2013 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS VIN: WDDGF8AB7DR284178

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VIN WDDGF8AB7DR284178 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

2013

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)

3500.0

Displacement (CI)

213.58310433156

Displacement (L)

3.5

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

2013 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS Crash Test Score

5

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

Overall Side 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.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

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 Seat
Rear Seat

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 Risk:
10.5%

2013 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Driver, Front Passenger
Head Restraint Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Driver, Front Passenger
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver, Front Passenger

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Pelvis Driver, Front Passenger
Torso Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Knee Driver
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 WDDGF8AB7DR284178

Components: AIR BAGS

November 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11321142
Consumer Location: EDISON, NJ
VIN: WDDGF8AB7DR****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 MERCEDES-BENZ C300. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V043000 (AIR BAGS). THE CONTACT STATED THAT MERCEDES-BENZ OF EDISON - A RAY CATENA DEALERSHIP (910 US-1, EDISON, NJ 08817), EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE PART WAS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE REPAIR. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: AIR BAGS

November 27, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11246433
Consumer Location: MAPLE SHADE, NJ
VIN: WDDGF8AB7DR****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 MERCEDES-BENZ C300W4. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A RECALL NOTICE FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V010000 (AIR BAGS). MERCEDES-BENZ OF CHERRY HILL (2151 NJ-70, CHERRY HILL, NJ 08002, 856-663-3200) AND THE MANUFACTURER WERE CONTACTED AND STATED THAT THE PART WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: AIR BAGS

January 10, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11166450
Consumer Location: CULPEPER, VA
VIN: WDDGF8AB7DR****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL - MERCEDES BENZ HAS NOT REPAIRED MY VEHICLE YET, STILL WAITING. RECALLED SINCE JANUARY 10,2016.

Components: AIR BAGS

December 05, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11111254
Consumer Location: NORWALK, CT
VIN: WDDGF8AB7DR****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 MERCEDES-BENZ C300. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V043000 (AIR BAGS). THE DEALERS (MERCEDES-BENZ OF GREENWICH, 261 WEST PUTNAM AVENUE, GREENWICH, CT 06830, (203) 295-3125 AND MERCEDES-BENZ OF FAIRFIELD, 165 COMMERCE DR., FAIRFIELD, CT 06825, (203) 583-4467) WERE UNABLE TO DETERMINE WHEN THE PART WOULD BECOME AVAILABLE TO SCHEDULE THE RECALL REPAIR. IN ADDITION, THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V627000 (AIR BAGS). THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED CONCERNING BOTH RECALL REPAIRS AND CONFIRMED THAT PARTS WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V043000 (AIR BAGS) AND PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V627000 (AIR BAGS).

Components: STEERING AIR BAGS

March 21, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11080622
Consumer Location: RALEIGH, NC
VIN: WDDGF8AB7DR****

Summary of Complaint

THIS IS REGARDING RECALL NUMBER NHTSA 17V627 AND MANUFACTURER # 2017100005. SUMMARY OF RECALL: DAIMLER AG (DAG), THE MANUFACTURER OF MERCEDES-BENZ VEHICLES, HAS DETERMINED THAT ON CERTAIN B-CLASS ELECTRIC, C-CLASS, E-CLASS AND CLA, GLA, GLC, GLK-CLASS VEHICLES (242, 204, 205, 207, 212, 117, 156, 253 PLATFORM) AN ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE, WHEN COMBINED WITH A BROKEN STEERING COLUMN MODULE CLOCK SPRING AND AN INSUFFICIENT GROUNDING OF THE STEERING COMPONENTS, COULD LEAD TO AN INADVERTENT DEPLOYMENT OF THE DRIVER AIRBAG. A BROKEN STEERING COLUMN MODULE CLOCK SPRING ACTIVATES A DRIVER AIRBAG WARNING MESSAGE IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER, AS WELL AS THE RED AIRBAG WARNING LAMP. AN INADVERTENT DRIVER AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT MAY CAUSE A RISK OF INJURY TO THE DRIVER AND MIGHT INCREASE THE RISK OF A POTENTIAL CRASH. I CONTACTED AN AUTHORIZED MERCEDES-BENZ DEALER AND WAS TOLD THE PART TO FIX THE RECALL ISSUE IS NOT YET AVAILABLE. I FIND THIS UNACCEPTABLE GIVEN IT COULD "CAUSE A RISK OF INJURY TO THE DRIVER AND MIGHT INCREASE THE RISK OF A POTENTIAL CRASH". WHAT RECOURSE DO I HAVE REGARDING THIS AND TO ENSURE MY VEHICLE IS REPAIRED & SAFE IN A MORE TIMELY MANNER? IT HAS NOW BEEN OVER 5 MONTHS SINCE THE RECALL WAS ISSUED!

