2015 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS 4 TRANSMISSION AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEM PROBLEMS

2015 Mercedes-Benz owners have complained that the engine or transmission cannot turn over, the starting current limiter may overheat from the repeated attempts of the starter motor attempting to start the vehicle. If the starting current limiter overheats, the surrounding components can melt, increasing the risk of a fire.

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Here are some typical complaints reported to the NHTSA

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE  55SWF4KB4FU

## VIN PASSED ## MERCEDESCOLLISION AVOIDANCE DISENGAGED SCREEN POPPED UP, STOPPED VEHICLE AT STOP SIGN, THEN A DELAY IN ACCELERATION HAPPENED LEAVING US SUSPENDED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD WHERE WE WERE ALMOST HIT BY ANOTHER VEHICLE. GAS WOULD ONLY ENGAGE AFTER 10 SECOND DELAY AFTER I APPLIED CONSTANT PRESSURE. AT THE SAME TIME, THE IGNITION SWITCH IS NOT ENGAGING. I HAD TO PRESS THE START BUTTON FIVE TIMES TO FINALLY START THE VEHICLE ONCE I PULLED OVER AND TURNED OFF THE VEHICLE.

Components: STRUCTURE, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

NHTSA ID Number: 10664470

Incident Date November 1, 2014

Consumer Location WILLIAMSBURG, VA

Vehicle Identification Number 55SWF4KB7FU****

Summary of Complaint

SOON AFTER PURCHASING MERCEDES, DISCOVERED THE FOLLOWING POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS SAFETY ISSUES (ALL OF THESE FEATURES ARE STANDARD): 1) NEW “KEYLESS-GO LOCKING SYSTEM IS FACTORY PROGRAMMED TO UNLOCK ALL DOORS WHEN KEY IS IN OWNER’S POSSESSION & REAR DRIVER’S DOOR HANDLE IS TOUCHED, ALLOWING INTRUDER(S) TO EASILY ENTER OTHER SIDE OF VEHICLE. 2) NEW COMMAND/COMPUTER/TOUCH PAD SYSTEM, CONTROLS VARIOUS OPERATIONAL FUNCTIONS, LIKE RADIO, ENCOURAGING DRIVER TO TAKE EYES OFF THE ROAD TO OPERATE. TOUCHPAD REQUIRES DRIVER TO MAKE “MOUSE-LIKE” ACTIONS ON COMPUTER PAD (LOCATED ON CONSOLE) WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY DRIVING. 3) NEW AIR FLOW & VENT SYSTEM, CIRCULATES AIR FROM GRILL TO WINDSHIELD, ALLOWING LEAVES & OTHER DEBRIS, INCL. WATER, TO ENTER ENGINE COMPARTMENT AT THE TOP OF HOOD. DEBRIS LODGED HERE COULD POTENTIALLY RESULT IN OVERHEATING & CAUSE FIRE OR RESULT IN DAMAGE TO WIRING AND/OR OTHER COMPONENTS OF THE ENGINE. 4) LETTERS (W/PICTURES) SENT TO MBUSA, CEO, RESULTED IN PHONE CALLS FROM SUBORDINATE STAFF, REJECTING OUTRIGHT EACH COMPLAINT BUT ADVISING THAT DEBRIS IN ENGINE AREA IS “NORMAL” & CUSTOMER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO REMOVE. LETTER TO DAIMLER’S CEO IN GERMANY WAS REFERRED BACK TO MBUSA. 5) ASKING FOR YOUR INTERVENTION BEFORE THESE PROBLEMS POTENTIALLY RESULT IN INJURY OR FATALITY. IF THIS IS NOT THE OFFICE TO INVESTIGATE & INTERVENE, PLEASE FORWARD TO THE CORRECT AGENCY & ADVISE ACCORDINGLY. CAN PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFO. ON REQUEST. THANK YOU… 5

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

NHTSA ID Number: 10682327

Incident Date February 5, 2015

Consumer Location WILLIAMSBURG, VA

Vehicle Identification Number 55SWF4KB7FU****

Keywords Mercedes, 2016 manual transmission,

Summary of Complaint

ON 11/1/14 I FILED A COMPLAINT ABOUT SAFETY ISSUES WITH MY NEW 2015 MERCEDES, C300 (ODI # 10664470) THAT PERTAINED TO DEBRIS ENTERING THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT FROM THE TOP, NEAR THE WINDSHIELD, AND OTHER ISSUES WITH THE COMMAND “RADIO”, “TOUCH PAD” & KEYLESS ENTRY LOCKING SYSTEMS. I UNDERSTAND THESE SYSTEMS ARE NOT PROPRIETARY TO MERCEDES AND SO ARE IN MANY OTHER LUXURY MODELS. I’VE REC’D NO FEEDBACK FROM THE DAIMLER CORP OR FROM YOUR OFFICE.

