2007 MERCEDES-BENZ S-CLASS VIN: WDDNG71X67A072014

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Damage
Collision
Title
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VIN WDDNG71X67A072014 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

2007

Plant City

SINDELFINGEN

Series

S550

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)

5500.0

Displacement (CI)

335.63059252102

Displacement (L)

5.5

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Pretensioner

Yes

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Driver and front passenger air bag as well as Type 2 seat belts with emergency tensioning device and load limiter. Additional air bags and/or seat belt devices as standard or optional equipment

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver & Passenger)

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

2007 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%

2007 MERCEDES-BENZ S-CLASS Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Standard
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 Yes

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 WDDNG71X67A072014

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 10, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11341554
Consumer Location: SICKLERVILLE, NJ
VIN: WDDNG71X67A****

Summary of Complaint

MY PANORAMA ROOF

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 15, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11265870
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WDDNG71X67A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 MERCEDES-BENZ S550. WHILE DRIVING 60 MPH, THE ODOR OF FUMES EMITTED THROUGH THE VEHICLE AND MADE THE CONTACT NAUSEOUS. MEDICAL ATTENTION WAS NOT RECEIVED. THE CONTACT CALLED OLYMPIA PRE OWNED AUTO (1806 WAKE FOREST RD, RALEIGH, NC 27608, (919) 301-8551) AND WAS INFORMED THAT THEY WOULD CALL HER BACK. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A MERCEDES-BENZ DEALER OR INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING OR REPAIRS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 144,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 07, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10818757
Consumer Location: CLOVIS, CA
VIN: WDDNG71X67A****

Summary of Complaint

WAS DRIVING AND CAR JUST MAKES A JOLT WHILE SHIFTING GEAR THAN I CAN'T ACCELERATE AND IT GETS STUCK IN FIRST GEAR RPM STARTS GOING UP IF I TRY TO ACCELERATE THAN I'LL HAVE TO TURN ENGINE OFF WHICH IS INCONVENIENT WHEN YOUR IN TRAFFIC THAN RESTART IT AND IT'LL BE NORMAL BUT IT HAPPENS EVERY OTHER DAY. NOW THE CAR IS STUCK ON A GEAR AND WON'T CHANGE GEARS COMPLETELY PARKED IT OVER NIGHT AND STILL DOESN'T CHANGE GEARS WHEN I START CAR AND TRY TO PUT IT IN DRIVE IT MAKES A HARD JOLT AND DOESN'T ACCELERATE PAST 30 MPH. BEEN HAPPENING FOR 2 YEARS NOW...

Components: SUSPENSION

August 27, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10759923
Consumer Location: HOMESTEAD, FL
VIN: WDDNG71X67A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 MERCEDES BENZ S550. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 10 MPH AND MAKING A RIGHT TURN, THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED AND THE BODY OF THE VEHICLE COLLAPSED ONTO THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE TIRE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FRONT PASSENGERS SIDE STRUT FRACTURED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 08V608000 (SUSPENSION). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 120,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

August 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10618927
Consumer Location: LEESBURG, FL
VIN: WDDNG71X67A****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING MY S550 AND CAME TO A RED LIGHT. I STOPPED AT THE LIGHT AND WHEN IT TURNED GREEN, I TOOK MY FOOT OFF THE BRAKES AND PRESSED THE ACCELERATOR, BUT THERE WAS TO RESPONSE TO PRESSING THE ACCELERATOR. THE CAR RPMS WERE INCREASING BUT THE VEHICLE WAS CRAWLING AT LESS THAN 5MPH. THIS LED TO ME PULLING OVER AND PARKING THE VEHICLE AND TURNING IT OFF. I WAITED 5 MINUTES AND THEN RESTARTED IT AND IT BEGAN TO WORK NORMALLY. THE SECOND TIME THIS HAPPENED WAS WHILE MAKING A LEFT TURN, I PRESSED THE GAS PEDAL AND THERE WAS NO RESPONSE AND THE CAR WAS REVVING BUT TRAVELING LESS THAN 5 MPH WITH ONCOMING TRAFFIC HAVING TO STOP SHORT TO PREVENT CRASHING INTO ME WHILE I WAS MAKING THE LEFT TURN. THIS WAS AGAIN RESOLVED WITH ME PARKING THE VEHICLE, TURNING IT OFF AND THEN RESTARTING IT. AFTER THE SECOND TIME THIS OCCURRED OUT OF NO WHERE I DECIDED ITS A VERY DANGEROUS SAFETY ISSUE. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION ENGINE

April 05, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11414508
Consumer Location: ORLANDO, FL
VIN: WDDNG71X27A****

Summary of Complaint

ADVISED BY SERVICE ADVISOR NEED TO REPLACE ME CONTROL UNIT(ECM), COSTING $2,000.82. LESS THAN 5 YEARS AGO SUSPENSION COSTING 2,000. ALL WORK DONE AT MERCEDES BENZ OF SOUTH ORLANDO.

