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Mercedes Benz 300 1997
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Location:
Crofton, MD

right front running light failed several times, after last repair the "light defective" dashboard signal still warning of defective light.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBJF20F5VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 1997. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mercedes Benz E Class 1998
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Oct 01, 1998
Location:
Los Angele, CA

parking light failed. yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBJF65F2WA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 1997. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mercedes Benz Ml320 1998
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Location:
Santa Barb, CA

tow alarm failed. yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4JGAB54E2WA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 27, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Mercedes Benz ML320 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Mercedes Benz ML320 1998 Exterior Lighting Transmission Type: AUTO.

Mercedes Benz 320 1998
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Feb 15, 1998
Location:
San Diego, CA

car started burning out light bulbs and horns, 25 incidents, from 02/15/1998 to 03/06/2002. two dealers were unable to fix the problem. lights included tail lights/ headlights/ fog lights/ side markers. i have seen other mb e320's in the dealers for same reason.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBJF65F6WA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Mercedes Benz 320 1998 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Mercedes Benz S430 2001
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Location:
Scardale, NY

consumer states while driving the head light and the parking light willgo out without any warning. had bulbs replaced 3 time, .problem reoccured.*jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBNG70J5YA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mercedes Benz C230 2000
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Oct 01, 2001
Location:
Lansing, MI

the vehicle's exhaust system rattled, there were numerous electrical problems, the check engine light had come on intermittently and was reset because there was no problem found, there had been a possibility of problems with the seal on the fuel injection and air injection valves, the climate control unit was faulty, the heated driver side seat did not work properly, and the middle console did not close. scc *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBHA24G1YA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Mercedes Benz C230 2000 Drive type:U. Dealer's name: Williams Auto World . Dealer's telephone number: 517 484 1341 . Dealer's city: Okemos . Dealer's state code: MI. Dealer's zipcode: 48864 .

Mercedes Benz Ml320 2002
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Sept 16, 2003
Location:
Plainview, NY

this vehicle has numerous defects, and has been in for service countless amounts of times. mb promised to replace the vehicle if their factory representative could verify my complaints. they absolutely found numerous, redundant defects and now only want to fix the vehicle, rather that replace the vehicle. what a bunch of liars. the vehicle has issues with the steering system, the wheel rubs and the power steering fades out, the radio and cd changer malfunction constantly, fumes from the ventilation system, and when you hit a bump, the car almost goes out of control, even the esp light comes on. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Dealer's name: Rallye Motors . Dealer's city: Roslyn . Dealer's state code: NY.

Mercedes Benz C Class 2001
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Mar 01, 2003
Location:
Lakewood, CO

vehicle breakdowns. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBRF61J81F. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 05, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Mercedes Benz C CLASS 2001 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Mercedes Benz C CLASS 2001 Exterior Lighting Transmission Type: AUTO.

Mercedes Benz C Class 2001
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Oct 15, 2003
Location:
Toluca Lake, CA

after leaving my 2001 clk320 mercedes at the dealership i was notified that my brake system was defective requiring pads/rotors and other related items along with the fact that every 1000 miles or so, a light bulb or something electrical will fail and i usually find the nearest dealership and get the problem fixed. the brake system (which is not under warranty) was the last straw! we are talking about a 50,000 dollar automobile with only a little over 17,000 miles on it.

Mileage was 17700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBLJ65G31F. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Mercedes Benz C CLASS 2001 Exterior Lighting Transmission Type: AUTO.

Mercedes Benz 300 1996
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 10, 2004
Location:
Seminole, FL

driving at 70 mph on cruise control and electronics on front dash went blank, car decelerated, and i had to get off the road before it stopped. car would not start for approximately 30 minutes. was able to restart and drive to safety. drove car home after a few days - in area away from home and had to use rental. on return home with vehicle, it again stalled out while driving at 40mph on a drawbridge at night! again, car was able to eventually get restarted and driven to safety. i have had car at mercedes dealership and two other car repair centers that were endorsed. no one can fix the defect. i have spent over $12,000 over less than 2 years to no avail. we just continue to get milked for money. the car does have 156k mileage on it, but is a diesel and has been well cared for despite the mileage with maintenance checks as warranted by the dealer.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 159600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBJF20F7TJ. Vehicle was purchased on May 12, 2001. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Mercedes Benz 300 1996 Drive type:U. Fuel type: diesel. Mercedes Benz 300 1996 Exterior Lighting Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 70 mph. Dealer's name: Crown Eurocar . Dealer's telephone number: 727-527-5731 . Dealer's city: St. Petersburg . Dealer's state code: FL. Dealer's zipcode: 33714 .

