2003 MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS VIN: WDBUF65J73A325228

TBD
Condition
Unknown
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN WDBUF65J73A325228 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

E-Class

Model Year

2003

Plant City

SINDELFINGEN

Series

E320

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)

3200.00

Displacement (CI)

195.275981103143

Displacement (L)

3.20

Engine Power (kW)

164.799700

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Engine Brake (hp) From

221.00

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

2003 MERCEDES-BENZ E-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%

2003 MERCEDES-BENZ E-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 WDBUF65J73A325228

Components: SEAT BELTS ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

July 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11228682
Consumer Location: HAMPTON, GA
VIN: WDBUF65J73A****

Summary of Complaint

CHECK ENGINE LIGHT GOES ON AND OFF FOR DAYS AT A TIME . BRAKE LIGHTS ON DASH STAY ON ALL THE TIME ABS WILL ALSO COME ON WHILE DRIVING AND MY CAR WILL STOP . I HAVE TO FORCE THE CAR INTO PARK ... PUMP MY BRAKES THE BREAKS MAKE A SOUND AND THEN THEY START WORKING AGAIN .... THERE IS A HUMMING NOICE WHEN I START MY CAR AS WELL AS THE SEAT BELT LIGHT GOES ON AND OFF EVEN WITH MY SEALS BELT ON.

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

February 22, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10958356
Consumer Location: DALLAS, TX
VIN: WDBUF65J73A****

Summary of Complaint

MERCEDES DEALER SAYS THAT MY VIN NUMBER IS NOT UNDER THIS RECALL. I BOUGHT THE CAR ON JULY 31,2009 AND THE RECALL FOR THE BRAKE PUMP CAME OUT IN OCTOBER 2009. I HAVE HAD THE CAR SERVICED AT THE SAME MERCEDES DEALER FOR 8 YEARS AND THEY HAVE NEVER TOLD ME ABOUT ANY RECALL. IS MY CAR COVERED UNDER THIS RECALL. I UNDERSTAND THERE IS A 10 YEARS LIMIT ON THE RECALL AND MERCEDES HAS BEEN REGULARLY SERVICING MY CAR SINCE YEAR 6 TO YEAR 10 I.E. @009 TO 2013 AND THEY HAVE NEVER MENTIONED ANY RECALLS IN ANY OF THE TIMES I HAVE HAD THE CAR SERVICED SINCE JULY 31, 2009.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

June 25, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10882170
Consumer Location: SOMERSET, NJ
VIN: WDBUF65J73A****

Summary of Complaint

SBC BRAKE UNIT WHICH CONTROL THE BRAKES JUST FAILED WHEN DRIVING ON HIGHWAY,VERY LIMITED BRAKING,VERY SCARY WHEN YOU ARE DRIVING 70MPH. I HAVE READ THAT THIS IS MAJOR ISSUE WITH MERCEDES BENZ ,SOME KIND OF PENALTY SHOULD BE ASSESSED TO THEM BECAUSE THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION. IT JUST COST ME 2380.73 TO GET MY CAR FIXED AND I UNDERSTAND THIS IS A PROBLEM THAT WILL KEEP HAPPENING OVER AND OVER AGAIN. HOPEFULLY IT'S A SITUATION THAT THE NTSB CAN LOOK INTO ABOUT THIS DEFECTED UNIT FROM MERCEDES BENZ. THANK YOU.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 02, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10679603
Consumer Location: EDMOND, OK
VIN: WDBUF65J73A****

Summary of Complaint

WE HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING FUMES OF GAS AFTER THE GAS TANK IS COMPLETELY FILLED. LATER THE CAR DEVELOPED ROUGH IDLING. WE TOOK THE CAR TO MERCEDES-BENZ OF OKLAHOMA CITY WHERE THE CAR HAS ALWAYS BEEN SERVICED FOR INSPECTION, THE DEALERSHIP KEPT THE CAR FOR FOUR DAYS. IN THE MEAN TIME WE RECEIVED A LETTER FROM MERCEDES-BENZ OF USA NOTIFYING US OF EXTENSION OF WARRANTY ON FUEL SYSTEM FOR UP TO 15 YEARS. WHEN WE ASKED THE DEALERSHIP ABOUT IT WE WERE TOLD THEY KNOW AND ARE FOLLOWING THE "BULLETIN" ISSUED BY THE COMPANY. INITIALLY WE WERE TOLD THERE WAS A LEAK ON THE TOP OF THE GAS TANK, HOWEVER THE CAR WAS RETURNED TO US BY REPLACING THE FUEL FILTER UNDER WARRANTY. THERE WAS NO PAPER WORK SO WE DON'T KNOW WHAT WAS ACTUALLY DIAGNOSED AND DONE. THE CAR IS STILL IDLING ROUGH, THE FUEL GAUGE IS NOT READING CORRECT (THOUGH THE TANK IS FULL, GAUGE SHOWS 1/4TH EMPTY). WE WILL TAKE THE CAR BACK TO THE MERCEDES DEALERSHIP TOMORROW. FUEL LEAK IS A SERIOUS MATTER, WE WISH THE COMPANY HAD TAKEN SERIOUS STEPS TO FIX IT AND HAD INFORMED THE CUSTOMERS OF THE ACTUAL PROBLEM. HOPE NHTSA WILL LOOK INTO THIS MATTER. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

