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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,052 miles

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 272009


  • 86,605 miles


SRS system shut down on 2006 Mercedes Benz 350E 4-matic. Light came on dash notifying me of the failure of the system. Took to dealer who informed me of code 9103 "resistance in drivers airbag" informed that harness in steering column was designed too short and when steering wheel is telescoped out the wire will eventually break shutting down the SRS system. Replacement part # 211-440-4509 is a longer harness demonstrating that Mercedes is aware of the defect. R&R requires removal of steering column cover, 3 hours of labor, costing over $600 including diagnosis. Since the problem is known to the manufacturer and results in an ineffective safety system, these harnesses should be recalled.

- Chester, NJ, USA

problem #1

Sep 072006

E350 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
: the contact stated there was a strange odor like rotten eggs observed in the vehicle. While stopped and waiting for a parking space to open up, the engine revved and accelerated forward although the brakes were depressed. The speed at impact with the other vehicle was 40 mph. After the impact the ignition was turned off however the engine was racing and the front wheels were still spinning and smoking. The seatbelts were worn at the time of impact, but removed to exit the vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed and the contact was sent to the hospital.

- Greenwich, CT, USA

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