Components: POWER TRAIN

November 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11375165
Consumer Location: NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ
VIN: WDDNG86X97A****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE GOES IN LIMP MODE ALL MERCEDES S550 2007 MODEL HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

November 22, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11318960
Consumer Location: MOBILE, AL
VIN: WDDNG71X17A****

Summary of Complaint

THE CONTACT STATED THAT I PURCHASED A USED MERCEDES FROM BMW OF MOBILE. WHILE DRIVING THE CAR IT LOSES POWER. I WAS ON THE INTERSTATE AND IT LOSS POWER. I ALMOST HAD A PANIC ATTACK BECAUSE THE CAR WAS SLOWING DOWN. I HAD NO IDEA WHAT WAS GOING ON. I HAD TO MAKE MY WAY TO THE RIGHT LANE TO GET OFF THE ROAD. THE CARS WERE DRIVING 70 AND 80 MPH. THEY COULD HAVE RAMMED INTO THE BACK OF MY CAR NOT KNOWING MY CAR WAS SLOWING DOWN. I COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED DRIVING THIS DEFECTIVE VEHICLE!!! I INFORMED BMW AND THEIR TECHNICIAN SAID IT WAS THE BATTERY AND A STARTER. I PAID $600 FOR THE REPAIR. THEY WERE WRONG THE CAR STILL LOSES POWER. I HAD TO BEG AND PLEAD WITH THEM TO HAVE MERCEDES OF MOBILE DIAGNOSE THE CAR. THEY SAID THEY WOULD PAY FOR THE DIAGNOSIS BUT NOT THE REPAIRS. IF I TRADED THE CAR BACK TO THEM THEY WOULD DEDUCT THE REPAIRS FROM THE CAR. THE OTHER OPTIONS WERE TO LET IT GO BACK TO THE FINANCE COMPANY OR TAKE IT TO ANOTHER DEALERSHIP AND NOT TELL THEM WHAT GOING ON WITH THE CAR. THEY PAID MERCEDES OF MOBILE TO DIAGNOSIS IT AND THEY IMMEDIATELY STATED THE ISSUE. I WENT TO BMW TO ASK FOR A REFUND AND REPAIR BUT THEY REFUSE TO DO ANY ABOUT THE CAR LOSING POWER. CONTACTS ALSO STATES THAT THE MERCEDES WOULD PAY FOR DIAGNOSIS BUT NOT TO REPAIR. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS DEALERSHIP TO ANYONE. THEY SHOULD HAVE HAD THIS CAR CHECKED OUT THOROUGHLY AT MERCEDES IF THEY DID NOT HAVE THE APPROPRIATE KNOWLEDGE OF THE CAR. *LN *TP

Components: POWER TRAIN

February 06, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11204093
Consumer Location: SAINT LOUIS, MO
VIN: WDDNG71X57A****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2007 MB S550 BASE MODEL STALLED AS I WAS MERGING ON TO THE EXPRESSWAY IN HEAVY TRAFFIC. AFTER SITTING ON SIDE OF THE ROAD FOR 20MINS, I STARTED THE CAR AND IT WAS MAKING A WHINING NOISE AND WHEN I ACCELERATE THE NOISE GETS LOUDER. I DROVE THE CAR TO THE NEAREST MERCEDES-BENZ DEALERSHIP. I WAS TOLD THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. THE CAR HAS BEEN SERVICED WITH MERCEDES AND ONLY HAS 100K MILES. THIS WILL COST $7,800.00 THE SERVICE GUY STATED THAT THIS SHOULD NOT BE HAPPENING ON THIS CAR BUT UNFORTUNATELY HE STATED THAT HE HAS SEEN THIS BEFORE.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 23, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11163543
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WDDNG86X87A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 MERCEDES-BENZ S550. WHILE DEPRESSING THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL, THE VEHICLE LEAKED FUEL. THERE WAS A STRONG ODOR OF FUEL INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THE VEHICLE. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS CURRENTLY AT KNOXVILLE MERCEDES-BENZ (10131 PARKSIDE DR, KNOXVILLE, TN 37922, (865) 777-2222) AWAITING DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 51,500.

