2010 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS VIN: WDDGF5EB4AF433636

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VIN WDDGF5EB4AF433636 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

2010

Plant City

BREMEN

Series

C300

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)

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

Type 2 seat belts for all occupants. Seat belts on all outboard designated seating positions are equipped with load limiters and pretensioners.

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st and 2nd Rows

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

2010 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%

2010 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 Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Pelvis/Torso Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Pelvis/Torso 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 Rear Seat
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat

Complaints Assosiated with VIN WDDGF5EB4AF433636

Components: AIR BAGS

June 30, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11051044
Consumer Location: WALNUT, CA
VIN: WDDGF5EB4AF****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 MERCEDES-BENZ C300. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V363000 (AIR BAGS). THE PART NEEDED FOR THE REPAIR WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO PENSKE MERCEDES-BENZ (1829 E GARVEY AVE N, WEST COVINA, CA 91791, PHONE: (626) 859-1250), BUT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

November 23, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10808226
Consumer Location: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
VIN: WDDGF5EB4AF****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 MERCEDES BENZ C300. WHILE DRIVING 30 MPH, THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE TAIL LIGHT FAILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE WIRING HARNESS MELTED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V177000 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING). AFTER THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE PARKING LIGHT FAILED. THE VEHICLE WAS DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE WIRING HARNESS MELTED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 41,114.

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

November 23, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10661748
Consumer Location: COTO DE CAZA, CA
VIN: WDDGF5EB4AF****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 MERCEDES BENZ C300. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE REAR SEAT BELTS WERE EXTREMELY TIGHT TO THE SEATS. THE CONTACT INDICATED THAT THE SEAT BELTS IN THE FRONT WERE LOOSE AND THE SEAT BELTS IN THE REAR WERE TIGHT. THE CONTACT ALSO INDICATED THAT THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE SEAT BELT AND THE PASSENGER SIDE SEAT BELT MALFUNCTIONED AND DID NOT WORK. WHILE TRAVELING AT A HIGHWAY RATE OF SPEED, ANOTHER DRIVER TRAVELING AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED CRASHED INTO THE REAR OF THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE. THE OTHER VEHICLE SPUN AROUND AND STRUCK THE FRONT OF THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DRIVER WAS IN THE PROCESS OF EXITING THE HIGHWAY WHEN THE DRUNK DRIVER IMPACTED THE VEHICLE FROM THE REAR. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. NEITHER OF THE SEAT BELTS SECURED THE DRIVER NOR THE PASSENGER, WHICH CAUSED SEVERE IMPACT TO THE HEAD, NECK, AND BACK. THE DRIVER SUSTAINED MAJOR BACK AND HEAD INJURIES, BUT DID NOT RECEIVE MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE FRONT PASSENGER SUSTAINED MAJOR INJURIES TO THE HEAD, NECK, A CERVICAL STRAIN, A CAT SCAN, AND BACK PAINS. THE FRONT PASSENGER RECEIVED MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A REPAIR SHOP. THE CONTACT ASKED THAT THE VEHICLE BE HELD UNTIL THE MANUFACTURER AND THE INSURANCE COMPANY COULD FURTHER INSPECT THE INTEGRITY OF THE SEAT BELTS AND THE AIR BAGS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE CRASH AND THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THEY WERE TO SEND AN INVESTIGATOR AND REFER THE CONTACT TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR FURTHER INSPECTION OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT WAS STILL WAITING ON A RESPONSE FROM THE MANUFACTURER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE. UPDATED 01/21/15*CN UPDATED 9/7/2017*CN

Components: AIR BAGS

April 13, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11418071
Consumer Location: BRANDON, FL
VIN: Wddgf5eb0ar****

Summary of Complaint

Airbags did not deploy after rear-ending another car. Airbags had been recalled and repaired at the Mercedes dealership. There weren't any lights on the dashboard at the time.