January 24, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10678691
Consumer Location: RICHARDSON, TX
VIN: WDBUF65J73A****

Summary of Complaint

THIS VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH SENSOTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL THAT HAS A SERVICE THRESHOLD. WHEN THIS THRESHOLD IS REACHED THE BRAKE SYSTEM DEFAULTS TO NON POWER ASSISTED HYDRAULIC MODE TO THE FRONT WHEELS ONLY. THIS OCCURS WITHOUT ANY PRIOR WARNING AND RESULTS IN INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCE. I HAVE SENT A COPY OF THE MERCEDES SERVICE BULLETIN S142.46-P-0012A WHICH ADDRESSES THIS ISSUE. MERCEDES STOPPED INSTALLING THIS SYSTEM IN 2006. AT THE VERY LEAST, MERCEDES SHOULD ISSUE A MANDATORY RECALL TO INTERROGATE THESE VEHICLES WITH STAR DAS TO DETERMINE HOW CLOSE TO THE SERVICE THRESHOLD THE SBC UNIT IS AND REPLACE THEM AT THE DEALER'S EXPENSE. THIS IS A MAJOR SAFETY ISSUE THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED. *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 04, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10660285
Consumer Location: MONTGOMERY, AL
VIN: WDBUF65J73A****

Summary of Complaint

I RECENTLY NOTICED THE SMELL OF GASOLINE IN THE CABIN OF MY VEHICLE. AS IT GOT STRONGER I BECAME MORE WORRIED. WHEN CLEANING OUT THE CAR TODAY I NOTICED THE DRIVER SIDE REAR SEAT BELT WAS STAINED NEAR THE BOTTOM(SMELLS LIKE FUEL). I PULLED UP THE BACK SEAT AND UNDER THE SEAT ON THE DRIVER SIDE REAR THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT AMOUR OF FUEL PUDDLED AND STAINED INTO THE FLOOR AND AROUND A CIRCULAR LOOKING COVER OF SOME SORT. WHILE LOOKING ON THE INTERNET I SAW THAT IT HAS BEEN COMMON IN THIS YEAR/MODEL CAR. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC SERVICE BRAKES

November 06, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10653077
Consumer Location: LOS GATOS, CA
VIN: WDBUF65J73A****

Summary of Complaint

MERCEDES-BENZ HAS DIAGNOSED MY SBC PUMP UNIT, IN WRITING, AS "FAULTY." THEY HAVE THEN GONE ON TO DENY AND REFUSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE RECALL PUBLISHED ON THIS WEBSITE: NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 05V133000. ACCORDING TO 2 MERCEDES DEALERSHIPS, AND MBUSA CUSTOMER CARE AND CLAIM DEPARTMENT, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A RECALL ON THE SBC UNIT, OR HAVE THEY EVER HEARD OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 05V133000 -- THERE IS, HOWEVER, A LIMITED WARRANTY FOR THE SBC PUMP. AFTER DOING SOME INDEPENDENT RESEARCH, IT IS CLEAR THAT AFTER RECALL: NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 05V133000, HAD BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE NHTSA, IT HAS GONE COMPLETELY UNACKNOWLEDGED FROM THAT POINT ON. MERCEDES HAS INSTEAD "REBRANDED" IT AS A WARRANTY-RECALL, UNDER INTERNAL CAMPAIGN #2005110001, WHICH NO LONGER COVERS THE SBC PUMP ITSELF, ONLY THE WIRING AROUND IT. THERE IS CLEARLY A CONFLICT/CONTRADICTION HERE, AS THE MBUSA.COM WEBSITE REFERS TO THE SERVICE ON MY CAR (BY VIN) AS 05V-311, BUT THE INVOICE I RECEIVED FROM MERCEDES-BENZ REFERS TO IT AS [XXX]. INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

