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Old 09-07-2016, 11:58 AM
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I've experienced this. Dealer replicated the issue in a few e 350s and said it's "normal". I threw a tantrum explaining that it's not normal. I worry that it has to do with engine mounts or crank pulley. They inspected birth plus the front end and said they're fine. Will let you know if I ever find the source.
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by shawnnanan2004 View Post
I've experienced this. Dealer replicated the issue in a few e 350s and said it's "normal". I threw a tantrum explaining that it's not normal. I worry that it has to do with engine mounts or crank pulley. They inspected birth plus the front end and said they're fine. Will let you know if I ever find the source.
Sounds good!
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Old 04-15-2017, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by kingofire View Post
Thanks fellas for the affirmation that this car is solid for a lot of you guys. Nothing ruins a driving experience more than creaks and rattles. I am not the one for turning up the music to drown the rattles or what not. I bought a luxury car so I can be spoiled and coddled to and from my travels that day and loud music just doesn't coddle me...lol. I am pretty sure my dealer will be able to fix it as it is not hard at all to duplicate it. Happens every time I hit a dip a certain way.
Yeah I refuse to turn the music up to drown a squeak and rattle that shouldn't be there in the first place, on a $73k car.

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I recently noticed that something on the rear deck (maybe the sunshade) rattles like crazy when the music is played loud. I realize the sub (which really isn't all that powerful) kicks in, but the rattling is getting to me
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Any solution? I get an occasional rattle I thought was from the roofliner but now suspect it has to do with the rear sunshade. The rattle typically goes away after I raise and lower the sunshade.
Originally Posted by El Cid View Post
After 11 months, only noise I have noticed is a very rare creak from the sunroof when it is closed. Occurs when going over bumps such as where a driveway and street have a sizable dip between them and car enters at an angle. Lke I said it occurs rarely so not concerned yet, but will probably mention it when I go in for A service.
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Originally Posted by kingofire View Post
Thought I would open a thread discussion on various noise troubleshooting and solutions.

2010 E350, 3,000 miles. Exactly the same noises for me-rear shade rattles at normal speeds and bumps, and getting a creak behind the steering wheel when turning for parking. Sounds like the column inside. Car going in for service this week. Has anyone been able to get it resolved?
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My dealer took off the guides for the rear shade mechanism, looked it over and put it back in place. Not sure if they made any changes, but the rattle is gone for several months now.
Wow, I just came across this thread and thankfully (but unfortunately) you guys are experiencing the same things as me. I have 2014 E350 w/ pano roof. I thought I was going crazy! I just got my (brand new to me) car delivered this week and have been hearing these freakin' creaking sounds from the back every time I would go over a bump or something; driving me insane--imagine the discontent over hearing this in my "new" car. At first I thought it was the rear headrests and then the rear parcel shelf and the rear sunshade (still happens whether it's raised or lowered), but now it helps to narrow it down exactly. You should have seen me, I was in the backseat like a wild man pushing and tapping and squeezing and testing every panel I could get my hands on, hoping to isolate it.

I will be taking her in to get this covered under warranty; anyone know the exact TSB on this?
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Old 05-03-2017, 07:52 PM
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Update: got her fixed today. Culprit: loose bolts on pano roof and squeaky c-pillar panel.
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Old 05-03-2017, 07:59 PM
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Since I really like the interior/exterior of this car and I plan to keep this car at least 5 years, I decided to just soundproof this car. I ordered Fatmat rattle trap and my sound guy will install it when it comes in. $600 all told and done and its the whole car which includes the engine hood, wheel wells, dashboard, roof(not much since its pano roof), doors, floor, rear deck and the trunk. Hope it solves the rattles. Here is the link for fatmat just in case anyone else is interested. I find this to be better than Dynamat and at half the cost.

http://www.amazon.com/Rattle-Trap-Fa...6649576&sr=8-1
How is/was the smell? Is it harder to work with than Dynamat, as I have read?
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:39 AM
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I noticed the same thing. When applying the brakes after reversing there is a clunk some times. Like something is loose and being seated into place after brakes are applied.
I have the same problem. How do you fix it?
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:50 PM
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Had to take a friend out for a ride to figure it out, but the little cubby under the front of the pass seat was the culprit. The door was rattling in the closed position.

I keep a microfiber cloth in there, so I stuck an edge of it between the cubby door and cubby opening - just enough to make the closing a bit tighter. Mission accomplished.

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Old 11-08-2017, 10:30 AM
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I have squeaking noises over bad roads or speed bumps. I'm the third owner and I'm around 155lbs. I own this vehicle for 10kMiles (7 months) currently at 52404 miles.
Floorman/Engineer test drove with me:
Part Number: A2123235800 Left front Strut. around $600
Labor is around $520+ taxes.
I said I'll get back to them. I have Multi Contour seats. Is that covered under ELW?

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Right behind the driver's seat towards the middle of the car, there is something like a steel ball (sounds like it anyway) rolling left and right when I make a long sweeping turn. I looked everywhere for a piece of trash or or a little ball rolling around on the floor but can't find it. it's crazy annoying. Not sure if dealer can replicate this. it seems like it's inside of the middle console or inside of the HVAC opening between the front seats.

I also have the same "rolling steel ball" noise coming from the driver side rear door area. Or perhaps around the rear deck area. Can't tell.
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Old 12-22-2017, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by raja777m View Post
I have squeaking noises over bad roads or speed bumps. I'm the third owner and I'm around 155lbs. I own this vehicle for 10kMiles (7 months) currently at 52404 miles.
Floorman/Engineer test drove with me:
Part Number: A2123235800 Left front Strut. around $600
Labor is around $520+ taxes.
I said I'll get back to them. I have Multi Contour seats. Is that covered under ELW?

Thanks.
Is your problem related to the seat or to the chassis/mechanics?
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Old 12-22-2017, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by tresean1 View Post
Is your problem related to the seat or to the chassis/mechanics?
Tutns out, there is a small problem with my seat (the floor engineer fixed it for free), and sway bar bracket for front driver side suspension is broken(replaced under warranty) then the strut is found to be broken, so the SA and manager helped me to get the price down to 400$ including parts, labor and alignment after replacing the strut.
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:35 PM
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I have the exact same issue with my e400 2016 model.

Is there any layman solution? By that I mean, by spending a resonable amount of $$ lets say a solution that any professional can do for about 1500$ or less.
Originally Posted by kingofire View Post
Thought I would open a thread discussion on various noise troubleshooting and solutions.

I am getting a popping sound from either the rear deck or the pano roof when my car dips either going thru pot holes or speed bumps and what not. I also get a bit of creaking from behind the steering wheel area. Anybody experience this? If yes, what did the dealer do to fix it? I will be bringing my chaar to the dealership, just wanted to be well informed just in case they can't troubleshoot it.
Thanks fellas!

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Old 11-17-2018, 04:30 PM
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Is there any layman solution? By that I mean, by spending a resonable amount of $$ lets say a solution that any professional can do for about 1500$ or less.
The popping sound is covered in more than one post string in the forum. It most likely is the loose bolt or nut issue in the roof assembly in the pano roof area. Improperly tightened bolt allows metals to slide under bolt making the popping sound when you put torque on the car body.

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Old 11-19-2018, 08:36 PM
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I've noticed a subtle rattle in the shift lever. I thought it was in the dash but holding the lever deadens the noise. It doesn't happen all the time
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lots of rattle and squeaky noises from dash, Mercedes build quality.
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