Mercedes Benz 320 2001
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 25, 2004
Location:
San Clemente, CA

i am currently driving a loaner car, as my mercedes benz c320, 2001 is in the repair shop of the dealer, merc. benz of laguna niguel (949-347-3700). it is in for the third repair of the srs airbay/safety system.*ak the seatbelt had previously failed, to and had to be replace. ***my engine stalled on the freeway (5n, in california) and my 8 yr. old son and i were very close to getting rear-ended on the freeway. the car would not go more than 40 mph and the engine light went on. ***the dealer is refusing to contact to discuss my car! they told me to get an attorney and i they have my car! i have their loaner car. my car is very unsafe and they know it and they are refusing to discuss it with me any further and they are trying to force me to sign another contract to purchase a new car of theirs! please check into this because this car is very unsafe and has caused me to go back to the dealership approx. 19 times. the owner, the gm and management refuse to discuss anything with me and are not even corresponding via mail! my car has been in the repair shop since august 25, 2004 and remains there as i write this. please look into this matter as i no longer feel safe in driving this car, if i should get it back from their repair shop. they do not obviouly want to take responsibility. ***they have falsified repair documents, in regards to repairing or replacing my battery, to which i had absolutely no idea that there was a battery problem. they did this without my authorization and falsly documented in the repair records, falsly stating that i, the customer, had to jump my battery. i made mr. randy stenson, the head of service, aware that i did not appreciate this false documentation. ***one one thing: they are dishonest, in that they falsly claim that they are working with me and report this to the mb customer service in new jersey. they are not working with me and state otherwise.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBRF64J21E. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 18, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Mercedes Benz 320 2001 Drive type:U. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Mercedes Benz 320 2001 Exterior Lighting Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Mercedes Benz Of Laguna Niguel . Dealer's telephone number: 949-347-3700 . Dealer's city: Laguna Niguel . Dealer's state code: CA. Dealer's zipcode: 92677 .

Mercedes Benz E320 1999
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
June 01, 2005
Location:
Pittsburgh, PA

consumer 1999 e320 had transmission problems and caught on fire with 110,000 miles on it. *ts the consumer stated the transmission problems started when the vehicle only had 55,000 miles. before the fire, the vehicle had a tire leak and a defective lamp assembly. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBJF82H5XX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Mercedes Benz E320 1999 Drive type:AWD.

Mercedes Benz E320 2000
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Dec 01, 2004
Location:
Saint Louis, MO

dt*: the contact stated the rear windows failed to operate without warning. the vehicle was taken to the dealership, where it was determined the window regulator fractured. the window regulators were replaced. the blower motor was replaced. updated 01/16/07. *jb the consumer discovered the reason why the windows fail as they do, is because they aren't used frequently. the clock was losing time, the stop light switch was defective and ultimately replaced. the horn was replaced, transmission fluid was leaking. the air mass senor was replaced, the coolant light illuminated, the consumer had trouble shifting the gear into reverse, the a/c was blowing hot air, the throttle valve was replaced, the consumer stated the engine had a loud valve train noise. updated 03/02/07. *jb

Mileage was 42690 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBJF82G0YX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 07, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Mercedes Benz E320 2000 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Mercedes Benz E320 2000 Exterior Lighting Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Plaza Motors . Dealer's telephone number: 314-301-1716 . Dealer's city: Creve Coeur . Dealer's state code: MO. Dealer's zipcode: 63141 .

