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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,200 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.

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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 242009

CLS500 6-cyl

  • miles


My complaint is against Mercedes-Benz, usa for their failure to inform me of the substantive defects and recalls at the time of my purchase of the 2006 Mercedes C280; VIN [xxx]. on April 24, 2009, I engaged in a contract with Mercedes Benz financial services for the purchase of the above 2006 C-280. I was never informed of the serious defects on the vehicle. I was never given an opportunity to make an informed decision. Hence, the business practice of Mercedes Benz and or it's dealership was deceptive. It is hard to imagine that anyone, let alone myself, whose medical impairment of fear, anxiety and panic disorder (ada act) would purchase a vehicle with full knowledge of the risk factors involved; during and prior to the purchase, pursuant to: A). report date:December 3, 2011 at 07:19 am mfr's report date: Dec 15, 2005...NHTSA campaign id number: 05V560000..component: (air bags)... consequence: In the event of a crash, an occupant may not be properly restrained which could (result in injuries).. dealers will install a new air bag inflater module free of charge Mercedes-Benz recall no. 2006020005. The recall began on March 15, 2006. B). December 3, 2011 (NHTSA campaign id number): 08V303000...(component): Electrical system.... Mercedes-Benz recall no. 2008 070001 thank you for conducting an investigation on my complaint.[xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 212006


  • 34,400 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercedes Benz Cls500. While driving at any speed, the engine stalls. The vehicle loses all power, including braking and power steering. The vehicle glided down into a curb due to the failure. When shifted into park, the vehicle restarts normally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but they could not repair the failure. Other electrical issues were discovered, but not the cause of the stalling failure. The vehicle also has transmission failure, in whcih the contact believes is the cause of the stalling. The failure mileage was 34,400.

- Irvine, CA, USA

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