Components: AIR BAGS

February 27, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11075293
Consumer Location: GIBSONIA, PA
VIN: WDDGF8AB7DR****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL I WANT TO GO ON RECORD HOW DISAPPOINTED I AM THAT PARTS ARE NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR SUCH A DANGEROUS RECALL. STATING 'AIRBAG EXPLOSION CAUSING SHARP METAL FRAGMENTS STRIKING THE OCCUPANTS CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH' IS EXTREMELY SERIOUS AND DANGEROUS. OTHER OPTIONS SHOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY. I INTEND TO TALK WITH MY MERCEDES DEALER AS WELL. THIS MAY PUT UNDUE BURDEN ON THE DEALERS AS WELL. NEWER VEHICLES SHOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE TO CUSTOMERS IF THIS IS NOT RESOLVED. THERE IS A HIGH RISK FACTOR AND INCREASED APPREHENSION EVERY TIME I DRIVE THE VEHICLE.

Components: AIR BAGS

January 17, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11063362
Consumer Location: LONGWOOD, FL
VIN: WDDGF8AB7DR****

Summary of Complaint

ON JANUARY 17, 2018, TK HOLDINGS INC. MAILED ME AN IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR OWNERSOF VEHICLES WITH TAKATA AIRBAG INFLATORS. THE CARD DIRECTED ME TO THE WEB SITE WWW.AIRBAGRECALL.COM, I FOLLOWED THE DIRECTIONS AND ENTERED THE VIN FOR MY VEHICLE. THE SITE IDENTIFIED IT TO BE UNDER THE RECALL NOTICE THEN DIRECTED ME TO CONTACT A NUMBER FOR THE LOCAL MERCEDES DEALERSHIP. WHEN I CONTACTED MERCEDES BENZ OF ORLANDO THEY INFORMED ME THAT THE VEHICLE IS NOT UNDER RECALL. THEY IN TURN FORWARDED MY CALL TO A CENTRAL MERCEDES BENZ TELEPHONE NUMBER, AND THEY SAID THE SAME THING (MY VEHICLE DOES NOT HAVE THE TAKATA RECALL)

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

November 18, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11047217
Consumer Location: CENTREVILLE, VA
VIN: WDDGF8AB7DR****

Summary of Complaint

THOUGHT BATTERY WAS DEAD, BUT HAD THE BATTERY WAS TESTED BY AAA AND SAID IT WAS FINE. KEY FOB TURNS AND NOTHING HAPPENS. CAR DOESN'T START, NOTHING HAPPENS.

Components: STRUCTURE

May 20, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11418551
Consumer Location: CHARLESTON, WV
VIN: WDDGF8AB8DR****

Summary of Complaint

Mercedes dealership mechanic found rear subframe rusted through on 5/20/21 during oil change. Mechanic advised car is unsafe to drive, subframe can break apart while driving and cause accident. Dealership also advised this is a known issue with my model/year vehicle but currently no recall for it in the US, but there is a recall for this issue in Canada. I called Mercedes Benz USA customer care and spoke to a supervisor Benjamin who said they will not cover any repair expense for this issue.

Components: STRUCTURE

May 20, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11417921
Consumer Location: BIRDSBORO, PA
VIN: wddgf8ab2dr****

Summary of Complaint

The Contact owns a 2013 Mercedes Benz C300. The contact stated that the vehicle exhibited a knocking sound and an abnormal vibration when driving. The Contact took the vehicle to the dealer for an inspection and the Dealer found the Sub Frame was corroded and had a hole. The dealer advised that the sub-frame needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 60,0000.

