2004 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK-CLASS VIN: WDBTK65G54T011904

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Condition
Unknown
Damage
Collision
Title
Clear

VIN WDBTK65G54T011904 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

2004

Plant City

OSNABRÜCK

Series

CLK320A

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

GERMANY

Body Class

Convertible/Cabriolet

Doors

2

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)

3200.00

Displacement (CI)

195.275981103143

Displacement (L)

3.20

Engine Power (kW)

160.325500

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Engine Brake (hp) From

215.00

Pretensioner

Yes

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver & Passenger)

Knee Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver & Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st & 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

2004 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%

2004 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
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
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 WDBTK65G54T011904

Components: SEAT BELTS SEATS

November 26, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10251423
Consumer Location: SHERMAN OAKS, CA
VIN: WDBTK65G54T****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES BENZ CLK320. WHEN THE CONTACT SAT DOWN AND STARTED THE VEHICLE, THE ARM EXTENDERS CAME FORWARD AND THE SEAT BELT DID NOT MOVE AS A RESULT. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT NEW ARM EXTENDERS WERE NEEDED. WHEN THE VEHICLE IS TURNED OFF, THE ARM EXTENDERS STAY IN ONE PLACE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE MAY BE ELECTRICAL. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 30,155. UPDATED 01/08/09 *BF THE CONSUMER STATED THE PROBLEM WAS FIXED AT A REPAIR SHOP. THE REPAIRMAN HAD TO PULL THE SEAT BELT RETRACTORS APART TO GET IT TO OPERATE. UPDATED 01/09/09. *JB

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

January 25, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11302271
Consumer Location: TEMECULA, CA
VIN: WDBTJ65J54F****

Summary of Complaint

THE AIRBAGS DEPLOYED ON THEIR OWN WITHOUT A COLLISION. I WAS DRIVING 30 MPH ON A RESIDENTIAL STREET WITH ROADS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WHEN ALL THE SUDDEN THE STEERING WHEEL AND PASSENGER DASH AIRBAGS WENT OFF OUT OF N O WHERE.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 10, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11064321
Consumer Location: ELLICOTT CITY, MD
VIN: WDBTJ75J64F****

Summary of Complaint

STRONG GAS SMELL FROM REAR SEAT WHENEVER GAS FILLED UP.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 27, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11057004
Consumer Location: PAPILLION, NE
VIN: WDBTK75G14T****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR AFTER FUELING LEAKS A VERY STRONG FUEL SMELL ENTERS MY CAR. THE STRONG FUEL VAPOR WILL REMAIN UNTIL THE TANK GETS BELOW 3/4. IT WILL BE THERE WHETHER IT IS IN MOTION, STATIONARY, OR AT IDLE. MY ENTIRE GARAGE WILL SMELL OF FUEL DURING THIS TIME WHEN THE TANK IS FULL. I KNOW MERCEDES RECALLED THE E CLASS FUEL TANK BECAUSE OF THIS SAME ISSUE. MY CLK500 IS THE SAME AS THE E CLASS BUT THE CONVERTIBLE VERSION. THESE ARE DANGEROUS FAULTY TANKS THAT NEED TO BE RECALLED IN EVERY VEHICLE THEY INSTALLED THEM IN.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE VISIBILITY/WIPER

January 09, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10944180
Consumer Location: VISALIA, CA
VIN: WDBTK65G74T****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON , WINDSHIELD WIPERS STOPPED WORKING, DRIVERS SIDE WINDOW STOPPED WORKING, MULTIPLE ERROR LIGHTS, ON MULTIPLE DATES.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 14, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10909539
Consumer Location: AUGUSTA, GA
VIN: WDBTK65G24T****

