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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 1 of 4)

problem #76

Feb 282016

C300

  • 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 received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V081000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was invalid. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Lancaster, NY, USA

problem #75

Nov 012016

C300

  • 107,000 miles
C300 not starting due to bad electronic steering lock mechanism, seems to be common.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #74

Mar 012016

C300

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes Benz sports vehicle. The contact stated that the headlights would fail sporadically. The contact would shut off the headlights but they would re-illuminate independently within 1-2 hours. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers 16V363000 (air bags) and 14V177000 (exterior lighting). The dealer was contacted but advised that the parts needed for both recall repairs were not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was also contacted but could not advise the contact when the necessary parts would become available to repair the defect in the vehicle. The failure mileage was 140,000. The VIN was not available.

- Flushing, NY, USA

problem #73

Oct 172016

C300 6-cyl

  • miles

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

Takata recall is effecting my ability to feel safe, and confident about driving this vehicle plus no dealer really wants this vehicle on trade until the recall is performed. Why aren't parts being released for this vehicle but other car manufactures have seemed to be replacing theirs?? I would love to be informed a little more or there should be some sort of action us consumers can take against the manufacture of these airbags!!!!

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #72

Feb 112016

C300

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V081000 (air bags) and16V363000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Michigan City, MI, USA

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problem #71

Feb 112016

C300

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V081000 and 16V363000 (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. The VIN was not available.

- Mount Pleasant, SC, USA

problem #70

Sep 022016

C300

  • miles

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

1st letter: April 2016....stated passenger airbag takata recall. No letter that part is in. 2nd letter July 2016 stated driver's airbag takata recall. No letter that part is in. I am driving an unsafe vehicle for driver and passenger!! let's get going please on getting the replacement airbags!!!

- Prospect Hts, IL, USA

problem #69

Mar 122016

C300

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V081000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repair were 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 contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Pasadena, CA, USA

problem #68

Jun 012016

C300

  • miles
Takata recall this problem has gone from a takara recall to a passenger -side airbag recall. I am highly concerned that everyday I Transport my child to and from school can be at danger of metal fragments deploying if this airbag releases.

- Country Club Hills, IL, USA

problem #67

May 272016

C300

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V363000 (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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #66

Apr 152014

C300

  • 68,000 miles

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

Still not fixed ----2 years later they say (M/B) "the best or nothing " and I have nothing but un- safety and danger, and plenty of letters that do nothing again, but they said that. Lets put a date to it.!!!!!!!!

- Miami Gardens, FL, USA

problem #65

May 262016

C300

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V081000 (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 had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. VIN tool confirms parts not available....updated 11/01/16

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #64

May 282016

C300

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V081000 (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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #63

Jun 242016

C300

  • miles
Front driver seat belt make the airbag light come on and off when driving on the dash. Car will not start shortage that kill the battier this is my second battier in a week.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #62

May 232016

C300

  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer to be repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 16V711000 (air bags). When the contact retrieved the vehicle, the SRS warning indicator was illuminated. The contact was notified by the service advisor that the recall was for the SRS control module and the SRS warning indicator was a different matter. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 87,000.

- Aliso Viejo, CA, USA

problem #61

Jan 202015

C300

  • 84,000 miles
Jan 2015 started care and immediately SRS and seatbelt light message appeared on dash. Late fall 2015 received recall letter, called mb of catonsville, received/went to appointment for repair. Missed time from from work only to be told w/N the hour part was not available, I would receive a call when it came in. Late May 16 I received another recall letter from mbusa referring me back to the dealer. Wednesday 06/15/16 I contacted mbusa who explained to me that the part for the airbag was not in but the sra part was available at the dealer. I was directly connected to mb of catonsville by mbusa and was assured part was there/ I was given an appointment next day Thursday at 8:15 a.M. at appt., 2 hours later I received a call from the svc mgr. Part was not available. It might take until Monday June 20, 2016. It is now Tuesday June 21, 2016. I have not heard anything from mb of catonsvile about the part. No one has reached out to me. I ask for a loaner because I was tired of driving the vehicle with anxiety since 2015. In order for me to receive a loaner I have to allow the dealership to hold $150 on my bank account while I have possession of the loaner. I cannot afford the cost at this time. And again I messed time from work to have car serviced. Please advise of any options I have at this time.

- Windsor Mill, MD, USA

problem #60

Feb 152015

C300

  • miles
Air bag not working03.

- Miami Gardens, FL, USA

problem #59

Apr 222016

C300 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes Benz C300. The contact stated that immediately after the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 15V711000 (air bags) and while driving at various speeds, the air bag warning light illuminated intermittently. In addition, "right front SRS malfunction" was displayed across the message board. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 65,000. Updated 07/12/16 the vehicle was repaired. However, after the repair, the right front SRS malfunction indicator continued to display across the message board. Updated 07/20/16.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #58

Oct 152015

C300

  • 89,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300. While driving 60 mph, the SRS warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but the contact was unsure what part needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. In addition, the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V711000 (air bags). The vehicle was taken back to the dealer; however, the technician stated that the recall repair could not be performed until the prior failure was remedied. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was also included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V081000 (air bags); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 89,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Everett, WA, USA

problem #57

Dec 142015

C300

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

- Woodside, CA, USA

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