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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,060 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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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 252003

E320 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,060 miles


New Mercedes E320 was purchased on May 31, 2003 from bobby rahal motorcar company in wexford, pa. The car has had two serious problems within 25 days of its purchase, both being serious and could be life threatning: 1. the seat easy function malfunctioned. It pushed the seat right to the steering wheel and almost caused choking due to pressing of the chest against the steering wheel(June 13, 2003) 2. lost the pump for the fluid pressure to the steering wheel while the car was in motion at 35 miles/hour on a hilly curving road. Steering wheel became very hard and steering became extremely difficult - almost rigid to turn. This could have caused a head on collision with opposing incoming traffic ( June 25, 2003) dealer repaired it but refuses to give any assurance about the safety of the car. When he was suggested to replace the car for safety issues that had occurred in 25 days, he had refused.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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