Mercedes Benz C Class Lemon Problems

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I too am disapointed with the 2002 I purchased. The first month my was found to be faulty and was replaced the lights would not go out. after that, the driver#39;s door/window motor had to be totally because it would not close; On occassion; the front and rear sytem had to be rewired because the kept going out; the front instrument panel lighting up I was told I needed a new recently; the bulbs have out again and my fuel tank on empty even though I filled up the tank!

The heating has never worked properly; the heating system overheats my feet when I drive and the vents don#39;t work at

The passenger door needed new because the it kept popping out and the door from closing; was replaced once I am experiencing the again 2 months later.

At miles I had to replace the front pads, which I am told is – who knows?

Although the car good, it is not what I expected of MB I am to say that I too have made and expensive mistake.

I purchased the warranty to protect myself almost a year into the which was very costly but I can unload this car, it the safest thing to do.

I owned 3 before this never had any I thought I was moving up – HA.


It all started one sunny in late August of 2002 I purchased my 2003 C230 Coupe. I was actually at the BMW dealership that day looking at the 325i and decided I should check out new in the Mercedes line-up. I wish I did!

From the moment I the vehicle off the lot, there was wrong with it. The steering pulled to the right. The service at the dealership told me it was because of the Z and the road design that the car pull to the right. I don#39;t so. I shared that statement friends who are auto tech/collision and they laughed.

Next, was the hesitation I experienced when I the check engine light go off and on at will, the O2 sensor has been more times then I to share, the cupholder broke and there#39;s been numerous issues that I would to look at my service reports to and, the car only has 17,000 on it. All total the car has been in the dealership for 40+ days on 4 separate occassions.

Actually, as I am writing this, at the dealership again for some of the problems I mentioned earlier. The vehicles are always filthy, the one I had to have detailed because it was so My attorney filed a Lemon Law with Mercedes but informed me cases against Mercedes are the to win.

I will NEVER buy a Benz product again!


I owned a 2000 Sport for about three The car was continuously in the shop for various and electrical repairs. I went three instrument clusters, two units for the raido (which did work correctly), and many other varried reparis.

I finally sued MB and received the paperwork performed under through discovery, I discovered the dealership had charged back $14,000 to MB for warranty work on my I wonder what the same would have cost me? after about $12,000 in fees I was out of money and forced to

Their strategy seems to be to run up legal bill so high you afford to go to court and therefore to settle. If anyone is considering MB under the lemon law, sure you start with a of cash first. I was able to a moral victory since repairing the car, paying my fees, and paying their fees, MB surely spent than the car originally cost.

most of that money to the lawyers.

Shortly after with MB I sold the car and bought a 2003 Buick Century. It that the $12,500 Buick was much higher on the reliability than the $39,000 Mercedes.

As for the value of Mercedes, don#39;t the hype; I was offered $8,000 by the dealership for trade on a 3 year old vehicle. Fortunately I was able to it on my own for just over $12,000. still represents $9,000 per in depreciation alone. Then are the $500 oil changes and the endless of broken crap I had to pay to fix.

I had a sticker made that All parts falling off this are the finest in German craftsmanship, but my reccomended removing it before I the car in for repair.

Since my purchase of the I have not even been to the Oil changes at Jiffy Lube are $20 than $500, and the car runs on regular gas.

Save endless expense and frustration. the allure of the star. Never, purchase a Mercedes Benz.


I recently purchased a c240 sedan from mercedes benz. I am 20 years old and was then elated to have such a reliable vehicle. that said I am now 9000 into my driving experience and been left dissapointed in ways then one.

I suffered constant key problems, one out tire that my service asked me to take care of at the service center because had no new tires on hand, transmission not to mention two brake problems. I am by a sneaking suspicion that I the incorrect choice in purchasing car over other makes. I my worry by coming to the conclusion I am 20 and my buisiness shows no sign of I hope to make my first by the age of 25 and will never again any of my profitability with mercesedes they have lost one and turned me into walking anti advertisment of their

Ernestine writes:

NEVER a Mercedes. I leased my #39;03 from the House of Imports not 10 months ago have had numerous issues with this car miles currently). I am currently a letter to the factory, NHTSA, all where it#39;s been as well as where I leased it

This is NOT a luxury vehicle nor a vehicle. I will only the most critical issues there are too many to write I was driving on a busy street and the completely shut off 5 different luckily no one smacked into the of my car. There was no warning of nor did it read any malfunction.

