Safety Features by Model

3.5L $4,460 - $5,765

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

5.0L $4,711 - $6,052

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 $7,011 - $8,518

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 $10,802 - $12,947

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

Electrical System Jul 3, 2008
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 3, 2008
NHTSA Campaign:
08V303000
Summary:
MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING MY 2006-2008 M-CLASS, R-CLASS, MY 2005-2009 SLK-CLASS, MY 2005-2008 C-CLASS, MY 2003-2004 AND 2006-2008 CLK-CLASS, MY 2003-2008 E-CLASS, MY 2004 AND 2008 CL-CLASS, MY 2008 CLS-CLASS, MY 2004 AND 2007-2008 S-CLASS, MY 2003 G-CLASS, AND MY 2003-2004, 2006 AND 2009 SL-CLASS VEHICLES. A SOFTWARE CALIBRATION NUMBER (SCN) CODING RECEIVED ON THE AFFECTED VEHICLES DURING A RECENT WORKSHOP VISIT WAS INCORRECT. DEPENDING ON THE MODEL YEAR AND MODEL AFFECTED, THE RESULTS OF AN INCORRECT SCN CODING CAN AFFECT A NUMBER OF VEHICLE SAFETY AND EMISSION FUNCTIONS INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF FUNCTIONS: (1) THE FUEL GAUGE READINGS MAY BE INCORRECT; (2) A STUCK FUEL-LEVEL SENSOR MAY NOT BE DISPLAYED IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER; (3) THE OBD SYSTEM MAY CAUSE THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE INCORRECTLY; AND, (4) THE SPEEDOMETER MAY BE OUT OF TOLERANCE.
Consequence:
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE ELECTRICAL FUEL PUMP MAY NOT RECEIVE A CRASH SIGNAL THAT IS REQUIRED FOR THE FUEL PUMP TO DISCONNECT AND PREVENT FUTURE FUEL DELIVERY AS DESIGNED.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL RECODE THE SCN FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.