Summary of Complaint

ON O AROUND SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 I FUELED THIS AUTO I RECENTLY PURCHASED AS A SECOND CAR. MY GARAGE BEGAN TO WREAK HEAVILY OF GASOLINE. MY HOME IS TOTALLY ELECTRIC AND I HAVE NO GAS POWERED ITEMS IN THERE. MY OTHER VEHICLE NEVER SMELLS AND I HAVE HAD IT 2 YEARS. I REMOVED THE MB AND THE SMELL NO LONGER EXISTED, ELIMINATING ANY OTHER SOURCE. I RESEARCHED THIS COMPLAINT ON THE INTERNET AND WAS SHOCKED AT THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS IGNORED AND THE OBVIOUS IMPENDING DANGERS. THIS CAR HAD ONLY 68000 MILES AND SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN SERVICED FREQUENTLY PER CAR FAX. PER INTERNET COMPLAINTS THIS TRAVESTY WAS NEVER RECOGNIZED B MBUSA AND OWNERS WERE LEFT HOLDING THE LEMON AND DEALERS GOT AWAY AS WELL. I AM CONCERNED BECAUSE I DO NOT KNOW WHAT ELSE IS CONNECTED TO THIS FUEL DILEMMA! I KNOW THE DANGERS AND I DO NOT WANT IT TO ERUPT IN FIRE AND DESTROY ME, MY HOUSE NOR MY NEW PORSCHE! THIS SEEMS COSTLY AND AN ACCIDENT AWAITING TO HAPPEN. I CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHY OTHERS WITH DOCUMENTED PROBLEMS ON THE INTERNET HAVE NOT REGISTERED A COMPLAINT WITH YOU. I AM APPALLED AND CHAGRINED AT MBUSA FOR ALLOWING THIS PROBLEM TO EXIST. I WILL BE CONTACTING EVERY ONE I AM ABLE TO REGARDING THE SERIOUS AND EMINENT DANGER OF THIS FUEL LINE MALADY.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 14, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10885068
Consumer Location: DAVIE, FL
VIN: WDBTJ75J44F****

Summary of Complaint

AFTER FILLING FUEL TANK STRONG SMELL OF GASOLINE. OTHER COMPLAINTS OF THIS NATURE IN YOUR SYSTEM. RECALL ALREADY ISSUED FOR OTHER MODEL MERCEDES BENZ WITH SAME ISSUE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 09, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10861476
Consumer Location: NASHVILLE, TN
VIN: WDBTK65G14T****

Summary of Complaint

THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION HAS DEVELOPED A CONDITION THAT CAUSES THE TRANSMISSION TO SHIFT VERY ROUGHLY AT LOW SPEEDS. THIS SHIFTING CAUSES THE VEHICLE TO JERK AND STUTTER WHEN DOWN SHIFTING OR SHIFTING FROM 1ST OR 2ND GEAR. I HAVE HAD A TRANSMISSION SERVICE, REPLACEMENT TRANSMISSION, REPLACEMENT RADIATOR ALL INSTALLED TO NO AVAIL. THE CONDITION IS AT BEST A NUISANCE, AND AT ITS WORST A SAFETY CONCERN. THIS ROUGH SHIFTING OCCURS IN THE LOWER GEARS, AND AT LOWER SPEEDS.

Components: SEAT BELTS

September 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10794424
Consumer Location: LANCASTER, PA
VIN: WDBTK75G64T****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES BENZ CLK500. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE SEAT BELT FAILED TO RESTRAIN WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS ENGAGED AND THE SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM WARNING LIGHT REMAINED ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER TO BE DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 121,000.

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

March 02, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10734393
Consumer Location: ARLINGTON, VA
VIN: WDBTJ75J54F****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE SHOW AN SRS LIGHT ISSUE ON THE DASHBOARD, I TOOK THE VEHICLE MANY TIMES TO TYSON'S CORNER, VA MERCEDEZ BENZ DEALERSHIP TO FIGURE WHAT WAS THE PROBLEM, AND THE DEALERSHIP WAS UNABLE TO FIND THE ISSUE. AFTER A LOT OF INVESTIGATION I FOUND OUT IT MAY BE THE SEATBELT BUCKLES, OR THE CHILD RECOGNITION EMULATOR WHICH ARE GIVING AND ISSUE. IF HE SRS LIGHT IS ON THE AIRBAGS WILL NOT DEPLOY IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT.

