2006 MERCEDES-BENZ S-CLASS VIN: WDBNG70J06A474504

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN WDBNG70J06A474504 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

S-Class

Model Year

2006

Plant City

SINDELFINGEN

Series

S430

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

Number of Seats

5

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

Pretensioner

Yes

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Type-2 Belts with Emergency Tensioning Device (Retractor or buckle) in all seats

Curtain Air Bag Locations

1st and 2nd Rows

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

2006 MERCEDES-BENZ S-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%

2006 MERCEDES-BENZ S-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 Driver

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) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN WDBNG70J06A474504

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

August 28, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11122571
Consumer Location: DULUTH, GA
VIN: WDBNG70J06A****

Summary of Complaint

2006 MERCEDES BENZ S 430. CONSUMER STATES THAT INSTRUMENT PANEL IN VEHICLE WENT OUT. *LD THE CONSUMER STATED THE MANUFACTURER REFUSED TO HONOR THE RECALL DUE TO THE VEHICLE'S AGE.*JS

Components: ENGINE

December 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11297443
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WDBNG74J96A****

Summary of Complaint

CRANK PULLEY/HARMONIC BALANCER WAS REPLACED AND STILL HAVE VERY BAD DANGEROUS VIBRATION ALL THE TIME

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

November 08, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11162032
Consumer Location: JAMAICA, NY
VIN: WDBNG83J06A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 MERCEDES-BENZ S430. WHILE DRIVING 40 MPH, THE VEHICLE STARTED TO JERK AND ALL THE WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED AND FLICKERED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE CONTACT DROVE THE VEHICLE HOME AND IT STALLED. THE VEHICLE FAILED TO RESTART AND THE KEY FAILED TO RELEASE FROM THE IGNITION SWITCH. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE A DIAGNOSTIC TEST WAS COMPLETED, BUT NO FAILURE CODE WAS FOUND. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 134,000.

Components: SUSPENSION ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

April 07, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11006584
Consumer Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX
VIN: WDBNG70J26A****

Summary of Complaint

MY DOOR LOCK WOULD NOT WORK, COULD NOT EVEN MANUALLY OPEN THEM FROM THE CONSOLE. TOOK IT IN TO BE REPAIRED, WAS TOLD THAT THE ACTUATOR HAD FRIED AND MELTED THE UNIT. IT WAS REPLACED AND WITHIN SEVERAL WEEKS THE "NEW ACTUATOR " ALSO FRIED. WAS TOLD THAT THE COMPUTER SYSTEM WOULD SHUT IT DOWN BUT THE UNIT CONTINUES TO RUN EVEN WHEN THE CAR WAS TURNED OFF! WITH THE UNIT BEING IN THE TRUNK IT'S A MIRACLE THAT THE CAR DID NOT CATCH ON FIRE. IN ORDER TO REPAIR THIS UNIT, AND HOPEFULLY THEY MUST REMOVE ALL DOORS HEAD REST AND SEATS CHECK ALL VACUUM LINES TO FIND OUT WHICH ONE IS LEAKING, AND OR REPLACE ALL VACUUM LINES, AND PRAY THAT WORKS, THE MINIMUM COST OF THIS IS OVER $5000.00 DOLLARS! NOT ONLY IS THIS A FIRE HAZARD WAITING TO BLOW UP, NOT BEING ABLE TO LOCK OR UNLOCK YOUR DOORS. THE DEALERSHIP SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE TO REPAIR THIS SHORTY/ I'LL BUILT PART! BEFORE SOMEONE IS HURT OR KILLED BY THIS UNIT. ALSO AS I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD MY RIGHT STRUT ASSEMBLY BROKE. I LOOKED UP RECALL INFO, THERE WAS A RECALL ON THAT , BUT WAS TOLD NOT FOR MY VIN! JUST ANOTHER SAFETY HAZARD FOR THE 2006 S430! DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO DIE FIRST?