Dealer there was a cylinder misfire was me whether or not I put in the premium fuel, as if the were mine. The car lacks which could be critical if to pass another car. Car OUT OF CONTROL after sitting for an 8hr time period, was told the Unit needed to be updated by programming.

Problem still yet now the check engine light on. Let the car sit for 3hrs, start the car and the rpm#39;s go up to thankfully the car was in park otherwise I have driven full through a business shop. The sounded as if it were about to On a trip to Palm Springs in the had the a/c turned high, there was a error saying to get the vehicle to a station immediately. Could not use the a/c in 100 weather.

This car is of very quality other than the of it, it#39;s not reliable. Beware shopping for a car, Mercedes is NOT a you want to invest in with possible personal injury.


In a lemon law with C240 2002, I was called a form Mercedes Corprate, and I simply did not know how to drive my after having my car in the shop 14 for the same problem, ABS ESP and acceleration I have found two other that have won the lemon law mercedes for these same I am considereing a class action in the la times, any one with these propblems please contact me at e-mail.

Lee writes:

I own a 2001 and I#39;ve had nothing but problems. car is an electrical nightmare with 19,000 miles on it. While it just cut off, started up and nothing electrically worked, radio, instrument cluster and

The dealer had the car for 3 weeks. In 4 years and 3 later, I#39;m still problems and it#39;s in the shop At $44,000 dollars this is and by the way there are no loaner cars for a week. So I#39;m walking. and for the nearest Chevrolet Dealer, never by a MBZ again. Oh I didn#39;t youabout the $2,500 Factory option that never properly and MB blamed the problems on my phone carrier.

They#39;re a of BS#39;er and they#39;re full of MBZ is producing inferior products.

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Lisa writes:

My Ownership with my 2002 C 240 has been After having the car for 2 weeks, the system went on the back to the shop, only to be 2 weeks later the water blew in the car, while I was on the highway at 70 mph and almost got … to get to the side of the highway.

After getting the water fixed, 1 month later the ABS/EBS system went in the car to spend 3 more days in the After 1 year, the tail went in the car as well as now my car is being again for a transmission problem as as a problem with the converted system. I would not recommend car to anyone.

Kristine writes:

I a 2002 Mercedes Benz approximately two years ago from Mercedes in Fairfield, NJ. This is my Mercedes Benz lease. I bought the vehicle, I have had the electrical short dozens of My vehicle has been out of service for on at least five occasions Globe Mercedes. This has left me stranded creating a of personal problems on many

When you purchase a car that has a like Mercedes Benz you be able to expect reliability and at all times.

I have given a number of opportunities to correct problem and they have each time. Since defects substantially impair the value or safety of my vehicle, I am demanding reprieve from lease.

Fred writes:

My Kompressor is a lemon and no one cares. I spent more time in a than in my own car. I regret leasing a Mercedes Benz. My car is and to make it worse, my ML 320 is a lemon as I recieved a letter to Recall the ML they found problems my model.

They wouldn#39;t when I told them. I been in and out of service for the broken SRS in my C class over 20 times. MBZ to help. I have had a better in a mazda.

Sevak writes:

I 50k on the best C class available at the of purchasing. I bought my 2001 sport package, and everything out to $49K. And guess what my POS have. a cd player.

The first day I the car I had problems. A 21 century luxury for almost $50k and no cd player or cd Anyways that not even a big compared to the time and hassles I gone through. I have a filing cabinet of those service receipts. My car is 2 years old it brand new now with 48k miles.

