2002 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK-CLASS VIN: WDBLJ70G42T102935

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Normal
Title
Clear

VIN WDBLJ70G42T102935 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

CLK-Class

Model Year

2002

Plant City

OSNABRÜCK

Series

CLK430

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

GERMANY

Note

Line: 208

Body Class

Coupe

Doors

2

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Engine Number of Cylinders

8

Displacement (CC)

4300.0

Displacement (CI)

262.40209960734

Displacement (L)

4.3

Engine Power (kW)

205.0675

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Engine Brake (hp) From

275

Engine Manufacturer

MB

Pretensioner

Yes

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Type-2 Belt with Emergency Tensioning Retractors, Air Bag, Knee Bolster, Side Impact Air Bag in Door

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

2002 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK-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%

2002 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK-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
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 WDBLJ70G42T102935

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

February 08, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11308074
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WDBLK70G62T****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING MY WINDOWS GO DOWN WHEN DRIVING WITHOUT A NOTICE, THIS CAN BE SAFETY ISSUE WHEN I'M DRIVING, ALSO CAN BE A DISTRACTION FAR AS SAFETY GOES, THIS HAPPENS OFTEN WITHOUT NOTICE AND ALLOWS THE RAIN TO ENTER INSIDE MY VEHICLE.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES ENGINE

October 24, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11040268
Consumer Location: MCKINNEY, TX
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

WE HAD A BRAKE BOOSTER VACUUM LINE THAT CONNECTS TO THE ALUMINUM INTAKE WITH A PLASTIC FITTING ON A 2002 MERCEDES CLK320 (173K MILES) THAT GOT BRITTLE AND BROKE. THANKFULLY NO ONE WAS INJURED OR KILLED. I'M AN EX-MECHANIC AND HAVE NEVER SEEN PLASTIC FITTING USED FOR THE VACUUM LINE TO THE BRAKE BOOSTER ON THE ENGINE. OVER TIME THIS WILL GET BRITTLE AND BREAK. THIS VACUUM LINE DOES 2 THINGS, #1 IT KEEPS THE CAR RUNNING WITH NORMAL POWER, #2 ALLOWS YOU TO HAVE BRAKES THAT OPERATE NORMALLY. I HAVE DONE A QUICK SEARCH AND IT'S NOT JUST MERCEDES, OTHER MANUFACTURERS DO THIS IN SOME AND/ OR ALL MODELS OF THEIR CARS. THIS WAS A WAKE UP CALL FOR ME ESPECIALLY BEING A MECHANIC. IF I SAW THIS AS A MECHANIC IT WOULD HAVE BEEN REPORTED. THIS IS A MAJOR CATASTROPHE WAITING TO HAPPEN. PEOPLE ARE KEEPING CARS LONGER AND IF THIS PLASTIC GETS BRITTLE AND BREAKS WHILE OUT ON THE HIGHWAY THE PERSON COULD LOSE ENGINE POWER AND/ OR BRAKING POWER. THIS NEEDS TO BE BROUGHT TO LIGHT AND I WANT TO DO THIS NOT JUST FOR ME BUT THE OTHER MILLIONS OF PEOPLE THAT COULD HAVE THIS HAPPEN TO THEM.

Components: STRUCTURE

November 30, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10823951
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WDBLJ65G62T****

Summary of Complaint

THERE IS TOO MUCH RUST ON THE VEHICLE! CAR HAS NEVER BEEN IN ANY ACCIDENTS & HAS BEEN WASHED & WAXED REGULARLY. SUPPOSEDLY THIS IS A VERY COMMON ISSUE WITH THESE CARS WHICH IS DISAPPOINTING. THIS POSES A SAFETY ISSUE AS IF THE VEHICLE IS INVOLVED IN A COLLISION, THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY IS HIGHLY DIMINISHED DUE TO THE CORROSION. WHAT IS EVEN MORE SCARY IS THAT THE CORROSION STARTS FROM THE INSIDE OUT SO YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SEE THE DAMAGE UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE. MB USA: PLEASE ASSIST/HELP & BACK YOUR PRODUCTS UP!

