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Any reliability issues with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class?

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 320 CDI saloon auto: any common issues in terms of reliability on this motor?

Conor Kehoe

Jun 2014 Filed under: reliability

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Hi Conor,

Yes, Mercedes suffered no end of electrical, steering and braking issues with that generation of E-Class. A pretty full and complete campaign of recalls and replacements and extended warranties have ironed out a lot of the bugs by now, and the 320 CDI engine has always been a tough, long-lived unit, but make sure you check absolutely every single electrical item and ensure that they're all working properly and if there's even the slightest gap in the service history, walk away.

Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Adviser

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