really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,185 miles

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problem #4

Jul 182006

C230 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Mercedes-Benz C240 of 2002 year. Water leakage was detected near the engine and the fuse box. The fuse box and the external light switch were damaged and required to replace. The water was coming from the external such as rain.

- Fairview, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jun 302005

C230 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39 miles
I have had my vehicle in the shop for well over 40+ days regarding a vibration that causes me to believe it could be safety related. I'm almost afraid to drive the vehicle since the dealer can not fix the problem and has no idea of what the problem is. My vehicle is a 2002 Mercedes C240. At the present time I have been without my vehicle going on 6 weeks, this is the 6th or 7th time it has been at the dealer.

- N Huntingdon, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 152003

(reported on)

C230 4-cyl

  • miles
Vehicle fire with 2002 Mercedes Benz C230. Consumer noted four factual errors with the report provided to Mercedes-Benz corporate office. The consumer corrected the fact that there was damage beneath the carpet area and the idle test that was performed was irrelevant. The consumer stated excess heat caused or contributed to the fire in the trunk of the vehicle.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 062003

C230 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,700 miles
3/03 within 3 months of purchasing my 2002 C-240, the air conditioning stopped working, fuel gauge failed, headlight washer broke, and one of the vents on the dash fell apart. Took in for service and was given another 2002 C-240, and while driving the loaner car in the mountains, it began down shifting itself and there was no power. Car would come to complete stop and then would start moving again. Happened 6 times. Mercedes dealer thought was isolated incident. I felt it was very serious as I was on interstate when it would suddenly stop in traffic. Could have caused a very serious accident. 4/03 air conditioning not working again.

- Denver, CO, USA