2005 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK-CLASS VIN: WDBTJ75J55F145817

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Condition
Unknown
Damage
Normal
Title
Clear

VIN WDBTJ75J55F145817 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

2005

Plant City

BRERNEN

Series

CLK500C

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

GERMANY

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)

5000.0

Displacement (CI)

305.11872047366

Displacement (L)

5.0

Engine Power (kW)

225.201400

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Engine Brake (hp) From

302.00

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

2005 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%

2005 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
Head/Torso 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) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN WDBTJ75J55F145817

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

September 29, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11362778
Consumer Location: BISMARCK, ND
VIN: WDBTJ75J15F****

Summary of Complaint

LOW BEAM IS OUT, DISCOVERED THAT ON BOTH SIDES ALL THE HEADLIGHT WIRES HAVE LOST ALL THE INSULATION. PICTURES CAN BE TEXTED.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11133230
Consumer Location: DOUGLASVILLE, GA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

GAS TANK LEAKS, CAR IN MOTON IN THE STREET

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

June 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11101590
Consumer Location: LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ
VIN: WDBTJ75J75F****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN THE GAS TANK IS FULL THERE IS A VERY STRONG GAS SMELL ALL AROUND THE AUTOMOBILE. THE VEHICLE IS PARKED WITH THE IGNITION OFF. THIS SHOULD NOT BE THE CASE. THE CEL WILL COME ON WITH CODE P0456. A SMOKE TEST OF THE FUEL FILLER NECK SHOWED THERE WAS A LEAK. PART NO: W0133-2075480. THIS PART IS THE SAME DESIGN AS WHAT IS ON THE CLS. THIS SAME FUEL SMELL ISSUE IS ON THE E CLASS AND CLS CLASS AND A WARRANTY EXTENSION HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR AN ADDITIONAL 15 YEARS BUT NOTHING FOR THE CLK. THIS IS A DANGEROUS ISSUE WITH HEAT AND FUEL AND IT SHOULD BE ADDRESSED BY MERCEDES NA . AFTER DISCUSSING WITH MERCEDES THEIR STANCE IS THIS IS A NORMAL WARE ITEM. I DO NOT BUY IT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 05, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11092499
Consumer Location: MAGNOLIA, TX
VIN: WDBTJ65JX5F****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2005 MERCEDES CLK320 CAUGHT FIRE DUE TO AN ELECTRICAL SHORT WHILE I WAS DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY. I PULLED OVER, THE ENTIRE CAR WAS ENGULFED IN FLAMES AND TOTALED. IT STARTED WITH SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE AC VENTS. WHEN I TURNED THE AC OFF THE SMOKE GOT WORSE AND FIRE PROCEEDED.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

February 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10953761
Consumer Location: LOUISVILLE, KY
VIN: WDBTK75G75T****

Summary of Complaint

I'VE STARTED NOTICING A VERY STRONG SMELL OF GASOLINE COMING FROM THE DRIVER'S SIDE REAR WHEEL WELL AFTER FILLING UP THE CAR. THE GAS FILL DOOR IS ON PASSENGER SIDE. IN DOING SOME RESEARCH ON THE WEB, IT'S COME TO MY ATTENTION THAT THERE ARE MANY OTHER PEOPLE WITH MY MAKE AND MODEL WITH THE SAME PROBLEM. ALSO, A CLASS ACTION SUIT WAS FILED FOR THE S CLASS AND E CLASS MODELS OF MERCEDES THAT WERE HAVING THIS SAME GAS FUMES ISSUE AFTER FILLING UP THE TANK. MERCEDES OFFERED AN EXTENDED WARRANTY OF UP TO 15 ADDITIONAL YEARS FOR THE AFFECTED CARS. THEY ACKNOWLEDGED THAT IT WAS A CRACK IN THE TOP OF THE FUEL TANK, OR IN SOME CASES A SEAL ON A VENT HOSE THAT WAS THE PROBLEM. I'VE LEARNED THAT MY MODEL OF MERCEDES SHARES THE SAME FUEL TANK AS THE OTHER CARS MENTIONED ABOVE. I REACHED OUT TO MY LOCAL DEALER AND THEY SAID I SHOULD CALL THE HELP CENTER OF MERCEDES BENZ AND SEE IF THEY'D REPAIR MY ISSUE TOO. THEY TOLD ME THAT MY MAKE AND MODEL YEAR WAS NOT COVERED. I EXPRESSED MY CONCERN ABOUT THE STRONG GAS FUMES SMELL AND THE POSSIBILITY OF AN EXPLOSION IN MY GARAGE SHOULD A SPARK OR FLAME IGNITE THE FUMES. THEY DID NOT SEEM TO CARE AND TOLD ME IF I WAS A LOYAL CUSTOMER MAYBE THEY COULD DO MORE. I TOLD THEM THAT I SURE DIDN'T THINK THEIR RESPONSE TO ME WAS ANY WAY TO CREATE LOYALTY. I'M REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THIS BUT SO FAR, MERCEDES HAS BASICALLY TOLD ME THEY WILL NOT HELP. PLEASE HELP!! SINCERELY, [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: SEAT BELTS