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 25, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10621264
Consumer Location: ALHAMBRA, CA
VIN: WDBTJ65J34F****

Summary of Complaint

WE WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT A COMPLAINT. WE OWN A 2004 CLK320 WHICH HAS PRESENTED WITH CONTINUING PROBLEMS. WHEN WE PURCHASED THE VEHICLE, THE REAR AXLE ALIGNMENT WAS DEFECTIVE IN WHICH REQUIRED REALIGNMENT AND REAR TIRE REPLACEMENT. AT 21,937 MILES THE CAR PRESENTED WITH TRANSMISSION SHIFTING PROBLEMS. THE CAR WOULD JERK/STALL WHILE BEING DRIVEN. IT WAS VERY DANGEROUS AS IT WAS DIFFICULT TO MERGE WITH TRAFFIC, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE FELT WE WERE GOING TO GET REAR-ENDED AND CAUSE AN ACCIDENT. THE MERCEDES-BENZ DEALER SERVICE DEPARTMENT DIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM WHICH REQUIRED THE TRANSMISSION TO BE FLUSHED. THEN AGAIN AT 28,714 MILES THE VEHICLE PRESENTED WITH RECURRING TRANSMISSION SHIFTING PROBLEMS, JERKING & STALLING.. WE SCHEDULED A MERCEDES-BENZ DEPARTMENT SERVICE AND THE DIAGNOSES WAS TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE TRANSMISSION REPLACE AT OVER $9,000. WE REQUESTED THAT MERCEDES-BENZ OF AMERICA REPLACE OR ASSIST US WITH THE REPAIR OF THE VEHICLE AT NO COST TO US THE CUSTOMER SINCE THE VEHICLE IS A "LEMON". THE MERCEDES BENZ REPRESENTATIVE SAID THAT HE WOULD CONTACT THE DEALER AND GET BACK TO US WITHIN 24 HOURS. WE NEVER HEARD BACK FROM HIM EVEN AFTER LEAVING NUMEROUS VOICE MAIL MESSAGES. WE HAVE SEARCHED ONLINE AND FOUND NUMEROUS SIMILAR TRANSMISSION COMPLAINTS. THIS PROBLEM IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND IS A SAFETY ISSUE AND MERCEDES-BENZ SHOULD RECALL THIS VEHICLE. *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

June 13, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10561301
Consumer Location: JOHNS CREEK, GA
VIN: WDBTK75G54T****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES BENZ CLK500. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHENEVER HE WOULD REFUEL, THERE WAS A STRONG OVERWHELMING FUEL ODOR COMING FROM INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN DEALER WHERE TIT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FUEL TANK NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE PROBLEM. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 82,000.

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

May 15, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10513150
Consumer Location: PASADENA, TX
VIN: WDBTJ65J34F****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES BENZ CLK320. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 65 MPH, THE DRIVER'S SIDE SEAT BELT FAILED WHILE THE SRS PANEL WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE FAILURE RECURRED ON THREE SEPARATE OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED AND THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 38,000. *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 04, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10509220
Consumer Location: MYRTLE BEACH, SC
VIN: WDBTK75G34T****

Summary of Complaint

BOUGHT CAR IN SEPT. 2012. STARTED TO NOTICE FUEL SMELL AFTER FILL UPS. GETTING WORSE, AND CHECKED FUEL SENDING UNIT ON TOP OF TANK. PUDDLE OF FUEL ON TOP OF SENDING UNIT. *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

June 15, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10503648
Consumer Location: HENDERSON, NV
VIN: WDBTK75G04T****

Summary of Complaint

I SMELLED GASOLINE WHEN MY TWO CARS WERE PARKED IN THE GARAGE. THIS OCCURRED ONLY AFTER FILLING THE GAS TANKS (NO TOPPING OFF.) I THOUGHT IT WAS MY 2010 MBZ BUT THE DEALER CHECKED AND FOUND NO PROBLEM. I HAD MY 2004 MBZ CHECKED. THE DEALER TOLD ME I NEEDED A NEW GAS TANK, BECAUSE IT WAS LEAKING. MY CAR HAS 80K MILES AND LOOKS NEW; GARAGED, SERVICED AND NEVER IN AN ACCIDENT AND HAS NO LEAKS. A NEW GAS CAP DID NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM. OVER THREE QUARTERS OF A TANK DOES NOT EMIT ANY ODOR, SO I DON'T FILL THE TANK COMPLETELY. I FEEL THE FUMES COULD BE A SAFETY HAZARD INSIDE A GARAGE CONTAINING A HOT WATER HEATER. *TR

Components: SEAT BELTS

September 07, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10475169
Consumer Location: LUTZ, FL
VIN: WDBTJ75J74F****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES CLK500. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DRIVER'S SIDE SEAT BELT FAILED TO RETRACT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 78,000.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

November 01, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10445717
Consumer Location: FORT WAYNE, IN
VIN: WDBTK75G44T****

