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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2013 Mercedes-Benz C250 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2013 Mercedes-Benz C250 Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 282016


  • 35,000 miles


Involved in a head-on collision where a Suburban C1500, going East on huebner, tried to turn left in front of my car and my C250 T-boned the Suburban. Both cars were moving, my C250 was heading West on huebner, and the C1500 was turning left onto nw military in front of my car. At impact, it was my estimate my car was going about 15-20mph, I was breaking from 35-40mph [speed limit 45mph]) which was the point I saw that he was turning accross my front.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #5

Jan 132016


  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Mercedes-Benz C250. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle was involved in a head on crash. The air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was towed to a police impound. A police report was filed. There was one injury that required medical attention. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was approximately 44,000.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #4

Aug 192015


  • miles
The contact owned a 2013 Mercedes Benz C250. While driving approximately 10 mph, the contact's vehicle was involved in a crash with another vehicle and exploded. A police report was filed and there were no injuries. The air bags failed to deploy. The fire department extinguished the fire. The vehicle was destroyed. The failure mileage and VIN were unknown.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 192015


  • 29,500 miles


The contact owned a 2013 Mercedes Benz C250. While driving approximately 15 mph, the contact crashed into another vehicle. As a result, the front of the vehicle caught fire. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 29,500.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 012013

C250 4-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
I've been experiencing a hesitation when accelerating in my 2013 Mercedes Benz C250. The back seat belts stopped working. The passenger airbag light all of the sudden now states it is off.

- Porter, TX, USA

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problem #1

Oct 062012

C250 4-cyl

  • 500 miles
Head on collision with another vehicle and the front end of a brand new 2013 Mercedes C class was destroyed. Vehicle was less than a month old. Airbags did not deploy and I wonder how that could be when the entire front end of the vehicle was smashed in. Mercedes pride their vehicles on safety and I'm very concerned that their new models may not live up to that standard. Airbags should have deployed in this accident to minimize injury or death. These new models are slowly taking to the streets and should be investigated to see if there is warrant for an airbag recall. Mercedes needs to be aware of this because they will be distributing these vehicles all over the globe. Not much is available on a 2013 model and this is a vital time to investigate before the masses have these vehicles where major injuries or death may occur. I feel lucky to have walked out with a concussion and I hope this investigation can prevent anyone else from future serious injury or death.

- Alamo, CA, USA

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