May 20, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10872563
Consumer Location: PARKER, CO
VIN: WDBTK65J95F****

Summary of Complaint

AT APPROXIMATELY 74,000 MILES THE FRONT DRIVERS SIDE SEAT BELT ELECTRIC EXTENDER WENT IN AND OUT 6 SIX TIMES UNCONTROLLABLY, THEN IN THE RETRACTED POSITION FAILED ALL TOGETHER, WHILE THE SEAT BELT ITSELF REMAINED IN THE SLACK POSITION AND WOULD NOT RETRACT. THIS MALFUNCTION LEFT THE FRONT DRIVERS SEAT BELT USELESS, A HUGE SAFETY RISK AND VIOLATES COLORADO SEAT BELT LAW. THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF DOCUMENTED COMPLAINTS IN MULTIPLE MODEL AND YEARS OF THE SAME ISSUE WITH MERCEDES BENZ SEAT BELTS AS PUBLISHED ONLINE. THE LOCAL MERCEDES BENZ DEALER STATES THIS IS NOT A CONSUMER SERVICEABLE ITEM, AND MERCEDES BENZ SERVICE BULLETIN PASSES OFF THEIR MANUFACTURER DEFECT AS THE CONSUMERS FAULT FOR "SOILING THE SEAT BELT AND NOT KEEPING IT CLEAN" WHICH IS RUBBISH. MERCEDES BENZ DEALER QUOTE TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE SEAT BELT SYSTEM FRONT DRIVER SIDE ONLY, $900.00. FRONT PASSENGER SIDE STARTING TO MALFUNCTION, REAR PASSENGER SIDE NOT FULLY RETRACTING WHEN EXITING THE VEHICLE. THE LOCAL DEALER DID NOT OFFER A LOANER CAR AS I HAD TO WAIT TWO WEEKS FOR THEM TO "SCHEDULE ME IN" FOR THE REPAIR, THUS DRIVING AN UNSAFE VEHICLE DURING THE TWO WEEK WAITING PERIOD.

Components: AIR BAGS

May 25, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10722288
Consumer Location: BOXFORD, MA
VIN: WDBTK75G15T****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 MERCEDES BENZ CLK500. WHEN THE IGNITION WAS TURNED TO THE ON POSITION, A MESSAGE READING "THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE SRS, SEE A MECHANIC SOON" ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL CONTINUOUSLY. THE FAILURE RECURRED NUMEROUS TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 46,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SERVICE BRAKES

February 20, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10689619
Consumer Location: BOWIE, MD
VIN: WDBUF26J35A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 MERCEDES BENZ CLK320. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT 70 MPH, THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS APPLIED BUT THE BRAKES FAILED TO RESPOND. IN ADDITION, THE ABS WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE SENSOTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 133,680.

Components: SEATS

October 15, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10680977
Consumer Location: LAMBERTVILLE, NJ
VIN: WDBTJ65JX5F****

Summary of Complaint

SRS LIGHT ON DIAGNOSIS FAULTY FRONT SEAT SENSOR AND CONTROL UNIT. SRS THEREFORE NO LONGER WORKING. THIS IS THE THIRD ONE OF THESE I HAVE HAD THAT HAS HAD THIS FAULT ALL ON MERCEDES. EXTREME SAFETY ISSUE THAT IS REPETITIVE AND CONTINUOUS. ISSUE NEEDS TO BE LOOKED INTO IMMEDIATELY! *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

June 14, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10669815
Consumer Location: LONGWOOD, FL
VIN: WDBTK75G55T****

Summary of Complaint

PULLED INTO THE DRIVEWAY ONE EVENING AND NOTICED A STRONG FUEL SMELL. USING A FLASHLIGHT, FOUND A DRIP COMING FROM UNDER THE PASSENGER SIDE REAR OF THE CAR. THE NEXT MORNING A LARGE GAS STAIN WAS APPARENT UNDER THE CAR, BUT THE DRIP HAD STOPPED. STARTED THE CAR AND THE GAS LEAK BEGAN AGAIN. DROPPED THE PANELS UNDER THE CAR AND THE LEAK IS COMING FROM THE TANK. THE VEHICLE IS NOW AT A DEALERSHIP AND THEY CLAIM THE TANK IS CRACKED. *TR