Components: AIR BAGS

April 13, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11417562
Consumer Location: TAMPA, FL
VIN: WDDGF5EB0AR****

Summary of Complaint

THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 MERCEDES-BENZ C300. THE CONTACT STATED HE HAD AN UNKNOWN RECALL ON THE FRONT DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAGS COMPLETED. THE CONTACT STATED 6 MONTHS LATER, HE WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT AND WAS REAR-ENDED BY A MOTORCYCLE. THE CONTACT STATED THE VEHICLE IN FRONT OF HIM STOPPED ABRUPTLY CAUSING HIM TO REAR END INTO THE VEHICLE. NO AIR BAGS DEPLOYED. THE CONTACT STATED HE HIT HIS HEAD WITH THE STEERING WHEEL WHICH CAUSED A CONCUSSION AND HIS LEFT EYE DOES NOT OPEN FULLING. THE CONTACT WAS SEEN BY AN AMBULANCE AND SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION FROM HIS PRIMARY DOCTOR AND WAS REFERRED TO A NEUROLOGIST. A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DRIVABLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A LOT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. A DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER HAD NOT BEEN INFORMED OF FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 131,000.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11414185
Consumer Location: PALOS VERDES ESTATES, CA
VIN: WDDGF5EB3AR****

Summary of Complaint

STRONG SMELL OF FUEL AFTER FILLING UP GAS TANK 3/4 OR MORE FOR THE PAST 12MONTHS

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11407529
Consumer Location: THOUSAND OAKS, CA
VIN: WDDGF5EB2AR****

Summary of Complaint

STRONG GASOLINE SMELL WHEN I FILL MY TANK UP AND PARK MY CAR INSIDE MY GARAGE. SO STRONG THAT I WORRY ABOUT EXPLOSION DUE TO MY WATER HEATER WITH PILOT LIGHT IN THE GARAGE. I FREQUENTLY OPEN THE GARAGE DOOR TO LET THE ACCUMULATED GAS ODOR DISSIPATE OR HAVE TO MOVE THE CAR OUTSIDE. STRONG GASOLINE SMELL GOES AWAY ONCE THE FUEL LEVEL GOES DOWN ABOUT 1/8 TO 1/4. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE 12/20/2020.

Components: AIR BAGS UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

March 19, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11403988
Consumer Location: FREMONT, CA
VIN: WDDGF5EB9AR****

Summary of Complaint

AUG 12, 2020 TOOK C300 TO FLETCHER JONES MOTORCARS OF FREMONT. I PAID FOR THEM TO DO AN OIL & FILTER CHANGE AFTER THEY DID PERFORM RECALL 2018120017 ~ 18P9193104 CAUSE: RECALL 2019120027. PAID $204.65 THAT DAY. 01/21/21- AFTER DRIVING, W MY SIGNIFICANT OTHER, AT CITY SPEED LIMIT TO FEDEX WHICH IS 1 MILE FROM MY HOUSE ON SAME STREET, AND BACK, MY SIG OTHER COULDN'T PUT BACK THE SEAT AND THE AIRBAG LIGHTS WERE ON. I HAD TO DRIVE TO WORK NEXT DAY, UNSAFE...PRESSED UP AGAINST STEERING WHEEL BECAUSE I'M 6 FEET. SOMEHOW THAT WENT AWAY. 03/09/21- I TOOK IN THE CAR, BY TOW TRUCK, BACK SAME PLACE FLETCHER JONES AND HAD A BEE SERVICE PER MANUFACTURERS SPECIFICATIONS SERVICE DEALT ON MY CAR THEY PERFORMED BE SERVICE WITH BRAKE FLUID FLUSH NUMEROUS OTHER STUFF I'M ALSO REPORTED TO THEM A MISFIRING BECAUSE I DID HOOK UP AN OBD2 BUT DURING THEIR ROAD TEST THEY JUST NOTED A STRONG VIBRATION FROM THE DRIVELINE THEY RAN A QUICK TEST FOUND NO FAULT BUT NOTED COLLAPSED BACKSLASH WORN MOTOR AND TRANSMISSION MOUNTS AND RECOMMEND REPLACEMENT THEY ALSO NOTED VOLTAGE RELATED FAULTS HOWEVER THE ALTERNATOR AND BATTERY WOULD PASS THEIR TESTS AND THEY RELEASED MY CAR TO ME AFTER CHARGING ME $576.97. TODAY, 03/19/21- HAD TO TOW MY CAR AGAIN FROM APPROXIMATELY THREE BLOCKS AWAY BECAUSE IT JUST TURNED OFF ON ME WITH A MESSAGE BRAKE SRS EDT, AND SOMETHING ABOUT IT FAILING. NOW...IM STUCK BECAUSE MERCEDES SCREWED ME!

