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MERCEDES E430 - 2000 MERCEDES E430 Problems & Complaints

 
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There are 15 complaints filed for the 2000 MERCEDES E430

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2000 MERCEDES E430. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2000 MERCEDES E430, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Air Bags (3) Equipment (1) Power Train (3) Service Brakes Hydraulic (1) Wheels (1)
Electrical System (3) Other (2) Seat Belts (1) Visibility (1)

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

7/22/2014 - NEW HOPE, MN
TL-THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MERCEDES S430. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE STARTING THE IGNITION THE ENTIRE INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTER FAILED TO OPERATE. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 133,000. MF

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POWER TRAIN

6/7/2011 - NORTHRIDGE, CA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MERCEDES E430. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 30 MPH AND DEPRESSING THE ACCELERATOR, THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO DECELERATE INSTEAD. THE FAILURE WOULD RECUR SEVERAL TIMES INTERMITTENTLY. IN ADDITION, THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT WOULD ILLUMINATE INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING AND WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 60,000.

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POWER TRAIN: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

10/14/2010 - BROOKLYN, NY
2000 E430 SPORT. NO NEED TO PRESS THE BRAKE TO MOVE THE SHIFT GEAR OR TO REMOVE THE KEY WHILE THE CAR IS OFF. THE SHIFT FEAR MOVES FREELY FROM PARK TO DRIVE WHILE THE VEHICLE IS OFF.

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AIR BAGS: SIDE/WINDOW

8/26/2010 - UPPER MARLBORO, MD
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MERCEDES BENZ E430. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAGS INDEPENDENTLY DEPLOYED AS HE STARTED THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE THE CONTACT WAS ADVISED THAT THE REPAIRS WOULD BE AT HIS EXPENSE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 202,000.

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SEAT BELTS

4/1/2010 - WEST ORANGE, NJ
2000 MERCEDES BENZ E430. THE CONSUMER WAS IN A HEAD-ON COLLISION AND AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. THE CONSUMER STATED AN OUT OF CONTROL VEHICLE HIT THE RIGHT FRONT OF HER VEHICLE. THE OTHER DRIVER'S AIR BAG DEPLOYED. A REPRESENTATIVE FROM MB STATED THE SRS FUNCTIONED AS DESIGNED; IT DIDN'T DEPLOY BECAUSE THE IMPACT WAS BELOW DEPLOYMENT THRESHOLD. THE CONSUMER THEN RECEIVED A LETTER IN THE MAIL WHICH STATED THE DAMAGE SUSTAINED BY THE VEHICLE WAS NOT SEVERE ENOUGH TO REACH AN AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT. THE LETTER ALSO STATED THE SEAT BELT WOULD HAVE RESTRAINED THE CONSUMER IF IT WAS WORN PROPERLY. THE CONSUMER STATED THE SEAT BELT DID NOT RESTRAIN HER PROPERLY. UPDATED 05/12/10 UPDATED 07/06/10

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AIR BAGS

4/1/2010 - WEST ORANGE, NJ
2000 MERCEDES BENZ E430. THE CONSUMER WAS IN A HEAD-ON COLLISION AND AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. THE CONSUMER STATED AN OUT OF CONTROL VEHICLE HIT THE RIGHT FRONT OF HER VEHICLE. THE OTHER DRIVER'S AIR BAG DEPLOYED. A REPRESENTATIVE FROM MB STATED THE SRS FUNCTIONED AS DESIGNED; IT DIDN'T DEPLOY BECAUSE THE IMPACT WAS BELOW DEPLOYMENT THRESHOLD. THE CONSUMER THEN RECEIVED A LETTER IN THE MAIL WHICH STATED THE DAMAGE SUSTAINED BY THE VEHICLE WAS NOT SEVERE ENOUGH TO REACH AN AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT. THE LETTER ALSO STATED THE SEAT BELT WOULD HAVE RESTRAINED THE CONSUMER IF IT WAS WORN PROPERLY. THE CONSUMER STATED THE SEAT BELT DID NOT RESTRAIN HER PROPERLY. UPDATED 05/12/10 UPDATED 07/06/10

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AIR BAGS: FRONTAL

1/1/2010 - VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
ON E-CLASS MERCEDES, PASSENGER SEAT HAS FUNCTION TO DISABLE AIRBAGS IF A CHILD SEAT IS IN PLACE. FUNCTION IS FAILING SUCH THAT ANYONE SITTING IN PASSENGER SEAT TRIGGERS THE AIRBAG DISABLE FUNCTION SO NO FRONT PASSENGERS HAVE AIRBAG. MERCEDES IS AWARE BUT TAKING NO ACTION.

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EQUIPMENT: MECHANICAL: JACKS

4/1/2009 - DOWNEY, CA
TL CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MERCEDES BENZ E430. WHILE CHANGING THE TIRES, THE JACK THAT CAME EQUIPPED WITH THE VEHICLE FELL OVER ON ITS OWN. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER HAVE NOT BEEN NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 135,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL

3/11/2008 - RICHBORO , PW
I HAVE A 2000 MERCEDES E430. INSTRUMENT CLUSTER SHOWS SCRAMBLED TIME DISPLAY AND OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY. THE CLUSTER WAS REPLACED BY MERCEDES UNDER WARRANTY FOR THE SAME PROBLEM IN 2003 AND THE SAME EXACT PROBLEM RE-APPEARED AGAIN IN 2006 ON THE NEW CLUSTER.

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC: ANTILOCK

5/12/2006 - LAGUNA BEACH, CA
: THE CONTACT STATED WHILE PULLING INTO THE DRIVEWAY AT 10 MPH, THE BRAKES FAILED. AS THE CONTACT PULLED OUT AGAIN, THE BRAKES FAILED A SECOND TIME WHILE TRAVELING 50 MPH AND GOING THROUGH AN INTERSECTION. THERE WAS NO WARNING PRIOR TO BOTH INCIDENTS. AFTER THE SECOND INCIDENT THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A LOCAL DEALERSHIP WHERE IT IS AWAITING INSPECTION.

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