NOW A NEW ISSUE DEVELOPED WHERE THE KEYLESS GO WOULDN’T ALLOW ME TO EITHER ENTER THE VEHICLE OR SOUND THE “PANIC” ALARM. THE COMPANY DOESN’T KNOW HOW OR WHY THIS COULD HAPPEN OR HOW TO FIX IT. I’M ESPECIALLY CONCERNED WITH THE INABILITY TO USE THE PANIC BUTTON, WHICH IS THERE IN CASE OF A CRIMINAL OR MEDICAL EMERGENCY. WHAT A SURPRISE WHEN YOU GO FOR IT AND IT DOESN’T WORK. THERE IS NO BACK UP SHOULD THE BATTERY FAIL TO WORK. I BELIEVE THIS IS ANOTHER SAFETY ISSUE WITH THIS CAR AND WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF YOUR OFFICE WOULD TAKE ME SERIOUSLY AND CONTACT ME BEFORE SOMEONE IS INJURED OR KILLED.. THANK YOU..

Components: MERCEDES ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

NHTSA ID Number: 10700580

Incident Date January 20, 2015

Consumer Location NESCONSET, NY

Vehicle Identification Number 55SWF4KB4FU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2015 MERCEDES BENZ C300. WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED BUT THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT ACCELERATE. THE STABILITY CONTROL INACTIVE, COLLISION PREVENTIVE ASSISTANCE INACTIVE, AND CRUISE CONTROL INACTIVE WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE FAILURE RECURRED THREE TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE RADAR SENSOR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 8,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, ENGINE

NHTSA ID Number: 10712755

Incident Date April 1, 2015

Consumer Location MILPITAS, CA

Vehicle Identification Number 55SWF4KB2FU****

Summary of Complaint

  1. WARNING LIGHT “INOPERATIVE COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS” COMES UP ON THE DISPLAY ON & OFF WHEN DRIVING. CAR WAS SENT TO SERVICE ON 4/22 BUT DIDN’T DUPLICATE THE ISSUE. CAR WAS RETURNED TO ME ON 4/23.
  2. ON 4/24, WARNING LIGHT “INOPERATIVE COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS” COMES UP AGAIN PLUS THE YELLOW “ENGINE LIGHT”. *TR

 

January 13, 2016

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

NHTSA ID Number: 10819922

Incident Date January 13, 2016

Consumer Location HEYWORTH, IL

Vehicle Identification Number N/April 8, 2016

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, ENGINE, UNKNOWN OR OTHER

NHTSA ID Number: 10854453

Incident Date April 7, 2016

Consumer Location CANONSBURG, PA

Vehicle Identification Number 55SWF4KB7FU****

Keywords Manual transmission, Mercedes ml transmission problems,  car recall list, class action lawsuit, class action lawsuit list, lemon law claims, recall list, powertrain control module problems, powertrain problems, , electric systems, auto electrical, car electrical system repair, electrical car services,

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING “COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS INOPERATIVE” MESSAGE APPEARS ON DASHBOARD. CAR LOSES ITS ABILITY TO ACCELERATE. OCCURRED TWICE (JANUARY 2015) ON CITY STREETS FORCING ME TO PULL OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND RESTART MY CAR, THE ERROR DISAPPEARS AND I AM ABLE TO DRIVE NORMALLY. 4/7/16 OCCURRED WHILE TRAVELING 65MPH ON AN INTERSTATE. I LOST ABILITY TO ACCELERATE AND WAS ALMOST REAR-ENDED BY A SEMI-TRUCK. THE VEHICLE WAS SERVICED AT A MERCEDES DEALERSHIP ON 1/11/16 THE HIGHWAY INCIDENT OCCURRED AFTER THE “FIX”. IT IS CURRENTLY BACK AT THE DEALERSHIP BEING TESTED BY THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT. I AM TOLD THE CURRENT FIX IS TO REPLACE ALL THE SENORS. I HAVE OPENED A CASE WITH MBUSA TO REPURCHASE THE VEHICLE GIVEN THE INITIAL REPAIR DID NOT WORK AND PUT ME IN PERILOUS HIGHWAY SITUATION. I PURCHASED THE VEHICLE IN OCTOBER OF 2015.

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