2004 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS VIN: WDBRF64J24F548580

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN WDBRF64J24F548580 Decoding Mercedes-benz Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

MERCEDES-BENZ

Manufacturer Name

MERCEDES-BENZ CARS

Model

C-Class

Model Year

2004

Plant City

BRERNEN

Series

C240

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

GERMANY

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

3200.00

Displacement (CI)

195.275981103143

Displacement (L)

3.20

Engine Power (kW)

160.325500

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Engine Brake (hp) From

215.00

Pretensioner

Yes

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Window Bag

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Knee Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st and 2nd Rows

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2004 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2004 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Torso Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN WDBRF64J24F548580

Components: AIR BAGS

May 06, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10194822
Consumer Location: MIAMI BEACH, FL
VIN: WDBRF64J24F****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE IS A C 320 AND WAS TRAVELING AT APPROXIMATELY 30 MILES PER HOUR WHEN ACCIDENT OCCURRED, RECEIVING SIGNIFICANT FRONT END COLLISION BY OTHER VEHICLE AND THEREAFTER HITTING A CONCRETE STREET DIVIDER.DRIVER RECEIVED INJURIES TO HEAD,UPPER AND LOWER BODY AND LEGS.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 05, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11456282
Consumer Location: VERO BEACH, FL
VIN: WDBRF61J94F****

Summary of Complaint

SRS ABS ESP lights occasionally go on and off mostly the SRS take to shop does not come on or stay on obd2 does not detect may use clear error messages stays off for few weeks then back on and off bought scanner when SRS comes on sometimes it shows error B1035 stored and current the resistance value in the ignition circuit containing component R1 2/20 (left front side airbag ignition squib) is too high sometimes nothing hear this same complaint from many owners. drivers side seat motor only works off and on had replaced sometimes works sometimes does not lots of sensor issues shows a door ajar when it is not have to replace senors

Components: STRUCTURE

July 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11427883
Consumer Location: MILL VALLEY, CA
VIN: WDBRN40J84A****

Summary of Complaint

The bonding agent on my roof ( between the glass panel and frame of car) is breaking down- The other week, when I had the sun roof open in direct sun ( my car is usually parked in covered parking) the bonding was sticky to the touch, and got all over my hand when I inspected the rail. I took it to Mercedes, because I thought that it was under recall # 202004011 for this very issue, but they said it was not a covered model. They wanted to charge $300 for an inspection and diagnosis. MBUSA customer service also not interested in investigating whether this issue is affecting my model car. In the recalled models, there is a danger of the glass roof separating from the vehicle.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 12, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11364116
Consumer Location: MILLWOOD, NY
VIN: WDBRF81J54F****

Summary of Complaint

I TOOK MY CAR TO MERCEDES-BENZ DEALERSHIP TO FIX A RECALL ON MY SUNROOF NHTSA RECALL # 19V918 THEY CLAIMED THEY CHECKED MY SEAL FOR DEFECTIVE BUT WHEN I RECEIVED MY CAR THE SUNROOF WOULD NOT OPEN . I ASKED THEM WHAT DID THEY DO IT NOT WORKING AT ALL . THEY WERE VERY VAGUE ON THE DETAILS TO CHECKING MY RECALL. STATED THEY DIDN'T NEED TO OPEN MY SUNROOF TO CHECK. THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE ALSO I QUESTION WHY IS IT BROKEN NOW IT WAS NOT PRIOR TO BRINGING IT IN . THEY WERE ELUSIVE AND NON COMPLIANT AND STATED IT WAS BROKEN. THEY WOULD NAKED RESPONSIBILITY NOR EXPLAIN HOW THEY INSEPECTED A SEAL IF THE SUNROOF WOULD NOT OPEN .

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

June 01, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 11363606
Consumer Location: PLAINFIELD, IN
VIN: WDBRF40J24F****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES BENZ C230. THE CONTACT STATED HE NOTICED THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE HEAD LIGHTS WAS MELTED. THE CONTACT STATED HE REPLACED THE BULB HIMSELF. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED AS OF YET. A DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER HAD NOT BEEN INFORMED OF FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 87,000.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 12, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11328573
Consumer Location: POTOMAC, MD
VIN: WDBRF81J74F****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR HAVE A RECALL FOR THE SUNROOF SINCE IT MAY DETACH AND FLIGHT OUT, I MADE AN APPOINTMENT FOR SERVICE AT EURO MOTOR CAR IN GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND. A LADY FROM THE DEALER JUST CALL ME BACK TO INFORM ME THAT THEY ARE CANCELING THE APPOINTMENT BECAUSE THEY DO NOT DO RECALLS...