Components: AIR BAGS

December 05, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11384577
Consumer Location: ANTELOPE, CA
VIN: WDDGF5GB2AR****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2010 MERCEDES-BENZ C350. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 20 MPH, AFTER MOVING OFF FROM A FOUR-WAY TRAFFIC STOP, A PEDESTRIAN RAN IN FRONT OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT WAS UNABLE TO STOP IN TIME AND SWERVED, ATTEMPTING TO AVOID STRIKING THE PEDESTRIAN. THE VEHICLE STRUCK THE PEDESTRIAN AND THE CONTACT LOSS CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND STRUCK A POLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WERE NO WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED HOWEVER, THE CONTACT HAD NOT YET BEEN PROVIDED A COPY. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED A CONCUSSION, RETRO ORBITAL HEMATOMA, FACIAL TRAUMA, MULTIPLE FACIAL CONTUSIONS, AND NECK STRAIN. THE CONTACT RECEIVED MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AT THE SCENE OF THE CRASH, AND WAS THEN TRANSPORTED BY AMBULANCE TO THE HOSPITAL TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MEDICAL ASSISTANCE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE PEDESTRIAN WAS INJURED HOWEVER, SHE WAS UNSURE OF HIS INJURY OR INJURIES. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE INSURANCE COMPANY'S LOT AND WAS DEEMED A TOTAL LOSS. NEITHER THE DEALER NOR THE MANUFACTURER WERE NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 180,000. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. ## VIN PASSED ## MERCEDES-BENZ 2010 ##

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

November 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11383379
Consumer Location: HOLLISTER, CA
VIN: WDDGF5EB0AR****

Summary of Complaint

REAR DRIVER SIDE LIGHTS NOT FUNCTIONING. FOUND BROWN WIRE MEETING TO CIRCUIT BOARD WITH HEAT DAMAGE TO WIRE AND CIRCUITBOARD AT CONNECTION. CONTACT THE DEALER. DEALERS STATED RECALL WAS DONE ON OUR VEHICLE. HOWEVER THIS APPEARS TO HAVE HAPPENED AGAIN. DON'T KNOW IF THIS HAPPENED WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION. NOTICED WARNING LIGHTS INDICATING BAD CONNECTION TO BRAKE LIGHTS AND TURN SIGNALS DRIVER SIDE REAR.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

December 12, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11383224
Consumer Location: NOTTINGHAM, NH
VIN: WDDGF8BB6AR****

Summary of Complaint

SECURITY SYSTEM DISABLES IGNITION DUE TO A FAILURE OF THE ESL (STEERING LOCK). NOTHING IS WRONG WITH THE CAR IT JUST WON'T START.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

November 06, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11373602
Consumer Location: WOLCOTT, CT
VIN: WDDGF8BB6AF****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS TRAVELING TO NORTH CAROLINA AND PULLED OVER TO CHANGE MY TIRE, MY CAR WOULD NOT START.LEAVING ME STRANDED ON THE INTERSTATE. AGAIN I ARRIVED ON NORTH CAROLINA AND THE WILL NOT START AFTER STAYING AT A FRIEND'S FOR THE NIGHT. I CANNOT GET BACK TO CONNECTICUT. I RESEARCHED AND SEEN THAT THIS IS AN ONGOING ISSUE THAT IS NOT BEING RECTIFIED.

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

October 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11366537
Consumer Location: EAST PRAIRIE, MO
VIN: WDDGF5EB4AR****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 MERCEDES-BENZ C300. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE STALLED AT START-UP AND WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS. THE BATTERY FAILURE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC NOR A DEALER TO BE DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 140,000.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11365069
Consumer Location: BRONX, NY
VIN: WDDGF8BB8AR****

Summary of Complaint

STRONG SMELL OF GASOLINE WHEN TANK IS FILLED UP.

