2003 Mercedes benz E55 Service Brakes Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2003 Mercedes benz E55 Service Brakes Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1057275
 Internal NHTSA #10579343
 ManufacurerMercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
 Model Year2003
 File date03/04/14
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI was driving the car on the highway, at highway speed, in traffic and in the leftmost lane. A warning message appeared on the car's dashboard that advised that the car had diminished braking capability. I applied the brakes to determine how diminished the brake system was as i was traveling at highway speed and in traffic. Upon application of the brakes the car did not brake or slow down, i had no brakes. At that time a second and different warning light appeared on my dashboard with a stop sign ikon; the warning stated: stop car immediately brake system failure (or something just as dire and to that effect). I managed to navigate across two lanes of traffic, without braking, and continued on the highway, without brakes and in a coasting manner, while not applying additional power to the car until i was able to exit the highway. At the end of the exit ramp i encountered a traffic signal, which was red to my traffic lane, and being unable to stop i traveled through the red light. I continued along a heavily-traveled road until i was able to enter a side street and bring the car to a stop and called the colorado automobile association for a tow of the car as it was clearly unsafe to drive. The car as it was, was a danger to me, to other motorists, vehicles, pedestrians and property. In pursuing a remedy for the brake failure i encountered i learned from a mercedes benz local dealership that the failure i encountered with the brake system was in the sbc hydraulic unit. Additionally, i learned from that this defect with the sbc hydraulic unit was known to mercedes benz, yet mercedes benz did not advise its customers of this life-threatening, catastrophic condition with its cars. I am driving an unsafe car with a known manufacturer's defect. Updated 09/30/2014 *js
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure58161
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateDENVER, CO
 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 purchase06/12/22
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders8
Drive train typeRWD
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed50
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 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
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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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