Components: VISIBILITY

January 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11328182
Consumer Location: NAPLES, FL
VIN: WDBRF61J44E****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES BENZ C240. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V918000 (VISIBILITY) HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE RECALL REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. MERCEDES-BENZ OF BONITA SPRINGS (14610 TAMIAMI TRAIL N, NAPLES, FL 34110) WAS CONTACTED AND CONFIRMED THAT THE PART WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

September 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11320059
Consumer Location: INDIAN WELLS, CA
VIN: WDBRF40JX4F****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES-BENZ C 230. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V918000 (VISIBILITY) HOWEVER, THE PARTS FOR THE RECALL REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE SUNROOF WAS INOPERABLE. THE CONTACT REACHED OUT TO MERCEDES-BENZ OF PALM SPRINGS LOCATED AT (4095 E. PALM CANYON DR, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92264, (760) 328-6525) AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE PART FOR THE RECALL REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE AND WAS NOT ABLE TO PROVIDE A TIME FRAME FOR THE REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 121,000. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11316015
Consumer Location: FLUSHING, NY
VIN: WDBRN40J74A****

Summary of Complaint

SUNROOF DEFECTIVE AND MERCEDES IS NOT HONORING THIS RECALL. C CLASS WAS ANNOUNCED AS PART OF RECALL, HOWEVER THEY WOULD NOT HONOR 2004 C230 DEFECTIVE SUNROOF. PLEASE HELP. I AM SURE THAT MERCEDES IS DOING THEIR BEST NOT TO REPAIR AS MANY AS POSSIBLE.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

February 18, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11310151
Consumer Location: NEW CARROLLTON, MD
VIN: WDBRF81J94F****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES-BENZ C240. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V918000 (VISIBILITY) HOWEVER, THE PARTS TO DO THE RECALL REPAIR WAS NOT YET AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER HAD EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. A DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

February 14, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11180615
Consumer Location: LAS VEGAS, NV
VIN: WDBRF40J64A****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL SYSTEM IS LEAKING GETTING CHECK ENGINE LIGHTS CAN'T PASS SMOG AND EGR HOSES THAT RUN DOWN BY THE SUPER CHARGER ARE LEAKING CAUSE THE RUBBER THEY USED KNOWING THIS WOULD HAPPEN ALL HAVE TO DO WITH THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS SERVICE BRAKES

October 22, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11150841
Consumer Location: WYANDANCH, NY
VIN: WDBRF40J54A****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A MERCEDES BENZ C230 THE LIGHT IS ON BUT THE SRS IS ON GIVE MESSAGE THAT SAID DRIVE TO A WORK SHOP

Components: SEAT BELTS

April 22, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11089858
Consumer Location: PRATTVILLE, AL
VIN: WDBRF40J84A****

Summary of Complaint

MY DAUGHTER IS 18. THIS WAS MY MERCEDES THAT I HANDED DOWN TO HER THAT I THOUGHT WOULD BE SAFE. HOWEVER, THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDE SEAT BELT BUCKLES ARE NOT LOCKING THE SEAT BELTS PROPERLY. THIS IS PART OF A RECALL DONE BY MERCEDES. HOWEVER, WHEN I CALLED THE MERCEDES DEALERSHIP AND ASKED THEM IF MY CAR WAS RECALLED, THEY SAID THAT MY VIN NUMBER WASN'T ONE OF THE CARS. I DON'T UNDERSTAND IF MY CAR IS DOING SAME THING THAT THE RECALL SAYS. THERE WILL BE A HECK OF A LAWSUIT IF MY DAUGHTER WAS TO GET IN A WRECK AND HER SEAT BELT MALFUNCTIONED. THIS IS WHAT THE RECALL SAYS AND MY DAUGHTER'S VEHICLE IS DOING THE SAME THING. ......SOME SEAT BELT BUCKLES MAY HAVE A BURR ON A METAL COMPONENT OF THE LOCKING MECHANISM. THIS COULD PREVENT THE SEAT BELT FROM LOCKING UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS. IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY. DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AFFECTED SEAT BELTS. THIS RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON DECEMBER 22, 2003. THE MERCEDES-BENZ RECALL NUMBER IS 2003 120006. YOU WOULD THINK MERCEDES WOULD TAKE CAUTION AND FIX THIS IF THE OWNER IS TELLING THEM THE SEAT BELT IS DOING THE SAME THING ON THE CAR THAT THE RECALL SAYS. I WOULD LIKE FOR MERCEDES TO TAKE FULL RESPONSIBLE AND FIX MY VEHICLE AT NO CHARGE. IF NOT AND SOMETHING HAPPENS TO MY DAUGHTER, I WILL FILE A LAWSUIT. PERIOD. THANKS