Components: AIR BAGS

October 03, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11362534
Consumer Location: PORTSMOUTH, NH
VIN: WDDGF5EB7AR****

Summary of Complaint

THE PASSENGER HEAD REST MALFUNCTIONED WHILE VEHICLE WAS OFF NO KEY IN THE IGNITION AND IN A SAFE LOCATION.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 17, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11362142
Consumer Location: SAN JOSE, CA
VIN: WDDGF5EBXAR****

Summary of Complaint

STRONG SMELL OF GASOLINE WHEN TANK IS FILLED UP. THIS HAS BEEN AN ONGOING ISSUE FOR A FEW MONTHS NOW. DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT CARS SO DIDN'T THINK MUCH OF IT UNTIL I HAD A COUPLE OF PEOPLE ASK WHY MY CAR SMELLED LIKE GAS. THEY LET ME KNOW THAT IT MAY BE A GAS LEAK SOMEWHERE.

Components: SUSPENSION

June 17, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11349240
Consumer Location: POCOMOKE CITY, MD
VIN: WDDGF8BB4AR****

Summary of Complaint

REAR SUBFRAME RUSTED FROM INSIDE OUT CAUSING DRIVER SIDE LOWER CONTROL ARM MOUNT TO BREAK FREE FROM SUBFRAME. TRAVELING APPROXIMATELY 40MPH BUT PROPER EVASIVE MANEUVERING ALLOWED FOR SAFE STOPPING WITHOUT INCIDENT.

Components: STEERING

August 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11343211
Consumer Location: WHEAT RIDGE, CO
VIN: WDDGF8BB3AR****

Summary of Complaint

THE STEERING WHEEL LOCK IS STUCK AND NOW MY CAR WILL NOT START. THIS IS A KNOWN ISSUE WITH MERCEDES CARS OF ALL MAKES & MODELS. I PUT MY KEY IN AND TRIED TO START IT AND IT FAILED TO START. I THOUGHT IT WAS THE BATTERY AND HAD IT TESTED AND REPLACED. THAT IS NOT THE ISSUE. THE CAR STILL WILL NOT START AND COME TO FIND OUT IT IS THE STEERING LOCK MOTOR THAT HAS FAILED. IT IS A ESL FAILURE.

Components: STEERING

July 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11338934
Consumer Location: TACOMA, WA
VIN: WDDGF5EB2AF****

Summary of Complaint

I NOTICES BACK IN 2013- 2014 A RECALL WAS SENT OUT BECAUSE THE POWER STEERING PUMP WAS LEAKING IN THE 2010 MERCEDES BENZ C-CLASS 300. ON 07/01/2020 THATS WHEN I NOTICES MY 2010 MERCEDES BENZ C-CLASS WAS LOSING POWER STEERING FLUID. I NOTIFIED THE MERCEDES DEALERSHIP AND THEY PULLED UP MY VIN NUMBER. SHE INFORMED ME THAT MY CAR WAS SERVICE. APPARENTLY WHAT EVER THEY FIX ISN'T WORKING ANYMORE. I DON'T FEEL SAFE DRIVING THE CAR IS THERE ANY WAY THAT YOU CAN HELP ME WITH THIS MATTER PLEASE THANK YOU.

Components: SUSPENSION

July 08, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11338318
Consumer Location: STATE COLLEGE, PA
VIN: WDDGF8BB3AR****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS TOLD TODAY THAT MY CAR IS UNSAFE TO DRIVE BECAUSE THE SUBFRAME HAS RUSTED SO SEVERELY THAT THE CONTROL ARMS FOR BOTH REAR WHEELS HAVE DETACHED FROM THE SUBFRAME. A WEB SEARCH (HTTPS://WWW.CARPROBLEMZOO.COM/MERCEDESBENZ/C300/SUSPENSION-PROBLEMS.PHP) INDICATES THAT MY PROBLEM IS NOT UNIQUE. DURING A DRIVE YESTERDAY EVENING, THE TOP DEAD CENTER (TDC) OF THE STEERING WHEEL STARTED OUT AS IT SHOULD AT THE 12:00 POSITION. DURING THE DRIVE, THE TDC SHIFTED TO THE 10:30 POSITION. THIS MORNING, AS MY WIFE AND I DROVE THE CAR TO BE INSPECTED, THE TDC WAS AT 11:30. I ALWAYS BROUGHT MY CAR TO THE MERCEDES DEALERSHIP, WHERE I PURCHASED THE CAR, FOR ITS SCHEDULED A- AND B-SERVICES. WE HAVE NEVER BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT IN THIS CAR. DURING WINTER, I FREQUENTLY TOOK THE CAR TO TOUCHLESS CAR WASHES AND PAID EXTRA FOR THE UNDER-BODY WASH TO REMOVE ROAD SALTS. I AM FLABBERGASTED THAT A 10-YEAR OLD MERCEDES SHOULD DEVELOP SUCH A SERIOUS RUST PROBLEM ON A CRITICAL STRUCTURAL PART THAT IT FAILS COMPLETELY. MY 15-YEAR OLD RANGE ROVER HAS LED A MUCH MORE DEMANDING LIFE, AND IT'S DOING JUST FINE. AS OF THIS MORNING, MY C300 HAS 158,000 MILES.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

