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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 3 of 4)

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problem #36

Dec 152015

C300

  • miles

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

I rvcd a recall letter NHTSA recall # 15V711 in mid Dec and still no request to bring my vehicle in for repairs

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #35

Feb 192014

C300

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300. While driving at low speeds, the passenger side air bag warning light illuminated. In addition, the front driver side seat belt retracted while there was a passenger in the seat. The failures recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The VIN was included in 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 of the issue. The failure mileage was 70,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Bristow, VA, USA

problem #34

Dec 152015

C300

  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300. While driving at various speeds, the air bag warning light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact received a 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 th recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 22,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Midway, GA, USA

problem #33

Feb 232016

C300

  • 45,406 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. The contact stated that the SRS control for the air bags failed. The air bag warning light was illuminated. The manufacturer stated that nothing could be done. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 45,406. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Jackson, MS, USA

problem #32

Feb 232016

C300

  • 69,000 miles
Takata airbag recall- found out on the news and confirmed it on NHTSA website. To date no letter from Mercedes identifying call as part of recall. Contacted local mb dealer who referred me to mb corporate. I had already contacted mbusa previously and again no details as to when mb NHTSA recall letter would be sent or when parts were to be available.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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problem #31

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 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 of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Hackettstown, NJ, USA

problem #30

Dec 022015

C300

  • 39,502 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 stated that while driving at 30 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V711000 (air bags) however, the part for the recall was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 39,502. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #29

Feb 112016

C300

  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes Benz C300. The contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph, the vehicle was tee-boned by a second vehicle. During the incident, the side curtain air bags did not deploy. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 102,000.

- Pesicola, FL, USA

problem #28

Dec 082015

C300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V711000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure.

- Jupiter, FL, USA

problem #27

Feb 162016

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 notified of the issue. The VIN was invalid. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Potomac, MD, USA

problem #26

Feb 012016

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 stated that while driving, the air bag warning light illuminated continuously. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received a 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. VIN tool confirm parts not available.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #25

Oct 272015

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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Lake Oswego, OR, USA

problem #24

Dec 042015

C300 6-cyl

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300. While driving at various speeds, the air bag warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. 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 97,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 03/16/16

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #23

Dec 132015

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 recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #22

Dec 222015

C300

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V711000 (air bags) and stated that 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. VIN tool confirms part not available.

- Madison, CT, USA

problem #21

Dec 152015

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 or remedy was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #20

Jan 292016

C300

  • miles
Called three times to fort washinton, then called 1-800-Mercedes and was told that they did not have a fix, yet, for this issue and that I would be notified with a similar letter dated December 2015. I just want something on the record if something happens and myself, passagers or anyone else is injured because of this car defect and recall.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #19

Nov 282015

C300

  • 156,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300. While driving at any speed, the SRS light turned off and on. After two months, the light remained illuminated. The contact called the manufacturer and was referred to a local dealer where it was diagnosed that the driver side seat belt buckle was faulty and needed to be replaced. The dealer warned the contact that the replacement of the seat belt buckle may not stop the SRS light from illuminating. The failure was remedied. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V711000 (air bags); however, the part to do the recall was unavailable. The failure mileage was 156,000.

- South Dennis, MA, USA

problem #18

Apr 082015

C300

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300. The contact stated that the SRS warning light flashed and remained illuminated. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V711000 (air bags) and was unable to determine when the parts would become available for the recall repair appointment. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #17

Jan 012016

C300

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300. While driving approximately 40 mph, the air bag SRS warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The failure occurred while driving various speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that there was a failure with the driver side seat belt sensor. The contact mentioned that the seat belt sensor should be included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign number: 15V711000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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