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 17, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11063454
Consumer Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX
VIN: WDBRF64J34F****

Summary of Complaint

STRONG GAS SMELL

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 23, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11034475
Consumer Location: STRATFORD, CT
VIN: WDBRF40J74F****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING ON THE I-95 AT 60 MPH AND TURNED ON MY AIR CONDITIONER WHEN SMOKE BEGAN TO COME OUT OF THE VENTS. I SHUT OFF THE AIR CONDITIONER AND THE SMOKE STOPPED. I VISITED WITH MY PARENTS AND AS I STARTED THE CAR AND IT WAS IDLING, I TURNED ON THE AIR CONDITIONER AND SMOKE BEGAN TO COME FROM THE VENTS AGAIN AND FLAMES APPEARED UNDER THE DASHBOARD. I WAS ABLE TO PUT OUT THE FIRE AND PULLED THE FUSE BOX COVER OFF AND FOUND THE FUSE BOX WAS WHERE THE FIRE HAD STARTED. THERE WAS A PAPER WITH FUSE SIZES AND LOCATIONS PUT (BY MERCEDES) IN BETWEEN THE FUSES WHICH HAD BEEN SINGED, AND PART OF THE FUSE BOX AND SOME OF THE FUSES HAD MELTED. I DID AN INTERNET SEARCH AND FOUND A COMPLAINT ON A MERCEDES FORUM WHERE THIS HAD HAPPENED TO ANOTHER 2004 MERCEDES C230.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 21, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10981056
Consumer Location: SACRAMENTO, CA
VIN: WDBRN40J64A****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE MY CAR IN THE AUTO REPAIR SHOP AND THE MECHANIC TELLS ME I NEED A PVC HOSE AND A OXYGEN SENSOR AND BOTH THOSE ITEMS ARE ON A RECALL LIST. HE ASKED ME TO CALL THE DEALER I WAS TOLD BY THE DEALER THAT THOSE ARE RECALL ITEMS BUT NOT FOR MY CAR. MY COMPLAINT IS WHY IF THIS IS A RECALL ITEM IT SHOULD BE FOR ALL CARS. THOSE ARE THE ONLY 2 THINGS WRONG WITH MY CAR. I NEED HELP.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 22, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10970797
Consumer Location: HENDERSON, NV
VIN: WDBRF61JX4E****

Summary of Complaint

THE DOOR HANDLE ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE IN THE FRONT BROKE OFF. I HAD TO PAY THROUGH THE NOSE TO GET IF FIXED. IT WAS LIKE PLASTIC. I AM 5"1 AND WEIGH UNDER 130 POUNDS. I AM NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO BREAK IT AND I ALSO HAVE RA. I NEVER SLAM A DOOR IN ANGER. I REALLY LIKE MY CAR BUT WONDER IF THE REST OF IT WILL FALL APART. I WAS IN THE GARAGE. I HAVE THE BROKEN PIECE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SEATS

November 11, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10926807
Consumer Location: CINCINNATI, OH
VIN: WDBRF81J45F****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER SEAT CAUGHT FIRE WHEN USING THE SEAT HEATER. FIRE PROTRUDED THROUGH THE SIDE SEAT PANEL AND BURNED DRIVER AND CLOTHING. THE DRIVER WAS OPERATING THE CAR FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES ON A CITY STREET AND PULLED OFF THE ROAD TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE. PORTIONS OF THE SEAT MELTED.

Components: AIR BAGS

September 29, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10915644
Consumer Location: CONWAY, PA
VIN: WDBRF84J64F****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES-BENZ C320. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 50 MPH, THE DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG DEPLOYED INDEPENDENTLY AS THE CONTACT STRUCK A POTHOLE IN THE ROAD. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE IMPACT ACTIVATED THE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 130,000.

