really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 3
Average Mileage:
15,000 miles

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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 112006

C230 8-cyl

  • 15,000 miles


The contact was a passenger in a 2003 Mercedes CL55. The contact stated that on June 11,2006, they were involved in a head on collision with another vehicle( limousine) at 45 mph. When the driver down shifted, the driver drove into oncoming traffic at approximately 35 mph. The front end of the Mercedes was destroyed and caught fire. The air bags did not deploy until the vehicle came to rest after the crash. The front of the limousine was "sheered" off. There were three fatalities and one injury. The contact was severely injured and taken to the hospital by ambulance and admitted to the icu. The police responded and filed a police homicide case report # 246/7/9-06. The vehicle was destroyed. The failure mileage was approximately 15,000. The consumer who was a passenger in the Mercedes Benz, stated the seat back failed during the accident. According to witnesses, the driver of the Mercedes Benz was traveling at a high rate of speed on the wrong side of the road. The driver and rear passenger in the Mercedes Benz were pronounced dead and the driver of the other vehicle also expired. Updated evoq 08/26/10 updated 11/05/10 info received 01/19/11 updated evoq 03/28/12 updated 11/25/13 the consumer stated the seat belt did not properly restrain him. Updated 12/02/13

- Melbourne , FL, USA

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