really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 1
Average Mileage:
32,000 miles

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2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 052016


  • 66,000 miles


The contact owned a 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300. While driving at an unknown speed, the contact's vehicle rear ended another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy and the seat belt pretension did not function. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. There was one injury that required medical attention. The contact sustained short term memory loss, a seizure, and liver damage. The contact had to remain hospitalized for five days. The failure mileage was 66,000.

- Glen Allen, VA, USA

problem #2

Jul 072014


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owned a 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300. The contact stated that while driving at 15 mph, the air bags deployed which caused the driver to be unable to view the road or control the vehicle. The vehicle crashed into a tree. A police report was filed. The driver and passenger were injured. The driver sustained injuries to his right hand, neck and left leg. The passenger sustained injuries to her neck. Both parties injured required immediate medical attention. The vehicle was towed and deemed destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 5,000.

- Collegeville, PA, USA

problem #1

May 222014

C300 6-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Mercedes Benz C300. The contact stated that the driver veered into oncoming traffic and the vehicle rolled over. The driver then crashed into another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The driver sustained fatal injuries and the passenger was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a salvage lot. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 25000. Updated 09-04-14 updated 09/10/2014..updated 10/28/14...updated 04/08/15

- Bristol, RI, USA

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