hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,446 miles

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problem #3

Aug 012021


  • miles
Vehicle constantly smells like gas inside the cabin, it makes me dizzy and affects my head overall health inhaling vapors. At first I thought I could handle it, but it just gives me nonstop headaches and I'm afraid one spark will ignite/ explode my entire vehicle. This happens everytime I fill the gas tank. I heard their was a warranty extension but don't believe me vehicle was included which is unfortunate. Their is a check engine light informing of a EVAP Leak.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 252014

C320 6-cyl

  • 103,000 miles
This is a follow-up to complaint #10579528. Spoke to robin, customer service representative at Mercedes Benz corporate headquarters in the United States. They refuse to acknowledge a design flaw in the rear signal actuator module as the basis for the fuel delivery failing while driving the car. The explanation they offered is that the likely cause of the failure in fuel delivery to the engine, while driving, is the fuel pump, Mercedes part# 203 470 3794. However, they further explained that the only way to replace a faulty fuel pump is to replace the entire fuel tank, fuel delivery unit, fuel sending unit and wiring harness...the entire fuel storage tank and fuel delivery system! no one I know has ever heard of a situation where an entire fuel system has to be replaced because of a failed in-tank fuel pump. This points to yet another design flaw for which Mercedes Benz, the automobile manufacturer, hold itself accountable. What possible engineering reason can they offer other than the fact that the fuel and electrical fuel delivery components system were seriously flawed from the beginning of production?

- Dingmans Ferry, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 092013

C320 6-cyl

  • 90,338 miles
Fuel sending unit failure causing gas tank to leak. Fumes so strong in garage risk of explosion. Fumes permeating home.

- Ballwin, MO, USA