June 16, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11329255
Consumer Location: HOUSTON, TX
VIN: WDDGF5EB4AR****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE PARKED OVER NIGHT OR DURING THE DAY WHILE AT WORK THE PARKING LIGHT COME ON BY IT SELF WITHOUT MY KNOWING. THIS DRAINS THE BATTERY AND I HAVE TO GET A JUMP START. . THIS IS REALLY INCONVENIENCE. I COULD BE ANYWHERE AND THIS COULD HAPPEN. THIS HAPPENS ONCE SOMETIME TWICE A MONTH. IT IS NOT THE LIGHT SWITCH , IT IS ALWAYS IN THE OFF POSITION ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS I WAS ABLE TO RETURN AND TURN OFF THE LIGHT. ONLY ONE LIGHT COMES ON THE PASSENGER SIDE FRONT AND REAR. *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

April 30, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11325705
Consumer Location: BATON ROUGE, LA
VIN: WDDGF5EB6AR****

Summary of Complaint

MERCEDES BENZ C300W LIGHT BULBS ARE CONSTANTLY BLOWING OUT. PRIMARILY DUE TO THE HEAT ACCUMULATION IN THE HEADLIGHTS. THE PLASTIC PARTS ARE MELTING, DRY AND VERY BRITTLE WHICH CAUSES BULBS TO OVERHEAT AND BLOW OUT. LEFT & RIGHT PARKING LIGHTS(4), SIDE LAMPS(2) AND LICENSE PLATE LAMP(2) HAVE BEEN CHANGED OUT AT LEAST 15 TIMES PER LAMP. THE DEALERSHIP SUGGEST I CHANGE OUT THE HEAD LAMP CASING COSTINS APPROX. $2K WITH LABOR. AFTERMARKET $700 PLUS LABOR. THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT AT THREE SEPERATE SHOPS HAVE STATED THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH THE MB C300.

Components: STEERING

March 23, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11319057
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: WDDGF5EB0AR****

Summary of Complaint

SEIZED STEERING LOCK AND PASSENGER DOOR WON'T OPEN FROM THE INSIDE

Components: SUSPENSION POWER TRAIN STRUCTURE

February 05, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11317707
Consumer Location: PHILADELPHIA, PA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 MERCEDES BENZ C300. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT SLOWER SPEEDS, AN ABNORMAL GRINDING SOUND WAS COMING FROM ENGINE WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO MERCEDES-BENZ OF FORT WASHINGTON LOCATED AT (404 PENNSYLVANIA AVE, FORT WASHINGTON, PA 19034), WHERE THE VEHICLE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A DEFECTIVE BEARING IN THE TRANSFER CASE. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THE TRANSMISSION REPLACED. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE BACK TO THE SAME DEALER TO BE REPAIRED UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V010000 (AIR BAGS). THE VEHICLE WAS INSPECTED AND THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE SUBFRAME WAS CORRODED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 96,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

March 07, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11317246
Consumer Location: SPRINGFIELD, MA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 MERCEDES-BENZ C300. THE CONTACT STATED THE IGNITION WAS DEFECTIVE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE MERCEDES-BENZ OF SPRINGFIELD DEALER, LOCATED AT 295 BURNETT RD, CHICOPEE, MA 01020 WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE KEY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 125,000. THE VIN WAS NOT PROVIDED.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

