hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,570 miles

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problem #2

Nov 132008


  • 75,000 miles
Air bag control unit failure. This is an electronic module that controls the air bag system. When this unit fails, the air bag system no longer will function. I believe that this item failed prematurely and should be covered under some warranty oe recalled, as this is a safety issue, and one would not expect this item to fail at such low mileage. The cost to replace is well over $1000.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #1

Jun 152009


  • 78,139 miles
My car is an 2002 Mercedes S430 airmatic system failure struts and pump first the struts failed in Nov 2008 which lowers the car on top of the tires and makes the car undriveable. Now in June 2009, the pump failed which lowered the car on top of the tires and makes and car undriveable. This is a serious safety problem. If this system fails while driving, the car and damage the tires and cause a blow-out result in an accident. These failures have been reported by many owners and have caused injuries and extensive costs to owners. Everyone considers these failures to be very premature in the life of the car. This is very wide spread.

- Edmond, OK, USA