The Mercedes-Benz E350 is a comfortable, quiet and luxurious sedan, with a well-finished interior, comfortable seats and a substantial feel. We tested gasoline- and diesel-powered versions. Both deliver punchy performance with capable handling. Two trim packages are offered, Luxury and Sport; we purchased one of each.
Alerts
There are 8 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Emissions
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard. Rear side and head protection air bags standard from 2000. ESC standard from 2000.
Road Test

The Mercedes-Benz E350 is a comfortable, quiet and luxurious sedan, with a well-finished interior, comfortable seats and a substantial feel. We tested gasoline- and diesel-powered versions. Both deliver punchy performance with capable handling. Two trim packages are offered, Luxury and Sport; we purchased one of each. Our gas-powered model was equipped with the Sport package, which provides a sport-tuned suspension, larger 18-inch wheels and a number of cosmetic changes. Our diesel-powered BlueTec model, which had the traditional Luxury package, provided a more comfortable ride and surprisingly, better steering feedback. The diesel model also returned considerably better fuel economy, but at a cost of some noticeable engine noise at low speeds. Some controls on both models are more complicated than need be. A 302-hp, direct injection, 3.5-liter V6 was introduced for 2012.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Rear
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
wagon
convertible
coupe
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 7-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3-liter V6 turbodiesel (210 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (268 hp)
  • 5.5-liter V8 (382 hp)
  • 6.3-liter V8 (518 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Electronic or air suspension

"The car drops very low when it has been parked. As soon as I start the engine a pump levels the car and I'm good to go. But it is a nuisance that the suspension drops."

Vaughan V., TX (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)

"Suspension cable failed and led to a rough ride. Fixed quickly by replacing the cable."

Anonymous, NH (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)

"There was a leak in the air compressor that was resolved by my local dealer"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 5.5-L V8)

"Front airmatic struts went bad. They were replaced under aftermarket warranty which I bought with the car along with some oil leaks and engine mounts."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 5.5-L V8)

"Valve leak..... resulted in auto height not maintained when engine was off; fixed under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)

"Trouble indicated"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 5.5-L V8)

"bellows lifting car leaked"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"Power stearing reservoir was leaking. Replaced under extended warranty but power steering unit still making noise when turning"

Herbert B., VA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"“Clunk” from the drivers side front suspension when going over a speed bump or other rough surface. Problem believed to be strut or strut mount....still being worked on."

Anonymous, ON (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)

"Air attic suspension has problems with the air distribution manifold and individual air bags at the wheels"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 5.5-L V8)

"Shock or strut replacement was not a major problem. Just was a replacement of normal wear and tear parts."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Springs or torsion bars

"Rear Spring broke at 54000 miles just standing still."

Frederick B., VT (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"A ‘clunk’ from the left from suspension when going over traffic bumps or road potholes. I am convinced that it is a loose mounting point in the front suspension....not solved yet."

Anonymous, ON (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"Car has v6 diesel and has so much torque, when used the rear tires wear on the inside edge providing short tire life."

Frederick B., VT (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Suspension does not seem to be able to handle the Blue Tec diesel 400 ft lbs of torque and and results in inner tire wear on right rear location. Alignment is to specifications. Dealer has no suggestions as to how to remedy the exciseeive uneven tire wear."

Frederick B., VT (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Wheel bearings

"I've had to replace the front right wheel bearing twice. I've never had to do this on a car before."

Vaughan V., TX (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Rebuilt the Blue Tec Diesel exhaust additive system. Don't recall the name of that additive ($1000.00)"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Blue-Tec diesel engine oil cooler. Coolant system needed to be replace at a cost of $1200."

Anonymous, WA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Both front and rear NOX sensors were replaced. Mercedes-Benz Dealer refused to honor California one emission system."

Cesar G., CA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Does not handle cold very well. Heater in the AdBlue system. Fails during cold wx. Not acting up in the summer. Car tritons to stop working, i.e. 16 starts remaining"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"I gave 7ou that info last year."

Anonymous, OR (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.5-L V6)

"EGR valve/system fouls, set check engine light. This has occurred frequently over the life of the car necessitating cleanings valve replacement and adjustments."

Edmund P., NY (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Heating element for the DEF fluid. Out of warranty but MB and dealer paid 100% for the replacement part and I paid labor cost Was out of warranty, I was satisfied. Will buy my 5th MB E Diesel in the future."

