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Old 08-30-2011, 01:02 AM   #1
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I Need Help!! SRS Malfunction!

Started my car yesterday and it popped up on the display I have a left SRS Malfunction and service is required! What does this mean and can I fix it myself or do I really nees to take it in? Thank you..
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try an obd2 scanner and post the codes.
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I have an OBD2 scanner will it work on an 08? If so ill have to do it tomorrow when I get up. I thought it was only for check engine lights
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SRS stands for the Supplemental Restraint System...the air bags. Get thee to a dealer ASAP.
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:38 PM   #5
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Is this covered under warranty
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I unplugged the cables under the seats when I detailed my car and the sign came up afterwards. Took it to the dealer and acted stupid and was covered by the warranty. Good luck!
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Started my car yesterday and it popped up on the display I have a left SRS Malfunction and service is required! What does this mean and can I fix it myself or do I really nees to take it in? Thank you..
You cannot dismiss this warning with an OBD scanner. This is a dealer fix and when the warning is displayed, the system is off.

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Well when I called the dealer today they asked me how many miles I have on the car and I told them 50k and they said its not covered under warranty
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Well when I called the dealer today they asked me how many miles I have on the car and I told them 50k and they said its not covered under warranty
It doesn't matter. It's the airbags. Postpone a mod. The entire crush of the body and performance of the seat belts is predicated on the airbags deploying at changes in velocity of more than approximately 10-14 mph. The intent of the seat belts is to keep you inside the vehicle and positioned to benefit from the airbag deployment. Belts alone may not prevent serious injury to chest or head from impact. The absence of side impact airbags cannot be managed by structure alone. Without airbags, you and/or whomever is with you may suffer greatly in an impact. And, as you know about a potential failure of the airbags now, resulting injuries may be considered foreseeable and negligence on your part if you allow it to continue and carry passengers. Borrow the money if needed, but get this checked out.
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I had 46K when I took mine in and was covered by the warranty. Are close to 50k or past?
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:30 PM   #11
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Well the thing is I dont think I should have to pay since its nothing that's caused from normal wear and tear
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:32 PM   #12
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I'm at like 50,030
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I had the same problem, lucky i was under 50k and got it covered. This is what was written on my work order.

Client states SRS light comes on.
Cause: ELECTRICAL FAULT.
Belt buckle connected SDS and performed short test, found fault code 9B51 short to positive or open circuit in drivers front belt buckle. Clicked on guided test and checked for wiring fault. Found no fault in the wiring. Removed left front seat to remove and replace faulty belt buckle. Erased faullt codes after repairs and roadtested car.

541011 short test, perform

541012 test program - after short test perfom

911516 Lock for seatbelt on driver's seat replace.

1 204-860-23-69 SB/LOCK

Also when I had SRS light on also the red airbag light was on. both were fixed under warranty. I guess once they fixed the SRS problem airbag light were automatically fixed as well.
Hope this helped and even if you are out of warranty you should get it fixed. Good luck.
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Yeah I know I need to and I'm going to. It's not safe. Just need to make an appointment
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You dont think you should have to pay? Its your car right? wtf
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:53 PM   #16
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Well considering the fact its only 3yrs old and this is not something normal like breaks, oil change, tires, and ect. This is a safety issue that I did nothing to make this happen. For all I know this could be a recall! Mercedes Benz has a good reputation and this is something that they should fix for me without a charge!
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Yeah I know I need to and I'm going to. It's not safe. Just need to make an appointment
Here's another glowing example of why an extended warranty is always a good idea.

BTW, the seat belt buckle electrical contacts are part of the Restraint System and the German manufacturers have been having trouble with them since the '90s.

Personal experience.
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Well I got it used from a non Mercedes Benz dealer.
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Took the car in today, they found out I need a new seatbelt buckle. Also they told me they might be able to cover it under warranty.
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I had the same problem, lucky i was under 50k and got it covered. This is what was written on my work order.

Client states SRS light comes on.
Cause: ELECTRICAL FAULT.
Belt buckle connected SDS and performed short test, found fault code 9B51 short to positive or open circuit in drivers front belt buckle. Clicked on guided test and checked for wiring fault. Found no fault in the wiring. Removed left front seat to remove and replace faulty belt buckle. Erased faullt codes after repairs and roadtested car.

541011 short test, perform

541012 test program - after short test perfom

911516 Lock for seatbelt on driver's seat replace.

1 204-860-23-69 SB/LOCK

Also when I had SRS light on also the red airbag light was on. both were fixed under warranty. I guess once they fixed the SRS problem airbag light were automatically fixed as well.
Hope this helped and even if you are out of warranty you should get it fixed. Good luck.
This is VERY helpful. Thanks!
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Took the car in today, they found out I need a new seatbelt buckle. Also they told me they might be able to cover it under warranty.
In my 25 years of driving, I have had a several problems repaired under warranty once the car is over the mileage limit. If you are as close as you are, I would really expect them to take care of it. Most of the time, you just have to ask and be nice about it...
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SRS Malfunction won't let me car start help!!!

I drive a 2008 c300 4matic, and yesterday went to turn my car on it wouldn't turn on. The dash stated SRS malfunction?

has anyone encounter this issue? if so, I would appreciate the solution.


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I m driving a w204 c200k year 2008 with 65000 mileage.I have the same problem with the srs light keep on and the display show srs malfunction required.I send it to a mechanism,was told the electrical plate/board that control the airbag was not functioning and need to change it.it may cost me like 4k plus..please advise..thanks
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Yesterday I drove on my normal route and noticed quickly that no gauges working and no turn signals working. I turned back home. Turned car off, then back on, then all gauges worked but got several warning signals like SRS, ABS faults etc. Then unhooked battery, then engine would not start. Waited about 1/2 hour then tried and it fired OK, but still getting SRS warning. Everything else is OK but this now. We did have a lot of rain lately, maybe wiring is wet? I don't see blown fuse. Any thoughts?
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Just off work to go home and car wont start

The battery is dead
I tried few times to start and it didn't work

Now I got two massages messages on dashboard

One is
SRS Malfunction
Second one is
ABS and ESC currently unavailable

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