definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,891 miles

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problem #3

Nov 122011

C320 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
This is a C230 kompressor coupe. The rear differential made a loud noise and then locked up after being driven slowly to a shop. It was later learned that this is a very common occurrence with the early 2002 C class cars but as usual, there is no recall. I contacted mbusa and they offered no assistance. This car has also recently shown evidence of rusting. I contacted mbusa about that and learned that the mb corrosion protection in the U.S. is merely four years. I also found that most of the other german luxury automakers have used galvinized steel for decades, unlike the manufacturing practices of mb. Overall, between built-in mechanical failures and the rust, and the fact that mbusa does not stand behind their vehicles, I will certainly steer clear of Mercedes in the future.

- Mentor, OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 112005


  • miles
I have experienced the same exact problems with transmission not shifting properly as well the power seat module draining the battery with numerous jump starts. This occurred just two weeks after gladly purchasing my "five point certified" 2002 C320 wagon. Mercedes Benz of greensboro also would not fix chipping on the front bumper. States because the vehicle is low profile the bumper sustained this extensive peeling as a result. Peeling is located from left to right top to bottom. Service dept manager acknowledged the fact that dealership did a poor job at repairing the pre-existing damage prior to selling. After one carwash the chipping was very noticeable and increased with each wash. The salemans would not agree. Paint still peeling after numerous attempts. I have refused to pay for a pre-existing problem, but will probably incur this expense just to trade the car. The trunk makes a horrible rattling noise while traveling at low or high speed. Numerous lights replaced over the past 2 years. Rear view mirror will not lock into position when interior of car exceed 60-70 degrees because rubber seal becomes too hot. Also at stated temperature the digital message board becomes obscure and unreadable. Tires needing to be replaced often. Emissions problems, truly the list goes on. In fact, the reason I'm posting this complaint is because I have the time to. My car is sitting outside and will not start. Possibly fuel pump/sensor- a $700 repair. I'm tired and have reached my limit with the numerous problems, truly. Personally feel injured after sustaining such unfair treatment and inconvenience after numerous attempts to negotiate repairs. Prayerfully expecting recalls and full restitution for the money tied up in this vehicle, be it from the manufacturer or dealership. All documentation of service available upon request. The integrity of mb along with its reputation has proven not to be one of it long stated history. Sadly, I am disappointed.

- Mebane, NC, USA

problem #1

Feb 202002

C320 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 674 miles
While driving my C-240 between 30 & 60 mph I can feel a vibration on the shift lever & the steering wheel & if put my hand on top of the instrument panel. You can sense the vibration around you. It seems to come from the power train, via drive shaft, trans. Or differential, the dealer replaced & balanced all four tires, and it I thuoght it was corrected but the problem still persits sometimes it is more noticible than others, I took the car back to the dealer to have it checked out but on a test drive the service man said he can't feel anything wrong & that it might be me....

- Bayside, NY, USA