October 22, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11316197
Consumer Location: SACRAMENTO, CA
VIN: WDDGF5EB9AF****

Summary of Complaint

PARKING BULBS MELTED INTO THE LIGHT CASING UNIT. THIS WAS CONFIRMED BY MERCEDES BENZ OF SACRAMENTO DEALERSHIP.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

May 15, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11315467
Consumer Location: SCOTT CITY, KS
VIN: WDDGF8BB9AR****

Summary of Complaint

REALLY CANT SAY MUCH CAUSE THATS HOW I BOUGHT THE CAR.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 24, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11312060
Consumer Location: PHILADELPHIA, PA
VIN: WDDGF8BB3AF****

Summary of Complaint

KEY IN IGNITION, STEERING WHEEL DOES NOT UNLOCK. ABLE TO GET KEY INTO RUN AND CRANK POSITION WITH NO INSTRUMENT CLUSTER LIGHTS TURNING ON. ALL OTHER ELECTRICAL FEATURES TO THE CAR WORK (RADIO, POWER WINDOWS, SEATS, LIGHTS). UNABLE TO SHIFT CAR INTO NEUTRAL WITHOUT REMOVING GEAR SELECTOR SHIFT COVER. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

February 24, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11311129
Consumer Location: BRISTOL, RI
VIN: WDDGF8BB8AF****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V010000 (AIR BAGS) HOWEVER, THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. AN UNKNOWN DEALER WAS CONTACTED AND IT WAS CONFIRMED THE PART WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOLS CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: SUSPENSION

February 08, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11309689
Consumer Location: HOCKESSIN, DE
VIN: WDDGF8BB4AR****

Summary of Complaint

I AM THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THIS CAR HAVING PURCHASED IN ON FEBRUARY 01, 2010. RECENTLY, AFTER GETTING MY WIFE'S C CLASS BACK FROM A SERVICE AT THE MB DEALER, SHE STARTED TO COMPLAIN ABOUT IT'S STRANGE HANDLING. I WENT OUT WITH HER AND NOTICED THAT WHILE TRAVELING IN A STRAIGHT LINE UNDER BRAKING THE CAR WOULD SWERVE SEVERELY WITH THE REAR OF THE CAR OVERSTEERING IN ONE DIRECTION AND THE FRONT OF THE CAR DIVING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. I WAS ABLE TO OBSERVE THE RIGHT WHEEL/TIRE TOEING OUT UNDER BRAKING WITH THE OUTSIDE RIGHT MIRROR TILTED DOWN. I JACKED UP THE RIGHT REAR OF THE CAR AND REMOVED THE WHEEL AND FOUND A CRACK ON THE REAR SUBFRAME NEAR A FLANGE HOLDING A SUSPENSION LINK. UNDER ANY BRAKING THE CRACK ALLOWS THE ENTIRE WHEEL/BRAKE ASSY TO STEER THE CAR. THIS FRACTURE OF THE SUBFRAME CREATED A VERY UNSAFE DRIVING CONDITION. THE CAR WAS DELIVERED TO MB OF WILMINGTON DE AND INSPECTED BY THEIR HEAD TECH AND A REPRESENTATIVE OF MBCC. I WAS TOLD THAT DUE TO THE AGE OF THE CAR, 10YRS. 14DAYS, 94K, THAT MB WOULD NOT HELP OUT WITH THE REPAIR. I THEN DID SOME RESEARCH ON THE MB FORUM AND FOUND A NUMBER OF OWNERS WITH NEWER AND OLDER CARS HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM AND MB REFUSING TO FIX OR ACKNOWLEDGE THE PROBLEM.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 12, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11308706
Consumer Location: WAYNE, PA
VIN: WDDGF8BB0AR****

Summary of Complaint

DEALER DOES NOT HAVE PARTS AVAILABLE TO REPLACE DEFECTIVE AIRBAGS.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

February 07, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11308461
Consumer Location: ROCK TAVERN, NY
VIN: WDDGF5EB2AR****

Summary of Complaint

HEAVY GAS FUMES FROM VEHICLE ESPECIALLY WHEN FUEL FILL UP.

