Common E Class Benz Problems from the Experts in Allentownby schearerswpadmin July 10, 2022
There is no doubt that the Mercedes E-Class is an extremely well-built automobile that still looks great today, and it’s a car that you can be proud of driving without the ostentatious showiness of a sports car. If you head to the used car lot, there are some great deals you can find, but how do you know that you’re not getting a lemon?
This article will help you identify and avoid some common difficulties and problems that you may encounter with an E-Class Benz.
There are a number of problems you can encounter with your E class Benz, and at the top of the list is a safety issue. When talking about safety we cannot do without mentioning your vehicle’s brakes. As a result of an issue with Sensotronic brake controls, a number of cars built from January 2004 to April 2004 were returned to the manufacturer for service. This is because the cars inadvertently switch to the standard hydraulic braking system, causing a warning light to illuminate.
E-Class Benz vehicles can sometimes have transmission problems. This problem can surface if you’re shifting from gears one to three when shifting up or three to one when shifting down. When your car has this harsh shifting issue, you will hear a very loud and audible clunking sound when your Mercedes finally shifts. Most drivers get scared of this harsh shifting and stop driving immediately.
If you continue driving, you may not notice this issue again for a couple of days. Even after taking your car to a mechanic, they might test the car and it will shift normally, only for you to get on the road a couple of days later to discover another series of harsh shifting. The major cause of this kind of issue in your E class Benz is a failed turbine speed sensor located in the transmission. This is not an issue you want to DIY, because you will have to dismantle your transmission system and replace the turbine speed sensor.
Crankshaft Position Sensor
If you’re driving along the road and your car just dies out on you, it could be a sign that the crankshaft position sensor is faulty. When your car has this issue, the check engine light is likely going to come on. If you or your mechanic use a scanner, you will likely get a P0336 code, which indicates a crankshaft position sensor problem. Unfortunately, with these symptoms this might not be the only issue with your E Class Benz, as the camshaft position sensor may also be faulty. It’s advisable to change both components because they both cause the same issue.
The forward thrust link is located at the front of the vehicle, and its function is to keep the wheel in your vehicle from going forward and backward. This component becomes faulty when the bushing becomes dry and cracks. Sometimes the bushing might even separate, resulting in uneven wear on your tire. To fix this issue, you have to replace the bushing or go to your mechanic for a wheel alignment.
One of the issues you might have with your E Class Benz is the interiors. It’s normal for some interior parts to fade over time as you drive your vehicle, but another thing you might begin to notice is creaky sounds from the interior when you drive on rocky or bumpy roads. This is usually caused by worn parts that should be holding some of these interior components. An easy fix to this is shimming.
Work with Our Professionals
Schearer’s Sales and Service, Inc. is the most dependable auto repair shop in your area, and we welcome European car owners from Allentown, Bethlehem, and Macungie. There are a number of problems in every car and some of them are unavoidable because vehicles are expected to deteriorate over time. If you have an E Class Benz that is giving you issues, you can bring it down to our experts for repairs.
We can also help you schedule regular maintenance that will help your car last longer. Ensure that your E class Benz receives the care it requires. Schedule your next car service with us right away.
* Mercedes-Benz E-Class Car image credit goes to: YuriyVlasenko.