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

April 13, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10979845
Consumer Location: SILVER SPRING, MD
VIN: WDBNG74J56A****

Summary of Complaint

ALL ELECTRICAL WENT OUT, IN MOTION ON CITY STREET, THEN PULLED OVER. HAD KEY IN MY POCKET. ENGINE STAYED RUNNING AND COULD NOT TURN OFF WITH BUTTON OR BY KEY. GOT OUT OF OF CAR, CLOSED DOOR AND COULD NOT GET BACK IN ANY DOOR EVEN THOUGH DRIVER DOOR WAS NOT LOCKED (BUTTON UP). ENGINE CONTINUED TO RUN UNTIL COOLANT EXPANSION TANK EXPLODED. IF CHILD WOULD HAVE BEEN IN BACK, WOULD HAVE HAD TO BRAKE WINDOW TO GET IN. THIS IS A BIG SAFETY ISSUE WHEN SO MANY OPTIONS DEPEND ON CAR'S ELECTRICAL WORKING. MERCEDES SAIL ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FAILED CAUSING OVER $15,000 IN DAMAGE CAUSE I WAS UNABLE TO CUT ENGINE OFF. I HAVE SOLD THE CAR, BUT BELIEVE IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE SUCH A SAFETY ISSUE INVESTIGATED.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 13, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10892795
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

DO NOT BUY THESE SPEC-D HEADLAMP FOR 2006 S-430 AFTER 6 MONTHS IT WENT DEFECTIVE I BOUGHT THEM FROM CARID IN NOVEMBER 2015 JUNE/JULY 2016 THEY WENT COMPLETELY DEAD SEE PICTURE BELOW

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 16, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10891477
Consumer Location: MEMPHIS, TN
VIN: WDBNG83J56A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 MERCEDES-BENZ S430. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH, THE INSTRUMENT PANEL FAILED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTER FAILED, BUT WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 06V028000 (INTERIOR LIGHTING). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

Components: ENGINE

May 23, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10871895
Consumer Location: ORLANDO, FL
VIN: WDBNG75J96A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 MERCEDES BENZ S500. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT 50 MPH, THE ENGINE STALLED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE POSITION SENSOR FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 68,085. UPDATED 01/11/2017*CT

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10821033
Consumer Location: STEVENSON RANCH, CA
VIN: WDBNG75J96A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 MERCEDES-BENZ S500. WHILE DRIVING 20 MPH WITH THE BRAKE PEDAL DEPRESSED, THE VEHICLE JERKED BEFORE COMING TO A HALT. THE FAILURE RECURRED ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 60,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

March 01, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10761420
Consumer Location: EL DORADO HILLS, CA
VIN: WDBNF67J86A****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE HAD TO REPEATEDLY REPLACE FRONT HEADLIGHT BULBS SINCE A FEW YEARS AFTER PURCHASING THIS CAR BRAND NEW. I QUESTIONED SERVICE ADVISOR ON MANY OCCASIONS AND WAS TOLD THEY NEVER SAW A CAR GO THROUGH SO MANY BULBS. I HAVE SEVERAL SERVICE/RECEIPTS DOCUMENT THIS. THE BULB RINGS ARE NOW MELTED ON BOTH SIDES. WHEN I TOOK CAR TO MBZ DEALER WHERE I PURCHASED AND SHOWED THEM THEY WERE PERPLEXED. THE SERVICE TECH STATED IN FRONT OF ME AND SERVICE MANAGER THAT THIS WAS FROM BULBS INSTALLED IMPROPERLY.. THE ONLY PLACE THEY WERE EVER PURCHASED AND INSTALLED WAS THIS ORIGINAL MB DEALERSHIP. THEY LOOKED INTO IT AND ADVISED ME THEY WOULD REPLACE HEADLIGHTS FOR $2200 WHICH WAS UNACCEPTABLE TO ME. THEN RAN INTO GM OF THE 3 DEALERSHIPS OWNED AND HE SAID HE WOULD TAKE CARE OF IT FOR ME. HE THEN OFFERED TO REPLACE AT COST WITH NO LABOR $1100. STILL NOT FAIR TO ME. I PURCHASED A $70,000 VEHICLE BRAND NEW FROM THIS DEALERSHIP- QUESTIONED CONSTANTLY HEADLIGHT BULBS GOING OUT AND NOW HAVE PLASTIC RINGS THAT HAVE MELTED AND ARE OBSCURING THE LIGHT EMITTING CAUSING IT HARD TO SEE MY BLACK CAR AT NIGHT. PEOPLE CONSTANTLY FLASH LIGHTS AT ME ONCOMING WHICH MEANS THAT CAN'T SEE MY LIGHTS WELL. THIS IS A SAFETY HAZARD IN MY OPINION AND SHOULD BE REPLACED/REPAIRED AT THE EXPENSE OF MB. I HAVE CHILDREN I DRIVE WITH EVERY DAY. I AM NOT SURE WHAT TO DO AT THIS POINT. I HAVE PICTURES THAT YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE THAT I WOULD LIKE TO FORWARD. I AM AFRAID OF BEING HIT HEAD ON IF SOMEONE PASSES THAT CAN NOT SEE MY DIM HEADLIGHTS DUE TO A PLASTIC RING MELTING AND COVERING HALF OF MY LIGHT.

