The Mercedes-Benz E Class W210, 1995-2002, was said by some to have reinvented the look of the Mercedes. Offered as station wagons and sedans, the import sported sophisticated and sharp changes, from trim to interior. Like any new automobile, however, this E Class came to be known for a few common problems, as well.
Rust: The W210 E-Class can be susceptible to rust, especially in areas prone to corrosion such as the wheel arches, door sills and the underbody. Regular inspections and rust prevention measures are recommended to mitigate this issue.
Wiring Harness Failure: Some 1st Generation E-Class models have had issues with the engine wiring harness, which can lead to electrical problems. Insulation degradation and faulty connections can cause various electrical malfunctions. Replacing the wiring harness is often necessary to resolve this issue, which an experienced Mercedes-Benz technician can do for you.
Instrument Cluster Failure: Some W210 models may experience instrument cluster failures, including malfunctioning gauges, flickering lights or complete instrument cluster blackout. Repair or replacement of the instrument cluster may be necessary to resolve this issue.
Engine Mounts: The engine mounts on the W210 E-Class can deteriorate over time, leading to excessive engine movement, vibrations and even drivetrain issues. Inspecting and replacing worn engine mounts when necessary is recommended and can be performed by your local Mercedes-Benz service center.
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