Components: STEERING

May 03, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11414261
Consumer Location: MILTON, GA
VIN: WDDGF4HB3DR****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE PULLING INTO GARAGE, THE STEERING WHEEL LOCKED IN PLACE AND WOULD NOT TURN. THE DEALER DIAGNOSED A FAULTY ESL (ELECTRONIC STEERING LOCK), THE REPAIR WAS COMPLETED AT A COST TO ME OF $1,140.70. MERCEDES BENZ USA REFUSED TO REIMBURSE.

Components: AIR BAGS UNKNOWN OR OTHER

April 14, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11414313
Consumer Location: WEST PALM BEACH, FL
VIN: WDDGF4HB5DR****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING VEHICLE NORMALLY AND TURN THE WHEEL AND HEAR CLICKING SOUND FROM AROUND STEERING WHEEL. FRONT, DRIVERS AIR BAG MALFUNCTION LIGHT IS ILLUMINATED AND HORN NOR ANY CONTROLS ON STEERING WHEEL WORK AT ALL. ERROR MESSAGE DISPLAYED "FRONT LEFT MALFUNCTION, SERVICE REQUIRED" SYMBOL FOR AIRBAG DISPLAYED. TOOK VEHICLE TO MERCEDES OF PALM BEACH DEALERSHIP AND THEY STATED THEIR WERE NO OPEN RECALLS ON THIS MODEL. I MENTIONED CAMPAIGN 2017120024 (ELEC) CAMPAIGN DESC. 1709P46C62 (ELEC) AND THEY STATE NO OPEN RECALLS ON MY VEHICLE. TOOK VEHICLE TO REPUTABLE ESTABLISHED MERCEDES REPAIR SHOP AND THEY DIAGNOSED THE ISSUE AS "NO COMMUNICATION WITH STEERING CONTROL MODULE" REPAIRMAN STATES THIS IS A COMMON ISSUE WITH THIS CAR. I BELIEVE THIS IS A SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE WITH THIS VEHICLE AS THE AIRBAG MALFUNCTION CAN POSSIBLY CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY TO THE DRIVER AND THE HORNS INABILITY TO FUNCTION PREVENTS THE DRIVER FROM ALERTING ANY OTHER DRIVERS IF THEY STRAY FROM LANE, ARE BACKING OUT OF PARKING SPACE, OR DISTRACTED AT A RED TRAFFIC SIGNAL.

Components: STRUCTURE

March 17, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11414126
Consumer Location: MASON, OH
VIN: WDDGF8AB0DA****

Summary of Complaint

THE REAR SUBFRAME RUSTED THROUGH RISKING THE CONTROL ARMS FROM DETACHING FROM THE FRAME. THIS COULD CAUSE THE CAR TO BE UNCONTROLLABLE WITH THE RIGHT, REAR WHEEL AND CONTROL ARM FROM DETACHING FROM THE VEHICLE.

Components: SUSPENSION UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 27, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11406223
Consumer Location: LITITZ, PA
VIN: WDDGF8AB6DR****

Summary of Complaint

REAR SUB FRAME RUST DIAGNOSED AT THE DEALER

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 23, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11404709
Consumer Location: PHOENIXVILLE, PA
VIN: WDDGF8AB1DR****

Summary of Complaint

MERCEDES C300 SEDAN SUB FRAME HAS A HOLE AND IS BREAKING APART. IT WAS TAKEN IN FOR SERVICE WHEN THE PROBLEM WAS FOUND. I SEE MULTIPLE COMPLAINTS FOR THIS OCCURRING WITH OTHER OWNERS BUT THERE HASN'T BEEN A RECALL. HTTPS://WWW.CARPROBLEMZOO.COM/MERCEDESBENZ/C300/SUSPENSION-PROBLEMS.PHP

Components: STEERING SEATS

October 25, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11391140
Consumer Location: UNION CITY, CA
VIN: WDDGF4HB6DR****

Summary of Complaint

II WAS DRIVING AND CAR STEERING WHEEL GET STUCK DID NOT MOVE UP AND DOWN AND ALSO FRONT RIGHT SEAT DID NOT MOVE.