Components: SUSPENSION ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

October 06, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11144132
Consumer Location: BOWIE, MD
VIN: WDDNG71X87A****

Summary of Complaint

ERROR CODE P0019 CAM SENSOR BANK B, MANUFACTURERS USED DEFECTIVE PART THAT TIMING SPROCKET TEETH HAVE ERODED DUE TO DEFECTIVE PARTS USED WHICH HAVE AND WILL CAUSE VEHICLE TO STAHL WHILE RUNNING. BOTH FRONT STRUTS WEAR ON ALL MODELS THAT CAUSE DRIVING CONDITIONS THAT CAN CAUSE DEATH WHILE DRIVER EXCELRATION OR STOPPING CAUSE

Components: ENGINE

June 11, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11118429
Consumer Location: DORAVILLE, GA
VIN: WDDNG71X47A****

Summary of Complaint

BALANCE SHAFT/IDLE GEAR MATERIAL WORE OUT CAUSING TIMING CHAIN TO BECOME LOOSE AND ENGINE TO JUMP TIMING WHILE DRIVING. ENGINE LOCKED UP AND DIED WHILE GOING DOWN THE HIGHWAY! EXPENSIVE REPAIR THAT MERCEDES BENZ KNOWS ABOUT!! THEY HAVE AN INTERNAL MEMO WITH A LIST OF VIN NUMBERS THAT HAVE THE FAULTY IDLER GEAR THAT WEARS OUT PREMATURELY BUT WON'T RECALL THE PRODUCT BECAUSE IT USUALLY WEARS OUT JUST AFTER WARRANTEE PERIOD! SOMETHING MUST BE DONE!

Components: ENGINE

May 29, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11098481
Consumer Location: FALLS CHURCH, VA
VIN: WDDNG71X97A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 MERCEDES-BENZ S550. WHILE DRIVING 10 MPH, THE ENGINE STALLED AND THE VEHICLE FAILED TO RESTART. THE CONTACT PLANNED TO HAVE THE VEHICLE TOWED TO ALEXANDRIA MERCEDES-BENZ (200 S PICKETT, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22304, (703) 341-2100) FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING AND REPAIRS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE AND VIN WERE NOT AVAILABLE. *TT *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

March 31, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11082391
Consumer Location: DISCOVERY BAY, CA
VIN: WDDNG71X17A****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA INFLATORS RECALL ALERTED ME TO HAVE MY CAR EXSAMED.AS I USE MY CAR EVERY DAY.

Components: SUSPENSION

May 29, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10992282
Consumer Location: ORLANDO, FL
VIN: WDDNG71X27A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 MERCEDES-BENZ S550. AFTER PRESSING THE BUTTON TO LIFT THE VEHICLE'S SUSPENSION, A MALFUNCTION WARNING INDICATOR SUDDENLY ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE LOCAL DEALER (MERCEDES BENZ OF SOUTH ORLANDO LOCATED IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 41,000. UPDATED 08/09/17*LJ *CN

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10960040
Consumer Location: HARRISBURG, NC
VIN: WDDNG71X97A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 MERCEDES-BENZ S550. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL FUEL ODOR COMING FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FUEL SENDING UNIT WAS DEFECTIVE AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 128,000.

Components: ENGINE

January 13, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10947608
Consumer Location: VIENNA, VA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 MERCEDES-BENZ S550. WHILE AT A STOP LIGHT, THE VEHICLE SHUT DOWN AND LOST ALL POWER. THE VEHICLE RESTARTED AND WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHO WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE CONTACT CALLED THE DEALER AND WAS ADVISED TO TOW THE VEHICLE TO THE SHOP. THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE, BUT KEPT THE VEHICLE FOR FURTHER OBSERVATION. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 70,000. THE VIN WAS NOT PROVIDED.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 10, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10926827
Consumer Location: PONTIAC, MI
VIN: WDDNG76X97A****