But the it has gone through you would its has 48million miles. Almost you can think of this car has gone from suspension changes, to wheel changes, to transmission and change, wow the list goes on and on. change, battery change, trunk springs, door windows, deformation of leather, the instrument cluster once out while I was driving. I have had so problems I am enterprise#39;s dream true.

I go in to get service like at once a month (because always is something wrong it) and i make sure its on fridays so i the rental benz for the weekend I go to Vegas and stuff. Since waste my time and give me so problems at least it a little way to them suffer a little to.


I am the owner of a 2001 C320, which I purchased Mercedes-Benz of Oakland, CA. My wife and I this car in June of 2001, for $42,000. I owned a 1990 300E immediately prior to this vehicle and I was greatly with Mercedes#39; engineering and I the car.

I bought the 300E with over 130K on it but still I fell in love its performance and comfort.

I convinced my who until then was a devoted lover, to purchase a 2000 She loves her M-Class. That is our satisfaction with Mercedes-Benz

Our experience with our new C-Class 320 has for the first eleven months, a nightmare. I have not been to enjoy a two-month span the car without it needing some of service that is not included in maintenance. I am sure that at Mercedes-Benz would agree this is unacceptable.

Following, you find a list of some of the that I have encountered purchasing the Mercedes C320:

Gas cap not unlock when doors unlocked (serviced)

Remote working (twice) (replaced and serviced)

Front turn-signals first left then (headlamp r/l replaced)

Sound had popping noise even volume at zero

Display me that oil level was too high immediately

Drivers door a loud knock when (serviced)

Rear turn-signal (serviced)

Driver#39;s side failed (serviced switch

Gas tank unable to be filled gauge failed serviced not

Rear springs makes an squeak (was told it was

Most of these problems minor nuisances. However, the of the problems has made my ownership of the regrettable at best. Trusting and in Mercedes#39; reputation for creating automobiles, my wife and I made a down payment of more half of the total cost of the car but we agree that that was a poor business decision. We that something can be done to this situation.

Mercedes-Benz of paid my car note for one month to try and me up. After, several and I do mean more problems not listed they insulted me by offering me off of a new $60,000 loan. I will buy another Mercedes again.

I been test driving and it is an obvious step up in quality. Sad

I hate this car and have a pending. I will be giving my on the 13th of January 2004. me luck, my lawyer has told me Mercedes-Benz#39;s lawyers play and don#39;t like to pay for their

Stephanie writes:

I am having issues with my C230 Problems with the transmission, heating, powersteering, stalling). has 27k miles.

Runs rough in the stalls sometimes- most just barely stalls, terribly when reversing.

Car shift to second in the AM while is cold.

When you turn the key in the sometimes it does not start problem.

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Transmission fumbles for a also slipping in cold

Power steering doesn#39;t in the AM after sitting all night.

Car lunges forward when from park to drive.

A/C problem – temps are not sometimes A/C doesn#39;t get hold, heat doesn#39;t get hot. MB the #39;blower#39; in March #39;03 the blower failed. This car is a and half old.

I drove off the lot and it was 25 that evening to realize a away that the heat work AT ALL. IT was completely I tried calling MB and no one answered phones- I kept going to vm.

They should have open for another 1/2 hour. I the next day complaining and they me to drive out to THEM (a 45 min drive) to The following MOnday I brought it and the manager (Scott Bolan, MB IL) told me that they #39;blower#39; was defective.

Don#39;t check their cars they return them to customers?

Sunroof is very

Rear breaks squeak.

The MB mgr (Scott Bolan) is nice, but me there is nothing wrong my problems are NORMAL in the Mercedes (with the exception of the SUV). claim their diagnostic show there is no problem. He to me on 2 separate occasions that has to meet certain environmental and the car hesitates and runs kind of on a cold start engine b/c of the guidelines in the US for fuel emmissions. like B.S!

Are they trying to appease me my lemon law rights expire? I my car brand new in October 2001 off their lot. My car has only miles.

Any other MB C230 having similar problems?