Components: TIRES

July 02, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10734791
Consumer Location: PHOENIX, AZ
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 MERCEDES BENZ S600 EQUIPPED WITH HANKOOK VENTUS AS TIRES, SIZE: P265/40R/18 (NA). WHILE DRIVING AT 25 MPH, THERE WAS A VIBRATION IN THE TIRES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THERE WAS TREAD SEPARATION, STEEL BELT SEPARATION, AND UNEVEN TREAD WEAR IN THE TIRES. THE TIRES WERE NOT REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE TIRES WERE REPLACEMENT TIRES. THE VIN AND DOT NUMBER WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE APPROXIMATE VEHICLE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 96,000 AND THE TIRE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 3,000.

Components: SUSPENSION

May 11, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10716369
Consumer Location: MASSILLON, OH
VIN: WDBNG75J46A****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING THE CAR THE FRONT END DROPPED MAKING IT VERY DIFFICULT TO STEER. HAD TO SLOWLY MOVE TO THE RIGHT LANE WHILE TRAFFIC IS GOING 70. THIS COULD HAVE KILLED ME.

Components: ENGINE

November 05, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10653075
Consumer Location: RALEIGH, NC
VIN: WDBNG84J56A****

Summary of Complaint

THIS PROBLEM HAPPEN THREE TIMES IN ABOUT 6 MINUTES IN ONE NIGHT. WHILE DRIVING AT 70 MILES PER HOUR. THE ENGINE CUT OFF, ALMOST BEFORE I KNEW WHAT HAPPEN THE ENGINE STARTED BACK RUNNING. IN LESS THAN A MINUTE IT HAPPEN AGAIN. THE ENGINE CUT OUT THEN STARTED BEFORE I COULD DO ANYTHING. THE THIRD TIME IT CUT OUT COMPLETE AND STAYED OFF. I WAS ABLE TO MOVE THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND STOP AND RESTART THE CAR. IT WAS VERY SCARY, ALL THE LIGHTS WERE OFF AND I WAS ON A BUSY HIGHWAY AT NIGHT. IT'S HAPPEN BEFORE ABOUT A YEAR AGO. I MENTION IT TO THE DEALER, THEY ACTED AS IF IT WAS NOTHING THEY WERE AWARE OF. *TR

Components: ENGINE

February 18, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10564851
Consumer Location: AUBURN, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

WHY IS NO ONE DOING ANYTHING ABOUT THE BIG FAILURES OF 2005 AND 2006 MERCEDES ENGINE? CAM SHAFTS BREAK. ENGINES ARE TRASHED. $7000 TO REPLACE. MERCEDES WON'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT THE PROBLEM. CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT. BIG PROBLEMS. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE VISIBILITY/WIPER