Summary of Complaint

TWO DAYS AFTER TAKING CAR INTO SERVICE IT STARTED ON FIRE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT WHILE PARKED. NO INDICATION WHEN DRIVING FOR DAY AND HALF AFTER SERVICE. INSURANCE HAS DECLARED A TOTAL LOSS.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 23, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10914343
Consumer Location: DALLAS, TX
VIN: WDDNG71X47A****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL- I TOOK MY VEHICLE INTO PARK PLACE MERCEDES ARLINGTON IN DALLAS, TX TO GET A DIAGNOSTIC ON MY COMAND UNIT RADIO. THE CD/DVD PLAYER WOULD READ THE NAME OF THE DISC BUT WOULD NOT PLAY IT. AN ERROR MESSAGE COMES ON THAT SAYS DISC ERROR. I FIGURED SOMETHING ON THE INSIDE MAY BE DIRTY AND JUST NEEDS TO BE CLEAN AS THE DISCS WERE READABLE BY THE COMAND UNIT. THE SERVICE TECH SAID THAT THE WHOLE UNIT NEEDS TO BE REPLACED AND THEY CAN'T REPAIR IT. $1800 FOR THE REPAIR ON THE SAME EXACT UNIT. AN OUTDATED UNIT THAT DOESN'T EVEN HAVE THE NEWEST TECHNOLOGY. I FEEL LIKE MERCEDES VEHICLES ARE TOO EXPENSIVE NOT TO BE ABLE TO REPAIR THEIR PARTS AND HAVING TO REPLACE EVERYTHING. MERCEDES NEEDS TO LOOK INTO THEIR COMAND UNITS AND CONSIDER A RECALL ON THESE RADIOS.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 23, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10914339
Consumer Location: DALLAS, TX
VIN: WDDNG71X47A****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL-I TOOK MY VEHICLE INTO PARK PLACE MERCEDES OF ARLINGTON IN DALLAS, TX TO GET A DIAGNOSTIC ON WHY MY PANORAMIC SUNROOF WOULD NOT OPEN. I THOUGHT IT COULD BE REPAIRED BUT SERVICE TECH TOLD ME THAT THE WHOLE ROOF WOULD HAVE TO BE REPLACED. I FEEL LIKE THESE CARS ARE TOO EXPENSIVE FOR PARTS NOT TO BE ABLE TO BE REPAIRED AND HAVE TO BE REPLACED. THE SHADE GOES BACK AND FORTH, JUST THE GLASS WON'T OPEN, I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THE WHOLE ROOF HAS TO BE REPLACED. IT SOUNDS LIKE AN INTERNAL DEFECT AND I DON'T FEEL LIKE I SHOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR A WHOLE NEW ROOF BECAUSE OF ONE PART OF IT WON'T OPEN UP. MERCEDES NEEDS TO LOOK INTO A RECALL FOR THIS SITUATION ON PANORAMIC ROOFS.

Components: POWER TRAIN

February 28, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10909336
Consumer Location: ARCADIA, CA
VIN: WDDNG71X77A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 MERCEDES-BENZ S550. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 1 TO 6 MPH, THE TRANSMISSION GEARS MADE A THUMPING SOUND WITHOUT WARNING. THE ISSUE RECURRED NUMEROUS TIMES. THE DEALER DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRANSMISSION HAD TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A TRANSMISSION SPECIALIST WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE VALVE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 76,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

July 17, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10897733
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 MERCEDES-BENZ S550. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TOP OF THE VEHICLE THAT WAS CONNECTED TO THE WINDSHIELD SHATTERED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO STATED THAT THIS WAS A SAFETY ISSUE AND ADVISED THE CONTACT TO FILE A COMPLAINT. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 69,000.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING VISIBILITY/WIPER

February 06, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10824673
Consumer Location: MISSOURI CITY, TX
VIN: WDDNG79X67A****

Summary of Complaint

THE WIRING HARNESS INSIDE THE HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLY CRACKS CAUSING A SHORT, WHICH IN TURN CAUSES THE HEADLIGHTS TO STOP WORKING. THIS HAPPENED TO US DURING A LONG DISTANCE TRIP AT NIGHT. THESE HEADLIGHT ARE NOT THE TYPE OF HEADLIGHTS YOU CAN PICK UP AT YOUR LOCAL AUTO PARTS STORE AND CAN ONLY BE REPLACED WITH OEM PARTS. A WIRE HARNESS IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AND AT OVER $1,900 PER LIGHT ASSEMBLY, MERCEDES BENZ SHOULD BE REPLACING THE HEADLIGHTS WITH THE DEFECTIVE WIRING. THE POSSIBILITY OF THESE LIGHTS GOING OUT AT NIGHT (IT HAPPENED TO US) AND CAUSING AN ACCIDENT IS REAL. I HAVE PHOTOS, BUT THE WEBSITE IS NOT ALLOWING ME TO LOAD. THE BROWSE BUTTON DOES NOT DO ANYTHING...

