really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,333 miles

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problem #3

Nov 232015


  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mercedes Benz E320. The contact stated that the fuse box and the computer burned. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The VIN was not provided. The failure mileage was 83,000.

- Wyandanch, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 302005

E320 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
The temperature led has completely gone out and the clock/gear selection led is unreadable... I believe seeing another complaint of the same type in the database, don't remember the model but was wondering why if this is a trend does Mercedes not have a fix for the situation. I realize that the warranty is only good for so long but if other cars all have similar problems it seems as if Mercedes would want to protect the reputation of quality durability and excellence behind their name.

- Jay, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 252014


  • 102,000 miles
I reiterate....this vehicle is a death trap! Mercedes Benz installed power seat controllers in this car that fail very frequently. This design flaw causes the unit to run power seat components constantly even when the car is parked, key removed and the car is locked. Within 2-11 hours, the activity of this fault seat controller unit drains the car battery! when you try to jump start the car as per Mercedes Benz owners manual instructions, the process causes the rear left sam (signal acquisition and actuator module driver side) to lose partial or full memory. This affects a whole host of systems including fuel delivery, tail & head lights. Items that are essential to operating a vehicle on the public roads safely! the other day, April 25th, 2014, the fuel delivery on my 2002 mb C32 amg failed suddenly while I was on the highway! the loss of power was so sudden that I had to swerve off the road and onto the shoulder; hitting my head on the drivers side window in the process! having researched this extensively and have found that these are known problems since the introduction of the car in 2002. Instead of a voluntary recall, Mercedes Benz did a patch job of replacing faulty sams for owners still under warranty, and only in cases where the owners complained or had three or more visits to a Mercedes Benz dealer service department. Updated 05/05/14 updated 10/27/2014

- Dingmans Ferry, PA, USA