Summary of Complaint

STRONG SMELL OF GAS FUMES AT REAR WHEEL WELL AREA WHEN FUEL TANK IS FILLED. DEALER FOUND FUEL LEAKING FROM THE TOP OF THE FUEL SENDING UNIT AND WAS FILLING THE RECESSED AREA ON TOP OF FUEL TANK WITH GAS. THE DEALER SAID THAT THE PLASTIC SENDING UNIT HAS A SMALL CRACK OR PIN HOLE AND WOULD HAVE TO BE REPLACED. I FOUND ON THE MERCEDES BENZ USER BLOG THAT OTHER CLK OWNERS HAD SIMILAR ISSUES. I CONTACTED MERCEDES BENZ USA AND FILED A COMPLAINT STATING THIS IS A FIRE HAZARD. THEY SAID THAT THEY COULD NOT ASSIST ME WITH THIS PROBLEM SINCE THE VEHICLE OUT OF WARRANTY. I FEEL THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE AND SHOULD BE TAKEN CARE OF BY MERCEDES BENZ. *TR

Components: SEAT BELTS

December 19, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10440867
Consumer Location: LOUISVILLE, KY
VIN: WDBTJ65J14F****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES BENZ CLK. THE CONTACT STATED THE FRONT DRIVER'S SIDE SHOULDER SEAT BELT RETRACTOR FAILED TO OPERATE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHO INFORMED THE SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 111,000.

Components: SEATS

September 01, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10425323
Consumer Location: CHARLOTTE, NC
VIN: WDBTK76G24T****

Summary of Complaint

THE DRIVER'S HEATED SEAT OVERHEATED AND MELTED MY SHIRT TAG. THE LEATHER RIPPED AND THE FOAM UNDER THE LEATHER HAS DEFORMED. IF I HADN'T HAVE TURNED IT OFF IT SURELY WOULD'VE CAUGHT ON FIRE. IT WAS UNBEARABLY HOT. THIS OCCURRED WITH ONLY 23000 MILES ON THE CAR. *TR

Components: SEAT BELTS

April 12, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10402076
Consumer Location: HOUSTON, TX
VIN: WDBTJ65J64F****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES BENZ CLK320. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE AUTOMATIC SEAT BELT WEBBING WOULD NOT RETRACT. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT AUTO SHOP AND AN AUTHORIZED DEALER AND THEY BOTH STATED THAT THE SEAT BEAT ASSEMBLY WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE PROBLEM. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 150,000. UPDATED 07/13/11*LJ

Components: POWER TRAIN

October 01, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10381946
Consumer Location: SCHAUMBURG, IL
VIN: WDBTJ75J43F****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING ON A BUSY STREET WHEN THE MERCEDES BENZ STARTED JERKING. AFTER STOPPING AT A RED LIGHT, I COULD NOT GET THE CAR TO ACCELERATE PAST 2ND GEAR; THUS, I WAS DRIVING ON A STREET WITH A 45 MPH SPEED LIMIT AT LESS THAN 20 MPH. THEN, AS I WAS CROSSING AN INTERSECTION, THE CAR FINALLY STALLED. LUCKILY, BECAUSE IT WAS AN INTERSECTION, THE ONCOMING CARS MANEUVERED AROUND ME. AFTER TURNING THE IGNITION, IT STARTED UP AGAIN, AND I WAS ABLE TO DRIVE IT INTO A PARKING LOT (ONCE AGAIN, NOT PAST 2ND GEAR). I TOWED THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALERSHIP, AND THEY HAVE INFORMED ME THAT THE RADIATOR LEAKED FLUID INTO THE TRANSMISSION; AS A RESULT, THE TRANSMISSION, THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL UNIT, AND THE TORQUE CONVERTER ARE ALL DAMAGED AND NEEDS REPLACEMENT. I BELIEVE THAT THE FAULT LIES ON MERCEDES TO REPLACE THE DAMAGED PARTS DUE TO THEIR KNOWLEDGE THAT THERE WAS A POTENTIALLY FAULTY RADIATOR INSTALLED IN THEIR VEHICLES. IT IS DANGEROUS TO DRIVE ON A BUSY STREET OR HIGHWAY ONLY TO HAVE THE CAR SUDDENLY STOP OPERATING. I HAD NO IDEA THAT THERE WAS POTENTIALLY SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE CAR UNTIL THIS INCIDENT. I HAVE RESEARCHED THIS ISSUE SINCE THE INCIDENT AND HAVE DISCOVERED THAT THIS HAS HAPPENED TO NUMEROUS PEOPLE. PLEASE HELP US. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

