2004 MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS VIN: WDBUF70J44A540418

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Condition
Unknown
Damage
Other
Title
Salvage

VIN WDBUF70J44A540418 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

2004

Plant City

SINDELFINGEN

Series

E500

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

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

2004 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%

2004 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 WDBUF70J44A540418

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 15, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10559593
Consumer Location: PARADISE VALLEY, AZ
VIN: WDBUF70J44A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES BENZ E-500. THE CONTACT STATED THAT T HE VEHICLE STALLED AFTER REFUELING ACCOMPANIED BY A STRONG GASOLINE ODOR. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN FOR DIAGNOSIS OR REPAIRS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE PROBLEM. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 38,000.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

August 20, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10536732
Consumer Location: LONG BEACH, CA
VIN: WDBUF70J44A****

Summary of Complaint

UPON REFUELING THE VEHICLE AND LEAVING IT IN THE GARAGE OVERNIGHT, IT HAS OFTEN SMELLED OF GASOLINE INSIDE THE CAR AND IN THE GARAGE. THE SMELL WOULD OFTEN DISSIPATE. AFTER REFUELING THE CAR AND PARKING IT IN THE GARAGE FOR THREE WEEKS WHILE ON VACATION, THE SMELL IS NOW MUCH WORSE AND WILL NOT GO AWAY. IT IS BAD ENOUGH WE ARE WORRIED ABOUT OUR SAFETY OF INHALING THE FUMES. I HAVE OTHER VEHICLES WHICH WERE STORED SIMILARLY AND THEY DO NOT REACT THIS WAY. PLEASE REVIEW THIS VEHICLE. THANK YOU. *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 20, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10526109
Consumer Location: GILBERT, AZ
VIN: WDBUF70J44A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES-BENZ E500. THE CONTACT STATED THAT FUEL WAS SMELLED AROUND THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS FOUND THAT THE FUEL TANK NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED ABOUT THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 115,000.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

November 02, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10453271
Consumer Location: FREDERICK, MD
VIN: WDBUF70J44A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS 2004 MERCEDES BENZ E500. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AFTER REFUELING, HE WAS UNABLE TO START THE VEHICLE AND THE CHECK ENGINE LAMP ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT FUEL FUMES WERE ALSO EMITTED INTO THE VEHICLE. IN ADDITION, THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT FUEL WAS COLLECTING UNDER THE REAR SEAT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 106,945.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

March 31, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10452295
Consumer Location: PEMBROKE PINES, FL
VIN: WDBUF70J44A****

Summary of Complaint

CONSTANT FUEL LEAK, WITH FUEL VAPORS THAT CAN BE SMELLED OUTSIDE AND INSIDE OF THE CAR. THE LEAK IS WORSE AFTER FUELING THE CAR. THERE IS A CONSTANT FUEL SMELL INSIDE THE CAR. *JS

Components: SUSPENSION SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

November 02, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10364069
Consumer Location: ALLEN, TX
VIN: WDBUF70J44A****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS 2004 MERCEDES BENZ E500. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 65 MPH THE WARNING LIGHT "BRAKE FAILURE AND ESP FAILURE" WERE DISPLAYED AND ALSO INDICATED THAT THE CONTACT SHOULD DRIVE ONTO THE EMERGENCY LANE. THE CONTACT WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE VEHICLE BY APPLYING THE BRAKES; HOWEVER, WHEN HE WAS ABLE TO STOP IT BY DOWNSHIFTING AND ENGAGING THE EMERGENCY BRAKE. THE CONTACT STATED THIS COULD HAVE CAUSED A MAJOR CRASH. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A LOCAL MECHANIC WHO WAS PERFORMING A DIAGNOSTIC TEST WHEN THE COMPLAINT WAS FILED. THE CONTACT DID NOT CALL THE MANUFACTURER. THE CONTACT HAD ALSO VIEWED NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS VIA THE INTERNET REGARDING BRAKE FAILURE FOR HIS YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL VEHICLE. THE CONTACT STATED THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT ISSUED A RECALL BUT WAS FULLY AWARE OF THE BRAKE SYSTEM FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 67,000. UPDATED 01/13/11*BF THE CONSUMER ALSO STATED THERE WAS A SMELL OF GAS. IT WAS DETERMINED THE GAS TANK WAS CRACKED. ALSO, THE FRONT BALL JOINT BROKE. THE CONSUMER HAS SINCE TRADED THE VEHICLE. UPDATED 01/24/11

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

August 15, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10102689
Consumer Location: CHERRY HILL, NJ
VIN: WDBUF70J44A****