January 16, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10562978
Consumer Location: CINCINNATI, OH
VIN: WDBNG83JX6A****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE IN 2006 S430 MERCEDES-BENZ ? JANUARY 16, 2014 AS I ACCELERATED TO GET ON THE ROAD, I SMELLED A STRANGE ODOR. I THOUGHT IT WAS COMING FROM A TRUCK WE PASSED. I OPENED THE WINDOW & TURNED OFF THE HEATER TO CLEAR THE AIR IN THE CAR. IN A FEW SECONDS, I CLOSED THE WINDOW AND RE-STARTED THE HEATER, WHICH IMMEDIATELY FILLED THE CABIN WITH HEAVY SMOKE. I AGAIN STOPPED THE HEATER AND OPENED THE WINDOW. THE SMOKE CLEARED AND SMELLED SOMETHING BURNING. A FEW SECONDS LATER, I SAW FLAMES COMING RIGHT OUT OF THE AIR DUCT GRILL IN THE HOOD. I PULLED OFF I-275 BETWEEN EXITS 63 AND 65, ON THE RIGHT SHOULDER. I THEN HIT THE MERCEDES SOS BUTTON. MY PASSENGER DIALED 911. WHEN THE MBRACE OPERATOR CAME ON THE LINE, I SAID THAT I HAD AN ENGINE FIRE, BUT THE CABIN WAS FILLING WITH SMOKE. I OPENED THE HOOD, I GRABBED MY PHONE AND EXITED THE CAR. AT THIS POINT, STARTED TAKING PHOTOS. I TOOK A WINDSHIELD CLEANER SPRAY FROM THE TRUNK, TRIED TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE WITH IT. IT FAILED TO HAVE ANY EFFECT. ABOUT AT THAT TIME A GOOD SAMARITAN STOPPED HIS PICKUP TRUCK. HE HAD A FIRE EXTINGUISHER, WHICH HE USED TO PUT OUT THE FIRE. A FEW MINUTES LATER THE UNION TOWNSHIP FIRE ENGINE ARRIVED, BUT THE FIRE WAS OUT. THEY DID A REPORT. THEN THE UNION TOWNSHIP POLICE ARRIVED. THE OFFICER SAID THE REPORT WILL BE FILED BY THE FIRE DEPT. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

January 07, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10562229
Consumer Location: HOWARD BEACH, NY
VIN: WDBNG75J86A****

Summary of Complaint

WENT OUT TO THE CAR TO GO TO THE PHARMACY TO GET MY ASTHMA MEDS AND THE CAR WAS DOWN ON THE GROUND,TOTALLY DEFLATED SHOCKS. START CAR AND RISES TO HEIGHT BUT SINKS WHEN CAR IS OFF, THIS IS A DANGER IF DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY AT 55 MPH, I HAVE A WIFE AND A YOUNG SON. I FEEL THAT THE DEALERS SHOULD RECALL AND FIX THIS PROBLEM CORRECTLY, AND NOT HAVE PEOPLES LIVES IN DANGER ON THE ROADS OF AMERICA, ANY HELP WOULD GREATLY BE APPRECIATED. THANK YOU , A CAUTIOUS DRIVER. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

December 24, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10557207
Consumer Location: YORBA LINDA, CA
VIN: WDBNG75J46A****

Summary of Complaint

MY TRANSMISSION WOULD NOT SHIFT OUT OF SECOND GEAR. I TURNED IT OFF AND BACK ON AND IT DID NOT CLEAR. I GOT A "PRE-SAFE UNAVAILABLE" MESSAGE. I DID SOME RESEARCH AND LEARNED THIS IS A "TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE" FAILURE. IT IS VERY UNSAFE IN THAT THE CAR CANNOT KEEP UP WITH TRAFFIC AND IS A DANGER TO MYSELF AND OTHERS. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

April 22, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10509652
Consumer Location: PORTER, IN
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 MERCEDES S350. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE STEERING WHEEL AND THE FRONT END OF THE VEHICLE WOULD SHAKE WHEN DRIVING BETWEEN 25-40-MPH. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER AND WAS TOLD THAT THE FRONT SUSPENSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE DEALER INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE FRONT AIR STRUTS COULD BE REPLACED UNDER TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN NUMBER: SB-32-25-82. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 30,000. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM STRUCTURE

February 29, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10482773
Consumer Location: LOCUST GROVE, VA
VIN: WDBNG70J46A****

Summary of Complaint

WE HAVE BEEN RECEIVING MESSAGES FOR THINGS HAPPENING IN CAR ( EX LIGHT OUT TRUNK WON'T OPEN ETC.) WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT IT IS A WIRING HARNESS PROBLEM. THEY ARE WELL AWARE OF THE PROBLEM IN THE CARS BUT HAVE NOT TURNED IT IN AS A RECALL. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