Components: SEATS ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL VISIBILITY/WIPER

June 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10733464
Consumer Location: AUSTIN, TX
VIN: WDBLK70G72T****

Summary of Complaint

WENT TO PUT MY TOP UP ON MERCEDES CABRIOLET PARKED IN MY DRIVEWAY. WITH THE KEY ON AND THE VEHICLE TURNED OFF, IN PARK, PARKING BRAKE ON, PRESSED CLOSURE BUTTON. DURING CLOSURE HEADRESTS BEGAN TO RAISE. NOT A SUDDEN POP UP KIND OF RAISING, BUT A SLOW, STEADY RAISING, AS IF I HAD MY HAND ON THE BUTTON TO RAISE THEM, YET I DID NOT. IT'S ON THE DASH, AND I WAS THE ONLY ONE IN THE CAR, AND HAD NO ITEMS IN THE CAR EITHER. FOR THE RECORD, WHILE FEMALE, I GREW UP RACING CARS, HAVE CHANGED MY OWN ENGINE, TURBO, TRANSMISSION, SHOCKS, SPRINGS, ETC. THESE TWO SEAT AND TOP PROCESSES ARE MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE SO THEN NEITHER WOULD WORK. CLEARLY UP THEY GREATLY IMPACT VISIBILITY PLUS THE TOP WILL NOT GO UP. SECONDLY TO GET THE TOP OVER THE HEADRESTS, ACCORDING TO THE MANUAL IT'S IMPOSSIBLE, BUT SAID ANOTHER WAY, IT'S A FOUR PERSON JOB. GIVEN THE LIMITED VISIBILITY OF THE CABRIOLET TOP UP ANYWAY, ADDING THE RAISED HEADRESTS, NOW IT'S A SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE. THE TOP BLOCKS 2/5 OF THE VISIBILITY. THE HEADRESTS UP BLOCK 2/5 OF THE VISIBILITY. ALL THAT IS LEFT IS THE 1/5 BETWEEN THEM - A VERY NARROW RANGE OF VIEW. AT THE DEALERSHIP, THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IT IS.THEY SAY WHEN THEY DEPLOY FALSELY IT'S LIKE AIRBAGS AND THEY CANNOT JUST GO BACK DOWN AND THEY REPLACE A NUMBER OF THESE. IF THIS IS SUPPOSED TO DEPLOY IN THE EVENT OF A ROLLOVER OR ACCIDENT, FOR THIS TO DEPLOY WITHOUT HITTING ANYTHING, YET TO IMPACT VISIBILITY WITH NO WAY TO RETURN TO NORMAL VISIBILITY OR PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE ELEMENTS, SURELY THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE. THIS SEEMS MUCH AKIN TO THE AIRBAGS FALSELY DEPLOYING. THE CAR WAS NOT TURNED ON, NOT MOVING, HAD NOT HIT ANYTHING, AND HAD NOT BEEN DRIVEN IN A HALF HOUR. FOR THE DEALERSHIP TO INSTANTLY RECOGNIZE WHAT IT WAS, WHAT PART IT NEEDED, HOW THE SEATS NEEDED TO COME OUT TO FIX IT, ETC. SHOWS THIS IS NOT AN ISOLATED SAFETY INCIDENT AND SHOULD MAKE IT A RECALL ITEM.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

March 05, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10695181
Consumer Location: LOMA LINDA, CA
VIN: WDBLJ65G12F****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE ON MY WAY TO WORK I STOP TO GET GAS. I GET IN MY CAR TO LEAVE AND KEY WILL NOT TURN LEFT OR RIGHT. ALSO STEERING WHEEL WAS LOCKED. I WAS STRANDED AND HAD CAR TOWED THE MB DEALERSHIP. THEY SAID FIRST I HAVE TO BUY NEW KEY BEFORE THEY DO ANYTHING WHICH COST ME $380. GOT NEW KEY AND THAT WASN'T THE PROBLEM. THEN THEY SAID MY EIS NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. THEY REPLACED THE EIS, THEN I GET A CALL SAYING CAR STILL WILL NOT START. NOW THEY SAY I NEED A ESL(ELECTRONIC STEERING LOCK) NOW MY TOTAL JUMPED UP TO 2,200. I AM SO DISAPPOINTED THAT ALL THESE PROBLEMS CAN GO OUT AT THE EXACT SAME TIME WITH NO WARNING AT ALL. THERE HAS TO BE SOMETHING DONE ABOUT THIS COMMON PROBLEM IN MERCEDES. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

January 26, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10679378
Consumer Location: ORMOND BEACH, FL
VIN: WDBLK70G02T****

