1992 Mercedes-Benz 190-Class Sedan - Reliability

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190E 2.3 Sedan (2.3L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

Reliability Rating for 1992 Mercedes-Benz 190-Class Sedan by Identifix

Ratings Key Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
  Rating Comments
Engine Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Electro-Hydraulic Actuator (EHA), the Air Sensor Plate Potentiometer and the Serpentine Belt Tensioner.

The cost to repair the EHA is estimated at $187.00 for parts and $19.50 for labor.The cost to repair the Air Sensor Plate Potentiometer is estimated at $358.00 for parts and $32.50 for labor.The cost to repair the Serpentine Belt Tensioner is estimated at $242.00 for parts and $91.00 for labor.All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Transmission & Driveline
Steering & Suspension
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Air Conditioning (A/C) Compressor Speed Sensor, the A/C Compressor and the Mixing Flap Potentiometer, and a periodic problem is failure of the A/C Compressor Control Unit.

The cost to repair the A/C Compressor Speed Sensor is estimated at $143.00 for parts and $162.00 for labor.The cost to repair the A/C Compressor is estimated at $970.00 for parts and $182.00 for labor.The cost to repair the Mixing Door Potentiometer is estimated at $48.00 for parts and $227.50 for labor.The cost to repair the A/C Compressor Control Unit is estimated at $125.00 for parts and $26.00 for labor.This vehicle was originally charged with R-12 refrigerant which is no longer being manufactured. The refrigerant is still available, but it is very expensive ($25.00-$50.00 per pound, 2-5 pounds per vehicle). Conversion to the new R-134A refrigerant is possible, at an average cost of about $100-$250 parts and labor.All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Starting & Charging An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Ignition Lock Cylinder. Failure of the Ignition Lock Cylinder may prevent the vehicle from starting.

The cost to repair the Ignition Lock Cylinder is estimated at $75.00 for parts and $26.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Accessories
Overall 4 out of 5

Reliability Ratings displayed above reflect style specific standard features and may vary from aggregated values displayed for the same year in the historical model overviewed bellow.

Reliability History for Mercedes-Benz 190-Class Sedan by Identifix

  1992 1993
Engine
Transmission & Driveline
Steering & Suspension
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging
Accessories
Overall

Reliability Ratings by Identifix is based from repair shop-reported issues. Though this data may be for years prior to model you are researching, it exposes how reliable this model platform has been historically.

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