lots of force. That time, I thought it may be my imagination or earthquake, but this time, 2nd time, the engine made a racing sound & it just went out of control & hit the other parked car in front of me despite of me hitting the brakes. Apparently the car brakes couldn't do anything either & the end result was I hit the other parked SUV in front of me.

- La Habra, CA, USA

problem #2

May 042013

E350 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes Benz E350. The contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph and making a turn, the vehicle increased acceleration independently. After repeated force was applied to the brake pedal, the vehicle came to a stop. The vehicle was towed to the dealer however, the technician was unable to duplicate the problem. The manufacturer was made aware of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000. Updated 06/26/2013 updated 7/1/13 updated 7/2/2013

- Coppell, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 162011


  • 50,000 miles
The car accelerated on it's own in a parking lot leading to a crash. The car went inside a building. My foot was on the brakes all the time, but car did not stop. Air bags did not open.

- Canfield, OH, USA

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