Components: AIR BAGS ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11391106
Consumer Location: HAGATNA, GU
VIN: WDDGF4HB5DA****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE SEVERAL SAFTEY RECALLS AND PERFORMANCE RECALLS. RIGHT NOW MY CAR IS NOT OPERABLE DUE TO THESE RECALLS. THERE IS NO DEALER ON MY ISLAND. THIS VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED BRAND NEW FROM HAWAII AND SHIPPED TO GUAM. THE DEALER IS REQUESTING US TO SHIP BACK THE VEHICLE TO FIX THESE RECALLS. WHICH WILL COST ME ABOUT 10,000.00 FOR SHIPPING. HOW DO I GO ABOUT THIS.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 28, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11385780
Consumer Location: HOUSTON, TX
VIN: WDDGF4HB0DA****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY I10 I WAS DOING 65 MPH I TRY TO PASS A CAR SO I ACCELERATED THE CAR BUT THE CAR WAS NOT GETTING THE POWER AND MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON SO I SAFELY PULL OUT OF THE FREEWAY AND INSPECTED THE CAR WITH A SCANNER AND IT SHOWED A CODE SO I SEARCH IN GOOGLE AND IT APPEARS A FAILURE OF THE HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP, I MANAGED TO TAKE THE CAR TO MY HOUSE DISCONNECTED THE BATTERY AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT DISAPPEARED BUT THE RPM'S WHERE IRREGULAR AND THE ACCELERATION WAS FAILING MORE OFTEN. IT APPEARS THAT I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT HAVE HAD THIS PROBLEM WHILE I WAS LOOKING IN GOOGLE AND YOUTUBE MANY PEOPLE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WHILE TRYING TO ACCELERATE.

Components: STEERING

November 27, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11376967
Consumer Location: WAXAHACHIE, TX
VIN: WDDGF4HB8DR****

Summary of Complaint

ELV LOCK FAILURE ON THE IN THE STEERING COLUMN, VEHICLE DISABLED

Components: ENGINE

January 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11374350
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WDDGF4HB8DR****

Summary of Complaint

HELLO, I BOUGHT MY CAR FROM LOCAL DEALER, USED WITH 69K MILES. DELIVERED IT WITH CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. DEALER CLAIMED IT WAS LOW WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID. I TEST DRIVE IT AND TOOK CAR TO MY HOUSE. AFTER A MONTH, I WENT TO MERCEDES BENZ SERVICE STATION WHERE I FOUND OUT THE CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER IS OUT. COSTING ANOTHER $4900. I RESEARCH MORE ON THIS ISSUE; THIS IS A FLAW IN THE MERCEDES M271 ENGINE. AFTER A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MILEAGE, THE CAMSHAFT AND TIMING CHAIN HAVE BEEN MALFUNCTIONING IN MOST MERCEDES C250 CARS. MERCEDES DID A RECALL ON IT YEARS AGO THE CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER SOLENOID IS VERY FAULTY AS IT HAPPENS TO MOST C250 VEHICLE OWNERS. THE CHECK ENGINE STAYS ON EVERY DAY, THERE ARE 1000S OF PEOPLE REPORTED THIS ISSUE WITH MERCEDES.

Components: AIR BAGS

October 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11366585
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
VIN: WDDGF4HB1DR****

