2015 Mercedes benz S550 Power Train Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2015 Mercedes benz S550 Power Train Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1656223
 Internal NHTSA #11320997
 ManufacurerMercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
 Model Year2015
 File date27/01/20
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemTl* the contact owns a 2015 mercedes-benz s550. The contact stated while driving 40 mph, he started to smell burning brake pad odor inside of the cab of the vehicle. The contact stated the park brake malfunction warning message was illuminated. The contact was able to park at a near car wash parking lot and when exiting the vehicle, he saw smoke and fire near the rear driver caliper. The contact stated an employee from the car wash was able to extinguish the fire. The fire or police department was not notified. The contact stated no one was injured. The vehicle was not drivable. The contact called mercedes-benz of tampa (4400 n dale mabry hwy, tampa, fl 33614) and made them aware of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic and was informed that the rear end driver side actuator needed to be replaced. The vehicle has not been repaired yet. The contact also mentioned on march 16 2019, while driving 55 mph, the instrument panel failed to function properly and illuminate. The vehicle was taken to dealer where it was diagnosed that the instrument cluster was needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of this failure. The contact also mentioned in december 2018, while the vehicle was station stopped at a stop light, and he attempted to make a right turn the steering wheel was making an abnormal noise. The contact was able to take a video of the failure. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where they were unable to duplicate the failure but upon seeing the video they decided to further investigate. The dealer was able to diagnose that with the drive shaft brush was needing to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of this failure. The failure mileage was 24,387.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure24387
Number of Occurences
Source of the issueHOTLINE VOQ
 City and StateCLEARWATER, FL
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?Y
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons
No. of fatalities
 Date of purchase17/10/21
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders
Drive train type
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed40
 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
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
 Dealer's city
 Dealer's state code
 Dealer's ZIP code
  • 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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