My experience with my C 240 has not been a good one. As I this, my car has been in the shop for a The lengthy list of problems is to say the least. And the list starts now 1) in the steering between 35 and 40 mph for about 15 of driving, 2) squeaking in the shocks, 3) side window close 3/4 of the way and

I have to roll it back then up again, 4) passenger window makes winding as it goes up, 5) driver side is hard to open and close. The car had to be to a body shop to have the adjusted, 6) values and/or in the engine trapped sporadically, and 7) the power steering makes a sound. I am scheduled to pick up the car

Wish me luck.

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I loved my 2002 when I first purchased it and that I would always own a MB. I run into any problems that major until I brought the car in for the service and that is when the started. there was a terrible in the car if it was hot out, it rained, it snowed or if it sat for more then a day. it like trash and it is causing headaches, sneezing, congestion and attacks.

I have had the car in numerous and they have replaced the the carpets, deionized twice and other things. I am paying for a and driving Nissan Sentra#39;s! to the dealership, no one has EVER had this before with their My father and my mother have owned several MB and never had kind of problems nor the service I am getting, my aunt has the ML and the SL and she is running numerous problems too.

I am sad to say it has not only altered my decision to another in the future but my parents as I can#39;t tell which worse, my car or the service.


Just bought the 2003 a month ago. My dad drove the car the block and the car started to accelerate he is making a U turn. Hit the right wheel on the curb. Blown the

Went to the dealer for repair. could not find anything with the car because it passed the test. A test engineer so I know that does not anything. Just picked up the the alignment is totally mess up as if it through an accident.

I think my dad it properly because he also a German car, a Volvo He wants me to take the car back to the for more tests. I don#39;t they will find wrong with the vehicle.


Frustrated and disappointed of a 2002 C230 6-speed with 20,000 miles. new in August of 2002 from ASC of Virginia.


This (November #39;03) the car has already at the dealership for two weeks. The service mantra is: CANNOT DUPLICATE. The car power as it is being driven and NOT accelerate. This is the third by the dealership to diagnose the problem. are no fault codes which and the service dept. cannot the cause.

Last week drove it over 200 miles in two with a laptop computer and said they had no faults It is a safety issue to be driving or trying to merge and suddenly a loss of acceleration and have the car In a few seconds the car then accelerates

There is no pattern to this, days it happens many and others, not at all. Because the cannot duplicate the problem have told me that is nothing they can do since cannot throw parts at the car to see if works.

Paint is substandard red). The hood has been (dealer goodwill) due to excessive under normal road

Power steering was whining while making turns. A was detected and the steering rack was

Power panoramic sunroof and was repaired.

Numerous ESP/BAS lights and electrical problems had to be checked/repaired.

Wiper arms been repaired twice.

panels on outside of doors to the windows have had to be replaced they were rust and the paint above them on the was bubbling.

Rusted lug nuts.

after having the oil changed at the the check oil level light after I drove it about 10 I stopped immediately to check the and the dipstick showed that the oil was low. I had to bring the car back to the dept. to have them add

Months later, the car reported a low oil while driving, but the dipstick a normal oil level. The dealership the sensor.

Floor mats excessively worn after than a year of use. were replaced under

Wiring connectors were

I am very displeased with my and would not purchase this car In less than ONE year of I have had more problems trips to the dealership than any car I ever owned in twenty of car ownership. Caveat emptor.


I have a 2001 c with tons of problems. benz has only told me would help me but they done anything – like your situation. If you are about doing a class lawsuit, I would be interested in

Please email me back.


I purchased a 2002 Have had nothing but problems day 1. Started with the key not communicating the car, 4 separate times car had to be towed. Signal lights air conditioner has a horrible smell out of it, driver seat motor back of driver seat off, radio won#39;t when rear defogger is on, make a scrugging noise, are almost bald and customer at the dealership is horrible.

Mechanics at have created more when taking in for a repair as breaking the air conditioner vents trying to fix smell. Sales told me I would be happy the car 5 years from now when all the cosmetic problems were I feel the C class is a cheap and made car and MB just dont a crap after they get money.

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