Summary of Complaint

TAPPING NOISE INSIDE THE CAR : THE FUEL CANISTER TOUCHES THE CHASIS AND MAKE LOUD TAPPING NOISE INSIDE THE CAR, REPORTED THIS TO MBUSA AND REPERESETATIVE PUT INSULATION AROUND FUEL CANISTER AND WHICH IS NOT SAFE. *JB

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

April 02, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11408466
Consumer Location: VAN ALSTYNE, TX
VIN: WDBUH83J14X****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE HAS A RECALL ON REPLACEMENT OF FUEL TANK. MERCEDES BENZ DEALER DID NOT WANT TO HONOR THE RECALL. WHEN I FILL CAR UP WITH GAS IT LEAKS OUT OF THE TANK AND ON THE GROUND. MERCEDES-BENZ DEALER SAID I MISSED THE TIME FOR THE RECALL. I WENT TO THE DEALERSHIP BEFORE THE RECALL ENDED IN 2019 SPOKE WITH THE SERVICE ADVISOR AT THE MCKINNEY MERCEDES-BENZ DEALERSHIP AND I INFORMED HIM THE CAR WAS NOT DRIVABLE DUE TO THE BRAKING SYSTEM FAILURE CALL THE SPC HYDRAULIC PUMP. TURNS OUT THAT IS ALSO A RECALL THAT IS WIDELY KNOWN.AT THAT TIME THE CAR WAS NOT DRIVABLE AND THEN THE PANDEMIC HIT SO THERE WAS NO NEED TO TAKE IT UP THERE AT THE TIME DUE TO COVID. MERCEDES BENZ SHOULD HONOR THIS SINCE THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE THAT COULD LEAD TO A DEADLY SITUATION IF NOT ADDRESSED. THEY HAVE BEEN DECEPTIVE BY MARKING THIS IS AN EXTENDED WARRANTY ISSUE AND NOT A SAFETY RECALL ISSUE. THEY PRETTY MUCH TOLD ME SINCE I DON'T HAVE MY CAR WORKED ON AT THE DEALERSHIP, THEY DON'T WANT TO HELP ME IN THIS SITUATION. THEY MENTIONED HAD THE CAR BEEN SERVICED AT THE DEALERSHIP AND NOT AT THE INDEPENDENT SHOO THAT I USED I MAY HAVE HAD A BETTER CHANCE AT THEM COVERING THE CHARGES FOR THIS TANK REPLACEMENT.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 20, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11397478
Consumer Location: ELKRIDGE, MD
VIN: WDBUF82J94X****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVER IS EXPERIENCING A HEAVY ODOR OF GASOLINE AFTER FILL UP. VEHICLE IS NOT OVERFILLED/TOPPED OFF. VEHICLE WAS SITTING INSIDE GARAGE WHEN OWNER NOTICED A HEAVY FUEL ODOR AND NOTIFIED FIRE DEPARTMENT TO INVESTIGATE. PER RECOMMENDATIONS OF FIRE DEPARTMENT, KEEP VEHICLE OUT OF GARAGE UNTIL ISSUE COULD BE INSPECTED BY A QUALIFIED MECHANIC. MECHANIC INSPECTED FUEL SYSTEM AND FOUND FUEL LEAK UNDER REAR SEATS NEAR FUEL PUMP/SENDING UNIT. MERCEDES BENZ REFUSES REPAIR ISSUE SAYING IT IS NOT A SAFETY ISSUE. GASOLINE FUMES/VAPORS ARE ESPECIALLY HEAVY INSIDE A SINGLE CAR GARAGE, AND IF A IGNITION SOURCE IS INTRODUCED IT COULD BECOME FATAL.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 14, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11389515
Consumer Location: KISSIMMEE, FL
VIN: WDBUF65J84A****

Summary of Complaint

RECEIVED THE CAR FROM MY DAD AS A GIFT STONG SMELL OF GAS COMING FROM INSIDE ONLY RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION FOR OUR NEWBORN BABY NOW DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO... LOOKED ALL OVER THE INTERNET AND FOR RECALLS AND SEEN A FEW.. BUT THEN I SEE ALOT OF PEOPLE SAYING NOTHING HAPPENS... JUST SAYING WITH SOMETHING THAT HAD A PREVIOUS RECALL ON AND IF SOMETHING WOULD TO GO WRONG WITH ANYONE'S FAMILY THAT IS A HELL OF A LAWSUIT....