May 14, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10351843
Consumer Location: MORAGA, CA
VIN: WDBTJ65J34F****

Summary of Complaint

AFTER STOPPING AT A RED LIGHT, I WENT THRU THE STREET AND GOING LESS THAN 25 MPH AND IN LESS THAN 100 YARDS DROVE DIRECTLY INTO AN OVERHEAD LIGHT STANDARD IN A MEDIAN STRIP. I DON'T KNOW TO THIS DAY WHAT HAPPENED. I TOLD MY AUTO INSURANCE COMPANY (HARTFORD- AARP) THAT I MUST HAVE COUGHED AND MY EYES CLOSED CAUSING ME TO RUN INTO THE LIGHT. TO THIS DAY I AM NOT SURE WHAT HAPPENED, .DID I RUN INTO THE LIGHT STANDARD AND THE AIR BAGS DEPLOYED OF DID THE AIRBAGS DEPLOY AND CAUSE ME TO RUN INTO THE LIGHT STANDARD? MY WIFE THINKS THAT THE FRONT AIR BAGS DEPLOYED WHICH CAUSED ME TO RUN INTO THE LIGHT STANDARD.MY WIFE NOR I FELT NO IMPACT OF ANY TYPE PRIOR TO THE AIRBAGS DEPLOYING, EG DID NOT NOTICE RUNNING INTO A CURB OR ANYTHING ELSE. THIS HAPPENED IN MAY OF 2009 BUT THERE JUST WAS AN ARTICLE IN OUR LOCAL PAPER WHERE THE READER WAS WRITING ABOUT AN UNEXPLAINED AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT WITHOUT ANY IMPACT IN THEIR MERCEDES I AM SURE MERCEDES BENZ WOULD DENY ANY BLAME FOR MY QUESTIONABLE DEPLOYMENT OF MY AIRBAG. I WOULD LIKE THIS INCIDENT ON RECORD. MY CLK 320 WITH LESS THAN 25,000 MILES AND GOING LESS THAN 25 MPH WAS TOTALED AND WE HAD TO REPLACE THE VEHICLE. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

April 22, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10327902
Consumer Location: PHOENIX, AZ
VIN: WDBTJ75J44F****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES BENZ CLK500. THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED IN A GARAGE WHEN THE CONTACT SMELLED FUEL AND NOTICED THAT THE FUEL PUMP WAS LEAKING FUEL. THE FUEL PUMP WAS LEAKING UNDERNEATH THE REAR SEAT WHICH WAS WHERE ITS LOCATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO REPLACED THE FUEL PUMP ON BOTH THE LEFT AND RIGHT SIDE. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE APPROXIMATELY 70,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 20, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10307825
Consumer Location: FLORHAM PARK, NJ
VIN: WDBTJ65J84F****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES BENZ CLK320. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED ON THE DASHBOARD. WHEN SHE HAD THE VEHICLE INSPECTED ON TWO DIFFERENT OCCASIONS, IT FAILED INSPECTION SINCE THE LIGHT WAS ON. SHE TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A REPAIR SHOP AND WAS TOLD THAT THE SECONDARY AIR INJECTION SYSTEM WAS THE CAUSE FOR THE FAILURE. A MECHANIC INFORMED HER OF RECALL 08V303000, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM BUT WHEN SHE CALLED THE MANUFACTURER; SHE WAS TOLD THAT HER VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED. AT THE TIME OF THE COMPLAINT, THE SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED AND THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 87,000. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 80,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

June 15, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10276470
Consumer Location: FESTUS, MO
VIN: WDBTK65G24T****

