2009 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS VIN: WDDGF54X09R071246

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Damage
Weather
Title
Junk

VIN WDDGF54X09R071246 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

2009

Plant City

EAST LONDON

Series

C300

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

SOUTH AFRICA

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)

3000.0

Displacement (CI)

183.07123228419

Displacement (L)

3.0

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Pretensioner

Yes

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Seat belts at all positions. Airbags at other locations are optional packages

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

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

2009 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:
10.5%

2009 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

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

Air Bags

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

Child Passenger Features

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

Complaints Assosiated with VIN WDDGF54X09R071246

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

December 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11074859
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: WDDGF54X09R****

Summary of Complaint

2009 MERCEDES-BENZ C300. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO TAKATA AIRBAG SAFETY RECALL. *LD THE CONSUMER STATED THE ELECTRONIC SWITCH THAT IS LOCATED IN FRONT OF THE AIRBAG FREQUENTLY LOCKED THE STEERING WHEEL AND THE CAR WON'T START, WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION. *JS

Components: AIR BAGS

July 31, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 11039614
Consumer Location: EVANS, GA
VIN: WDDGF54X09R****

Summary of Complaint

"TAKATA RECALL"

Components: STEERING AIR BAGS UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 04, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11002991
Consumer Location: LENNOX, CA
VIN: WDDGF54X09R****

Summary of Complaint

DEAR MERCEDES BENZ USA, FIRST AND FOREMOST I WOULD LIKE TO SAY I AM A PROUD DRIVER OF A 2009 MERCEDES BENZ C300, I AM EMAILING YOU REGARDING SOME CONCERNS WITH MERCEDES BENZ VEHICLES AND RECALLS. I HAVE A RECALL ON AIRBAGS FOR MY MERCEDES I'VE BEEN PATIENTLY WAITING (IM SURE LIKE MANY OTHERS) TO RECEIVE A LETTER TO GET MY AIRBAGS INSTALLED INTO MY VEHICLE.. A VEHICLE THAT CURRENTLY DO NOT HAVE ANY AIRBAGS IN IT I AM CONCERNED WITH MY SAFETY AT THIS POINT AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF YOU CAN OFFER ME AN UPDATED ON THE DURATION. ALSO, THERE IS A COMMON ISSUE OCCURRING WITH ALL CLASS MERCEDES THAT I FEEL SHOULD ALSO HAVE A RECALL I HAVE READ NUMEROUS OF ONLINE POSTS REGARDING THIS SAME EXACT ISSUE AND THAT ISSUE IS THE FAULTY STEERING LOCK/ELS/EIS FAULT THAT DOES NOT ALLOW MERCEDES BENZ HOLDERS TO SOMETIMES NOT BE ABLE TO LOCK AND UNLOCKED THEIR VEHICLES USING MERCEDES SMART KEY FOB AND ALSO NOT BEING ABLE TO START UP VEHICLES IT'S LITERALLY A NO RESPONSE LOSE/LOSE SITUATION CAUSING THE VEHICLE OWNER TO GET THEIR VEHICLES TOWED TO DEALERSHIPS THAT CHARGES $1000-$3000 TO REPAIR WHICH IS A BIT PRICEY FOR A COMMON ISSUE WITH MERCEDES VEHICLES I THINK I SPEAK FOR MAJORITY OF MERCEDES OWNERS ON THIS MATTER. I ASK FOR A RECALL OR PRICE REDUCTION ON THIS COMMON ISSUE. SINCERELY, [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

May 04, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10983456
Consumer Location: THE WOODLANDS, TX
VIN: WDDGF54X09R****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL - NO PARTS AVAILABLE MORE THAN ONE YEAR AFTER RECALL!

Components: AIR BAGS

March 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10968513
Consumer Location: ROCKLIN, CA
VIN: WDDGF54X09R****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL; I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR A YEAR TO HAVE MY DEFECTIVE AIR BAG REPLACED AND TO DATE IT IS STILL NOT FIXED AND REPLACED.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 16, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10910449
Consumer Location: NASHVILLE, TN
VIN: WDDGF54X09R****

Summary of Complaint

ELECTRONIC IGNITION LOCK WOULD NOT LET ME START THE CAR. CAR HAD BEEN DRIVING AND STARTING FINE. WENT TO WORK CAME OUT ON LUNCH BREAK, CAR WOULD NOT START. HAD TO HAVE CAR TOWED AND MERCEDES DEALERSHIP SAID THE ELECTRONIC IGNITION HAD TO BE REPLACED FOR $1200.00. LOOKED UP ON LINE AND DISCOVERED THIS IS AN ONGOING PROBLEM WITH MANY OWNERS. CALLED MERCEDES CORPORATE AND THEY SAID THEY WOULD ONLY ADDRESS THE ISSUE IF THERE WAS A RECALL. SO I AM STUCK PAYING FOR A FAULTY PART THAT SHOULD BE RECALLED.