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 12, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11388481
Consumer Location: GALLATIN, TN
VIN: WDBUH65J04A****

Summary of Complaint

I FILLED THE GAS TANK FULL AND ON PULLING IN THE GARAGE COULD SMELL A STRONG SMELL OF GASOLINE... WENT TO GET MY OIL CHANGE THE NEXT DAY AND THE GENTLEMAN MENTIONED HE COULD SMELL GAS COMING FROM MY CAR AT VALVOLINE OIL CHANGE.... VERY STRONG SMELL IN THE INTERIOR OF THE CAR AS WELL AS WHEN WALKING AROUND THE OUTSIDE OF THE CAR YOU COULD SMELL A STRONG SMELL OF GAS... THE GENTLEMAN FROM VALVOLINE LOOKED UNDER THE CAR AND SAID THERE'S SOME TYPE OF COVER THAT GOES UNDERNEATH THE GAS TANK ITSELF AND PUT HIS FINGER INTO IT AND COULD TOUCH GASOLINE ON HIS HAND... I JUST WENT ONTO THE INTERNET AND READ MANY MANY COMPLAINTS OF THE SAME THING WITH THIS TYPE OF CAR LAWSUITS HAVE BEEN FILED... IN THOSE COMPLAINTS THE PEOPLE THAT BROUGHT THEIR CAR TO DEALERSHIP SAID THAT IT WAS VERY EXPENSIVE TO REMEDY AND THAT THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN A RECALL... AFTER DRIVING A LITTLE BIT AND REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF GASOLINE IN THE TANK THE SMELL HAS SUBSIDED SOMEWHAT... THOSE COMPLAINTS ALSO MENTION THAT IT CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS WITH THIS TYPE OF LEAK

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

December 16, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11386386
Consumer Location: LANDENBERG, PA
VIN: WDBUH82J94X****

Summary of Complaint

ON 12/16/2020 WHILE DRIVING THE BRAKES ON MY VEHICLE FAILED. A RED WARNING TRIANGLE APPEARED ON THE VEHICLE MESSAGE BOARD STATING THE CARS BRAKING ABILITY WAS SEVERELY REDUCED AND TO STOP DRIVING IMMEDIATELY. I WAS ABLE TO DRIFT TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD WITHOUT INCIDENT AND HAD THE VEHICLE TOWED TO MY MECHANIC. THE MECHANIC COULD FIND NO MECHANICAL REASON FOR THE BRAKE FAILURE. THE RED WARNING LIGHT WAS GONE AND THE BRAKES WERE FUNCTIONING NORMALLY. ONLINE RESEARCH REVEALED AN EXTENDED WARRANTY/RECALL FOR THE YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL OF THE CAR RELATED TO BRAKE FAILURE. MERCEDES WILL REPLACE THE SENSORTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL MODULE (SBC) FREE PROVIDED THE CORRECT CODES ARE EVIDENT WHEN THEY DIAGNOSE THE CAR.(SAFETY RECALL #2005110001 I BELIEVE) MY MECHANIC SAID THAT THERE ARE NO CODES SHOWING FOR THE BRAKES AND THE BRAKES ARE NOW FUNCTIONING. MY ONLINE RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT THIS CAN BE AN INTERMITTENT PROBLEM AND THE DEALERSHIPS ARE RELUCTANT OR WILL NOT REPLACE THE SBC IF THERE ARE NO CODES. AFTER CONTACTING MERCEDES THE CAR IS BEING TOWED TO THE DEALERSHIP AS I TYPE THIS. I AM HOPEFUL THAT MERCEDES WILL DO THE CORRECT THING AND REPLACE THEIR ADMITTEDLY FLAWED BRAKE MODULE BUT IT ISN'T LOOKING GOOD AS THEY SAID IF THE CORRECT CODES DO NOT APPEAR THEY WILL NOT REPLACE. THE INSANE IDEA THAT I AM EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE UNTIL THE BRAKES FAIL AGAIN IN ORDER TO GET THEM REPLACED IS UNACCEPTABLE. I'M IN A NO WIN SITUATION.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11366412
Consumer Location: WALLINGFORD, CT
VIN: WDBUF83J64X****

Summary of Complaint

I INHERITED THIS VEHICLE FROM MY FATHER AND WHEN I FUEL UP THE SMELL OF GAS IS OVERPOWERING. I CHANGED HOSES AND GASKETS IN 2018 AND WAS OK UNTIL 3 MONTHS AGO. NOW IT ALWAYS SMELLS LIKE GAS TO THE POINT OF LIGHT-HEADED AND VOMITING. CALLED MERCEDES THERE WAS AN ACTIVE RECALL THAT EXPIRED IN 2019 BUT I HAD NEVER RECEIVED NOTICES AND SPOKE TO MY MOTHER THAT ALSO NEVER RECEIVED. MERCEDES ADMITTED THEY HAD INCORRECT ADDRESS SO THEY WERE SENDING TO A DECEASED PERSON TO WRONG ADDRESS. BUT SINCE IT IS EXPIRED, THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO FOR A FAULTY FUEL TANK THAT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11364187
Consumer Location: PARK RIDGE, IL
VIN: WDBUF76J94A****

