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MERCEDES C43 AMG - 2018 MERCEDES C43 AMG Problems & Complaints

 
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There are 5 complaints filed for the 2018 MERCEDES C43 AMG

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2018 MERCEDES C43 AMG. 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 2018 MERCEDES C43 AMG, 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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WHEELS

4/20/2019 - BROOKLYN, NY
CONTINENTAL CONTISPORTCONTACT SSR TIRES SIDE WALL RIP/TEAR (MERCEDES BENZ), THIS IS THE FORTH REPLACED TIRES, COMPLAINED SEVERAL TIMES AND FALLS ON DEATHS EARS. MY CONCERN IF A MAJOR CRASH DO TO THE TIRES THEN WHO IS AT FAULT. REPLACING IT SEVERAL TIMES IS NOT THE ANSWER. TAKING THESE TIRES OFF THE ROAD WILL SAVES LIVES. CAR ONLY HAS 6000 MILES ON IT.

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TIRES

4/15/2019 - COVINA, CA
2 BLOWOUTS, 1 TIRE SHREDDED, 1 VALVE STEM LEAK. BLOW OUT AT 11, 800 MILES.

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WHEELS

4/15/2019 - COVINA, CA
PURCHASED CAR JULY 2018. A/C LEAK IN AUG 2018 AND MARCH 2019; DEALER LOCATE LEAK. FRONT TIRE BLOWOUT WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF PURCHASE (DEC 2018) TRAVELING ON FREEWAY EVENING TIME APPROX 65 MPH; UNKNOWN REASON . SAME SIDE FRONT TIRE BLOW OUT 4 MONTHS LATER (MARCH 2019) DRIVING LATE EVENING ON A MAIN BOULEVARD TRAVELING 25 MPH AND RIGHT FRONT TIRE SHREDDED; HIT MINOR POTHOLE BOTH FRONT TIRES HAD TO BE REPLACED AND THE CAR ALIGNMENT CORRECTED. 1 MONTH LATER (APRIL 2019) RIGHT REAR TIRE LOOSING PSI EVERY 45 MILES; DEALER COULD NOT DETECT LEAK, POSSIBLE VALVE STEM. SAME VISIT DEALER REPLACED TWO REAR LEAKING SHOCK ABSORBERS AND NOTED RIGHT REAR TIRE HAD UNEVEN WEAR /RECOMMEND REPLACEMENT; TIRES HAVE 21,000 MILES. I WILL HAVE TO RETURN THE CAR TO THE DEALER FOR REPAIR. THE TRANSMISSION HAS A VERY HARD SHIFT WHEN I ACCELERATE MORE THAN MODERATE; THE HARD SHIFT CAUSES THE VEHICLE TO PAUSE AND JAR /JERK ABRUPTLY THAT ALMOST SEEMS LIKE YOU HIT SOMETHING. I HAD REPORTED THE ISSUE WITHIN 7 DAYS OF PURCHASE AND I WAS TOLD AMGS HAVE HARD SHIFTS. WHEN I INSISTED THERE WAS AN ISSUE A SECOND TIME IN MARCH 2019; THE ISSUE WAS ADDRESSED AND I WAS TOLD IT WAS THE COMPUTER SOFTWARE THAT REQUIRED AN UPDATE; THE UPDATE TEMPORARILY CORRECTED THE PROBLEM FOR APPROX 1 MONTH. THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN OUT OF SERVICE FOR APPROXIMATELY 13 DAYS SINCE PURCHASED 9 MONTHS AGO IN JULY 2018.

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POWER TRAIN

4/15/2019 - COVINA, CA
PURCHASED CAR JULY 2018. A/C LEAK IN AUG 2018 AND MARCH 2019; DEALER LOCATE LEAK. FRONT TIRE BLOWOUT WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF PURCHASE (DEC 2018) TRAVELING ON FREEWAY EVENING TIME APPROX 65 MPH; UNKNOWN REASON . SAME SIDE FRONT TIRE BLOW OUT 4 MONTHS LATER (MARCH 2019) DRIVING LATE EVENING ON A MAIN BOULEVARD TRAVELING 25 MPH AND RIGHT FRONT TIRE SHREDDED; HIT MINOR POTHOLE BOTH FRONT TIRES HAD TO BE REPLACED AND THE CAR ALIGNMENT CORRECTED. 1 MONTH LATER (APRIL 2019) RIGHT REAR TIRE LOOSING PSI EVERY 45 MILES; DEALER COULD NOT DETECT LEAK, POSSIBLE VALVE STEM. SAME VISIT DEALER REPLACED TWO REAR LEAKING SHOCK ABSORBERS AND NOTED RIGHT REAR TIRE HAD UNEVEN WEAR /RECOMMEND REPLACEMENT; TIRES HAVE 21,000 MILES. I WILL HAVE TO RETURN THE CAR TO THE DEALER FOR REPAIR. THE TRANSMISSION HAS A VERY HARD SHIFT WHEN I ACCELERATE MORE THAN MODERATE; THE HARD SHIFT CAUSES THE VEHICLE TO PAUSE AND JAR /JERK ABRUPTLY THAT ALMOST SEEMS LIKE YOU HIT SOMETHING. I HAD REPORTED THE ISSUE WITHIN 7 DAYS OF PURCHASE AND I WAS TOLD AMGS HAVE HARD SHIFTS. WHEN I INSISTED THERE WAS AN ISSUE A SECOND TIME IN MARCH 2019; THE ISSUE WAS ADDRESSED AND I WAS TOLD IT WAS THE COMPUTER SOFTWARE THAT REQUIRED AN UPDATE; THE UPDATE TEMPORARILY CORRECTED THE PROBLEM FOR APPROX 1 MONTH. THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN OUT OF SERVICE FOR APPROXIMATELY 13 DAYS SINCE PURCHASED 9 MONTHS AGO IN JULY 2018.

