hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,500 miles

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problem #2

Apr 302013

320 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
The "yaw sensor" fails in these cars, frequently causing a sudden braking on one side of the car and pulling the car in that direction. This is a real hazard: The car suddenly brakes by itself without warning. The problem is well described in these discussion forums: www.M3forum.net/M3forum/archive/index.php/T-450191.html www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1022059-lateral-acceleration-sensor-failure the original sensors for this car were discontinued and the only replacement part available is four to five times the price of the original part -- over $1000. This has led to a market in used sensors that are also in danger of failing. This is a real hazard.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 172012


  • 113,000 miles
While doing 55 mph on the expressway my vehicle engaged the brakes on it's own bringing us to a screaching, skidding stop in the middle of oncoming traffic. This was an extremely scary situation especially when traveling with your children in the car. The car was towed in to the dealership where they discovered the yaw rate sensor had to be replaced. I can not believe Mercedes is not recalling this vehicles to be fixed with such a huge safety issue affecting this car.

- Staten Island , NY, USA