Summary of Complaint

STRONG GASOLINE ODOR IN THE BACK OF THE CAR AFTER FILLING UP THE TANK. DEALERSHIP CONFIRMED THAT THE TANK NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. THIS ISSUE WAS COVERED AT SOME POINT BUT WAS NEVER DONE TO THIS SPECIFIC CAR VRTC-DCD-3206. I PURCHASED THE CAR A FEW WEEKS AGO AND WAS TOLD BY MB THAT THE PREVIOUS OWNER REFUSED TO DO THE FIX/SERVICE. THE PROBLEM IS STILL THERE THE CABIN HAS AN INCREDIBLY STRONG ODOR OF GASOLINE. IF THE FIX WAS OFFERED AT SOME POINT AND WAS NEVER DONE, WHY CANT THEY PERFORM IT NOW? QUOTE FOR FIX ATTACHED

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 03, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11343092
Consumer Location: NORTH MIAMI, FL
VIN: WDBUF76J74A****

Summary of Complaint

GAS LEAK, THERE A STRONG GAS SMELL

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

July 04, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11338324
Consumer Location: CAMPBELL, CA
VIN: WDBUF65J94A****

Summary of Complaint

SENSOR TONIC BRAKE SYSTEM LIGHT IN INTERMITTENTLY

Components: SEAT BELTS

June 23, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11337935
Consumer Location: PRINCESS ANNE, MD
VIN: WDBUH83J04X****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES BENZ E500. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AFTER RELEASING THE DRIVER'S SEAT, THE SEAT BELT WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED WITH AN AUDIBLE CHIME. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT REAR PASSENGER'S SEAT BELT FAILED LATCH SECURELY IN THE BUCKLE. ADDITIONALLY, THE CENTER SEAT BELT TONGUE CEASED IN THE BUCKLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 03V534000 (SEAT BELTS). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 166,000.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 22, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11328300
Consumer Location: LEO, IN
VIN: WDBUF76J74A****

Summary of Complaint

SMELL OF STRONG GAS ODOR. RECALL EXPIRED LESS THEN ONE YEAR AGO SO MERCEDES WONT FIX IT. WHY IS THERE A CUT OFF DATE TO A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SITUATION? *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

May 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11327571
Consumer Location: PALMDALE, CA
VIN: WDBUF65J54A****

Summary of Complaint

BACK AIR BAG BEHIND DRIVER LOST AIR WHILE DRIVING. TOOK IN TO REPAIR THEY THOUGHT IT WAS AIR LINE. THEY REPAIRED BUT SAME THING HAPPENED LEAVING REPAIR SHOP AT AN INTERSECTION. ALL THE LIGHT TURNED ON TO STOP DRIVING JUST LIKE BEFORE. I TOWED BACK TO SHOP.THEY SAID THE WHOLE SYSTEM NEEDED TO ALL BE REPLACED.MY ONLY REASON TO FILE THIS IS THE FEAR I HAD OF GETTING HURT OR HURTING OTHER BY MY VEHICLE JUST BEING UNDRIVABLE WHILE IN MOTION ON MAJOR INTSECTION.THIS PROBLEM OCCURED BEFORE BUT ALWAYS WHEN LEAVING MY HOME SO ID JUST WAIT FOR THE AIR SUSPENSION SELF CORRECT. WHICH IT HAD BEFORE.I WAS ONLY GOING 15MPG OR SO WHEN IT GAVE OUT I WAS APPROCHING MY RIGHT HAND TURN. WE ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP WITH MORE DETAILS AND DOCUMENTATION IF NEEDED.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 16, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11325016
Consumer Location: EAST HARTFORD, CT
VIN: WDBSK74FX4F****

Summary of Complaint

BAFFLE INSIDE FUEL TANK BROKE AFTER NORMAL USE, CREATING RATTLING NOISE, CANNOT BE REPAIRED AND REPLACEMENT OF TANK REQUIRES LENGTHY VEHICLE DISASSEMBLY. *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 15, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11324408
Consumer Location: FLUSHING, NY
VIN: WDBUF70J34A****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL SMELL AFTER FILLING WITH GAS. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