Components: STEERING

February 04, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11307554
Consumer Location: HADDON HEIGHTS, NJ
VIN: WDDGF8BB8AR****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR WAS WORKING COMPLETELY FINE ALL MORNING. I WENT TO START IT AGAIN BUT WOULD NOT START AT ALL. I WOULD TURN MY KEY AND GET ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. DOORS AND LOCKS WERE STILL WORKING.

Components: VISIBILITY VISIBILITY/WIPER

March 27, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11297380
Consumer Location: ALPHARETTA, GA
VIN: WDDGF5EB0AR****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 MERCEDES-BENZ C300. THE CONTACT HEARD AN ABNORMAL GRINDING NOISE COMING FROM THE SUN ROOF. THE SUN ROOF CEASED IN THE OPEN POSITION WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THE SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY WAS REPLACED. THE LOCAL DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 44,641.*PM*JB

Components: STEERING

January 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11296736
Consumer Location: CHERRY HILL, NJ
VIN: WDDGF8BBXAR****

Summary of Complaint

STEERING CONTROL LOCK UNIT HAS GONE BAD MANY ISSUES CAR WILL NOT START LEAVES YOU STRANDED MANY PEOPLE COMPLAINING ABOUT IT OVER THE INTERNET SAME SITUATION MERCEDES REALLY NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS DON'T FEEL SAFE STEERING WHEEL CAN LOCK WHILE DRIVING THIS IS NOT SAFE

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

June 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11291293
Consumer Location: HUNTINGTON, NY
VIN: WDDGF8BB2AF****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 MERCEDES-BENZ C300. WHILE OPERATING THE VEHICLE, THE PASSENGER SIDE REAR PARKING LIGHT WAS VERY DIM. THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE WAS NOT DETERMINED. MERCEDES-BENZ OF HUNTINGTON (1103 E. JERICHO TPKY, HUNTINGTON, NY) AND THE MANUFACTURER WERE NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE, BUT NO ASSISTANCE WAS OFFERED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 90,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

November 25, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11287936
Consumer Location: BIGLERVILLE, PA
VIN: WDDGF8BB1AR****

Summary of Complaint

MY C300 IS HAVING A EIS (ELECTRICAL IGNITION SYSTEM FAILURE). WHERE THE KEY IN THE IGNITION WON'T START THE VEHICLE. IT WILL LEAVE YOU STRANDED AND WON'T ALLOW YOU TO PUT THE CAR IN NEUTRAL BECAUSE OF THE AMIR THEFT LOCK OUT BOX. MANY PEOPLE ARE HAVING THIS ISSUE. SIMPLE RESEARCH CAN SHOW YOU THAT.

Components: STEERING

November 24, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11287182
Consumer Location: LUMBERTON, NJ
VIN: WDDGF8BB2AR****

Summary of Complaint

ON OR ABOUT 11/24/19, VEHICLE WAS PARKED IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE OVERNIGHT AND NEXT MORNING, THE VEHICLE DID NOT START DUE TO STEERING BEING LOCKED ELECTRONICALLY. CAR DID NOT HAVE ANY POWER BESIDES DOORS OPENING AND WOULD NOT SHIFT INTO NEUTRAL. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A LOCAL DEALER AND SERVICE ADVISOR CONTACTED ME TO INFORM ME THAT THE VEHICLE LOCKED THE SEETHING DUE TO FAULTY SWITCH. VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED AND RETURN TO ME ON 12/4/2019. AT THIS TIME, I AM CONCERNED FOR MY SAFETY DUE TO POSSIBILITY THAT THE STEERING MIGHT LOCK WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

November 29, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11286537
Consumer Location: SUITLAND, MD
VIN: WDDGF5EB5AR****

Summary of Complaint

EIS , STEERING LOCK

Components: STRUCTURE SERVICE BRAKES

October 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11278032
Consumer Location: LOUISVILLE, KY
VIN: WDDGF8BB2AR****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 MERCEDES-BENZ C300. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE BECAME UNSTABLE WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO MERCEDES-BENZ OF LOUISVILLE (2520 TERRA CROSSING BLVD, LOUISVILLE, KY 40245, (502) 565-4410) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE SUBFRAME WAS RUSTED AND FRACTURED. THE VEHICLE WAS UNABLE TO BE DRIVEN. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 94,000. *DL

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