Components: SEAT BELTS

October 21, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10651136
Consumer Location: CHAGRIN FALLS, OH
VIN: WDBTJ65F165****

Summary of Complaint

SEAT BELT EXTENDED WITHOUT TENSION AND CONTINUED TO RELEASE. SO THE DRIVER SIDE SEAT BELT WAS OF NO FUNCTIONAL USE. BROUGHT TO MERCEDES SERVICE, REPLACED ENTIRE SEAT-BELT AND RETRACTION SYSTEM. WAS TOLD THE WHEEL THAT RETRACTS THE BELT IS DEFECTIVE. SEEMS LIKE A REAL SAFETY ISSUE, MAYBE WHEN SOMEONE NEEDS THERE BELT, THIS WILL OCCUR, AND THE RESULT WILL NOT BE A SERVICE CALL, THIS SHOULD BE FIXED BY MERCEDES... *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

September 12, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10649422
Consumer Location: HENDERSONVILLE, TN
VIN: WDBTK65G75T****

Summary of Complaint

SRS LIGHT APPEARED AND WE TOOK VEHICLE INTO DEALERSHIP AND WERE TOLD THE PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG WAS DEFECTIVE AND HAD TO BE REPLACED. WE HAD THE REPAIR DONE ON 10/03/14. WE THOUGHT THE MANUFACTURER SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS SAFETY ISSUE SINCE THE VEHICLE IS LESS THAN 10 YEARS OLD. THE DEALERSHIP SAID IT WAS NOT AND THE REPAIR CHARGES WERE PAID BY US. WONDERING IF THIS VEHICLE SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE NATIONAL RECALL FOR DEFECTIVE AIRBAGS. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

September 12, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10483657
Consumer Location: MANCHESTER, MA
VIN: WDBTK75J75F****

Summary of Complaint

RIGHT FRONT XENON HEADLAMP BALLAST FAILED CAUSING HEADLAMP TO NOT ILLUMINATE, AFTER THIS PART WAS REPLACED SHORTLY AFTER THE XENON IGNITER FAILED THUS CAUSING HEADLAMP TO NOT ILLUMINATE AGAIN. A COUPLE OF MONTHS LATER NOW THE LEFT HEADLAMP HAS FAILED. THE BALLAST HAS NOW FAILED ON THIS LIGHT AS WELL. THE HEADLAMPS ARE SO UNRELIABLE IT IS UNSAFE TO DRIVE AT NIGHT. *TR

Components: STEERING POWER TRAIN EXTERIOR LIGHTING

July 26, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10475964
Consumer Location: BELLFLOWER, CA
VIN: WDBTJ75J45F****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING AT 35 MPH CAR BEGAN TO STALL AND LOSE POWER, CAR EVENTUALLY GAINED POWER AND ACCELERATION, ONCE DRIVING SLOWER THE CAR LOST POWER AGAIN AND CUT COMPLETELY OFF AFTER ALL LIGHTS ON DASH BOARD CAME ON. SELLING DEALER STATED THEY FIXED THE PROBLEM WHICH WAS A SENSOR BUT THE CAR IS NOW LOSING POWER AGAIN ONE MONTH LATER. THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR LIGHTING ALWAYS FLICKER UPON STARTING THE VEHICLE. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

September 05, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10475081
Consumer Location: GARDEN RIDGE, TX
VIN: WDBTK65G15T****

Summary of Complaint

THE SRS LIGHT CAME ON ONCE BEFORE LIKE 6 MONTHS BACK, AND THE MECHANIC CLEARED THE CODE. THIS LIGHT CAME BACK ON SEPT 5, 2012. THE MERCEDES DEALER TOLD ME THAT THERE ARE 2 FAULT CODES: 1. 900B - PASSENGER SIDE SEAT BELT BUCKLE 2. 9243 - PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG IGNITION SQUIB THIS CAR HAS ONLY CLOSE TO 37,000 MILES. AND THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE WITH AIRBAGS WILL NOT DEPLOY IN ACCIDENTS. THIS CAR HAS NEVER BEEN IN ANY ACCIDENTS AND IS IN PRISTINE CONDITION. I VERY STRONGLY FEEL THIS IS POOR WORKMANSHIP BY MERCEDES AND THEY SHOULD HAVE A RECALL TO FIX THIS AS THIS RELATES TO SAFETY. *TR

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