September 13, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11319861
Consumer Location: CONCORD, CA
VIN: WDBUF65J34A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS 2004 MERCEDES BENZ E350. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED AND THE VEHICLE STARTED PULLING TO THE LEFT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE OCCURRED DURING DRY OR INCLEMENT WEATHER. THE CONTACT WAS CONCERNED FOR HER SAFETY. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE WARRANTY ON THE CBC ELECTRONIC BRAKE WAS EXTENDED HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO MERCEDES-BENZ OF WALNUT CREEK LOCATED AT (1301 PARKSIDE DR, WALNUT CREEK, CA 94596), HOWEVER, THE DEALER DECLINED TO PERFORM THE REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 125,000.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

March 24, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11319755
Consumer Location: PORTSMOUTH, VA
VIN: WDBUF65J54A****

Summary of Complaint

2004 MERCEDES E320 HAS A STRONG GAS SMELL. TOOK VEHICLE TO DEALER AND FOUND OUT THAT "1/3 THE FUEL TANK HAS A COVER ON TOP OF IT-SANDWICHED BETWEEN THE TOP OF THE TANK AND THE FLOOR OF THE VEHICLE THE TANK IS LEAKING WHERE THE COVER MEETS THE 2/3 TANK WHEN YOU PULL THE BACK SEAT OUT YOU CAN SEE THE TANK TOP-FUEL IS SEEPING OUT STAINING THE SIDE OF THE TANK" I WAS TOLD THERE WAS A 15 YEAR EXTENDED WARRANTY DUE TO THIS ISSUE AND I WAS ADVISED IT EXPIRED. I WAS NEVER NOTIFIED OF THE EXTENDED WARRANTY AND I HAVE OWNED THE CAR FOR 12 YEARS. I REACHED OUT THE MERCEDES HEADQUARTERS AND THEY ADVISE ITS NOTHING THEY COULD DO. THIS IS A BIG SAFETY ISSUE BECAUSE THE CAR CAN CATCH ON FIRE. SHOULDN'T THIS HAVE BEEN A RECALL? DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO DIE BEFORE IT IS. MERCEDES STILL STATED NOTHING THEY COULD DO. THE TANK WILL COST $2300 AND THEY ADVISE NO AFTERMARKET AVAILABLE. THIS IS UNFAIR TO THE CONSUMER BY ALL MEANS. MERCEDES KNOWING KNEW THERE WAS A ISSUE AND NO RECALL HAS BEEN DONE

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

March 26, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11319454
Consumer Location: WALNUT GROVE, CA
VIN: WDBUF65J84A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES-BENZ E 320. THE CONTACT CALLED ON BEHALF OF HIS WIFE. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS AT STAND STILL, THE DRIVER WAS UNABLE TO START THE VEHICLE. A MESSAGE ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL SHOWED BRAKE MALFUNCTION STOP VEHICLE. THE CONTACT INSPECTED THE VEHICLE AND NOTICED THE BATTERY WAS DRAINED. THE VEHICLE WAS JUMP STARTED AND DRIVEN TO THE RESIDENCE. THE CONTACT CALLED AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO PROVIDED A DIAGNOSIS OVER THE PHONE. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE SENSOTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL (SBC) NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CONTACT ASSOCIATED THE FAILURE WITH NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 05V133000 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC) HOWEVER, THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED. A DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS INFORMED OF FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 127,000.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

March 17, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11319169
Consumer Location: LEO, IN
VIN: WDBUF76J74A****

Summary of Complaint

VERY STRONG FUEL ODOR WHEN HALF TANK OR MORE OF GAS. CANNOT PARK IN GARAGE OR WILL SMELL ENTIRE GARAGE WITH FUEL ODOR. ALSO HAD THIS PROBLEM WITH MY PREVIOUS CAR WHICH WAS A 2004 MERCEDES E500.

Components: STRUCTURE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 05, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11315421
Consumer Location: ELKRIDGE, MD
VIN: WDBUF82J94X****

Summary of Complaint

HEAVY FUEL ODOR EMANATING FROM VEHICLE. VEHICLE AND POSSIBLY STRUCTURES COULD CATCH FIRE IF FUEL IS LEAKING AND AN IGNITION SOURCE IS INTRODUCED. ONLY VIABLE REASON WHY FUEL ODOR IS PRESENT IS EITHER THE FUEL TANK IS LEAKING AT A LOCATION OR THE VENT HAS FAILED. VEHICLE FUEL ODOR IS ESPECIALLY STRONG IF VEHICLE WAS FILLED UP RECENTLY BUT IS PRESENT 24/7.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11311215
Consumer Location: POTOMAC, MD
VIN: WDBUF82J84X****

