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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,221 miles

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2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #56

Mar 252016

C300

  • 84,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes Benz C300. The contact stated the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 15V711000 (air bags) however, the SRS warning light illuminated afterwards. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 84,000.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #55

Mar 162016

C300

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes Benz C300. The contact stated that the SRS warning light illuminated. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 15V7110000 (air bags). The contact stated that after the recall was completed on the vehicle, the SRS warning light illuminated constantly. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the seat belt pretensioners failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

- Norliina, NC, USA

problem #54

Sep 182015

C300

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300. While driving various speeds, the air bag warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer; however, the failure could not be determined. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V711000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #53

Dec 012015

C300 6-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2008 Mercedes Benz C-300. Consumer writes in regards to SRS control unit corrosion recall notice repair issues.

- Decatur, AL, USA

problem #52

Dec 012015

C300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V711000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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problem #51

Mar 212016

C300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V711000 (air bags); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Superior, CO, USA

problem #50

Dec 082015

C300

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V711000 and 16V081000 (air bags). The part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #49

Dec 072015

C300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300. The contact received a recall notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V711000 (air bags); however, the part for the recall was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

problem #48

Dec 012015

C300

  • miles
Takata recall. Pursuant to my notification letter from Mercedes-Benz dated December 2015, an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer or msusa has failed or is unable to perform corrective action to rectify the faulty airbag. This complaint is per the instructions in their letter.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #47

Dec 092015

C300

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes Benz C300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V711000 (air bags) and 16V08100 (air bags) however, stated that the parts needed for the repairs were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Part distribution disconnect. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Arcadia, CA, USA

problem #46

Mar 102016

C300

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes Benz C300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V711000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. In addition, the vehicle was included under NHTSA campaign number: 16V081000 (air bags) but the part was not available. The contact had not experienced any failures. Parts distribution disconnect. VIN tool confirms parts not yet available. Updated 05/11/16

- Urbandale, IA, USA

problem #45

Dec 242015

C300

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V711000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the recall repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #44

Feb 012016

C300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V081000 (air bags) was received in febuary of 2016. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Fort Myer, FL, USA

problem #43

Dec 152015

C300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V711000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #42

Dec 152015

C300

  • miles
Received a recall notice in December 2015. Haven't received any information after this notice. More than 60 days.

- Basking Ridge, NJ, USA

problem #41

Mar 022016

C300

  • miles
Takata recall. Received an NHTSA recall letter in December, 2015 (#15V711). My local Mercedes Benz dealer failed/was unable to performance the required recall service within 60 days of this letter pursuant to law 49 U.S.C. chapter 301. They could not tell me when my vehicle would be fixed, but warned me that if I were in an accident and the airbag deployed, I could be seriously injured or killed. In my view, this is unsatisfactory. If these airbags are that much of a risk, then why isn't something being done to disable them until they can be fixed" I get they can prevent injury, but it seems to me that they can cause more injury/death in minor accidents if not repaired. What is NHTSA doing to get the manufacturer to fix this issue and provide the inventory necessary to get these potentially deadly airbags out of people's cars" thank you.

- Meridian, ID, USA

problem #40

Dec 252015

C300

  • miles
Takata recall received the letter of recall at the end of December 2015, according to which airbags shall be replaced by authorized mb dealer or mbusa within 60 days free of charge, it's March 4th 2016 now, nothing happened, mb didn't make the repair or even contacted us. It's impossible to get the info from them on takata when you call them.

- Stamford, CT, USA

problem #39

Dec 112015

C300

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V711000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Parrish, FL, USA

problem #38

Nov 012015

C300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes Benz C300. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V711000 (air bags) was received in November of 2015. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Pembrook Pines, FL, USA

problem #37

Dec 232015

C300

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes Benz C300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V711000 (air bags) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 04/29/16

- Katy, TX, USA

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