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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 092012


  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes Benz E350. The contact stated that the driver side seat warmer burned through the seat and the contact's clothes without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed and replaced the seat warmers. A couple of years later, the failure recurred and the seat caught fire. The contact sustained toxic lung injuries due to smoke inhalation, which required medical attention. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Bothell, WA, USA

problem #1

Mar 082010


  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mercedes Benz E350. The contact stated that the driver side heated seat failed and overheated. The seat burned the contact. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership where she was informed that the problem was a manufacturers defect and she needed to notify the manufacturer before any repairs would be performed. The dealer disconnected the heater circuit. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that the seat was not an issue and that the failure was caused by how the contact was sitting in the seat. The contact planned to return the vehicle which was at the dealership at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was approximately 42,000. The current mileage was approximately 43,400.

- Encino, CA, USA

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