Summary of Complaint

SMELL STRONG ODOR OF GASOLINE AFTER FILLING GAS TANK OVER PAST SEVERAL MONTHS

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE ENGINE

December 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11297903
Consumer Location: BREWSTER, NY
VIN: WDBUF70J24A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES-BENZ E500. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS BEING REFUELED, THE CONTACT BECAME AWARE OF A FUEL LEAK. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL ODOR DETECTED OUTSIDE OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER WAS RED AND THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO MERCEDES-BENZ OF GOLDENS BRIDGE 321 NY-22, GOLDENS BRIDGE, NY 10526, (914) 232-8122 TO BE DIAGNOSED. A FUEL LEAK WAS CONFIRMED HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED OR INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 180,000.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

December 04, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11288176
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: WDBUF65J74A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES-BENZ E320. THE CONTACT STATED THAT A BLUE LIGHT ILLUMINATED, WHICH MEANT THAT THE BRAKES NEEDED TO BE SERVICED. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THE BRAKES WERE SERVICED. A FEW MONTHS LATER, WHILE TRAVELING 30 MPH, THE BRAKES FAILED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT CONTINUOUSLY PUMPED THE BRAKE PEDAL UNTIL THE VEHICLE STOPPED. THE CONTACT HAD THE VEHICLE TOWED BACK TO THE INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A SBC HYDRAULIC PUMP FAILURE. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO MERCEDES-BENZ OF BEVERLY HILLS (9250 BEVERLY BLVD, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210, (310) 659-2980) WHERE THE VEHICLE WAS ULTIMATELY DIAGNOSED AND REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 106,000.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 10, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11245208
Consumer Location: PORT REPUBLIC, MD
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES-BENZ E320. THE CONTACT STATED THAT A FUEL ODOR WAS PERCEIVED INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE AMERICAN SERVICE CENTER DEALER (703-284-2500, LOCATED AT 624 S GLEBE RD, ARLINGTON, VA 22204) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT A CANISTER VALVE AND PURGE VALVE SHUT OFF AND CAUSED FUEL TO LEAK IN THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. TECHNICIAN ADVISED THAT THE VALVES AND THE FUEL PUMP NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT WAS TOLD THAT THERE WAS NO RECALL. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CONTACT REFERENCED NHTSA ACTION NUMBER: EA13003 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 140,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 15, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11234201
Consumer Location: EASTON, CT
VIN: WDBUH82J04X****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES-BENZ E320. WHEN THE FUEL TANK WAS FULL, A STRONG ODOR OF FUEL WAS PRESENT INSIDE THE VEHICLE AND IN THE GARAGE. MERCEDES-BENZ OF FAIRFIELD (165 COMMERCE DRIVE, FAIRFIELD, CT 06825) STATED THAT THE FUEL TANK SEAL MAY BE FAULTY. THE CONTACT PURCHASED A FUEL TANK SEAL AND HAD IT INSTALLED BY AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 82,000.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

June 12, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11222839
Consumer Location: SAN JOSE, CA
VIN: WDBUF76J24A****

Summary of Complaint

STRONG GAS SMELL INSIDE AND OUTSIDE. CHECK ENGINE CAME ON AND GAVE ME A CODE P0456. PLESSE ADVISE!

Components: POWER TRAIN

June 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11220227
Consumer Location: MILPITAS, CA
VIN: WDBUF70JX4A****