Anonymous, RI (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Emissions requirements for this vehicle are more annoying than cause any major issues that cause the vehicle to be inoperable. Sensors for the Diesel Exhaust Fluid keep giving false warnings when it could be that the NOX sensor needs to be cleaned or replaced. Then the notification messages pertaining to Diesel Exhaust Fluid don't always clear on their own despite doing all the necessary services and maintenance. Despite this, engine runs great and starts with no issues."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Check engine light, DEF Tank heater failure. Known unreliable part. $2,210 to replace"

Anonymous, VT (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Fuel pump

"Fuel pump check engine light, Failed at dealer annual service"

Anonymous, VT (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Sensor in each manifold quit working approx. 2125.00 to repair. Instruction on dash said I had a problem but didn't explain it. I was approx. 800 miles from my destination. MB Dealer located and repaired. It took approx. 2 days for the parts to arrive."

Anonymous, IA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"I was not necessarily concerned about having a nox sensor but the diagnosis suggested that both the upper and lower sensors had failed or were going to fail at anytime. My concern was that it was going to cost over $1,500.00 to replace the parts. This is what I would expect for an entire exhaust system but this cost was for two sensors."

Anonymous, SC (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"NO2 sensors both failed at approx. 85000 miles and were replaced. Both failed again 16,000 miles later necessitating full replacement again.."

Edmund P., NY (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"NOX sensors failed, both upstream and downstream, about 6 months apart. About $1500 each. Local dealer didn't charge for second (rear) unit."

Anonymous, BC (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine knock or ping

"More prominent Diesel engine noise"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"solenoid needed replacing"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)
Engine mounts

"at 80o000 miles needed to replace motor and transmission mounts . dealer cost $1500"

Ivan G., OR (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Turbocharger oil cooler gasket leaks ($2500.00) Seals and gasket leaks on oil pan ($900.00)"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Oil cooler seal leaking. $20 part, @ 20 hrs of work at the dealer ship. Leaves large cakes of oil o my garage floor. Will never own this again.Sux!"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"This is a Blue Tec diesel. Last year I reported a failure of the tank in the trunk that contains additive for the exhaust system. Now I have an oil leak in the engine oil cooling unit. That is a $2400 repair. I am told that those two problems are common to all Blue Tec vehicles."

Anonymous, OR (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.5-L V6)

"The oil cooler gets warped due to excess heat of a diesel engine after about 100,000 miles. the oil leak is a major one. Because the oil cooler is located inside the engine, replacing it is labor intensive. This results in a $3000 repair, of which the part is only about $50."

Alan F., TX (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Minor oil leak. In the 10,000 miles driven not even a quart has leaked out. At this point think it may have been overfilled. Only issue is the spot on the driveway. Irritating."

Garry P., NC (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"There was some minor oil leaks in the engine compartment. These were fixed under aftermarket warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 5.5-L V8)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Had to replace compressor because it was not working properly."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)

"Compressor failed - just out of warranty, but the dealer stepped up and covered 2/3 of the total cost"

Jane C., GA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)

"do not work"

Juan C., CA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"The regulator failed. No air was blowing from the system. Mechanic told me this is a known issue with this vehicle."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)

"do not work"

Juan C., CA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Blower motor just stopped working. Dealer replaced under our extended warranty"

Anonymous, RI (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)
Evaporator

"a/c not working"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"SThis car is designed to direct water just in back of the hood and from the front windshield down to the ground. However, if for any reason that tube becomes plugged water enters the driver's side kick guard and fills the foot well with water. with lots of debris from trees like pine trees, this happens very easily."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Oil cooler seals were not good. Had to purchase a new oil cooler. $1000+"

Randy-Anita G., TX (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"It was connected with the sun roof problem"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"The problem is due to the poor condition of the roads and streets in our city. Any other car might have totally rattled to pieces."

Brad S., CA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 5.5-L V8)

"Rattletrap"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)

"the sliding top roof was not tight and had to be taken apart and sealed and reassembled. PS the model year is 2012, not 2011"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"Windshield not properly sealed in center - whistled at high speed"

Anonymous, CT (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 5.5-L V8)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Body control module

"main control nub ( main nub that control the command center ) lots of tire rime problems"

Ray G., MA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)
Gauges

"My battery wouldn't charge and the lack of voltage in the battery caused the entire electronics system ton malfunction. The convertible top because inoperative. I replaced battery and everything began working correctly"

James P., FL (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 5.5-L V8)
Headlights

"The headlights are quite difficult to replace. For the driver's side, you have to actually remove the tire to get to the headlight well. For the passenger side, it is quite a squeeze, though you don't have to remove the tire."

