Top 5 Major Mercedes Benz Repair Issues

Top 5 Major Mercedes Benz Repair Issues

Mercedes-Benz is known all over the world for making some of the highest-quality automobiles. They have a long service life, are dependable and hearing them breaking down is almost unheard of. But, like any other car relying on a complex mechanical system whereby all its parts must interact with one another in concert just to keep the car moving, breakdowns are possible. In this blog post, we’re going to discuss some of the biggest possible issues that might pop up with your Mercedes-Benz.

1.     The E Class’s ear-splitting struts

If you’re driving a Mercedes Benz E Class made in 1989 through 1995, you might see this annoying problem surface. The incessant rattling is produced when the E Class’s struts are either loose or leaking. Even the most patient of saints will be annoyed with this one, especially if they were in for a long drive across the country.


2.     Engine harness wires’ insulation damage

Oh, this is a big one for our customers here in Texas. When it gets hot and humid, your Mercedes Benz might see some regrettably issues with their engine wiring harness. This happens over a long period of time and can be credited to your vehicle being exposed to the heat. What happens next is that the insulation begins to crack. The longer-term impacts of this regrettable side-effect of living in the best state in the US is that your engine is put at risk. Your Mercedes engine might get damaged, or worse, might need to be completely replaced.


3.     Oil leaks in Mercedes electronic transmission models

This issue plagues modern Mercedes Benz models. Benz models made after 1995 come with an electronic transmission. Some models with this electric transmission are prone to seeing a build-up of graphite. This often happens in the clutches and can be attributed to an oil leak.


4.     The Mass Airflow Sensor’s imprecise calculation

If you’re faced with engine hesitation and rough idling, the Mercedes Benz Mass Airflow Sensor might be the culprit for this most egregious of crimes. What tends to happen is this: The Mass Airflow Sensor gets clogged up, most likely because it hasn’t been cleaned or maintained properly. This leaders to it providing a highly inaccurate airflow calculations, which is then fed into your German auto’s computer systems. The computer systems, because of the faulty input, instruct the engine to behave in such a way that makes for a rough ride.


5.     Ignition failure because of using old spark plugs

Our mechanics recommend that you replace your spark plugs every 75,000 to 90,000 miles. If you don’t, you’ll eventually end up with ignition failures that can, in turn, lead to engine power loss. This engine power loss, if happening repeatedly, can result in a damage to the components. Often, this damage is irreparable, meaning that you’ll have to switch out everything. This costly fix can be avoided altogether if you replace your old spark plugs every 75,000 to 90,000 miles.


If you’re experiencing any of these five above mentioned common issues, you should consider bringing your Mercedes in for repairs. And who better to repair your Benz than Benz Repair Shop, the Mercedes-Benz experts and industry leaders in Houston, Texas. Our team’s repair experts are well-trained, and veterans of hundreds—often thousands—of Benz repairs. We also have the most cutting-edge facilities that directly competes with that of most Texas-based Mercedes Benz dealerships. And we’ve been providing service to fellow Texans in the Greater Houston area for well over two decades, and our Bosch certified mechanics have well over 100 years of experience between them.

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