Summary of Complaint

THE PROBLEM WITH MY VEHICLE IS THAT WITH ITS CURRENT TCM( TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE) IN A 722.9 TRANSMISSION, THE CONDUCTOR PLATE THAT HOLDS THE SENSORS IN PLACE BECOME DEFECTIVE AND CREATES A PROBLEM IN WHICH THE TRANSMISSION GETS STUCK IN 2ND GEAR. THIS CAUSES A MAJOR PROBLEM DRIVING ON ROAD WAYS THAT ARE +45MPH BECAUSE THE VEHICLE CANNOT DRIVE OVER 25MPH FURTHER CAUSING MORE PROBLEMS THAT MAY ACTUALLY FREEZE UP THE ENGINE CAUSING THE CAR TO STOP. IF THE CAR IS STOPPED AND BEGINS TO GO AGAIN, THE RMP'S CAN GO VERY HIGH WITHOUT ANY POWER OR MOTION IN THE VEHICLE. THIS HAS HAPPENED TO 2 OF MY PERSONAL FRIENDS ALREADY WITH THE 722.9 TRANSMISSION. IN PARTICULAR THE CONDUCTOR PLATE OR VALVE BODY WAS CORRUPTED AND CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO FAIL. I AM REPORTING THIS BECAUSE THE PART CAN FAIL ANYTIME DURING OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE AND IS A SAFETY ISSUE TO THE DRIVER AND OTHERS AROUND WHEN THIS MAY OCCUR. MANY OTHER OWNERS (I'VE READ ONLINE) WITH THIS 722.9 TRANSMISSION CONDUCTOR PLATE FAULT IS ALSO FRUSTRATED BY THE FACT THAT NOT ONLY MERCEDES-BENZ DOESN'T ALLOW FOR A CONSUMER TO BUY THE PART BUT MANY WARRANTIES ARE VOIDED WITH THIS FAULT. MY VEHICLE (MERCEDES-BENZ E500 2004) ALSO IS ONLY AT 56,000 MILES ON THE SPEEDOMETER. CONSIDERING THE MILEAGE, THIS IS A PROBLEM THAT SEEMS TO BE PREMATURE DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN SERVICED BY A MERCEDES-BENZ DEALER BUT HAS NO SERVICE FOR THE VERY COMMONLY FAULTED PART.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 21, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11218219
Consumer Location: JONESBOROUGH, TN
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL OK I BOUGHT MY WIFE THE 04 E55 AMG MERCEDES ABOUT 3 YEARS AGO SHORTLY AFTER BUYING THE CAR WE STARTED TO NOTICE A FAINT FUEL SMELL OCCASIONALLY, SO WITHIN THE PAST THE THREE YEARS THE FUEL SMELL HAS GOTTEN SIGNIFICANTLY WORSE AND WORSE ON THE INSIDE OF THE CAR CAUSING MY WIFE TO NOT WANT TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE IN FEAR OF A FUEL SYSTEM RELATED FIRE WITH MY KIDS IN THE VEHICLE, I DO NOT BLAME HER. SO I STARTED DRIVING THE CAR MYSELF WITHIN THE LAST FEW WEEKS I FILLED THE TANK UP ON 2 SEPARATE OCCASION AND IT HAS THE FIRST TIME THE GAS SMELL WAS SO BAD I HAD A HARD TIME DRIVING THE CAR MYSELF BUT THIS LAST TIME, IT DRAINED OVER HALF OF THE GASOLINE INTO THE FLOOR OF MY GARAGE. NOT ONLY MAKING THE FLOOR OF MY GARAGE GASOLINE COVERED MISS BUT MAKING THE ENTIRE CAR SMELLS LIKE GASOLINE MY GARAGE SMELL LIKE GASOLINE. AS WELL AS THE INSIDE OF MY HOUSE. ONCE THIS HAD HAPPENED I LOOKED INTO TRYING TO FIX THE PROBLEM MYSELF AND FOUND THAT THE WIRING GOING TO THE FUEL FUEL PUMP SYSTEM HAD BURNED A HOLE FROM THE OUTSIDE OF THE TANK INTO THE GAS TANK CAUSING THE LEAK. (HOT ENOUGH WIRES TO BURN THOUGH THE GAS TANK LID VERY CONCERNING IF I DO SAY SO MYSELF... AND THIS GAS STATION IS ONLY 4 MINUTES FROM MY HOUSE AND THIS WAS UNDER NO HARD DRIVING CONDITIONS JUST SEMI- STRAIGHT SHOT FROM THE GAS STATION TO THE HOUSE HOPEFULLY THEY CAN REMEDY THIS PROBLEM BECAUSE IT IS RATHER CONCERNING TO KNOW THAT THESE CAR WILL LEAK GAS NOT ONLY INSIDE THE CAR BUT OUTSIDE PUTTING OUR FAMILY AND OTHERS AT RISK

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 22, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11209995
Consumer Location: CUMMING, GA
VIN: WDBUF70J14A****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE STOPPED WHILE RUNNING THE CAR. HAD TO HAVE A LOCAL REPAIR SHOP REPLACE BOTH SENDING UNITS AND SEALS/GASKETS. I BELIEVE THIS IS A RECALL ALREADY BUT I PAID FOR IT?