October 13, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10480063
Consumer Location: SUWANEE, GA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE "AIRMATICS-VISIT WORKSHOP" WORDING CAME ON MY SCREEN YESTERDAY ON THE HIGHWAY. HITTING THE UNLOCK BUTTON KICKED ON SUSPENSION AS IT SHOULD AND IT WAS SPUTTERING INSTEAD OF THE USUAL RAISE NOISE. IT SAT OVERNIGHT AND NOW IT SITTING PRETTY LOW. THIS IS THE 2ND TIME IN 6 MONTHS THE AIR COMPRESSOR HAS GONE OUT. *TR

Components: TIRES

January 01, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10393765
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 MERCEDES BENZ S500 WITH YOKOHAMA ADVANCE S4 TIRES, TIRE SIZE P265/40R18. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE REAR PASSENGER TIRE EXPLODED WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 65 MPH. THREE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE FAILURE, THE CONTACT REPLACED THE REAR DRIVER SIDE TIRE FOR THE SAME FAILURE. THE CONTACTS ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE INSTALLED THE SPARE TIRE AND THE VEHICLE WAS THEN TAKEN TO A PRIVATE MECHANIC WHO REPLACED THE TIRE WITH ANOTHER BRAND BECAUSE THE ORIGINAL BRAND WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER ADVISED THE CONTACT THAT IT WOULD TAKE SIX WEEKS FOR THE TIRE TO ARRIVE. THERE WERE NO RECALLS OR WARRANTIES. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 50,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EQUIPMENT

February 15, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10392405
Consumer Location: SLATERSVILLE, RI
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE TELEMATICS DEVICE IN MY 2006 MB S500 SPONTANEOUSLY MALFUNCTIONED. NO KNOWN EVENTS LEAD UP TO THE FAILURE, TOTAL LOSS OF INFORMATION AND SAFETY UPLINK, TOTAL LOSS OF NEW $300 MBRACE SUBSCRIPTION VALUE, AS OF 21 MAR 2011, NOTHING DONE TO CORRECT OTHER THAN CALL TO DEALER. WAS A PRIOR RECALL DONE THAT WOULD HAVE IMPACTED THE VEHICLE TELEMATICS UNIT OR THE ASSOCIATED VEHICLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM? *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

November 12, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10319045
Consumer Location: PLAINFIELD, NJ
VIN: WDBNG83J86A****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 MERCEDES BENZ S430. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH. A SUDDEN INCREASE IN ACCELERATION OCCURRED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE SLOWED DOWN AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR INSPECTION. THE TECHNICIAN STATED THAT THE DEFECT COULD POSSIBLY BE TRANSMISSION GEAR FAILURE. CURRENTLY, THE VEHICLE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE MANUFACTURERS ENGINEERS. THE CAUSE OF FAILURE HAS NOT BEEN DETERMINED AT THIS TIME. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 113,000. UPDATED 04/16/10. *LJ UPDATED 4/23/10 *CN THE CONSUMER STATED HIS WIFE HAD AN ACCIDENT IN THE VEHICLE. THE DEALERSHIP ADMITTED THERE WAS AN ACCELERATION AND HARSH SHIFTING PROBLEM. UPDATED 05/12/10.*JB UPDATED 06/24/10.*JB UPDATED 09/07/10*JB

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

November 21, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10316997
Consumer Location: PLAINFIELD, NJ
VIN: WDBNG83J86A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 MERCEDES BENZ S430. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED ON ITS OWN 1-2 TIMES A WEEK. IT WAS AN INTERMITTENT PROBLEM THAT RESULTED IN ANOTHER DRIVER DRIVING THE VEHICLE RUNNING INTO A BUILDING; THE DRIVER WAS PARKING AND WHILE COASTING, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY LUNGED FORWARD AND ACCELERATED. THE DRIVER WAS SLIGHTLY INJURED. A POLICE REPORT WAS TAKEN. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALERSHIP THREE TIMES AND THE DEALER TOLD HIM THAT THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED AT THE TIME OF THE COMPLAINT. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 140,000. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 90,000- UPDATED 4/23/10 *CN

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

November 12, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10294849
Consumer Location: PLAINFIELD, NJ
VIN: WDBNG83J86A****

