CARFAX Risk Factor Statistics for Mercedes-Benz (US imports)
Since 1992, 85.984 Mercedes-Benz vehicles were exported from the US to Europe.
Out of these cars there are currently 37.575 Mercedes-Benz cars imported from the US with a pending recall status. When recall statuses are ignored, general road safety is at risk. Most recalls rectify previous mistakes in the vehicle which only have been discovered after the vehicle was sold. The severity of the rectification is at many times unknown: this can range from a simple navigation repair to the accurate performance of brake controls.
Did you ever question whether your vehicle got in an accident? With CARFAX, you can now check whether a car which was registered in the US carried any damage. This sort of damage may be repaired, but many times, the impact on the residual value or functionality of the vehicle is noticeable. There are for example 17.963 Mercedes-Benz US imports in Europe that have a history that contains damage. Check to see what type of history your car has.
A risk factor for used Mercedes imports from the US is Airbag deployment. Airbag deployment itself may many times be a sign of some sort of collision, but it is more that which happens after the airbag deployment which should worry used car buyers. An airbag deployment normally requires reparation by professionals who can restore the functionality and optimize the safety of the vehicle. Unfortunately, many times this is not the case. There are currently 3,350 cars that were imported from the U.S. that have a history with airbag deployment.