Components: POWER TRAIN

November 10, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10817117
Consumer Location: CHARLOTTE, NC
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 MERCEDES BENZ S550. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT 45 MPH, THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO LOOSE POWER AND SUDDENLY STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE CONDUCTOR PLATE AND VALVE BODY FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED AT 100,000 MILES. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 67,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 18, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10785241
Consumer Location: GROVER, NC
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING ON A VERY POPULATED INTERSTATE MAY CAR LOST POWER AND WAS STUCK IN ONE GEAR AND I NEARLY GOT HIT FROM BEHIND BY ANOTHER VEHICLE. MERCEDES TOLD ME THAT MY CONDUCTOR PLATE FAILED AND THIS WAS THE CAUSE OF MY TRANSMISSION SLIPPING FROM ONE GEAR TO A VERY LOW GEAR. IN MY OPINION THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS FOR OUR ROADS AND I THINK THAT THEY SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE AND MAKE THIS PROBLEM GO AWAY BEFORE SOMEONE OR MULTIPLE PEOPLE GET HURT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

October 17, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10783867
Consumer Location: GARDENA, CA
VIN: WDDNG71X97A****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE BECOMES STUCK IN GEAR WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD. WILL NOT SHIFT, SOMETIMES YOU DON'T HAVE ENOUGH POWER TO MOVE QUICKLY. FOR EXAMPLE VEHICLE WAS STUCK IN 6TH GEAR AFTER LEAVING THE HIGHWAY. I COULD NOT ACCELERATE TO MOVE THE CAR. I HAD TO SHUT THE CAR OFF TO RESET THE COMPUTER TO GET THE CAR OUT OF 6TH GEAR. THIS HAS HAPPENED AT LEAST 10 TIMES OVER THE PAST 3 MONTH PERIOD. MANY OTHER OWNERS OF THIS CAR HAVE EXPERIENCED THE SAME TRANSMISSION FAILURE AND THAT IS VERY DANGEROUS BECAUSE THE CAR LOSE POWER WHEN IT IS STUCK IN A GEAR. THE ONLY WAY TO FIX THE PROBLEM IS TO SHUT OFF THE CAR AND RESTART IT. MERCEDES BENZ SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS ISSUE.

Components: SUSPENSION

July 20, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10743495
Consumer Location: HAWTHORNE, CA
VIN: WDDNG71X77A****

Summary of Complaint

I HAD A 2007 S550 AS I AM GOING 70 MILES PER HOUR ON A BUSY 405 FREEWAY. AND SUDDENLY MY VEHICLE FRONT SUSPENSION FULL HARD TO THE RIGHT ALMOST COLLIDED WITH THE VEHICLE ON MY RIGHT LANE. BUT THANK TO THE QUICK ACTION OF THE DRIVER ON MY RIGHT LANE (HE QUICKLY CHANGE TO THE NEXT LANE WHEN HE SAW MY VEHICLE TOO CLOSE TO HIS VEHICLE). IF HE NOT QUICKLY CHANGED TO THE NEXT LANE I AM SURE THERE IS A MULTIPLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT BECAUSE IT HAPPEN SO QUICKLY BY THE TIME I AM REACTED TO CONTROL THE VEHICLE, MY VEHICLE ALREADY IN HIS LANE. I AM USED THE EMERGENCY LANE TO GET OFF THE FREEWAY AT 5 MILE PER BUT MY FRONT SUSPENSION IS MOVING UP AND DOWN UNEVEN LIKE YOU ARE DRIVING ON UNEVEN PAVEMENT. I HAD MY VEHICLE TOW TO THE DEALER. AND THEY ARE DIAGNOSIS WITH: CODE 5200 B24/3 (LEFT FRONT BODY ACCELERATION SENSOR): SIGNAL IMPLAUSIBLE THIS IS THE SAME PROBLEM THAT MY FRIEND S550 HAD BEFORE BUT MERCEDES DEALER RECALL CAMPAIGN NO.2008080004. I HAD BEEN SHOW THE RECALL LETTER TO THE SERVICE WRITER. AFTER SHE CHECK MY VIN NUMBER AND SHE SAID THERE IS NO RECALL FOR MY VEHICLE. WHAT CAN I DO TO HAVE MY VEHICLE FIX UNDER THE RECALL CAMPAIGN ? THE PART NUMBER NEED TO BE REPLACE IS : 004 542 35 18 IF YOU ARE NEED ANY MORE INFORMATION, I WILL TRY MY BEST TO PROVIDE IT. THANK