Components: SEAT BELTS

April 21, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10861520
Consumer Location: MONTGOMERY, AL
VIN: WDBRF40J54F****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE HAS 136,000 MILES AND HAS BEEN WELL MAINTAINED BY ALL OWNERS. DRIVERS BUCKLE OR LATCH NO LONGER OPERATING. PRIOR TO THIS IT WAS BECOMING HARD TO RELEASE BUCKLE AFTER USE. NOW STUCK IN CLOSED POSITION. IT INDICATES THAT THE BELT IS BUCKLED BUT IT WILL NOT CATCH. VERIFIED NOTHING IS STUCK IN MECHANISM.

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

July 15, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10809508
Consumer Location: NEW BRITAIN, CT
VIN: WDBRN40J34A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES BENZ C230. WHILE DRIVING BETWEEN 25-30 MPH, THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED BUT THE VEHICLE FAILED TO RESPOND. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE TRANSMISSION AND RADIATOR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 70,000. UPDATED 02/05/16*LJ UPDATED 02/11/16 *JB

Components: SEAT BELTS

April 28, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10807785
Consumer Location: LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA
VIN: WDBRH81J15F****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES BENZ C240. AFTER THE VEHICLE WAS STARTED, THE SRS WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE NITROGEN POWER SEAT BELT WAS DEFECTIVE AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 62,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 25, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10776593
Consumer Location: WESTPORT, CT
VIN: WDBUH82J74X****

Summary of Complaint

I SMELT FUEL INSIDE MY CAR WHENEVER MY CAR WOULD BE FILLED TO A FULL TANK OF GAS AND FOR A PERIOD OF TIME UNTIL THE FUEL LEVEL DROPPED. MY CAR STARTED TO DRIVE FUNNY AND NOT ACCELERATE NORMALLY THEN STOPPED ALL TOGETHER. MERCEDES DIAGNOSED IT AS A FUEL SYSTEM ISSUE. I BOUGHT THE PARTS AT MERCEDES AND HAD IT REPAIRED AND THEN THEN RECEIVED A WEEK LATER A RECALL FOR THE FUEL SYSTEM AS A SAFETY ISSUE. . THE DEALER DID NOT FIX MY CAR AND HAS AVOIDED THE ASSISTANCE TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE AND I CAN NOT REACH ANYONE AT MERCEDES CORPORATE THAT CAN HELP.

Components: AIR BAGS

June 21, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10735544
Consumer Location: GROVEPORT, OH
VIN: WDBRF84J64F****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2004 MERCEDES BENZ C320. WHILE STOPPED, ANOTHER VEHICLE CRASHED HEAD ON INTO THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED KNEE, BACK, HEAD, AND SHOULDER INJURIES. WHILE WAITING ON POLICE AND MEDICAL SERVICE TO ARRIVE, ANOTHER VEHICLE CRASHED INTO THE REAR OF THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE AND THE AIR BAGS STILL FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 69,000. ..UPDATED 08/26/15 *BF MA 10/22/2015

Components: ENGINE

January 31, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10725574
Consumer Location: SACRAMENTO, CA
VIN: WDBRF40JX4F****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES BENZ C230. WHILE STARTING THE VEHICLE, THERE WAS A KNOCKING SOUND COMING FROM THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT AND THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHO DIAGNOSED THAT IF THE SOUND BECAME PROGRESSIVELY WORSE, THE INTAKE AND EXHAUST CAM SHAFT ADJUSTER, THE CENTER BOLTS FOR THE CAM SHAFT, AND THE CHAIN TENSIONER WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE RECURRED ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 59,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 21, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10721828
Consumer Location: PARKVILLE, MD
VIN: WDBRF81J24F****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING TO WORK FROM PARKVILLE TO BALTIMORE CITY AND MY CAR BEGAN AGGRESSIVELY JERKING. I DROVE MY CAR ON FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH THE TUNNEL AND THE JERKING WAS NOT AS AGGRESSIVE. I DROVE HOME ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON FROM WORK AND I COULD TELL THAT SOMETHING WAS STILL JERKING BUT CONTINUOUSLY. SATURDAY MORNING MY CAR WAS JERKING SO AGGRESSIVELY, I CALLED OWINGS MILLS MERCEDES AND LEFT IT THERE. I WAS NOTIFIED TODAY, MAY 27, 2015, THAT MY CAR NEEDED BETWEEN $1900 AND $7500 WORTH OF WORK. MY COOLANT IS LEAKING ON THE TRANSMISSION. IF MY RADIATOR CAN NOT BE FIXED, I WILL NEED A NEW RADIATOR AS WELL AS TRANSMISSION. I HAVE DOING RESEARCH AND THIS SEEMS TO BE A COMMON PROBLEM WITH THE C CLASS MERCEDES. I FEEL THIS SHOULD BE A RECALL ISSUE.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

