definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,233 miles

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problem #3

Jun 052006

C230 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
I have a Mercedes Benz C-230 kompressor early this month it started to lurch after stopping the first time it happened we thought a vehicle had run into us but could find no marks, then it started doing it after almost every stop, the dealer, chandler Mercedes Benz has the car now but can't find the problem, and yes it has done it while they drove it.

- Apache Junction, AZ, USA

problem #2

Sep 052005

C230 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
I leased a Mercedes Benz C230 compressor for my daughter in 2001. The sun roof didn't slide back on the exterior or the interior. The dealer dismantled the sun roof. Mercedes refunded the first month's lease payment since she did not have use of the vehicle for the first month. After one year the sun roof needed additional repair. At 31,000 miles - the power steering failed the brakes failed and were replaced the differential broke the sun roof once again wasn't working... the interior sliding mechanism failed for the third time in 2 and 1/2 years. The check engine light came on because the coolant sensor failed, the car overheated but the sensor registered cool. Currently at 37,000 miles - the transmission had to be taken apart because it wasn't shifting gears. The motor on the driver's power window broke and had to be replaced. The left turn harness had to be replaced because the flasher broke. While they were fixing the transmission they somehow damaged the rear window and the rear windshield is now being replaced. The check engine light is still coming on occasionally. Mercedes ceased to manufacture this vehicle in 2005. My daughter spoke to the regional rep., he was unresponsive, rude and hung up on her. I have lost confidence in this vehicle and I have every reason to believe that it will continue to break down and jeopardize my daughter's safety. The engine could break down because of a defective sensor that they cannot seem to fix. The incident date that follows is the date of the most recent problem.. the transmission and the rear window.

- Phoenix, AZ, 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