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

April 06, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10705300
Consumer Location: AUSTIN, TX
VIN: WDDNG71X27A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 MERCEDES BENZ S550. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 65 MPH, AN UNKNOWN WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND UNILLUMINATED. IN ADDITION, THE VEHICLE STALLED AND WAS ABLE TO RESTART, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE ALTERNATOR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 90,000.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

November 05, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10653045
Consumer Location: SUWANEE, GA
VIN: WDDNG71X87A****

Summary of Complaint

WORN TIMING SPROCKET AND BALANCE SHAFT WAS DEFECTIVE WHEN I PURCHASE THE VEHICLE IN 2011. MERCEDES BENZ KNEW ABOUT THIS DEFECTIVE PART AND DID NOT INFORM ME. THE VEHICLE HAD 46000 MILES ON IT AT THE TIME. IF I WAS INFORM ABOUT THIS PROBLEM I WOULDN'T HAVE BOUGHT IT. I BELIEVE THIS IS A VIOLATION OF THE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

June 03, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10629934
Consumer Location: ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL
VIN: WDDNG71X87A****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE BECOMES STUCK IN GEAR WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD. WILL NOT SHIFT, SOMETIMES YOU DON'T HAVE ENOUGH POWER TO MOVE QUICKLY. FOR EXAMPLE VEHICLE WAS STUCK IN 6TH GEAR AFTER LEAVING THE HIGHWAY. I COULD NOT ACCELERATE TO MOVE THE CAR. I HAD TO SHUT THE CAR OFF TO RESET THE COMPUTER TO GET THE CAR OUT OF 6TH GEAR. THIS HAS HAPPENED AT LEAST 10 TIMES OVER THE PAST 3 MONTH PERIOD. MANY OTHER OWNERS OF THIS CAR HAVE EXPERIENCED THE SAME TRANSMISSION FAILURE AND THAT IS VERY DANGEROUS BECAUSE THE CAR LOSE POWER WHEN IT IS STUCK IN A GEAR. THE ONLY WAY TO FIX THE PROBLEM IS TO SHUT OFF THE CAR AND RESTART IT. MERCEDES BENZ SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS ISSUE. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

August 22, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10627631
Consumer Location: PORTER RANCH, CA
VIN: WDDNG71X17A****

Summary of Complaint

2007 S550, 7-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, 57,000 MILES. STARTED ABOUT 6-8 MONTHS AGO. EXPERIENCING VERY ROUGH JOLTING TYPE SHIFTING, MOST COMMONLY OCCURS AFTER BEING PARKED ON AN INCLINE OR DECLINE. OCCURS WHEN DRIVING UP OR DOWN AN INCLINE. ALSO, OCCURS ON THE FREEWAY OR AFTER USING CRUISE CONTROL. TRANSMISSION SHIFTS FROM FIRST TO SECOND GEAR AND STAYS THERE UNTIL IT'S RESTARTED. REQUIRES TURNING OFF THE CAR WAITING A FEW SECONDS AND RESTARTING TO RESET THE GEARS. CHECK ENGINE LIGHT NOW STARTING TO COME ON.VERY DANGEROUS WHEN DRIVING IN HEAVY TRAFFIC OR ON THE FREEWAY. AFTER RESEARCHING THIS ISSUE I CANNOT BELIEVE IT SIMPLY HASN'T BEEN RECALLED. THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS ISSUE...I WILL NOT ALLOW MY WIFE TO EVEN DRIVE THE CAR UNLESS I AM WITH HER.----MANY FORUMS ARE SUGGESTING A VALVE BODY REPLACEMENT. APPEARS TO BE A VERY COMMON ISSUE WITH THESE VEHICLE. LOCATED A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT THAT UNFORTUNATELY WAS DISMISSED DUE TO THE COMPLAINT CITING FRAUD. I DON'T BELIEVE MERCEDES SOLD THESE VEHICLES KNOWING THE TRANSMISSION WAS FAULTY. I WOULD JUST EXPECT THEM AFTER RECEIVING NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS TO OFFER THEIR CLIENTS A REPAIR OPTION VIA RECALL. TO DATE I AM NOT AWARE OF ONE. I HAVE OWNED 4 MERCEDES IN MY LIFETIME, 38 YEARS OLD AND HAD A FEW MINOR ISSUE HERE AND THERE BUT NEVER ANYTHING LIKE THIS. SERVICE HAS ALWAYS BEEN GREAT BUT NOW THAT I AM OUT OF WARRANTY I AM LEFT OUT IN THE COLD. NOT GOOD FOR BUSINESS IN MY OPINION AND VERY UNSAFE FOR ANYONE ON THE ROAD WHILE A MERCEDES OWNER IS EXPERIENCING THIS ISSUE. *TR