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

March 28, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11192462
Consumer Location: LEAGUE CITY, TX
VIN: WDBUF65J84A****

Summary of Complaint

FOR SEVERAL MONTHS THERE HAS BEEN A STRONG ODOR OF GASOLINE AFTER FUELING THE VEHICLE. THE ODOR HAS BECOME STEADILY WORSE AND WE TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALERSHIP FOR ASSISTANCE. WE WERE TOLD THAT THE FUEL TANK WAS CRACKED AND HAD TO BE REPLACED. WHEN I INQUIRED HOW THIS COULD HAVE OCCURRED, I WAS TOLD IT COULD BE DUE TO IMPACT OR TRAUMA (WHICH IS IMPOSSIBLE AS THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INVOLVED IN ANY INCIDENT). WAS INFORMED THAT IT WOULD COST $2,300.00 TO REPAIR VEHICLE. CALLED MB-USA AND ASKED FOR ASSISTANCE. WAS INFORMED THAT THERE WAS NOT A RECALL ON THE FUEL TANK AND I WOULD HAVE TO PAY THE COST. AS THE VEHICLE WAS UNSAFE, I HAD THE WORK PERFORMED AND RECEIVED A 10% "GOODWILL" DISCOUNT. PICKED UP VEHICLE AND DROVE A SHORT DISTANCE AND CONTINUED TO SMELL FUEL. CALLED DEALERSHIP AND THEY CAME TO PICK-UP. ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THEY DID NOT TIGHTEN A CLAMP OR SOMETHING. WE PICKED IT UP AGAIN AND THE ODOR WAS PERSISTENT. IMMEDIATELY CALLED THE DEALERSHIP BACK AND WE SUBSEQUENTLY TRADED THE VEHICLE IN. BOTTOM LINE.... I DO NOT THINK THAT A FUEL TANK SHOULD FAIL ON A VEHICLE WITH LESS THAN 80,000 MILES. I HAVE THE OLD TANK AND BELIEVE THAT MB SHOULD REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE COST OF THE TANK.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 05, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11169924
Consumer Location: WOLCOTT, CT
VIN: WDBUF82J74X****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL TANK LEAK, SMELL GAS

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

November 18, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11155564
Consumer Location: ASHEVILLE, NC
VIN: WDBUF65JX4A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 MERCEDES-BENZ E320. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO SKYLAND AUTOMOTIVE MERCEDES-BENZ (255 SMOKEY PARK HIGHWAY, ASHEVILLE, NC 28806, (828)667-5213) TO BE REPAIRED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 05V133000 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC). AFTER THE REPAIR, WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, THE BRAKE INDICATOR ILLUMINATED AND THE BRAKE PEDAL BECAME STUCK TO THE FLOORBOARD. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO COAST THE VEHICLE ONTO THE ROAD SHOULDER. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED BACK TO THE SAME DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 144,015.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 26, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11155773
Consumer Location: THOUSAND OAKS, CA
VIN: WDBUH65J94A****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE PARKED, ENGINE WOULD DIE IMMEDIATELY AFTER I STARTED IT. MECHANIC DISCOVERED FUEL SEEPING OUT OF TOP OF FUEL SENDING UNIT IN FUEL TANK.

Components: SUSPENSION

August 31, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11123939
Consumer Location: NATIONAL CITY, CA
VIN: WDBUF70JO4A****

Summary of Complaint

AIRMATIC SUSPENSION DROPPED WHILE DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY. RED LIGHT WARNING FLASHED THAT VEHICLE WAS LOW. TRIED TO RAISE CAR BUT IT WOULD NOT RAISE. CAR WAS VERY CLOSE TO GROUND AND WOULD NOT RAISE..BEGAN LOOKING UP, IF OTHER SAME MODELS AS OURS HAVE THIS PROBLEM AND THEY DO. READ SEVERAL CONSUMERS COMPLIANTS/ CONCERNS WHO ALSO OWN A MERCEDES BENZ THEY SEEM TO HAVE THIS SIMILAR PROBLEM. IT'S VERY EXPENSIVE TO FIX AT A DEARLERSHIP. LOOKS LIKE THIS VEHICLE MAY HAVE A PROBLEM/DEFECT WITH THEIR AIRMATIC SUSPENSION AND IT IS VERY DANGEROUS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY UNKNOWING THAT YOUR VEHICLE IS DROPPING TO GROUND.THIS REALLY NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED TO SEE IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THEIR AIRMATIC SUSPENSION BEFORE SOMEONE GETS HURT OR KILLED WHILE DRIVING.

MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS Sold

mercedes-benz e-class 2003 vin wdbuf70j43a213631
2003 MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS Collision Unknown
WDBUF70J43A213631
mercedes-benz e-class 2008 vin wdbuf87x38b319294
2008 MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS Collision Starts
WDBUF87X38B319294
mercedes-benz e-class 2006 vin wdbuf56j16a955694
2006 MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS Collision Run & Drive
WDBUF56J16A955694