Components: SUSPENSION ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

August 11, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10898249
Consumer Location: CORAL GABLES, FL
VIN: WDDGF54X09R****

Summary of Complaint

TARAKA RECALL. SMART KEY NOT BEING RECOGNIZED , VEHICLE DEAD NEED TOW TRUCK TO DEALER VERY EXPENSIVE ,HAD BATTERY BUT ALL DEAD COST $1600.00 PLUS ON A 72000 MILE VEHICLE.ALSO FRONT SWAY STABILIZER BAR NEED TOTAL REPLACING (DEALER PART ONLY) SINCE ITS MAKING NOISE. BUSHINGS CANNOT BE CHANGED LIKE OTHERS THE WHOLE BAR NEEDS TO BE PURCHASE AT DEALER WITH BUSHING VULCANIZED TO IT. ON THE SMART KEY THE VEHICLE WAS STATIONARY THANK GOD

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 19, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10730185
Consumer Location: MIAMI, FL
VIN: WDDGF54X09R****

Summary of Complaint

THEY NEED TO HAVE A RECALL ON ESI IGNITION SWITCH FAILURE .. AND ISSUE RELATED TO THIS ISSUE

Components: STEERING

June 19, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10730189
Consumer Location: MIAMI, FL
VIN: WDDGF54X09R****

Summary of Complaint

THE EIS, AT WORK MY CAR WON'T START HAD TO TOW HOME CAR START AT HOME BUT WHEN TURN OFF CAR WENT BACK TO NOT STARTING. KEY IN IGNITION BUT IT'S LIKE IGNITION WILL NOT RECOGNIZE THE KEY. BAD IGNITION SWITCH STEERING VOLUME ECT.. REPAIR COST $1100 ... VERY PISSED SEEMS LIKE THIS A COMMON PROBLEM WHY HAVEN'T THERE BEEN A RECALL ALREADY.. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SOME OF THE COSTING FEE BACK AND KNOW THAT I'M GOOD FOR FUTURE ISSUE WITH THIS ISSUE..

Components: ENGINE

November 15, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10681591
Consumer Location: LAGRANGE, GA
VIN: WDDGF54X09R****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 MERCEDES BENZ C300. WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE SHOOK AND THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE FAILURE RECURRED NUMEROUS TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER. THE TECHNICIAN DIAGNOSED THAT THE SPARK PLUGS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 77,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 04, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10676622
Consumer Location: DALLAS, TX
VIN: WDDGF54X09R****

Summary of Complaint

THERE NEEDS TO AN INQUIRY INTO THE SENSORS IN THE STEERING ON THE C CLASS MERCEDES. I JUST HAD MY SENSOR GO OUT WITH ONLY 30,152 MILES ON IT GO OUT. AS I HAVE TOLD OF THIS EXPERIENCE TO OTHER AND THE SAME STORY AROUND 30,000 MILES THEY HAD THE SAME ISSUES RESULTING IN THOUSAND DOLLARS IN REPAIRS. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 07, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10608820
Consumer Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX
VIN: WDDGF54X09R****

Summary of Complaint

IN 2010 I PURCHASE 2009 MERCEDES BENZ C300 FROM A DEALER. CAR WAS NICE AND PERFECT UNTIL A YEAR LATER I HAVE TO CHANGE THE LOW BEAM AND EYES LIDS LIGHT BULB. EVERYTHING WAS CHANGE MY CAR ELECTRICAL WAS BAD MY HEADLIGHTS KEEP GETTING DAMAGE. I CHANGED LIGHT BULBS ABOUT 4 TIMES A YEAR. AND TODAY ON MY WAY HOME FREON WORK MY CAR TAIL LIGHTS MSG STARTING TO SHOW. I TAKE A LOOK THE BULB WAS FINE UNTIL I SMELL THE BURNING CAME OUT OF MY TAIL LIGHTS HARNESS I SAW A BURN WIRE START SPARKING SO I STOP THE CAR AND PULL IT OUT BECAUSE I'M AFRAID IT WILL SPARKING TO THE FUEL TANK. I LOOK UP ONLINE WHAT IS THE COST. IT SEEM LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE HAS THE SAME ISSUE AS ME. NOW I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO BESIDE LOOKING ON INTERNET AND FIND THE WAY TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. HTTP://M.MBWORLD.ORG/FORUMS/SHOWTHREAD.PHP?T=465331&STYLEID=20 THIS LINK WILL SHOW EVERYBODY HAVE THE SAME ISSUE AND I DON'T KNOW WHY MERCEDES NEVER RECALL AND FIX THIS PROBLEM. WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I KEEP ON DRIVING AND THE WIRE SPARK TO THE FUEL. PLEASE HELP I'M NOT ASKING THIS JUST FOR MYSELF BUT FOR OTHER PEOPLE WHO DOESN'T KNOW. THANK YOU. *JS