Terrence B., DC (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)

"The passenger side headlight assembly had to be replaced due to a minor accident the car suffered (my fault) more than 4 years earlier, in which the entire front bumper assembly was replaced, but the problem with the headlight didn't become apparent until last fall. I would therefore not attribute this problem to the car, rather to my accident."

Murl L., WA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"Front passenger side tire gauge failed. Then rear passenger side tire gauge failed"

Clarence L., FL (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

"Blind Spot malfunctioned"

Sanjay S., ON (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 5.5-L V8)
Wiper motor or washer

"washer holder leaks. This is the 3rd MERCEDES-BENZ i have had that has this problem."

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Normal routine brake wear

"I find nothing unusual about normal brake wear. HOwever when I bought the car pre-owned from the Walnut Creek CA MERCEDES-BENZ dealer, they lied about how much brake wear it has on it. I replaced the brakes within only a few months after purchasing the car."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)

"Normal wear and tear. No defective equipment."

Anonymous, CT (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"Corroded brake line caused brake fluid loss and unsafe/inoperable brakes."

Anonymous, ON (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Premature wear, vibration when braking due to high spots on the rotors. Only seem to get about a year on front rotors."

Anonymous, MA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 5.5-L V8)

"Replaced rotors 3 times front and back with original parts"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 5.5-L V8)
Squeaking

"rear brakes squeaking needed replacement"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.0-L V6 diesel)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Dial for navigating the in dash system quit working."

Anonymous, WA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Control knob was poorly designed - center shaft glued together. glue finally failed. Bought an aftermarket aluminum shaft. Installation was a challenge, but was able to do it myself."

Anonymous, NY (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)

"impossible to use"

Anonymous, BC (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec Unsure)
Radio

"Volume control on dash does not work properly (steering wheel control does work). It has come on randomly. The software update did not cure the radio problems but appears to have cured battery going dead."

Anonymous, NC (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)
Software update fixes

"battery would go dead with no logical explanation. Finally a software update appears to have solved the problem."

Anonymous, NC (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Thermostat

"Faulty coolant thermostat. Caused rough idling. Replaced at dealership."

Anonymous, ON (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)

"Engine warning light came on. Took to garage for diagnosis. Replaced thermostat."

Anonymous, NC (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)

"Coolant thermostat replaced during last tuneup due to malfunction"

Anonymous, NH (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)
Water pump

"Water pump leaking. Replaced at dealership."

Anonymous, ON (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)

"Water pump failed while driving. Pulled off highway and called MERCEDES-BENZ who sent a ramp truck to take the vehicle to the nearest, 5 miles, service center. Water pump failed on a Sunday, repairs, which included shipment of a new pump, were completed before Tuesday noon."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Locks and latches

"driver side door handle became disconnected inside of door"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)
Seat controls - movement

"Power Seat side adjustments did not work."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)
Sunroof

"panorama sun roof started clanking. Dealer estimated $6,000 to replace and reinstall. Ifound solution on the web for $750. needed to disassemble headliner and retighten cross bolt supports. Problem solved perfectly no recurrence in 9 months so far"

Ivan G., OR (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E63 AMG 6.3-L V8)

"Sunroof glass rattles"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"It was part of a recall by the dealer..was fixed under warranty"

Warren T., CA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)

"passenger side under seat alarmed and dealer said it had failed and needed to be replaced at my cost."

Lance L., NY (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)

"recalled both driver and passenger airbags -- took over 3 years to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)

"Malfunction notice. Still unresolved."

Anonymous, TN (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Car had about 23,000 when the alternator went out. Had to argue with the dealership, but they eventually replaced at no charge"

Glenn D., CA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Quit working"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"After major review of systems, dealer determined the noise was coming from transmission. Because car was out of warranty AND because we had always had MERCEDES-BENZ perform servicing, dealer AND MERCEDES-BENZ covered the full cost of the replacement transmission."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)

"MERCEDES-BENZ agreed to replace the entire transmission at no cost."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"left front bumper housing completely came loose and fender separated without any accident."

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Door trim and dash molding coming unglued. car was garaged all the time"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 5.5-L V8)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Turbo or supercharger

"ERG valve was replaced after it was blocked. The high temp that the engine generates causes oil to break down and block the turbo drain opening."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"oil leak with air pump that caused an electrical problem and disabled the turbo"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 BlueTec 3.0-L V6 diesel)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"Sometimes it does not shift smoothly"

Thaddeus D., SC (2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 3.5-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

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