Components: ENGINE

August 07, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10621728
Consumer Location: RINCON, GA
VIN: WDDNG71X87A****

Summary of Complaint

MY LAST TWO VEHICLES HAVE BEEN A 2007 MERCEDES S550. MY FIRST ONE OPERATED WELL UNTIL THE LAST 6-MONTHS THAT I HAD IT. DURING THAT TIME, I HAD SIX VISITS AND $5000+ IN REPAIRS, BEFORE A FREAK FLOOD TOTALED THE CAR. I USED THE INSURANCE MONEY AND PURCHASED A SECOND CAR, IDENTICAL TO THE FIRST. I HAVE NOT EVEN MADE THE FIRST PAYMENT, AND THE CAR HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH A GASKET LEAK BETWEEN THE UPPER / LOWER INTAKE MANIFOLD. THIS IS A MOLDED GASKET AND IS NOT FIELD REPLACEABLE. THE ENTIRE MANIFOLD MUST BE REPLACED AT $2000. IN MY RESEARCH, IT HAS BEEN DISCOVERED THAT THIS HAS BEEN A KNOWN ISSUE WITH MERCEDES, BUT THEY REFUSE TO ISSUE A RECALL TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM. INSTEAD, THEY ALLOW THE WARRANTY TO EXPIRE AND ALLOW THE CONSUMER TO PAY FOR THE BILL. I HAVE CONTACTED MERCEDES BENZ USA AND THEY REFUSE TO PROVIDE ANY COMPENSATION OR EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IT IS A KNOWN ISSUE. THIS IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE AND SHOWS A LACK OF COMMITMENT BY MERCEDES TO STAND BEHIND THEIR PRODUCT. I MIGHT POINT OUT THAT THEY ONLY HAVE 48 MONTH / 50K WARRANTY, WHICH IS VERY LOW TO OTHER VEHICLES WHICH HAVE A STANDARD 10 YEAR / 100K WARRANTY. THIS TELLS ME THAT MERCEDES DOES NOT HAVE THE FAITH IN THEIR CARS TO INCREASE THE WARRANTY. THIS IS A CAR THAT COST 100K NEW AND ONE WOULD EXPECT A BETTER WARRANTY AND SUPPORT FROM A COMPANY THAT TOUTS THEIR CARS AS BEING THE BEST. I CAN TELL YOU THAT I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER MERCEDES OR STEP FOOT INTO A DEALERSHIP. ON THAT NOTE, I CAUGHT MY LOCAL DEALERSHIP ATTEMPTING TO OVERCHARGE ME ON A PART BY $400. ONCE I PROVED WHAT OTHER DEALERS WHERE CHARGING, THEY MADE AN EXCUSE AND GAVE ME THE PART AT THE RATE THAT THE OTHER DEALERSHIP WAS CHARGING. WHAT A SHAME. BUYER BEWARE!!! *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 12, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10588912
Consumer Location: SPRING, TX
VIN: WDDNG71X37A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 MERCEDES BENZ S550. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 30 MPH, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO ACCELERATE WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS RESTARTED AND FUNCTIONED NORMALLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A PRIVATE MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRANSMISSION VALVE BODY WITH ELECTRICAL PLATES NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 160,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 190,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

April 10, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10585032
Consumer Location: SHIRLEY, NY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING MY S550 AND CAME TO A RED LIGHT. I STOPPED AT THE LIGHT AND WHEN IT TURNED GREEN, I TOOK MY FOOT OFF THE BRAKES AND PRESSED THE ACCELERATOR, BUT THERE WAS TO RESPONSE TO PRESSING THE ACCELERATOR. THE CAR RPMS WERE INCREASING BUT THE VEHICLE WAS CRAWLING AT LESS THAN 5MPH. THIS LED TO ME PULLING OVER AND PARKING THE VEHICLE AND TURNING IT OFF. I WAITED 5 MINUTES AND THEN RESTARTED IT AND IT BEGAN TO WORK NORMALLY. THE SECOND TIME THIS HAPPENED WAS WHILE MAKING A LEFT TURN, I PRESSED THE GAS PEDAL AND THERE WAS NO RESPONSE AND THE CAR WAS REVVING BUT TRAVELING LESS THAN 5 MPH WITH ONCOMING TRAFFIC HAVING TO STOP SHORT TO PREVENT CRASHING INTO ME WHILE I WAS MAKING THE LEFT TURN. THIS WAS AGAIN RESOLVED WITH ME PARKING THE VEHICLE, TURNING IT OFF AND THEN RESTARTING IT. AFTER THE SECOND TIME THIS OCCURRED OUT OF NO WHERE I DECIDED ITS A VERY DANGEROUS SAFETY ISSUE. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