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ENGINE

4/15/2019 - COVINA, CA
PURCHASED CAR JULY 2018. A/C LEAK IN AUG 2018 AND MARCH 2019; DEALER LOCATE LEAK. FRONT TIRE BLOWOUT WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF PURCHASE (DEC 2018) TRAVELING ON FREEWAY EVENING TIME APPROX 65 MPH; UNKNOWN REASON . SAME SIDE FRONT TIRE BLOW OUT 4 MONTHS LATER (MARCH 2019) DRIVING LATE EVENING ON A MAIN BOULEVARD TRAVELING 25 MPH AND RIGHT FRONT TIRE SHREDDED; HIT MINOR POTHOLE BOTH FRONT TIRES HAD TO BE REPLACED AND THE CAR ALIGNMENT CORRECTED. 1 MONTH LATER (APRIL 2019) RIGHT REAR TIRE LOOSING PSI EVERY 45 MILES; DEALER COULD NOT DETECT LEAK, POSSIBLE VALVE STEM. SAME VISIT DEALER REPLACED TWO REAR LEAKING SHOCK ABSORBERS AND NOTED RIGHT REAR TIRE HAD UNEVEN WEAR /RECOMMEND REPLACEMENT; TIRES HAVE 21,000 MILES. I WILL HAVE TO RETURN THE CAR TO THE DEALER FOR REPAIR. THE TRANSMISSION HAS A VERY HARD SHIFT WHEN I ACCELERATE MORE THAN MODERATE; THE HARD SHIFT CAUSES THE VEHICLE TO PAUSE AND JAR /JERK ABRUPTLY THAT ALMOST SEEMS LIKE YOU HIT SOMETHING. I HAD REPORTED THE ISSUE WITHIN 7 DAYS OF PURCHASE AND I WAS TOLD AMGS HAVE HARD SHIFTS. WHEN I INSISTED THERE WAS AN ISSUE A SECOND TIME IN MARCH 2019; THE ISSUE WAS ADDRESSED AND I WAS TOLD IT WAS THE COMPUTER SOFTWARE THAT REQUIRED AN UPDATE; THE UPDATE TEMPORARILY CORRECTED THE PROBLEM FOR APPROX 1 MONTH. THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN OUT OF SERVICE FOR APPROXIMATELY 13 DAYS SINCE PURCHASED 9 MONTHS AGO IN JULY 2018.

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WHEELS

1/21/2019 - GREER, SC
I HAVE OWNED THE CAR FOR ABOUT 14 MONTHS AND DRIVEN JUST OVER 10,000 MILES DURING THAT TIME. I HAVE NOW HAD MY FIFTH FLAT OR DAMAGED FRONT TIRE SINCE OWNERSHIP OCCURRING ON BOTH DRIVER SIDE AND PASSENGER SIDE. THE DEALER REPLACES THE TIRE, WITH THE OEM REPLACEMENT, FIRST AT MY COST OF AROUND $400 EACH AND THEN EACH SUBSEQUENT TIME FOR $35 UNDER THE INCLUDED ROAD HAZARD WARRANTY. I HAVE CONTACTED THE DEALER AND MBUSA ABOUT THIS REOCCURING ISSUE WHICH THEY STATE IS NOT UNDER RECALL AND IS AN ISSUE WITH THE TIRE MANUFACTURER. HOWEVER, I FAIL TO SEE HOW THEY ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE BECAUSE THEY CHOSE THE OEM TIRE SUPPLIER. IN EVERY CASE EXCEPT ONE, THE TIRE ISSUE WAS CAUSED BY A RELATIVELY SHALLOW POT HOLE OR PAVEMENT DEFECT. THE ONE EXCEPTION WAS WHEN I CAME IN CONTACT WITH A MORE SUBSTANTIAL POT HOLE AT NIGHT (I DIDN'T SEE IT) AND THE TIRE BLEW OUT COMPLETELY AND I HAD TO ABANDON THE CAR OVERNIGHT UNTIL THE DEALER COULD TOW IT THE NEXT DAY. ONE TIME, THE CAR WAS TRAVELING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS, BUT OTHER TIMES IT WAS ON BACK ROADS AT SPEEDS OF NO MORE THAN 35-40 MPH. THE TIRES ARE RUN FLAT TIRES AND THE CAR HAS NO SPARE SO I AM RELUCTANT TO DRIVE AT NIGHT AND DEFINITELY CANNOT TAKE ON ANY TRIPS FOR FEAR OF GETTING STRANDED.

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POWER TRAIN

10/16/2018 - VACAVILLE, CA
NEW VEHICLE WITH UNDER 1000 TOTAL MILEAGE. INTERNAL PRESSURE CONTROL VALVE IN TRANSMISSION FAILED CAUSING MAJOR DAMAGE TO TRANSMISSION WITH METAL SHAVING FOUND IN TRANSMISSION PAN. TRANSMISSION AND FAULTY VALVE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY.

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