The Mercedes-Benz E Class W212 is a recent incarnation of a classic Benz model that dates back to the early 1950s. Unveiled at the world famous Geneva Motor Show, the W212 featured some of the newest luxury items in the Mercedes trick bag, including Lane Keeping Assist, Night View Assist Plus and a blind spot monitor. Like all cars, the W212, whose production began in 2009, has its share of kinks. Some of the most common include:
Balance Shaft Gear Failure (M272/M273 Engines): Certain models equipped with the M272 V6 and M273 V8 engines may experience balance shaft gear failure. Symptoms can include a rough idle, engine vibrations and an illuminated check engine light. Replacement of the balance shaft gears is often required to resolve this issue and can be done at your nearest Mercedes-Benz service center.
Oil Cooler Seal Leak: Some W212 models may experience oil cooler seal leaks, which can lead to oil leaks and potential engine damage if not addressed promptly. Replacement of the oil cooler seals is typically necessary to resolve this issue.
Turbocharger Oil Leak: In W212 models with turbocharged engines, oil leaks from the turbocharger oil supply or return lines may occur. These leaks can result in a loss of oil pressure, potential engine damage and a decrease in performance.
Fuel System Issues: Certain 3rd generation E-Class models may encounter fuel-related problems, such as fuel leaks from the fuel tank or fuel lines, as well as issues with the fuel pump or fuel gauge readings.
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