December 15, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10556570
Consumer Location: SACRAMENTO, CA
VIN: WDDNG71X97A****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR STOPPED ACCELERATING AND THEN QUIT RUNNING. THE CONDUCTOR PLATE IN THE TRANSMISSION FAILED. THIS IS A KNOWN SAFETY DEFECT THAT MERCEDES-BENZ HAS IGNORED. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

November 01, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10547440
Consumer Location: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
VIN: WDDNG76X57A****

Summary of Complaint

IN REPEATED INCIDENTS, DEPRESSING THE ACCELERATOR IN MY 2007 MERCEDES BENZ S600 HAD NO EFFECT. I WAS, FOR EXAMPLE, LEFT ADRIFT IN HEAVY FREEWAY TRAFFIC, WITH SEMI-TRAILERS WHIZZING BY AND NO WAY TO ACCELERATE--PURE INERTIA WAS CARRYING THE CAR FORWARD. MERCEDES BENZ'S LARGEST NORTHERN CALIFORNIA DEALER, AUTOBAHN, WAS UNABLE TO FIX THE PROBLEM FOR MONTHS, EVEN AFTER ADVISING ME THAT THEY WERE "CONFIDENT" THAT THE PROBLEM HAD BEEN FIXED. I STILL DO NOT KNOW WHETHER THEY WERE ABLE TO FIX THE, AND THE FACT THAT THEY COULD NOT DETERMINE THEIR CAUSE GIVES RISE TO SUBSTANTIAL CONCERN THAT THE PROBLEM EXISTS IN OTHER S CLASS VEHICLES. THESE PROBLEMS RECURRED FOR MONTHS. THE FACT THAT NO ONE WAS KILLED OR INJURED IS JUST BLIND LUCK, AND ONE INCIDENT OCCURRED WITH MY TWO YOUNG CHILDREN IN THE CAR. ULTIMATELY MERCEDES BENZ REPURCHASED THE CAR AS A LEMON. I HAVE COPIES OF CORRESPONDENCE TO MERCEDES, NONE OF WHICH IT RESPONDED TO IN WRITING. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

June 03, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10532893
Consumer Location: ELLENWOOD, GA
VIN: WDDNG71X97A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 MERCEDES BENZ S550. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD EXHIBIT A LOUD NOISE WHEN COMPLETING A TURN IN EITHER DIRECTION OR WHEN TRAVELING OVER A ROAD BUMP. THE STEERING WHEEL WOULD ALSO SHAKE ABNORMALLY. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE UPPER AND LOWER CONTROL ARMS, AND THE BALL JOINTS DRIED OUT AND FAILED.. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 78,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 80,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

June 12, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10519532
Consumer Location: HENDERSON, NV
VIN: WDDNG76X27A****

Summary of Complaint

OIL LEAKS FROM REAR OF ENGINE CAUSING OIL TO BURN UNDERNEATH CAR AND CAUSE SMALL FIRES & LOTS OF SMOKE! WORRIED THAT THIS COULD CAUSE THE WHOLE VEHICLE TO BURN UP (FULL ENGINE FIRE) AS OTHERS HAVE REPORTED ON THE INTERNET! *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

May 15, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10512182
Consumer Location: STONE MOUNTAIN, GA
VIN: WDDNG71X37A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 MERCEDES-BENZ S550. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 15 MPH, THE FRONT DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDE BALL JOINTS EXHIBITED AN ABNORMAL NOISE, MAKING IT DIFFICULT FOR THE CONTACT TO CONTROL THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A DEALER AND WAS ADVISED THAT THE BALL JOINTS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT DID NOT HAVE THE BALL JOINTS REPLACED. THE CONTACT DID NOT CALL THE MANUFACTURER. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 90,000.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

June 01, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10503818
Consumer Location: DOUGLASVILLE, GA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 MERCEDES BENZ E350. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AFTER REFUELING, A FUEL ODOR EMITTED FROM THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE FUEL PUMP NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT WAS ALSO INFORMED THAT THE FAILURE WAS CAUSED BY NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED ABOUT THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. UPDATED 4/23/13 *CN UPDATED 05/22/2013 *JS

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