2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reliability Rating

KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Moderate Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Fuel Tank Sending Unit(s) and Valve Cover Gaskets. The cost to repair the Fuel Tank Sending Unit(s) is estimated at $288.00 each for parts and $117.00 each for labor. The cost to repair the Valve Cover Gaskets is estimated at $22.00 each for parts and $117.00 for one side and $176.00 for both sides for the labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Transmission & Driveline

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the 13 pin Transmission Electrical Connector. The cost to repair the 13 pin Transmission Electrical Connector is estimated at $35.00 parts and $65.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Steering & Suspension

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Brakes

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Heating & Air Conditioning

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Starting & Charging

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Accessories

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Overall

5 out of 5 5 out of 5

*Repair costs are based on a flat rate of $65.00 per hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
Click year for details: 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Engine Moderate Problems Significant Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Moderate Problems
Transmission & Driveline Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Steering & Suspension Significant Problems Significant Problems Minimal Problems Significant Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems
Brakes Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Starting & Charging Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Accessories Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems
Overall 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 5 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 5 out of 5
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