Summary of Complaint

OPENED DOOR AND GOT IN CAR TO CLOSE AND PULLING HANDLE THE HANDLE BROKE OFF. WENT TO MERCEDES TO ORDER PART AND THEY SAID IT WAS A WEAK PART AND HAVE TO ORDER FROM GERMANY. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SEATS VISIBILITY/WIPER

March 01, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10487608
Consumer Location: MEDFORD, OR
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

WE BOUGHT THIS CAR AS-IS IN OCTOBER OF 2011. AT THAT TIME IT HAD 67,500 MILES ON IT. IN ABOUT MARCH OF 2012 WE NOTICED THAT THERE WERE THREE MAJOR THINGS WRONG WITH THE CAR AND THEY ALL APPEARED TO BE ELECTRICAL. THE WINDSHIELD SPRAY DID NOT FUNCTION EVEN THOUGH IT WAS FULL OF LIQUID. WE WIGGLED THE ELECTRICAL PLUG AND CHANGED THE FUSE AND IT WORKED FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS. THE NEXT THING WAS THAT THE PASSENGER SIDE HEATED SEAT DID NOT WORK AND STILL DOES NOT. WE CANNOT FIND THE FUSE FOR THAT ONE. THEN THE PASSENGER SIDE SEAT CONTROL ON THE DOOR STOPPED WORKING FOR THE MAIN PART OF THE SEAT BENCH ITSELF. IT WILL NOT MOVE BACK AND FORTH AND WILL NOT TILT OR RISE. THE SEAT BACK WORKS AND THE HEADREST WORKS, BUT THAT IS ALL. AGAIN WE COULD NOT FIND THE FUSE. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

February 15, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10351706
Consumer Location: ESCONDIDO, CA
VIN: WDBLK70G02T****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 MERCEDES BENZ CLK 430. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TEMPERATURE AND CLOCK GAUGES WERE DEFECTIVE AND HE WAS UNABLE TO DISTINGUISH THE ENTIRE NUMBERS OF THE TEMPERATURE AND CLOCK READINGS. FOR EXAMPLE, IF THE TEMPERATURE WAS 85 DEGREES, THE TEMPERATURE GAUGE WOULD ONLY DISPLAY THE 5. THE VEHICLE WAS NEITHER INSPECTED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 45,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 52,500.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

April 10, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10266587
Consumer Location: EL PASO, TX
VIN: WDBLJ65G42F****

Summary of Complaint

CLUSTER RECALL FOR MB CLK 430 2002 W208 COMMENTS: DEAR NHTSA REP., I OWN A 2002 MERCEDES BENZ CLK 320 THE VIN# IS:________. MY CONCERN IS OVER ITS FAULTY DISPLAY READOUTS THAT I HEAR MANY OTHER OWNERS ARE EXPERIENCING. THE SAFETY CONCERN IS THAT THE LEFT HALF OF THE DISPLAY BLANK AND IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO READ. IT'S HAZARDOUS AS I HAVE TO SQUINT TO READ THE DISPLAY WHICH TAKES MY EYES OFF THE ROAD LONGER THAT THEY SHOULD BE. AS PART OF THIS CLUSTER, THE TEMPERATURE PIXELS AND THE GEAR SELECTION PIXELS, WHICH LEADS ME AT TIMES TO INCORRECTLY DOWN SHIFT NOT KNOWING IF I AM IN 1ST, 2ND, 3RD OR 4TH GEAR, ARE HARDLY FUNCTIONAL WHICH HAS BEEN MAINLY UNREADABLE FOR SOME TIME NOW. I WENT TO THE MB DEALER AND REQUESTED TO FIX THIS ISSUE AND FOUND OUT THAT THE ONLY WAY IS TO CHANGE THE PART, BUT THIS PART IS CLOSE TO U$1,200 INCLUDING LABOR. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE AND NEEDS TO BE TAKEN CARE OF. AS I STATED BEFORE I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE COMPLAINING ABOUT IT, SO I THINK YOU SHOULD CONSIDER A RECALL ON THIS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION. FROM NHTSA WEB SITE. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