Summary of Complaint

AIRBAG WAS DEPLOYED ONCE THEY CAR WAS TURN ON, AS I SHIFTED TO REVERSE TO BACK AWAY FROM A PARKING SPOT, AIRBAG DEPLOYED. NO IMPACT, NO COLLISION, NO POT HOLES. VEHICLE WAS ABOUT TONREVERSE. AIRBAG STRUCK PRIMARILY IN THE CHEST, NECK, AND THROAT. WHIPLASH EFFECT HAS ALSO CAUSE LOWER BACK PAIN.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 16, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11365575
Consumer Location: STOCKTON, CA
VIN: WDDGF4HB4DR****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS ON THE 99 FREEWAY DRIVING NORMAL SPEED AND HIT BRAKES TO TAKE THE DENAIR EXIT. THE CAR SPED UP! LIKE TURBO POWER! THE SPEEDOMETER WAS AT 90 MPH AS I FLEW THROUGH A RED LIGHT AT TOP OF THE RAMP! I HAD TO CONTINUE DOWN RAMP BACK ON FREEWAY. PUSHING AND PUSHING ON BRAKES BUT NOTHING HAPPENED! NEXT RAMP WAS A BIT STEEPER , SO TRIED AGAIN TO SLOW CAR DOWN! IT STARTED TO SLOW AND I WAS ABLE TO PUT CAR IN NEUTRAL AS IT CAME TO STOP AND I POWERED THE CAR OFF. I WAS APPROXIMATELY 50 MILES FROM HOME AND HAD TO BE TOWED TO MERCEDES OF STOCKTON. AFTER THEIR REPAIR DEPARTMENT CHECKED MY CAR, THEY FOUND THE BRAKE BOOSTER WAS BAD AND THE TURBO PIPE HOSE WAS TORN( DUE TO WEAR AND TEAR). I HAD PREVIOUSLY (2 MONTHS EARLIER)HAD MY CAR IN FOR COMPLETE CHECK UP BY THE STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA DEALERSHIP AND NOTHING WAS DETECTED. I FEEL THIS A SAFETY ISSUE! I COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED! ALSO I BELIEVE THIS TO BE MANUFACTURE DEFAULT, THE COST TO FIX IS $2,400, AND I ALWAYS BRING MY CAR IN FOR REGULAR SERVING. THANK YOU

Components: ENGINE

March 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11365443
Consumer Location: AUBURN HILLS, MI
VIN: WDDGJ4HB0DG****

Summary of Complaint

MY MECHANIC TOLD ME THAT MY 2013 MERCEDES C250 HAS A TIMING CHAIN/CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER SPROCKET PROBLEM AND THAT IT HAPPENS A LOT ON THESE CARS. I FOUND HUNDREDS OF OTHER PEOPLE ONLINE WITH THE SAME PROBLEM. IT STARTS USUALLY AS SOON AS THE WARRANTY ENDS. THE COST TO FIX IT AT THE DEALERSHIP IS $5600. IT IS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS AS YOUR ENGINE WILL EVENTUALLY GET DAMAGED WHILE YOU ARE DRIVING AND CAUSE A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT.

Components: AIR BAGS

November 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11361818
Consumer Location: WESTFORD, MA
VIN: WDDGJ8JB2DG****

Summary of Complaint

2013 MERCEDES BENZ C-350. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO AIRBAG SAFETY RECALL. *LD THE CONSUMER STATED THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME COMPLETING THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE. *JS

Components: AIR BAGS

September 25, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11361240
Consumer Location: PEACHTREE CITY, GA
VIN: WDDGF4HB2DR****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE ONLY OWNED THE CAR FOR 4 MONTHS & THE AIRBAG LIGHT TURNED ON. THE DEALERSHIP I PURCHASED MY VEHICLE AT REFUSES TO LOOK AT IT UNLESS I PAY THEM FIRST.

Components: ENGINE

May 08, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11354599
Consumer Location: COLUMBIA, SC
VIN: WDDGF4HB7DR****

Summary of Complaint

THE TIMING MECHANISM COMMONLY FAILS IN 2012-2013-2014 CARS AND THE ENGINE MAY STUTTER OR TOTALLY FAIL. THE LOCAL DEALER WANTS $7820 TO REPAIR THE CONDITION IN A CAR WHICH HAD LESS THAN 58000 MILES. THE WARRANTY IS OVER AT 50000 MILES. THE FAILURE IS COMMON AND THERE ARE MANY COMPLAINTS ON THE INTERNET AND.MANY OF THE INDEPENDENT REPAIR SHOPS KNOW ABOUT THE PROBLEM. I CAN FAX MORE DETAILS