June 04, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10672778
Consumer Location: LAGUNA WOODS, CA
VIN: WDBRF40J44F****

Summary of Complaint

THE FUEL TANK WILL ONLY FILL TO 3/4 AND THE VEHICLE HAS AN ODOR OF GASOLINE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE WHEN ATTEMPTING TO FILL THE TANK. THE VEHICLE WAS BROUGHT TO MERCEDES BENZ FOR SERVICE FOR THIS ISSUE AND THEY STATE THEY DO NOT KNOW HOW TO FIX IT AND HAVING SPENT APPROXIMATELY $1.000 FOR MERCEDES TO TRY AND DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM THEY ADVISED THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO FIX. I HAVE NOTED A RECALL FOR FUEL LEAK PROBE ON MERCEDES 2003-2008 E CLASS MODELS THAT HAS NOW BEEN CLOSED AFTER MERCEDES HAS AGREED TO FIX THE ISSUE. I CONTACTED MERCEDES NORTH AMERICA AND THEY STATE THE ISSUE ON MY C CLASS IS NOT RELATED TO THAT RECALL AND THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO FOR ME. THE MILEAGE ON MY VEHICLE IS VERY LOW AND THIS SEEMS TO BE THE SAME PROBLEM THAT OCCURRED IN MY C-CLASS THAT THEY REFUSE TO FIX. *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 20, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10641919
Consumer Location: AGUADA, PR
VIN: WDBUF65J64A****

Summary of Complaint

MY VEHICLE HAS THE SAME PROBLEM AS MANY OTHER MERCEDES BENZ OWNERS THE FUEL SMELL INSIDE THE CABIN BECAUSE A FAILURE IN THE FUEL SENDING UNITS. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC SERVICE BRAKES

September 13, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10638119
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES BENZ C240. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH, THE BRAKES MALFUNCTIONED CAUSING THE BRAKE PEDAL TO SINK INTO THE FLOOR CREATING AN EXTENDED BRAKING DISTANCE. THE FAILURE NEARLY CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO CRASH INTO THE REAR OF A SECOND VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE TECHNICIAN DIAGNOSED THAT THE BRAKE LINES WERE CORRODED CAUSING BRAKE FLUID TO LEAK FROM THE VEHICLE. NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS AVAILABLE. THE BRAKE LINES WERE REPLACED AND THE FAILURE WAS REMEDIED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE DEFECT. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 160,000.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10631279
Consumer Location: KILLEEN, TX
VIN: WDBRF61J84E****

Summary of Complaint

BOUGHT THE CAR USED IN JUNE 2014, AFTER EVERY TIME I FILLED THE GAS TANK, THERE WAS A STRONG SMELL OF GAS INSIDE THE CAR, AUGUST 2, 2014 CAR JUST CUTS OFF WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD, LOST ALL POWER LIKE IT WAS GETTING NO GAS AND JUST CUT OFF. AUGUST 5, FILLED GAS TANK TO TAKE TO SHOP AND HAVE IT LOOKED AT AND GAS LEAKED FROM UNDERSIDE OF DRIVERS SIDE REAR AREA AND AGAIN STRONG SMELL OF GAS INSIDE THE CAR, DID SOME INVESTIGATION TO FIND OUT THAT THIS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM WITH OTHER MERCEDES CARS. APPARENTLY THERE HAS BEEN RECALLS ON THE E SERIES FROM THE YEAR 2004 FOR THIS SAME PROBLEM. I FEEL THAT THIS A DEFINITELY A SAFETY HAZARD AND MERCEDES SHOULD BE CALLED OUT TO FIX IT. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER

August 27, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10629406
Consumer Location: SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FL
VIN: WDBRH61J74F****

