Mercedes Benz Electrical System Wiring Front Underhood


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Mercedes Benz 190 1991
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Dec 08, 1994
Location:
Oradell, NJ

vehicle caught on fire while stopped, it stalled then burst into flames under hood. tt

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBDA28DXMF. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mercedes Benz 300 1987
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 02, 1995
Location:
Dublin, OH

while driving vehicle under the hood fire, electrical short, will provide more information. tt

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBE33D8HA3. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mercedes Benz 300sd 1984
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Oct 10, 1997
Location:
Raliegh, NC

wires under the hood in the engine compartment are cracked (the wire insullation). the insulation for each individual wire is cracked (owner can see the copper wire) the dealer has been notified. *ak

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mercedes Benz 300 1995
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Jan 02, 1999
Location:
Milwaukee, WI

consumer was turning a corner when the vehicle stalled , total vehicle failure.smoke started coming from the hood bursting into flames . no damage to the interior of the vehicle, but to the right hand side underneath the hood, including the right front tire melted. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBGB34EOSA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Mercedes Benz 300 1995 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Mercedes Benz 300 1995 Electrical System Wiring Front Underhood Transmission Type: AUTO.

Mercedes Benz Ml320 1999
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
July 21, 1999
Location:
Madeira Beach, FL

total electrical failure after stopping, towed to dealer in va. for repair. locks popping up and down like a machine gun, dealer has "fixed" 3 times, cd player failure after a month, dealer replaced complete unit, dash warning lights were either off at starting or some on or all off, dealer found no problem, seems to have healed. we do not trust the vehicle which we purchased new anymore. we are constantly awaiting something else to go wrong.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4JGAB54EXXA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Mercedes Benz ML320 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Mercedes Benz 320 1994
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Nov 16, 1999
Location:
Sacramento, CA

the engine dies intermittently while driving. this problem has happened at times when we could have been hit by another car. when it dies. the car is still rolling when the engine dies. to restart the engine you must turn the key off, which locks the steering as your rolling down the road. this is a very unsafe situation. i contacted the dealer and they told me this is a very common problem with my type of car. the said that mercedes-benz will not pay to fix the problem. they told me that the wiring harness for the engine is burnt up. they said the problem is that the wires are not big enough to carry the electrical load. additionally, the new replacement harness is no different than the original one. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBEA32E5RC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 1994. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Mercedes Benz 320 1994 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Mercedes Benz 320 1998
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Oct 14, 1999
Location:
Coral Gables, FL

as the vehicle was being parked driver heard a loud noise, power steering was lost and a fire erupted under the hood. the vehicle was totaled. it took 5 fire trucks to put out the fire out. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBJF65F4WA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 21, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Mercedes Benz 320 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Mercedes Benz 320 1998 Electrical System Wiring Front Underhood Transmission Type: AUTO.

Mercedes Benz 300 1993
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Feb 15, 2000
Location:
Bedford, TX

no summary listed for above vehicle. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBEA32E2PB. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 1993. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Mercedes Benz 300 1993 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Mercedes Benz 320 1995
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Feb 01, 2000
Location:
Mobile, AL

i purchased the vehicle and my service tech advised me of a deteriorated engine wiring harness insulation. i contacted our parts supplier and was told that mercedes was having a major problem with the harnesses in 1994 and 1995 e class models. at that point i called the local dealer to have a factory rep look at my car. i was told that the factory rep said mercedes was not in the business of reconditioning cars. i then ask to speak to the factory rep myself. the factory rep called and said he knew of no such problem. he suggested i take my car to atlanta since they had experienced this problem in their region. after calling several dealers inside his region as well as others i found that all dealers were aware of this fire hazard and most were replacing the harness at no cost. the part number is 124 440 5632 and is stocked at most major dealers because of the ongoing problem. my feeling is , if mercedes-benz knows of this safety problem, why hasn't a recall been issued. please contact me and let me know of your findings. sincerely keith b. kingan. ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBEA32E1SC. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Mercedes Benz 320 1995 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Mercedes Benz 320 1995
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Feb 01, 2000
Location:
Mobile, AL

i purchased the vehicle and my service tech advised me of a deteriorated engine wiring harness insulation. i contacted our parts supplier and was told that mercedes was having a major problem with the harnesses in 1994 and 1995 e class models. at that point i called the local dealer to have a factory rep look at my car. i was told that the factory rep said mercedes was not in the business of reconditioning cars. i then ask to speak to the factory rep myself. the factory rep called and said he knew of no such problem. he suggested i take my car to atlanta since they had experienced this problem in their region. after calling several dealers inside his region as well as others i found that all dealers were aware of this fire hazard and most were replacing the harness at no cost. the part number is 124 440 5632 and is stocked at most major dealers because of the ongoing problem. my feeling is , if mercedes-benz knows of this safety problem, why hasn't a recall been issued. please contact me and let me know of your findings. sincerely keith b. kingan. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBEA32E1SC. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Mercedes Benz 320 1995 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Mercedes Benz 300 1994
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Sept 18, 2000
Location:
Telephone, TX

wiring-harness failure created extreem safety concern. gasoline flowed open into cylinder #1 unburned thru tailpipe & c. converter(used 10 gal gas in 50 miles). short in harness also shorted out hfm control. gas laden oil filled the crankcase

