Chinese Man Vows To Only Drive Cars Built In China After Crashing His Mercedes S350

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Earlier this December, Wang Zhan, a man in Luoyang, Henan Province of China, organized a press conference beside the banks of the Yellow River, aka the Mother River of Chinese people, where he vowed to only use goods made in China for the rest of his life. On June 5th, Wang’s Mercedes-Benz S350 rear-ended a DongFeng van. None of the S350’s airbags deployed, which resulted in Wang and his daughter visiting the hospital after the crash.

Wang then contacted Zhengzhou Star, the local sales company and headquarters of Mercedes-Benz China, about the airbag failure he encountered, but didn’t get a satisfactory answer. The banner Wang had in his hand read “Only use goods made in China for the rest of my life” and the one behind him read, “Mercedes-Benz, with over a hundred years of history, is a good brand in name, but not in reality.”

Quite surprising, but this is not the first time I have heard about airbags failing to deploy in German cars. Seems like they are loosing their credibility when it comes to safety and reliability. From the picture, I’m curious to know how the DongFeng van fared in the accident, and judging from how the Mercedes looks, it is quite obvious the driver was speeding, or is that just the crumple zone?

Source: Winding Road
 
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want a publicity .
 

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Re: Chinese Man Vows To Only Drive Cars Built In China After Crashing His Mercedes S3

i think Merc have to make an investigation for the failure airbag, cos if im not mistaken, airbag sensor located at the front bumper (inner side).. but if u can see, front bumper not damage/crash, maybe thats why the airbag not funtioning when he got the crash.. correct me if im wrong..

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Re: Chinese Man Vows To Only Drive Cars Built In China After Crashing His Mercedes S3

So he's saying he's only going to use China-made cars only? Maybe next time when he's in another crash, he'll probably won't even survive the crash because of the poorly built Chinese cars.
 

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yeah i agree on that....china made car had actually fail on the test crash. guess next time when he drive a china made car after he had a crash...guess he won't be even able to talk anymore. About the crash on the merc car.... for what he drive so fast la... his fault for that also and why he complain on merc for the airbag?? Typical china man.
 

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this guy claims that he kissed the rear of a dongfeng van, but from my point of view it looks like he kissed a trailer/long haul instead, cos the front bumper still looks fine & the merc bonnet & roof was damaged. Airbags sensors are located somewhere near the front bumper & activated by seat belts...i thinkk hehe....
 

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I think he does not put on his seatbelt... :stupid:

case in point...I've seen "Vroom Vroom" last week or 2, when they crashed 2 Renault, one is th 1997 version and the other one 2006 version....

The 1997 version airbags are deployed but when they inspected the dummies, it didn't help much...plus the front end oso badly damaged...they even can't open the driver's door..

as for the 2006 version....the bumper was a total loss but the engine bay suprisingly intact...funny though...the airbags didn't deploy...when they inspect the dummies...no hard damage on them...as if the crumple zones absorb most of the impact...

one more thing...the espace (2006) got seat belt pretensioner...something that merc got right?

so...moral of a story...even you buy a Volvo...if you don't wear seatbelt....surely go hospital wan... :biggrin:
 

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Wang Zhan needs to learn to drive his Merc properly.

I agree with papagoines on this. the impact may not be too severe in which the airbags didnt deploy (i-SRS systems have that intelligence)

And maybe he wasnt even wearing his sealtbelt (ooh, i drive the latest merc-luxo-barge, i'll be safe)

the DongFeng truck was just the crumple zone for the car. Look at the Merc on the flatbed. not much damage it seems.

perhaps the sensors didnt activate because he sondol the rear of the truck which is higher, hence expalins the substantial bonnet damage. the bumpers are intact. even the spotlites look spotless.

a bit offtopic: just yesterday, saw a dude driving in JB with his child on his lap. idiot.
 

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haha i think this idiot wants to take 1 way ticket to heavan faster
want to drive back china made , wan die faster keke
 

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this is another taukeh from mainland china.

exploit cheap labour there, of course at the expense of his own country men/ women.

got rich (not that mega rich) and decided to buy a merc for showing his rich might. etc. etc. because to him, a merc symbolised the stature of a man and how success he is.

but, then out of (his fool) blue, merc crashed. himself hurt. suddenly the merce symbolised stature is not longer a principle. or he decided to play the blame game.

wonder whether he actually wear the seat belt or not. and who;s fault of the accident?

talk so much taukeh. better shut up and get on with life. u are lucky u are not hurt that bad.

if any of those horrible chinese cars, i'm sure you are history by now. dead.

444444444??????? stupid taukeh.
 

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if the germans take a look at the car, they will laugh, air bags would nvr deploy at such kinda accident, the bumper is not even crushed in, air bags are important indeed but not all the time, if just some minor crash also u want it to deploy, u might just die because of the air bags, yeah they are fatal at times...maybe he's just trying to bring down mercz name so more ppl would look into china cars, lol, people would still buy mercz lah, who is he trying to fool? lol...sau pei lah chinaman...
 

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this guy again...last time bang BMW, now Merz...stupid idiot...

Oh hes done it b4 ?

Well..what if his S class hit Mahindra? Or hit Kancil?
 

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i think its just a gimmick to increase china' automotive industry credibility... and... demote german cars... wont make any difference if he changes to china-made cars.... never know if airbags ever deploy too...
 

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Why must he choose chinese car if german cars are a failure to him? Has he forgotten there's japanese car, korean car, or even malaysian car, all of which are 10 times better than a chinese junk.
 

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the bumper still look ok but d roof n hood look terrible..i think its more like something fall on that car.
 

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he just made the worst and dumbest decision of his life....
 

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wat a joke man....
china car ???... juz like paying for his coffin....
i would rather buy proton than china car....
if the china car's air bag didn deploy also never mind still got the steering wheel to absorb it... haha....
 

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you know, if this guy got the chance to ever and i do mean ever get himself a lambo maybe he wont say so much anymore. Betcha he didnt use his safety belt. He's probably trying to show of china goods. Maybe one day we'll see him saying, "CHINA GOODS SUCKS AND WILL NEVER EVER USE CHINA GOODS AGAIN!" :P If you guys see him in public, please ask him to strip off all his clothes and belongings and see if they are all 'Made In China'. If not, we organize a press conference saying this guy can't even keep his own promise thus doubtfully he will be able to fulfil his promises in his work/to the society.