really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,333 miles

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problem #3

Aug 242008

C230 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mercedes Benz C class. While driving 35 mph or higher, the esp indicator light illuminated. The vehicle had been taken to the dealer and repaired once before for the same failure. The failure occurs intermittently while driving 35 mph. The dealer stated that they will not order the parts and make the repair again. The failure mileage was 110,000. Updated 09/23/08 the consumer stated the vehicle stalled in braking mode.

- Severn, MD, USA

problem #2

Jul 142006

C230 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
While driving the drivers side front suspension collapsed onto the front tire. Upon inspection of the suspension the bolt connecting the wheel hub to the upper part of the mcpherson strut was missing. This allowed the strut to flex sideways which caused the bottom bracket of the strut crack and fail. This allowed the entire car to fall onto the front drivers side tire. The passengers side front suspension was also inspected and the same bolt was found to be approximately 2/3 loosened. Both front struts had to be replaced. Fortunately when this happened to my daughter she was only doing approximately 25 mph as she had just made a turn.

- Monmouth Jct, NJ, USA

problem #1

Nov 242002

C230 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,000 miles
While driving, consumer made a right turn onto a ramp. The vehicle slid which caused the esp (electronic stability program)to engage which resulted in vehicle hitting into the curve and damaging the front and rear left vehicle suspension. Ts there is a glitch in the esp system. When braking the esp kicks in as if the vehicle is sliding when it is not. This is what caused the vehicle to crash into the curb instead of braking as intended.

- Hopewell, NJ, USA