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

March 19, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10578998
Consumer Location: WILKINSON, IN
VIN: WDDGF54X09R****

Summary of Complaint

THE DASH WARNED ME THAT MY REAR TAIL LIGHTS WERE MALFUNCTIONING. THE MESSAGE CAME AND WENT FOR SEVERAL DAYS UNTIL IT WAS ON CONTINUOUSLY. I ACCESSED THE ELECTRICAL COMPARTMENT AND THE GROUND SIDE OF PLUG, THE SOCKET AND THE WIRE WAS MELTED AND HAS BEEN ON FIRE. I HAVE PICTURES ON DROPBOX: LINK ATTACHED HTTPS://WWW.DROPBOX.COM/SC/W4TM7B28PHH9LAL/-DZ3HTMLS-. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 27, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10513735
Consumer Location: SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ
VIN: WDDGF54X09R****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 MERCEDES BENZ C300. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE BRAKE WARNING LAMP ILLUMINATED AND SECONDS LATER, ALL OF THE WARNING LAMPS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE TECHNICIAN DIAGNOSED THAT THE CIRCUIT BREAKER HAD BURNED OUT AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 60,000. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

September 07, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10444598
Consumer Location: CHARLOTTE, NC
VIN: WDDGF54X09R****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS CROSSING TWO LANES OF TRAFFIC AND WAS HIT ON THE PASSENGER SIDE BY TWO SUVS. THE IMPACT OF THE COLLISION CAUSED ME TO GO AIRBORNE, I WENT FRONT END FIRST INTO A DITCH EMBANKMENT. THE DRIVERS SIDE OF THE FRONT END AND OF THE FRONT END WAS PUSHED BACK INTO THE MOTOR AREA, CAUSING THE HOOD OF THE CAR TO BEND BACK TOWARDS THE FRONT WINDOW. THE CAR WAS A TOTAL LOSS WITH APPROXIMATELY $21,000 WORTH OF TOTAL DAMAGES. THE ONLY AIRBAG THAT DEPLOYED WAS THE PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAGS. NEITHER THE FRONT AIRBAGS NOR THE DRIVERS SIDE AIRBAGS DEPLOYED UPON THE COLLISION. I SUSTAINED A FRACTURED NECK AND BROKE MY LEFT ARM. THE BREAK WAS SO SEVERE THAT I HAD TO UNDERGO SURGERY TO HAVE PINS AND PLATES PUT INTO MY ARM. MY DOCTOR TOLD ME THAT THE HARD FORCE OF THE IMPACT WAS THE CAUSE OF MY SEVERELY FRACTURED ARM WITH PERMANENT NERVE DAMAGE. I FILED A COMPLAINT WITH MERCEDES BECAUSE I FELT THE FRONT AIR BAG AS WELL AS THE DRIVERS SIDE AIRBAG SHOULD HAVE DEPLOYED UPON MY COLLISION INTO THE EMBANKMENT. MERCEDES REPLIED TO MY COMPLAINT STATING THE AIRBAGS WORKED PROPERLY. I PURCHASED THE CAR BASED ON THEIR ADVERTISED SAFETY FEATURES AND THE OUTCOME OF MY COLLISION WAS TOTALLY NOT WHAT I EXPECTED. BASED ON MY RESEARCH VIA THE MERCEDES C300 ONLINE CRASH TEST DEMONSTRATES THE FRONT AIRBAGS DEPLOYING WITH THE SAME FRONT END DAMAGE WITH A SIMILAR TYPE IMPACT. MERCEDES TOLD ME THEY SENT AN INSPECTOR OUT TO LOOK AT THE CAR BUT REFUSED TO PROVIDE ME WITH DETAILS OF THEIR INVESTIGATION, STATING IT WAS CONSIDER INTERNAL INFORMATION. TO THIS DAY, I STILL DON'T KNOW WHY THE AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. WITH THE AMOUNT OF FRONT END AND PASSENGER SIDE DAMAGE, I WOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT THE AIRBAGS WOULD NOT HAVE DEPLOYED. I WOULD LIKE A THIRD PARTY INVESTIGATION TO BE DONE TO DETERMINE IF THE AIRBAG DID DEPLOY PROPERLY. I HAVE PICTURES OF THE CAR AND WOULD BE WILLING TO SEND THEM. *TT

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