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About Mercedes-Benz 400E

Being a model of the Mercedes-Benz W124, which is the internal chassis designation for some versions of the E-Class as well as the first generation to be officially referred to as E-Class, Mercedes-Benz 400E was built by the Daimler-Benz between 1992 and 1993 as a mid-size executive car. Originally introduced as a model in the W124, 400E was only available for about two model years in the North American market before being discontinued.
Mercedes-Benz 400E (W124) made its debut for the 1992 model year and was offered in only one body style, 4-door sedan as well as came in only one trim level. As a facelifted model of the W124 in the North American market, 400E also had a front suspension using a separate spring and damper with a rubber top mount and a rear suspension featuring the Mercedes multi-link axle. Moreover, it was also equipped with a single windscreen wiper hat had an eccentric mechanism at its base that extended the wiper's reach to the top corners of the windscreen, optional headrests that would fold down remotely to improve rearward visibility when required, a "neighbor-friendly" rear door that was pulled in the shut-position silently and automatically by a sensor-controlled servomotor, a tight-fitting rear gate that could minimize the cabin noise, additional oxygen sensor in the exhaust system in conjunction with a semi-electronic fuel injection system, could make the engine run more efficiently. In its lifetime, 400E had been powered by a 4.2 L V8 rated at 275 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque and power was sent to the rear wheels through a 4-speed 4G-Tronic automatic transmission.

Mercedes-Benz 400E Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Although being produced by the famous Daimler-Benz, which is reputed for its excellent built quality, Mercedes-Benz 400E could never be a disappointment. However, considering the fact that the youngest 400E now is at least twenty-four years old, you have to learn about these common problems on it:
First, for an old model like Mercedes-Benz 400E, engine failure is definitely its unavoidable problem since this issue is often seen as the omen of the vehicle breaking down. In case the vehicle breaks down prematurely, you have the need to learn about these symptoms of this problem provided by experienced 400E drivers before it is too late. It is said that when the vehicle has something wrong, it will first make some strange sounds such as whining, squealing or rattling to attract your attention, and the compartment will also be filled with burnt oil odor; gradually, the engine runs roughly, misfires, stalls and even suffers from starting problems. Before the vehicle dies completely, it will first experience a reduction in power, acceleration and fuel economy. Once the Check Engine Light comes on, then the 400E spark plug, air filter, oil filter, engine control module, oxygen sensor, exhaust manifold gasket, fuel pump and valve cover gasket need a thorough inspection.
Second, for Mercedes-Benz 400E drivers, the suspension failure is another headache. Most 400E drivers have not enough knowledge about the working principles of the vehicle and some although know how the vehicle works, they often underestimate this problem and lose the best chance to get it solved. For their reference, here are some recognizable and simple symptoms of this problem. It often starts with clunking or grinding noises from underneath the vehicle, which causes the uneven and excessive tire wear. Then you will end up with losing handle of the vehicle because of intense car vibration, tilting vehicle caused by the uneven tire wear, unintentional steering and poorly operated steering wheel. All these symptoms should be attributed to the 400E shock absorber, wheel bearing, sway bar bushing, control arm bushing, coil springs, air suspension and coil spring insulator.
Please attach enough importance to routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts of your Mercedes-Benz 400E. Parts including 400E seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, antenna, cabin air filter, fog light and headlight should be maintained routinely to ensure a safe and comfortable driving environment.
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