Components: ENGINE

June 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11352408
Consumer Location: COLUMBIA, SC
VIN: WDDGF4HB4DR****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY DOING AROUND 70 MPH AND ALL OF A SUDDEN MY CAR LOST POWER AND START SHAKING ACTING LIKE IT DIDN'T WANT TO GO FORWARD, I WAS AFRAID THAT IT WAS GOING SHUT DOWN ON ME AND A LOT OF CARS WAS COMING BEHIND ME I WAS SO AFRAID I WAS GOING TO BE IN A BAD ACCIDENT, I WAS ABLE TO GET OVER AND COME TO A COMPLETE STOP WITHOUT INCIDENT, BUT I WAS AFRAID THE CAR WAS GOING TO SHUT OFF ON ME AND NOT START BACK UP BUT I MANAGE TO MAKE IT HOME BECAUSE I WAS ONLY A FEW MILES AWAY. THE NEXT DAY I TOOK THE CAR TO BE DIAGNOSE BECAUSE THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON I WENT TO THE AUTOMOBILE REPAIR SHOP TO HAVE IT DIAGNOSE AND THE CODE CAME UP FOR CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSORS I HAD THEM REPLACED, THEN MY CAR STARTED HESITATING TO START AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WOULD COME ON AND THEN GO OFF WHILE I WAS DRIVING AND I WOULD DRIVE IT FOR ABOUT 30 MINS AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WOULD COME BACK ON AGAIN STAY ON FOR A LITTLE WHILE AND GO BACK OFF AGAIN, I TOOK IT TO THE DEALERSHIP AGAIN AND I WAS INFORM THAT IT WAS THE TIMING CHAIN BUT I DIDN'T BELIEVE IT, BECAUSE I HAD JUST REPLACED THE SENSORS AND THE SPARK PLUGS AND I DIDN'T HAVE THAT MANY MILES ON IT AND I HAVE ONLY HAD THE CAR FOR 3 1/2 YEARS, I STILL DIDN'T BELIEVE IT THEN MY CAR STARTED TO HESITATE ON STARTING UP AND LOOSING POWER WHEN I WAS DRIVING IT AGAIN, SO I TOOK IT TO ANOTHER AUTOMOBILE REPAIR SHOP THAT SPECIALIZE IN FIXING MERCEDES BENZ AND IT CAME BACK WITH THE SAME DIAGNOSE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS DUE TO TIMING CHAIN, TIMING CHAIN NEED REPLACING. I HAVE ALREADY REPLACE 2 CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSORS ON THIS CAR. I WAS TOLD IT WILL COST ME AROUND 5000.00 TO FIX IT. I HAVE ALWAYS HAD MY CAR MAINTENANCE SERVICE ON TIME, I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT THIS CAR IS HAVING THIS TYPE OF PROBLEMS. I AM SO AFRAID TO DRIVE THIS CAR.

Components: ENGINE

August 09, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11351558
Consumer Location: HOUSTON, TX
VIN: WDDGF4HB9DA****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE START NOCKING WHILE DRIVING AND THEN STOPPED ,TOOK IT TO MERCEDES DEALER , OVER 10000.00 TO FIX IT , CAM SHAFT ADJUSTER FAILED AND DAMAGED CYLINDER HEAD.

Components: ENGINE

August 21, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11350990
Consumer Location: GREENVILLE, TX
VIN: WDDGF4HB3DR****

Summary of Complaint

CAR LOST POWER, DIDN'T OVERHEAT. FOUND OUT THE TENSION AND TIMING AND HEADS NEED REPLACING AFTER 89,000 MILES

Components: STEERING

July 18, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11350059
Consumer Location: WINDER, GA
VIN: WDDGF4HB1DA****

Summary of Complaint

SLICING MY HAND OPEN ON MY STEERING WHEEL WAS COMPLETELY UNEXPECTED. I WAS AT THE CAR WASH THE CAR WAS SITTING STILL, THE KEYS WERE NOT IN I THE IGNITION AND DRIVER DOOR WAS OPEN. I REACHED MY ARM THROUGH THE TOP OPENING OF THE STEERING WHEEL TO INSERT MY KEY FOB AND START MY CAR. WHEN I STARTED PULLING MY ARM BACK THROUGH, THE METALLIC TRIM ON TOP OF THE STEERING WHEEL FRAYED AND SLICED OPEN MY MIDDLE FINGER ON MY RIGHT HAND. I CAN BARELY DRIVE MY CAR WITHOUT HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT WHERE MY HAND IS GOING TO GO THE WRONG WAY AND BE SLICED BY PART OF MY STEERING WHEEL I SHOULD NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THIS IT'S VERY DANGEROUS.