Summary of Complaint

AS YOU SLOW DOWN TO BRAKE THE CAR ACCELERATES ON ITS OWN CAUSING IT TO HIT A BUILDING. *TR

Components: TIRES

September 09, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10205379
Consumer Location: PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL
VIN: WDDDJ75X36A****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 MERCEDES BENZ CLS 500. THE TIRES ON THE VEHICLE ARE MANUFACTURED BY CONTINENTAL, SIZE 245-40R1893Y DOT CUUYP3HK AND 375-35R1895Y DOT CUBLT3HK. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR ROUTINE MAINTENANCE AND FOUND A BLISTER ON THE FRONT AND REAR PASSENGER TIRES. THE TIRES WERE REPLACED. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 7300. *UPDATED 12/12/07 *BF UPDATED 12/12/07

Components: POWER TRAIN

April 02, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10187993
Consumer Location: MANALAPAN, NJ
VIN: WDBNG70J26A****

Summary of Complaint

AFTER 2000 MILES THE CAR WAS IN REVERSE AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THERE WAS A LOUD BANG AND THEN ANOTHER LOUD BANG AND THE CAR LURCHED FORWARD. THEN WE WERE DRIVING ON A HIGHWAY AT 60 MPH AND THE SAME THING HAPPENED ONLY THE BANGS WERE LOUDER AND THE CAR LURCHED FORWARD. THE NEXT TIME THIS HAPPENED I WAS DRIVING DOWN A STREET AT 25 MPH AND A CAR IN FRONT OF ME WAS MAKING A TURN, THE BANGS STARTED AND THERE WAS THE SAME LOUD BANGING NOISES AND I ALMOST HIT THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME AND HAD TO SWERVE OUT OF THE WAY OF THE CAR AND ALMOST ENDED UP OFF OF ROAD AND IN THE DIRT. WE TOOK THE CAR BACK 3 TIMES WITH NO RESULTS. MERCEDES WAS CALLED, AND THEY COULD CARE LESS. WE ARE STUCK WITH A VERY EXPENSIVE DANGEROUS CAR THAT THERE IS NO WAY OF PREDICTING WHEN THIS WILL HAPPEN AND IT IS NOT SHOWING UP ON THE COMPUTER, SO MERCEDES HAS NO WAY OF FIXING THE PROBLEM. THE DEALER WANTS TO DRIVE THE AROUND WITH MY HUSBAND BUT WE EXPLAINED THAT TO DRIVE THIS CAR FOR 5-10 MILE OR EVEN 100 MILES IT IS NOT GOING TO GUARANTEE THAT THIS PROBLEM WILL HAPPEN AND WILL WE WILL NOT TAKE THE CHANCE OF GETTING INTO THIS CAR AND GETTING INTO A SERIOUS ACCIDENT. *AK

Components: VISIBILITY

March 03, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10184289
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WDBNF67J36A****

Summary of Complaint

MY SUN-ROOF BURST IN MY 2006 MERCEDES BENZ (S350). THE SUN-ROOF WAS CLOSED. THE CAR WAS NOT HIT BY A ROCK OR ANY OTHER OBJECT. IT JUST EXPLODED. WHEN I LOOKED AT THE GLASS THAT REMAINED IT WAS POINTING UPWARD AS IF SOMETHING ON THE INSIDE OF THE CAR CAUSED IT TO BREAK. I WAS DRIVING THE CAR AT THE TIME WHEN IT BROKE. THERE WAS ANOTHER PERSON IN THE CAR. *JB

Components: POWER TRAIN

June 15, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10132468
Consumer Location: DENVER, CO
VIN: WDBNG84J86A****

Summary of Complaint

DT: THE CALLER SAID VEHICLE SEEMED TO SHIFT INTO A LOWER GEAR WHEN DRIVING BETWEEN 30 AND 40 MPH. WHEN THIS HAPPENED VEHICLE BUCKED FORWARD. THE CALLER PULLED OVER AS SOON AS SHE COULD BECAUSE SHE DID NOT KNOW WHAT WAS CAUSING THIS PROBLEM. IT HAPPENED 5 TIMES, TWO TIME IN JUNE, ONCE IN JULY AND TWICE IN AUGUST. THE DEALER SAID NOT TO WORRY ABOUT IT. MANUFACTURER HAS NOT BEEN CONTACTED YET. *AK *NM

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2010 MERCEDES-BENZ S-CLASS Collision Run & Drive
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2007 MERCEDES-BENZ S-CLASS Collision Run & Drive
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