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Electrical System Problems of Mercedes Benz E430



Mercedes Benz E430 owners have reported 12 electrical system related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 6 most common electrical system problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (4 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's battery (3 problems). For details of each of the problem category, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Electrical System related problems of Mercedes Benz E430

  Recently reported Electrical System problems of Mercedes Benz E430

The Electrical System problem

The passenger side air bags spontaneously deployed while approaching a stop light. Have taken car to mercedes dealership and they have not been able to give me an answer as to why this occurred. They relate that they have sent pictures and information to "mercedes" and after 1 week I am   Read details...

The Battery problem

The contact owns a 2001 Mercedes Benz E430. The contact stated that the vehicle exploded when he attempted to start the engine. The dealer stated that the battery was defective, which caused acid to spill all over the engine and cause the explosion.   Read details...

The Instrument Panel problem

I have a 2000 mercedes E430. Instrument cluster shows scrambled time display and outside temperature display. The cluster was replaced by mercedes under warranty for the same problem in 2003 and the same exact problem re-appeared again in 2006 on the new cluster.   Read details...

The Headlights Turn Off While Driving problem

The wiring harness has multiple exposed copper wiring due to disintegrating insulation from normal use. The wiring insulation is virtually cracked or completely missing, exposing it to direct engine heat and the environment. This poses safety and risk of headlight failure without any warning.   Read details...

The Starter Solenoid problem

Stalling, abrupt engine failure, fail to or delayed start: frequency - 6 times per year, no warning. 1/yr - fail to start and delayed starting for several minutes; 5/yr engine stopped/ stalled while operating at speeds from 35 to 65 mph. 1.   Read details...





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