Components: AIR BAGS

July 19, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11343424
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WDDGF8AB2DR****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2013 MERCEDES BENZ C300. THE CONTACT STATED THAT SHE HAD TAKEN HER VEHICLE TO MERCEDES-BENZ OF WEST CHESTER DEALER (1260 WILMINGTON PIKE, WEST CHESTER, PA 19382) TO BE SERVICED FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V010000 (AIR BAGS). DUE TO THE PARTS BEING UNAVAILABLE AT THAT TIME, BOTH HER DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAGS WERE TURNED OFF. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED AT THE TIME THAT THE DEALER'S POLICY WAS TO HAVE THE AIR BAGS TURNED OFF UNTIL THE PART BECAME AVAILABLE. ON JULY 19,2020, THE CONTACT SUFFERED A SEIZURE WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH. DUE TO THE SEIZURE, THE CONTACT SIDE SWIPED A TELEPHONE POLE AND DROVE INTO A FLOWER BED. ONCE SHE RAN OVER THE FLOWER BED, THE VEHICLE CATAPULTED INTO THE AIR AND THE VEHICLE LANDED ON HER DRIVER SIDE. THE SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAGS, WHICH WERE STILL ACTIVATED, DID NOT DEPLOY UPON IMPACT. THE AUTHORITIES WERE CALLED AND THE PARAMEDIC WERE FORCED TO BREAK THROUGH HER WINDSHIELD AND SUNROOF TO REMOVE HER FROM THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT WAS IMMEDIATELY TRANSPORTED BY AMBULANCE TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL WHERE SHE WAS TREATED FOR A CONCUSSION AND A MISSING TOOTH. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED AT THE SCENE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOTALED AND TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT TOW YARD. THE VEHICLE WAS THEN PLACED INTO THE POSSESSION OF HER INSURANCE COMPANY. THE DEALER NOR THE MANUFACTURER HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 111,815. *DT*JB*DT*JB*DT*JB

Components: AIR BAGS

July 21, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11340725
Consumer Location: EMERSON, NJ
VIN: WDDGF8AB8DR****

Summary of Complaint

THE RECALL WAS FROM JAN 2019, BUT THE AIRBAG PART\ AVAILABILITY IS STILL PENDING AFTER 1.5 YEARS.

Components: ENGINE

April 03, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11338014
Consumer Location: HURLEY, NY
VIN: 4JGDF7CE1DA****

Summary of Complaint

NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS ABOUT SPUTTERING OR SHUDDERING WHEN STARTING MY CAR ALONG WITH GRAYISH BLUE/BLACK SMOKE FROM EXHAUST. I ALSO HAVE HAD CASES OF DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY AND THEN IT HESITATES, WHICH PUTS MY FAMILY AND I IN DANGER . DEALERSHIP CLAIMS THEY COULD NOT FIND ROOT CAUSE AND THEY STATED IT WAS WORKING TO MB SPECIFICATION. EVENTUALLY I GOT A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT JUST WHEN IT GOT OUT OF EXTENDED WARRANT AND THEN THE STATED I HAD GOTTEN OIL THROUGH MY CAMSHAFT SENSORS AND THEN THROUGH MY HARNESS. COST OF REPAIR WAS OVER 10K. SUBSEQUENTLY ABOUT A YEAR LATER I HAVE BEEN GETTING THE SAME SPUTTERING AND SHUDDERING WITH THE SAME SMOKE AND THEY ARE NOW SAYING I HAVE SOME TIMING ISSUE CODES. I HAVE THEY CAR SINCE IT WAS BRAND NEW AND BOUGHT AN EXTENDED WARRANTY TOOK IT TO THE DEALER FOR EVER REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE. THE ISSUE MENTIONED IS NOW HAPPENING AGAIN IN 2020