June 16, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10231280
Consumer Location: PAHRUMP, NV
VIN: WDBLJ65G02T****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING UP THE MOUNTAIN HOME ,THE GAS PEDAL GAVE OUT. I SET THE CRUISE CONTROL ON AND DROVE AN HOUR HOME. WHEN I GOT HOME I LOOKED UNDER THE HOOD AND CAME TO SEE THAT THE THROTTLE CABLE HAD CAME DETACHED. THE CAR ONLY HAS 59,000 MILES ON IT. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IT HAS HAPPENED TO ME. I CALLED MERCEDES-BENZ CUSTOMER CARE NUMBER TO SEE IF THERE IS A SAFETY RECALL ON THIS ,THEY SAID"NO" BUT THEY COULD ARRANGE A TOW BACK TO LAS VEGAS AT MY EXPENSE AND THEY CAN CHECK IT OUT TO SEE IF THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO DO ANYTHING FOR ME. I WOULD THINK THEY WOULD TOW AND FIX IT WITHOUT ANY EXPENSE TO ME FOR THIS SOUNDS LIKE A HUGE SAFETY ISSUE, I DID COME VERY CLOSE TO AN ACCIDENT THE CAR BEHIND ME ALMOST REAR ENDED ME AND I COULD NOT GET OVER TO THE RIGHT DUE TO OTHER VEHICLES TO THE RIGHT OF ME. I HOPE SOMEONE COULD BRING THIS TO THE ATTENTION TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 27, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10229161
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

2002 MERCEDES BENZ 430 CLK DASH BOARD INFORMATION LIGHTS (LED PIXELS) ARE DIMMING AND GOING DARK, THEREBY ELIMINATING THE ABILITY TO SEE DRIVING DATA (E.G. SPEED, TEMPERATURE, ETC.). DEALER STATES THIS PROBLEM IS QUITE COMMON (ANECDOTAL INFORMATION FROM THE INTERNET CONFIRMS THIS), AND REPAIR WILL COST APPROXIMATELY $1,500. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

June 01, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10216337
Consumer Location: PHOENIX, AZ
VIN: WDBLJ65G92F****

Summary of Complaint

INSTRUMENT CLUSTER MALFUNCTIONS. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 01, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10208184
Consumer Location: ATLANTA, GA
VIN: WDBLJ70G72T****

Summary of Complaint

MY CONCERN IS OVER ITS FAULTY DISPLAY READOUTS THAT I HEAR MANY OTHER OWNERS ARE EXPERIENCING. THE SAFETY CONCERN IS THAT THE LEFT HALF OF THE DISPLAY IS VERY WEAK/DIM AND GETTING HARDER AND HARDER TO READ. IT'S HAZARDOUS AS I HAVE TO SQUINT TO READ THE DISPLAY WHICH TAKES MY EYES OFF THE ROAD LONGER THAT THEY SHOULD BE. AS PART OF THIS CLUSTER, THE TEMPERATURE PIXELS AND THE GEAR SELECTION PIXELS, WHICH LEADS ME AT TIMES TO INCORRECTLY DOWN SHIFT NOT KNOWING IF I AM IN 1ST, 2ND, 3RD OR 4TH GEAR, ARE HARDLY FUNCTIONAL WHICH HAS BEEN MAINLY UNREADABLE FOR SOME TIME NOW. I WENT TO THE MB DEALER AND REQUESTED TO FIX THIS ISSUE AND FOUND OUT THAT THE ONLY WAY IS TO CHANGE THE PART, BUT THIS PART IS CLOSE TO U$1,200 INCLUDING LABOR. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE AND NEEDS TO BE TAKEN CARE OF. AS I STATED BEFORE I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE COMPLAINING ABOUT IT, SO I THINK YOU SHOULD CONSIDER A RECALL ON THIS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION. LUISA CASAS *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 15, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10203031
Consumer Location: SCHAUMBURG, IL
VIN: WDBLK65G82T****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 MERCEDES BENZ CLK320. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DIGITAL INSTRUMENT PANEL WAS DIMMING ON THE DRIVER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE. AS TIME PROGRESSES, THE PANEL BECOMES MORE DIM. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NO LONGER UNDER WARRANTY. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 60,000 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 55,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

February 01, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10198949
Consumer Location: JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL
VIN: WDBLJ65G82T****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 MERCEDES CLK320. THE LIGHTS FOR THE GEAR INDICATOR ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL FAILED. THE DEALER STATED THAT HE WOULD HE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COST OF THE REPAIR. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 54,000, AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE IS 61,000.

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