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBEA32E0RC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 1994. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Mercedes Benz 300 1994 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.

Mercedes Benz E Class 1995
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Location:
Mitchville, MD

manufacturer's recall 950223/ nhtsa recall 95v031000; driver's side seat is locked in one position, seat cannot be adjusted. consumer has contacted dealer on a number of occasions. dealer has replaced parts, problem has reoccurred. please provide any further details.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBEA32E4SC. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mercedes Benz 300 1995
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Nov 01, 2000
Location:
Round Rock, TX

the engine electrical harness on 1995 e320 mercedes are flawed beyond belief. the entire harness bundle which includes high voltage lines for ignition coils and the fuel injection system has a severe fire problem due to the fact that the wire insulation is inferior in material quality. the insulation along these wire is cracking at a rate of every 1/4 inch, througout the entire harness. high voltage copper wire are making contact, these wire run on top of the fuel control system. all austin based mercedes shops inform me that this is a common problem with this year and model, but mercedes will not admit to it. this problem is as dangerous as any facing the current board and to have mercedes benz act like it is not a problem is just a bunch of fuey. please send an investigator to look at this wiring harness and i will assure you that this will be a recall event once you see what is happening to these harness's. thanks.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBEA92E7SF. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Mercedes Benz 300 1995 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.

Mercedes Benz 300 1995
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Location:
Sacramento, CA

the engine ran very rough and raw gas was going out of the exhaust pipe. the "check engine" warning light did not come on. the repair shop said that the engine wiring harness had melted the insulation and cause the wires to touch. this caused the #6 injector to spray to much fuel. the wires that touched also burned out the engine control module. the crank case and the exhaust were filled with gas, and still no "check engine" light came on. mercedes-benz has a diagnostic directory # af07.00-u-3400a about this problem, but the will not pay for this repair. they say that they have never heard of this happening. i fell that mercedes-benz should be responsable and they should be made to recall this cars because of the obvious fire hazard.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBEA32E2SC. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Mercedes Benz 300 1995 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Mercedes Benz 320 1995
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Oct 13, 2001
Location:
Henderson, NC

while traveling approximately 30 mph smoke started coming out from underneath hood of vehicle. dealership examined vehicle, and determined there was a power surge in electrical system that caused a fire to start. *ak *yh

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBEA92E1SF. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 04, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Mercedes Benz 320 1995 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Mercedes Benz 320 1995 Electrical System Wiring Front Underhood Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Mercedes Benz E320 1996
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Location:
Coronado, CA

upon taking ownership of vehicle air bag light on the instrument panel was illuminated. dealership changed an unknown component, and since then has examined vehicle two more times for same problem. consumer has been informed that wiring harness had to be replaced in order to correct the problem, and was being charged $2,500.00 for repairs. please provide any additional information / documentation.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBJFS5F2TJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Mercedes Benz 300e 1991
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Location:
Ocean Springs, MS

vehicle will no longer start because of wiring harness; coating on wires have melted, and were touching one another, causing vehicle not to start.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):N/A. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Mercedes Benz C230 2001
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Feb 02, 2002
Location:
Carls Bad, CA

consume r was traveling on the highway. and without prior warning there was smoke coming from underneath of hood. vehicle was on fire. dealership was aware of problem.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBRSF61JX2. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mercedes Benz 300se 1991
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Location:
Hendersonville, NC

the wires are exposed underneath the vehicle. and the consumer is concerned because the wires can cause a fire. the dealership is aware of the problem.*jb consumer adds the wiring in the engine compartment had totally deteriorated to the point that bare wires were exposed because the insulation had cracked and fell off the wire having an potential to cause an fire. *tt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBGA32E1NA. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 01, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Mercedes Benz 300SE 1991 Drive type:RWD. Fuel type: gas. Mercedes Benz 300SE 1991 Electrical System Wiring Front Underhood Transmission Type: AUTO.

Mercedes Benz C220 1994
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Location:
New Berry Park, CA

consumer had to replace wiring harness 3 times. dealer has not been able to find out cause or fix the problem.*ak

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.


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