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

June 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11338021
Consumer Location: OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
VIN: WDDGF4HB1DR****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 MERCEDES-BENZ C250. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO MERCEDES BENZ OF OKLAHOMA CITY (14240 BROADWAY EXT, EDMOND, OK 73013) TO BE REPAIRED UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V010000 (AIR BAGS). UPON RETURN OF THE VEHICLE, THE CONTACT STATED THAT AN ERROR MESSAGE DISPLAYED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATING THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER'S AIR BAG WAS DISABLED. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE PASSENGER SEAT BELT FAILED TO BUCKLE AND OPERATE AS NEEDED. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE BACK TO THE DEALER WHERE SHE LEFT IN THE VEHICLE TO BE SERVICED. THE CONTACT WAS THEN INFORMED THAT THE MECHANIC WAS NOT ABLE TO DUPLICATE THE AIR BAG WARNING SENSOR LIGHT FAILURE AND SHE WAS ALSO GIVEN AN ESTIMATE FOR THE REPAIR OF THE PASSENGER SEAT BELT. THE MANUFACTURER HAD YET TO BE NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE HAD YET TO REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

June 30, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11337741
Consumer Location: GALLATIN, TN
VIN: WDDGF8AB6DR****

Summary of Complaint

THE ELECTRONIC STEERING LOCK FAILED WHILE IN THE PARKED POSITION. A TINY MOTOR INSIDE HAS BURNED UP AND IT NOW PREVENTS YOU FROM STARTING THE VEHICLE. THE DEALERSHIP WILL NOT SELL ME A REPLACEMENT TO REPAIR ON MY OWN AND I MUST TAKE IT IN TO THEM FOR REPAIR AT A COST OF OVER $1800.00. THIS IS A VERY COMMON DEFECT FAILURE IN THIS SERIES OF 2008 TO 2014 MERCEDES BENZ. I HAVE A 2005 MERCEDES WHICH DOES NOT HAVE THIS PROBLEM WITH THE UNIT AND IS OPERATING CORRECTLY AFTER 15 YEARS.

Components: AIR BAGS

January 18, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11330110
Consumer Location: ALEXANDRIA, VA
VIN: WDDGJ4HB4DG****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 MERCEDES-BENZ C250. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V010000 (AIR BAGS) HOWEVER, 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. MERCEDES-BENZ OF ALEXANDRIA (200 S. PICKETT ST, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22304, WHERE IT WAS CONFIRMED THAT THE PART WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS UNAVAILABLE. *BF*JB

Components: ENGINE

May 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11330129
Consumer Location: COLUMBIA, SC
VIN: WDDGF4HB7DR****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 MERCEDES-BENZ C250. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN FOR AN AIR BAG REPLACEMENT AT DICK DYER MERCEDES-BENZ SERVICE CENTER (5825 TWO NOTCH RD, COLUMBIA, SC 29223) AND THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE VEHICLE CRANKED EXCESSIVELY WHILE STARTING. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE TIMING MECHANISM NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE TIMING CHAIN TENSIONER AND CAMSHAFT ADJUSTERS, NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE DEALER AND THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 57,800. *BF*JB

Components: AIR BAGS

March 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11329122
Consumer Location: WADING RIVER, NY
VIN: WDDGF8AB9DA****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 MERCEDES-BENZ C300. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V010000 (AIR BAGS) HOWEVER, THE PART 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. THE DEALER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE. *BF THE CONSUMER STATED THE PARTS WOULD NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL AUGUST 2020(ALMOST 1YR AND 6MONTHS) AFTER THE ORIGINAL RECALL. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

January 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11328499
Consumer Location: RICHMOND, VA
VIN: WDDGF8AB2DA****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 MERCEDES-BENZ C300. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V010000 (AIR BAGS) HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE RECALL REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. MERCEDES BENZ OF RICHMOND (8225 W BROAD ST, RICHMOND, VA 23294, (804)755-9300) WAS CONTACTED AND IT WAS 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 MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: SEATS

May 20, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11326733
Consumer Location: PFLUGERVILLE, TX
VIN: WDDGJ4HB2DG****

Summary of Complaint

UNDER HEAVY BRAKING FOR A VEHICLE THAT INADVERTENTLY PULLED OUT IN FRONT OF ME MY DRIVERS SEAT APPEARED TO TORQUE TO THE RIGHT. AFTER THIS INCIDENT ONE SIDE OF THE POWER SEAT IS SEEMINGLY OFF TRACK AND WILL NOT MOVE. THE SEAT IS STUCK. *TR

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