Safety Features by Model

5.0L $5,438 - $6,747

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Driver & front passenger adaptive dual stage air bags w/Occupant Classification System (OCS)
  • Front & rear side-impact air bags/air curtains
  • 1st/2nd row side-impact air bags/air curtains
  • 3-point driver/front passenger shoulder belts w/height adjustment & emergency tensioning retractor
  • Rear 3-point seat belts w/outboard automatic height adjustment
  • Rear 3-point seat belts w/2nd row outboard height adjustment
  • Rear lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • 2nd-row lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Illuminated emergency trunk release
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • 4-wheel electronic traction system (4-ETS)
  • Programmable daytime running lamps

3.2L $5,515 - $6,826

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Driver & front passenger adaptive dual stage air bags w/Occupant Classification System (OCS)
  • Front & rear side-impact air bags/air curtains
  • 1st/2nd row side-impact air bags/air curtains
  • 3-point driver/front passenger shoulder belts w/height adjustment & emergency tensioning retractor
  • Rear 3-point seat belts w/outboard automatic height adjustment
  • Rear 3-point seat belts w/2nd row outboard height adjustment
  • Rear lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • 2nd-row lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Illuminated emergency trunk release
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • 4-wheel electronic traction system (4-ETS)
  • Programmable daytime running lamps

3.2L CDI $6,525 - $7,970

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Driver & front passenger adaptive dual stage air bags w/Occupant Classification System (OCS)
  • Front & rear side-impact air bags/air curtains
  • 3-point driver/front passenger shoulder belts w/height adjustment & emergency tensioning retractor
  • Rear 3-point seat belts w/outboard automatic height adjustment
  • Rear lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Illuminated emergency trunk release
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Programmable daytime running lamps

5.5L AMG $9,542 - $11,643

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Driver & front passenger adaptive dual stage air bags w/Occupant Classification System (OCS)
  • Front & rear side-impact air bags/air curtains
  • 1st/2nd row side-impact air bags/air curtains
  • 3-point driver/front passenger shoulder belts w/height adjustment & emergency tensioning retractor
  • Rear 3-point seat belts w/outboard automatic height adjustment
  • Rear 3-point seat belts w/2nd row outboard height adjustment
  • Rear lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • 2nd-row lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Illuminated emergency trunk release
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Programmable daytime running lamps

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Frontal Ratings Moderate Overlap

Tested vehicle: 2003 Mercedes-Benz E 500 4-door

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Left Leg
Right Leg
Kinematics
Structure

Rear Ratings

Overall
Dynamic
Geometry

Warranty

Basic Warranty

48 months / 50,000 miles

Drivetrain Warranty

48 months / 50,000 miles

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

48 months / 50,000 miles

Roadside Assistance Coverage

Unlimited duration / Unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Warranty

Maximum Age/Mileage:

6 years old or less/less than 75,000 miles

Basic Warranty Terms

1 year/unlimited miles

Powertrain Warranty

1 year/unlimited miles

Dealer Certification Required

164-point inspection

Roadside Assistance

Yes

Deductible

No

Return/Exchange Policy

7 days/500 miles

Out-of-Town Repair/Service

Yes

Free Service Loan

Yes

Special Finance Terms

Yes

Transferability

Yes

Satellite Radio Subscription

3 months

Complimentary Service/Maintenance

No

Recalls

Service Brakes, Hydraulic Jun 22, 2004
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 22, 2004
NHTSA Campaign:
04V296000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE ELECTRONIC MONITORING SYSTEM OF THE SENSOTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL (SBC) IS DESIGNED TO MONITOR THE PRESSURE GRADIENT WITHIN THE HIGH PRESSURE LINE OF THE BRAKE SYSTEM. IF AN UNACCEPTABLE PRESSURE GRADIENT IS DETECTED, THE SYSTEM WILL SWITCH, AS IT IS DESIGNED TO DO, INTO THE HYDRAULIC FUNCTION MODE.
Consequence:
IF VEHICLES ARE NOT ROUTINELY SERVICED AND HAVE EXTREMELY HIGH MILEAGE COMBINED WITH A HIGH NUMBER OF BRAKE ACTUATIONS, OR A HIGH BRAKE ACTUATION FREQUENCY, THE PUMP MOTOR OF THE SBC MAY RUN OUT OF PERMISSIBLE TOLERANCES, THEREBY TRIGGERING THE HYDRAULIC FUNCTION MODE.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE SBC HYDRAULIC UNIT, REPLACING IT IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 21, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.