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Automatic Transmission Problems of Mercedes Benz E320



Mercedes Benz E320 owners have reported 8 problems related to automatic transmission (under the power train category).

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1999 Mercedes Benz E320 1
Failure Date: 02/21/2007

Defective transmissions in 1999 Mercedes Benz model E320s. Carmaker said transmissions did not require servicing because they were sealed. Policy only applied to cars sold in us. Research revealed this was because dealerships in the us wanted a program to help sell cars. They thought if mzb included the maintenance in the price of the car, more people would buy them. However, many owners, including me discovered this wasn't true after having replaced the transmission.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Mercedes Benz E320 2
Failure Date: 01/29/2007

- the contact stated that the transmission on a 2007 Mercedes Benz e was surging. While driving at 15 mph once reaching 2000 rpm the engine would instantaneously surge to 3000 rpm within moments and then returned to the previous reading. Since the vehicle had a diesel engine the failure caused the vehicle to lurch forward, and skid on ice. The contact stated that he had an internal mercedes bulletin that stated the problem, but that they currently did not know how to repair the failure. Updated 2/22/2007 - the dealer installed a factory upgrade which they said would alleviate the problem.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Mercedes Benz E320 3
Failure Date: 10/29/2006

Car would not properly accelerate from reduced speed. Incident occurred on three occasions. Last incident occurred on entry to florida turnpike. Car required considerably more than quarter of mile to reach 50 mph. Almost rear ended by ten wheeler that could not move to passing lane. Very dangerous situation. Dealer claimed they could not reproduce situation. Dealer found faulty glow plug. Doubtful that this has anything to do with problem. Dealer now checking problem again. Incident occurred on three occasions during past ten days. Almost rear ended by ten wheeler.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Mercedes Benz E320 4
Failure Date: 05/16/2005

Side airbag deployment: contact states while driving vehicle he ran over a piece of rubber in the road, all three side air bags deployed. The service dealer states the passengers in the rear of the car were jolted because of hitting the rubber in the road. Contact states while decelerating the transmission down shifts, the brake system slows down too much and vehicle lurches forward. In stop and go traffic has no brake control.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Mercedes Benz E320 5
Failure Date: 01/07/2005

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.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1999 Mercedes Benz E320 6
Failure Date: 08/13/2004

The regulator on the windows have failed at least every 6 months the check egine light has been on since the purchase of the vehicle even after repairs where done. The transmission has been losing power and now will not shift since the purchase.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1999 Mercedes Benz E320 7
Failure Date: 02/01/2001

Transmission will lock up while driving, and will not allow consumer to go more then 40 mph. Contacted dealer, and the dealer was not willing to do anything.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1999 Mercedes Benz E320 8

A malfunction within transmission causes a delay when upshifting and down shifting, cause unknown. Dealer is willing to replace transmission with a rebuild transmission. Please give any further details.