Mercedes Benz Slk 2001
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 10, 2004
Location:
Seminole, FL

i am an owner of a 2001 slk 320. i have had chronic problems with headlamps and brake lamps going out , bulbs melting in lamps on brakes as well as headlamps. in the beginning these repairs were paid under manuf. warranty. however, i am paying for replacement bulbs, most recently a headlamp problem i will have to have replaced at a cost close to $600. today i received a recall from mercedes notice for the brake lamp problem. i question that the same may be true of headlights. my condition of brake and headlights being replaced as well as a brake lamp replaced in the past, was so chronic, i ordered and paid out of pocket for electrical testing on my car where nothing wrong was discovered. my point here is that i feel in addition to the brake light problem addressed by mercedes in my recall # 2006-080005, i believe it would be remiss for safety purposes to not announce that i believe the same condition applies to my slk headlights. also, for such problems on the brake lights that existed in the past, what recourse do i have in monies i laid out of pocket, pertaining to the chronic brake light problem in my slk 320. thank you. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mercedes Benz S430 2001
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Jan 08, 2000
Location:
Whites Creek, TN

consumer of a 2001 s430 v faulty sunroof, led side mirrors, and turn signals. customer states the vehicle has cost him a lot of money to repair and would like it to be fixed and be repaid in someway. **nar**kb the consumer stated the vehicle has had numerous problems such as persistent tail light and head light assembly failures, engine, fuel, accelerator pedal assembly, alternator, battery, instrument cluster, vacuum door pump, electrical, front suspension failures such as the airmatic shocks, the thrust arms, ball joints and the airmatic pump/relay. the transmission seals leaked, the washer fluid hose had to be replaced, the blower motor harness, fan belt, dimmer switch, trunk springs were all replaced. the plastic trim on the front seat was replaced due to cracking. the front door sill strip cover was replaced. the threshold bellows were coming apart, the side marker light was replaced. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBNG70J11A. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Mercedes Benz S430 2001 Exterior Lighting Transmission Type: AUTO.

Mercedes Benz E320 2000
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
May 18, 2008
Location:
Staten Island, NY

brake light bulbs continue to blow out and the socket has burn marks. *tr

Mileage was 166000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBJH82J6YX. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Mercedes Benz S500 2005
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Oct 18, 2004
Location:
Station Island, NY

tl*the contact owns a 2005 mercedes benz s-500. the contact stated that the engine and service light illuminated and there was a loss of brakes. the failure has occurred 16 times. the dealer was unable to repair the vehicle. the contact would not provide detailed information about the failures. the failure mileage was 3,591 and current mileage was 80,000. update 06/10/08 *bf the shifter would get stuck in park, the brake wear light illumininated. the dealer replaced the rear pads and rotors, the left rerar marked light was replaced, the trunk assist did not open the trunk all the way, the micro switch for the door lock actuator was faulty, the turn signal light was inoperative, the voltage regulator was replaced, the abs light illuminated, the consumer complained of no heat in the vehicle. the dealer replaced a faulty blower motor. updated 06/09/08

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 3592 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBNG84J65A. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 09, 2004. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Mercedes Benz S500 2005 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Mercedes Benz S500 2005 Exterior Lighting Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Sovereign Motor Cars Ltd . Dealer's telephone number: 718-258-5100 . Dealer's city: Brooklyn . Dealer's state code: NY. Dealer's zipcode: 11214 .

Mercedes Benz Ml320 2002
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
June 13, 2008
Location:
St. Simons Island, GA

the exterior headlights on our mercedes ml 320e have become very cloudy and rough to the touch. this is now a problem because they do not emit enough light to safely drive at night. *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4JGAB54E02A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mercedes Benz C280 1999
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Dec 15, 2003
Location:
Goldsboro, NC

shortage in tail lamps and melting of bulbs. *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBHA29G8XA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mercedes Benz C320 2003
Mercedes-benz Usa, Llc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 23, 2006
Location:
Baltimore, MD

i purchase my 2003 mercedes from carmax in 2 years ago. it had 45,000 miles when i purchased it. from the time i purchase this car i had to replace the sunroof motor, replace the shocks, replace the truck lock, replace the fuel tank, and i had some transmission work done. my biggest problem is having to replace the low beam lights every 6 months. i suspect there is an electrical problem, but cannot completely prove it with the manufacturer. with 1 year, i had to replace the bulbs 3 times. i had to replace the front low beam bulbs and the brake lights. this is surprising since this car (under my ownership) has never been in an accident. i am so disappointed i purchased this car! *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBRN64J83A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.


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