Summary of Complaint

MY VOLTAGE REGULATOR WENT OUT IN MY BENZ. IT SURGED AND DESTROYED OTHER COMPONENTS OF MY VEHICLE. NOT TOO MENTION THAT THIS IS HIGHLY IN SAFE. I RESEARCHED ON LINE, AND MERCEDES BENZ HAD DONE A VOLUNTARY RECALL, BUT THEY ARE NOT ACKNOWLEDGING THE ISSUE NOW, AND ARE DENYING IT. THEY SAY MY VIN DOESN'T MATCH, AND I QUESTIONED THERE INTEGRITY. THIS IS SUCH A DANGEROUS ISSUE, AND I HAVE A TWO YEAR OLD SON THAT MUST RIDE IN THIS CARE. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME. THEY KNOW THE PROBLEM EXISTS, AND IT IS DANGEROUS, BUT REFUSE TO FIX IT- NOW THAT IS UNDER OWNERSHIP. (AP) DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG SAID THURSDAY IT IS RECALLING SOME 1.3 MILLION MERCEDES-BENZ CARS WORLDWIDE TO FIX PROBLEMS WITH THEIR ALTERNATORS AND BATTERIES. THE GERMAN-U.S. AUTO MAKER SAID IT WILL CHECK THE VOLTAGE REGULATOR IN THE ALTERNATOR ON SIX- AND EIGHT-CYLINDER MODELS AND REPLACE THE REGULATOR IF NEEDED. IT SAID IT WOULD INSTALL BATTERY CONTROL SOFTWARE ON THE E-CLASS AND CLS-CLASS MODELS BUILT FROM JANUARY 2002-JANUARY 2005. THE COMPANY ALSO SAID THE BRAKING SYSTEM ON THE E, SL AND CLS-CLASS MADE SINCE JUNE 2001 WOULD BE UPDATED. THE COMPANY SAID THE RECALL WAS PART OF ITS EFFORT TO IMPROVE ITS RENEWED EMPHASIS ON ITS CARS AND IS NOTIFYING ITS CUSTOMERS IN WRITING OF THE RECALL. THE COMPANY HAS SET UP A HOT LINE FOR EUROPEAN CUSTOMERS AT 800-1-777-7777. IN THE UNITED STATES, CUSTOMERS CAN CALL 1-800-FOR-MERC. *TR

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

May 07, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10268261
Consumer Location: IRVINE, CA
VIN: WDBTK75G04T****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2004 MBZ 500 CABRIOLET STOPPED RUNNING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD WITHOUT WARNING. IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN SERVICED REGULARLY AND THERE WERE NO PROBLEMS. IT WAS IN RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC IN IRVINE CA. TOWED TO AUTHORIZED REPAIR SHOP- CRANKSHAFT ELECTRONIC SENSOR SHUT VEHICLE DOWN. COULD HAVE CAUSED A MAJOR ACCIDENT. LESS THAN 48K MILES ON CAR. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SEAT BELTS

April 09, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10265466
Consumer Location: DALE CITY, VA
VIN: WDBTJ65J44F****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES BENZ CLK320. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE SEAT BELT INDICATOR IS ILLUMINATED, WHICH MEANS THE SRS NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. THE FAILURE PREVENTS THE SEAT BELT FROM LOCKING PROPERLY. THERE IS ALSO A TELE-AIDE INDICATOR FLASHING IN THE CENTER OF THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBERS 03V534000 (SEAT BELTS) AND 08V303000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). THE CONTACT WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REPAIR COSTS. THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN AT THE REPAIR SHOP FOR THE PAST TWO DAYS. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 23,000. UPDATED 05/06/09. *LJ UPDATED 05/07/09.*JB

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

December 07, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10211829
Consumer Location: OAK PARK, CA
VIN: WDBTK65G84T****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER LATCH BROKE AND DOOR WOULD NOT HOLD CLOSED . MB FIXED THIS. NOW THE SAME THING HAPPENED TO THE DRIVERS SIDE. WHILE DRIVING THE DOOR CAME OPEN AND WOULD NOT LATCH SHUT. COULD HAVE CAUSED SEVERE INJURY. I HAD TO DRIVE THE CAR TO MB WHILE HOLDING DOOR CLOSED. THEY WOULD NOT COVER THIS ISSUE. *TR

Components: TIRES

March 04, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10185625
Consumer Location: STUDIO CITY, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

KEYES MERCEDES BENZ SOLD ME A VEHICLE ,CLK 320, WITH DEFECTIVE TIRES , AND WAS UNWILLING TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM. *AK