Summary of Complaint

AFTER DRIVING 1 MILE FROM HOME, THE AIR CONDITIONED SYSTEM SUDDENLY SHUT OFF AND SMOKE STARTED TO COME OUT FROM THE DRIVER'S VENT INTO THE CABIN. I LEFT THE CAR UNINJURED AND CALLED 911. FIREMEN CAME 10 MINUTES LATER AND I COULD SEE FLAMES COMING THROUGH THE LEFT VENT. THE DRIVER'S SIDE OF THE DASHBOARD MELTED COMPLETELY, THE WINDSHIELD CRACKED, AND MY INSURER DECLARED THE CAR A TOTAL LOSS. I'M GLAD THERE WAS NO PERSONAL INJURY, THOUGH THE INCIDENT WAS REALLY SCARY. I HAD RECENTLY TAKEN MY CAR (3 MONTHS AGO) TO THE MERCEDES DEALER FOR A SERVICE THAT COST ME MORE THAN $6,000, AND THE CAR WAS SUPPOSED TO RUN LIKE NEW. THE AC HAD NEVER FAILED BEFORE THIS. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

August 07, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10594304
Consumer Location: PALM DESERT, CA
VIN: WDBUF65J54A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES E320. THE CONTACT STATED FUEL FUMES WERE EMITTED IN AND AROUND THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 56,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 60,000. UPDATED 8/27/14*CN UPDATED 09/5/2014 *JS

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

February 08, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10560207
Consumer Location: WOOD DALE, IL
VIN: WDBUF65J54A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES BENZ E320. THE CONTACT SMELLED A STRONG GASOLINE ODOR COMING FROM VEHICLE. THE CONTACT REMOVED THE REAR SEAT AND DISCOVERED THAT THE DRIVER'S SIDE REAR WHEEL WAS FILLED WITH GASOLINE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A MECHANIC, WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE FUEL PRESSURE VALVES NEEDED TO BE REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE RECURRED AFTER THE REPAIRS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 96,000.

Components: ENGINE

January 11, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10559504
Consumer Location: PASADENA, CA
VIN: WDBRF40J74A****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE STALLED WHILE WAITING FOR A LEFT TURN. HAVE A QUARTER TANK OF GAS. CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WAS ON. FAULT LIGHT DID NOT COME ON. CAR WAS PUSHED WHILE IN NEUTRAL BUT BREAKS DID NOT FUNCTION. ALMOST HIT A PARKED CAR. THIS IS THE SECOND TIME OF OCCURRENCE. REPAIR IS MORE THAN $1000. MECHANIC FOUND MOTOR OIL LEAKING ON ENGINE PARTS. IN 2003 ENGINE STALLED WHILE I WAS DRIVING ON A FWY. REPAIR WAS A FEW THOUSAND DOLLARS. *TR

Components: STEERING SERVICE BRAKES

September 10, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10549582
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: WDBUF65J44A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES BENZ C320. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME DIFFICULT TO MANEUVER AS THE BRAKES FAILED TO RESPOND. THE CONTACT MERGED TO THE SHOULDER AND POWERED OFF THE VEHICLE, BUT WAS UNABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A DEALER WHERE THE FAILURE WAS UNABLE TO BE REPLICATED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 79,580 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 89,000.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 15, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10548199
Consumer Location: MILLWOOD, NY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I SMELLED STRONG VAPORS OF GAS INSIDE MY CAR AND OUTSIDE THE AREA. I LOOKED UNDER CAR GAS WAS POURING OUT FROM UNDER FUEL TANK . TOOK IT TO ( TOWED THAT IS) THE SHOP FIND FUEL TANK WAS DEFECTIVE ! FOUND HOLE IN THE TANK ON THE TAB IF THAT MAKES SENSE . THE SHOP CALLED AROUND FOR SAFETY RECALL AND MERCEDES SEE IF ANY OTHER INFORMATION. I AM AWARE MERCEDES HAS HAD PROBLEM IN PAST WITH FUEL TANKS . THE SOP INFORMED ME IF I DROVE THIS CAR WITH HEAT FROM EXHAUST WOULD HAVE CAUGHT FIRE ., I AM TRYING TO CONTACT MERCEDES CORPORATE HEAD QUARTERS WITH NO LUCK . IS THERE ANYWAY I CAN REPORT FILE HAVE RECOURSE .THIS CAME TO 3000.00 OUT OF POCKET ! NOT MENTION IT COULD HAVE HAD SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES ! *TR

Components: ENGINE

June 09, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10513731
Consumer Location: DRESDEN, OH
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES BENZ C320. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE FAILURE OCCURRED SEVERAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE TECHNICIAN WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 1,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 109,000. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

