2003 Mercedes benz E320 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2003 Mercedes benz E320 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID901844
 Internal NHTSA #10443924
 Model Year2003
 File date14/01/12
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemOn several occasions when starting my vehicle, the dashboard would go completely red, followed by beeping and an esp warning, saying limited breaking. The pedal would go to the floor at that point. Sometimes i would already have the shift engaged before the lights went off and would have to use the emergency brake to stop the car. We researched and found the recall regarding the hydraulic braking system and took the car to a mercedes dealer for repair. We were advised by the repair shop that if the recalled part was the problem, then the dashboard would light up and we'd have no brakes. We explained that is exactly what happens, but they would not repair the vehicle until they saw that happen themselves. After keeping the car for 3 days, they returned it saying it was the reservoir which would cost appox. $1800 to replace. We called mercedes corporate about this also, but they have yet to call us back. Looking into the recalled unit, it appears this is all one system and therefore should have been replaced under the recall. I had the car for a couple weeks without another incident until this weekend when i had been driving the car for approximately one hour and after about a half hour of not braking the dashboard lit up red while i was doing approximately 45-50 mph. I tried to brake, but there were no brakes. Fortunately it was very early in the morning and very few people on the road. I was able to pull to the side and use my emergency brake to stop the car. After turning the car off and on about five times, it finally stopped warning me and i was able to drive and park the car safely. If this braking system is known as faulty and was part of a massive recall, why can't i get my car fixed?
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure162000
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateST. PETERSBURG, FL
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase30/10/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders6
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 Vehicle speed50
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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