Components: EQUIPMENT

March 15, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10155791
Consumer Location: WOODMERE, NY
VIN: WDBTJ75J34F****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE USING THE CUP HOLDER ON MY 2004 MERCEDEZ BENZ CLK VIN [XXX] COFFEE SPILLED AND CAUSED THE RADIO AND A/C UNIT TO MALFUNCTION. THIS RESULTED IN ALMOST $2,000 IN REPAIR COSTS. THE CUP HOLDER IN THE VEHICLE IS PLACED DIRECTLY ABOVE THE RADIO AND A/C CONTROLS. I KNOW THAT MERCEDES HAD PROBLEMS IN THE PAST WITH THE SLK MODELS WITH SPILLS CAUSING THE ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION TO SHORT OUT. BASED ON THE DESIGN OF THE CUP HOLDER IS WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO PREVENT SPILLING WHEN FACED WITH A SUDDEN STOP OR A HOLE IN THE ROAD. I REQUESTED THE REPAIR TO BE COVERED BY MERCEDES BENZ BUT THEY REFUSED TO HONOR MY REQUEST. SINCE THE DESIGN IS SO FLAWED, AND THE DAMAGE TO ELECTONIC EQUIPMENT SO FORESEEABLE IT IS WRONG TO DO THIS TO CONSUMERS. *NM UPDATED 07/16/2012 *JS INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

Components: TIRES

February 18, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10117970
Consumer Location: ROUND ROCK, TX
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

SPARE TIRE FOLDS OVER WHEN INSTALLED IN A TURN UNDER 55 MPH LEAVING CAR EXTREMLY UNSTABLE. *AK

Components: POWER TRAIN

April 04, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10116614
Consumer Location: HIGHLAND PARK, IL
VIN: WDBTK76G64T****

Summary of Complaint

ON MONDAY, APRIL 4TH, I WAS DRIVING MY 2004 CLK55 CONVERTIBLE TO MY OFFICE, GOING 55 MPH AND LOST ALL POWER. I ATTEMPTED TO PUT THE CAR INTO NEUTRAL AND THE CAR GOING AGAIN, WITH NO SUCCESS. I WAS ABLE TO PULL OVER ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, AND THEN DRIVE A FEW MILES PER HOUR TO GET TO A SAFE PLACE OFF OF THE HIGHWAY. THE DEALER IS TELLING ME THAT THE TORQUE CONVERTER AND THE TRANSMISSION ARE BROKEN. THE TORQUE CONVERTER PART HAS BEEN ORDERED FROM GERMANY, AND IT IS ON BACKORDER FOR THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES. HAD THIS HAPPENED IN OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES, IT COULD HAVE LED TO A LIFE THREATENING ACCIDENT. I AM WRITING THIS LETTER TO YOU TO MAKE YOU FORMALLY AWARE OF THE PROBLEM, AND TO PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING TO OTHER INDIVIDUALS. I AM THE PRESIDENT OF A $2 BILLION MEDICAL DEVICE COMPANY, AND HAD SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENED IN OUR BUSINESS WITH AN OPERATING ROOM PRODUCT, OR ANY CRITICAL DEVICE, WE WOULD BE OBLIGED TO IMMEDIATE FULLY INVESTIGATE AND NOTIFY THE FDA IF A RECALL WAS NECESSARY. *AK

Components: POWER TRAIN SEAT BELTS

June 07, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10106935
Consumer Location: SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA
VIN: WDBTK75G84T****

Summary of Complaint

THE SEAT BELT RETRACTOR WAS REPLACED TWICE. THE SEAT BELT MECHANISM ARM MALFUNCTIONED. ALSO, TRANSMISSION WAS SERVICED FOR LEAKING FLUID, AND NOT CHANGING GEARS.*AK

Components: AIR BAGS

August 17, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10101418
Consumer Location: KENNESAW, GA
VIN: WDBTK65G74T****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT. THE IMPACT WAS SO SEVERE THAT THE ENTIRE FRONT GRILL AND BUMPER WERE RIPPED OFF. THERE WAS DAMAGE ON EVERY SIDE OF THE VEHICLE. ONLY THE RIGHT REAR AIR BAG DEPLOYED. *NM *SC

MERCEDES-BENZ CLK-CLASS Sold

mercedes-benz clk-class 1999 vin wdblk65g3xt026986
1999 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK-CLASS Collision Unknown
WDBLK65G3XT026986
mercedes-benz clk-class 1999 vin wdblj70g8xf068536
1999 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK-CLASS Normal Run & Drive
WDBLJ70G8XF068536
mercedes-benz clk-class 1999 vin wdblj70g7xf097042
1999 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK-CLASS Collision Unknown
WDBLJ70G7XF097042