June 05, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10637207
Consumer Location: HICKORY, NC
VIN: WDBUF65J73A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 MERCEDES BENZ E320. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE ABS SENSOR ILLUMINATED INTERMITTENTLY. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE SBC SYSTEM NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 05V133000 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC ). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 106,000.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 09, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10616273
Consumer Location: HENDERSON, NV
VIN: WDBUF65J73A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 MERCEDES BENZ E320. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS FUEL FUMES THAT EMITTED FROM THE REAR DRIVERS SIDE OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FUEL ODOR EMITTED EACH TIME THE VEHICLE WAS REFUELED. THE FAILURE OCCURRED ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FUEL SENDING UNIT WAS LEAKING AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 108,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 111,860. UPDATED 9/4/14*CN THE CONSUMER STATED THE GAS SMELL WAS SO STRONG IT MADE THE OWNER DIZZY AT TIMES. THE FUEL TANK SENDING UNIT WAS THE SOURCE OF THE PROBLEM. AS OF 7/25/2014 THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED BY GERMAN MOTORS IN LAS VEGAS, NV. UPDATED 12/17/2014 *JS

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

June 30, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10614812
Consumer Location: HENDERSON, NV
VIN: WDBUF65J73A****

Summary of Complaint

SMELL OF GAS AFTER I FILL UP AT THE PUMP. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 20, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10556255
Consumer Location: GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
VIN: WDBUF65J73A****

Summary of Complaint

I STARTED SMELLING GAS IN THE CAR CABIN. THERE WAS GAS ON MY DRIVEWAY AS WELL. THE GAS SIGN STARTED TO FLASH ON MY DASH AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. WENT TO THE DEALERSHIP AND THEY SAID THERE WAS A MAJOR LEAK IN THE PURGE SYSTEM. THEY QUOTED ME $3066.88. THEY SHOULD TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND NOT PASS IT ON TO ME. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

June 24, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10531637
Consumer Location: ROCKVILLE, MD
VIN: WDBUF65J73A****

Summary of Complaint

LEFT COIL SPRING BROKE WHILE I WAS DRIVING, AND THE CAR VEERED ABRUPTLY TO THE LEFT APPROXIMATELY 3 FEET. THE CAR SHOULD'VE BEEN TOWED, BUT I WAS SO CLOSE TO MITCH CARRS'S THAT I DROVE IT VERY SLOWLY TO THEM. *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

February 01, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10499898
Consumer Location: DURHAM, NC
VIN: WDBUF65J73A****

Summary of Complaint

WHENEVER I FILL MY GAS TANK, THERE IS A STRONG SMELL OF GAS IN THE GARAGE THAT PERSIST UNTIL I'VE DRIVEN APPROX. 100 MILES OR MORE. I'VE SINCE STARTED PARKING OUTSIDE FOR FEAR THAT THE GAS WATER HEATER FOR MY HOUSE (WHICH IS LOCATED IN THE GARAGE), MAY EXPLODE BECAUSE THE SMELL IS SO STRONG. I WENT ONLINE AND NOTICED THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF THE SAME COMPLAINTS FOR THE E320. IS THERE SOME KIND OF RECALL FOR THIS PROBLEM? IF NOT, DOES MERCEDES BENZ HAVE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS REPAIR WHICH SEEMS TO BE A PLASTIC PART ON TOP OF THE FUEL TANK? *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 13, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10493656
Consumer Location: LAS VEGAS, NV
VIN: WDBUF65J73A****

Summary of Complaint

I BEGIN TO SMELL FUMES AFTER A FILL UP AND REPLACED THE FILLER CAP. THIS DID NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM AND THE PROBLEM PROGRESSED. I WAS TOLD BY THE DEALERSHIP WERE I PURCHASED THE CAR THAT THE FUEL TANK WAS LEAKING. THE DEALER WANTS $3,000.00 TO REPAIR SOMETHING THAT SHOULD NOT BE HAPPENING UNDER NORMAL WARE. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

December 23, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10490770
Consumer Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX
VIN: WDBUF65J73A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 MERCEDES-BENZ E320. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE BRAKE WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE SBC HYDRAULIC UNIT FAILED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED ABOUT THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 43,000.

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