Mercedes Benz E Class W212 E500 - Facts and Figures
|Production||2009 - 2016|
|Power||388 PS - 285 kW - 383 BHP|
|Torque||530 Nm - 390 lb/ft|
|MPG City||26.0 MPG|
|MPG Motorway||30.0 MPG|
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E Class W212 E500 Problems, Faults and Recalls
- R/2010/156 - Power Assisted Steering May Leak Oil. - It is possible that a power assisted steering fluid leak could occur on the connection from the connection on the fluid line to pump. Drivers should be made aware of the concern by noise being emitted whilst the vehicle is being driven.
- R/2010/205 - Fuel May Leak - Fuel may leak from the fuel filter housing onto the road surface and thereby make the road slippery for road users.
- R/2011/116 - Steering May Become Heavy - Power steering assistance may be lost due to an implausible signal occurring in the control unit. The mechanical steering of the vehicle is maintained but greater input from the driver will be required. When the fault occurs warning will be delivered both visually on the vehicle display and audibly via a signal tone.
- R/2012/111 - Rear-axle Suspension Level Sensor May Break - On E Class vehicles without AIRMATIC blocking of the level sensor linkage may occur. In extreme cases this may lead to breakage of the level sensor linkage. The linkage is used to measure the vehicle level via a sensor. If the linkage breaks it is possible the level sensor constantly records a vehicle level that is too low. This leads to a contact pressure rise in both air spring bellows and to hardening of the rear-axle suspension causing a noticeable loss in comfort.
- R/2012/151 - Airbag May Not Deploy Correctly - During production monitoring Daimler AG became aware that in isolated cases on the E-Class coupe the air of the right windowbag may be able to escape more quickly than intended in the event that this is activated in an accident. In the event of a collision and in extreme cases the strict internal safety requirements of Daimler AG may not be adhered to.
- R/2012/159 - Engine May Cut Out - Cracks in the charge air hose may possibly occur. This may subsequently lead to the engine switching to limp-home mode. In rare individual cases the engine shutting off cannot be ruled out.
- R/2013/031 - Fuel May Leak - The flange of the fuel filter may leak due to a non-compliance in the supplier's production process. Should this occur a fuel odour may arise or fuel escape.
- R/2014/182 - Oil May Leak - On certain diesel engines the 'O' ring may not have been produced to the correct specification. This may allow oil to leak and contaminate the environment. If excessive oil is lost engine damage may occur.
- R/2015/041 - Fire May Occur - A seal between bonnet and engine compartment may when the bonnet is opened temporarily stick to the bonnet. If this happens the seal may detach form its fixing and can fall into the gap between engine and partition wall. It is then possible the seal can make contact with the exhaust and under certain conditions catch fire.
- R/2015/149 - Front Seats May Not Be Secured Acording To Specification - The threaded connections to the rear of the front seats may not have been tightened correctly. In the case of a serious vehicle accident the seat connection may not function as designed resulting in an elevated risk of injury to the occupants.
- R/2015/210 - Engine May Fail - The camshaft could break and damage the engine due to it not being manufactured to the correct specification. If the condition occurs it will lead to a sudden loss of drive thereby increasing the risk of a collision.
- R/2015/239 - Engine Hood May Not Behave As Intended In A Collision - The reset mechanism for the dynamic bonnet (for pedestrian protection) might not have been fitted during manufacture. In the event of a head on collision where the dynamic bonnet is triggered the bonnet may not behave as designed thereby putting the vehicle occupants at higher risk of injury.
- R/2015/259 - Risk Of Fire - The high pressure fuel lines have not been manufactured to the correct specification which over time can lead to crack formation and fuel leaking. Fuel escaping in the presence of an ignition source could lead to fire.