May 25, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10513704
Consumer Location: LEOMINSTER, MA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE SRS AND NUMEROUS OTHER MALFUNCTIONS COME ON. THE HEADLIGHTS AND DASH LIGHTS ALONG WITH THE BLINKERS ARE TURN ON AND OFF BY THEMSELVES. AT FIRST TURNING THE CAR OFF THE MALFUNCTIONS WENT AWAY ONLY TO COME BACK A FEW MINUTES LATER. I FIND THIS TO BE VERY DANGEROUS SINCE THE AIR BAGS, SEAT-BELTS WONT WORK IN A ACCIDENT. ALONG WITH IF LIGHTS GO OUT WHILE DRIVING AT NIGHT. THIS PROBLEM HAS HAPPENED TO ME TWICE BEFORE AFTER PAYING THOUSAND TO HAVE IT FIXED IT REAPPEARS AFTER A YEAR. I HAVE RESEARCHED AND IT SEEMS THAT EVERYONE IS HAVING THIS SAME PROBLEM DUE TO FAULTY WIRE AND SENSOR. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM STRUCTURE

April 15, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10508345
Consumer Location: NASHVILLE, TN
VIN: WDBRF40J04A****

Summary of Complaint

NUMEROUS THINGS HAVE HAPPENED. THE CAR HAS 124,000 RIGHT NOW. THIS IS THE BIGGEST LEMON EVER!! -CAR CAUGHT FIRE AT MERCEDES - A/C BLOWER SHORTED OUT, CAUSING FUSE BOX TO CATCH FIRE AND BURNT UNDERNEATH DASH. THEY INFORMED ME THE TECHNICIAN RECEIVED MINOR BURNS WHEN TRYING TO PUT OUT THE FIRE. -NEW ALARM SIREN (IT WOULD GO OFF RANDOMLY) -2 ALTERNATORS (VOLTAGE REGULATOR GOES BAD) -NEW DOOR LOCK ON DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDE DOORS -NEW RF SENSOR ON DRIVER DOOR FOR THE KEY-LESS REMOTE -2 NEW THERMOSTATS -1 DRIVER SIDE DOOR HANDLE -2 PASSENGER SIDE DOOR HANDLES AND NOW BROKE FOR 3RD TIME -REAR GLASS WAS REPLACED BECAUSE WHEN REAR DEFROSTER WAS TURNED ON IT WOULD MAKE FM RADIO STATIC. IT DOES IT AGAIN NOW. -FRONT FOG LIGHT GLASS CRACKED IN HALF - BOUGHT NEW ONE AND DID IT AGAIN -CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON NOW AND O2 SENSOR BAD. -REAR SCREEN SHADE IT STUCK UP. WONT GO DOWN. -KEY-LESS REMOTE ANTENNA IS BROKE -3 BRAKE SYSTEMS IN FRONT -1 BRAKE IN REAR -SUNROOF WORKS BUT THE ARM THAT POPS UP BROKE -MIDDLE CONSOLE BUTTONS GET STUCK SOMETIMES. MB HAS TO POP THEM BACK OUT. -STRUT STABILIZER BAR BROKE -TRANSMISSION MOUNT AND FRONT ARM BUSHINGS WERE ALL REPLACED. -LCD ON DASH HAS A BLUR LINE GOING THROUGH IT. -BOSE SPEAKERS WERE REPLACED AND NOW ALL BUSTED AGAIN. EXTERIOR - VERY SEXY CAR AND THAT'S ALL IT HAS. *TR

Components: SEAT BELTS

August 14, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10471714
Consumer Location: SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH
VIN: WDBRN40J44A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES BENZ CLASS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AS SHE ATTEMPTED TO REACH FOR SOMETHING IN THE VEHICLE, THE FRONT DRIVER'S SIDE SEAT BELT SNAPPED AT THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER FOR INSPECTION BUT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 39,402.

MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS Sold

mercedes-benz c-class 2006 vin wdbrf52h36a845108
2006 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS Collision Run & Drive
WDBRF52H36A845108
mercedes-benz c-class 2001 vin wdbrf61jx1f088553
2001 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS Collision Unknown
WDBRF61JX1F088553
mercedes-benz c-class 2000 vin wdbha24g3ya835369
2000 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS Normal Unknown
WDBHA24G3YA835369