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Mercedes-Benz C230 Problems and Repairs

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,708
    edited January 2013
    If you mean that it snaps your neck between upshifts, that's not a real good sign. If you're looking for a trouble-free used car, generally speaking (and I've been proven wrong sometimes), a high mileage German car out of warranty with transmission issues is not the best odds.

    By all means, have the car checked out prior to purchase.

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  • nwtnwt Posts: 10
    Bought a C250 yesterday. Got it home and it is making loud rattling/sputtering noise when idling in gear. It is now in the garage for them to inspect. It had 13 miles on it at the dealership. I'm feeling like I got the reject that other people test drove and rejected because it was rattling. It doesn't make the rattling every time - maybe half the time. I plan to keep this car for 8 years or more. I do not want on-going rattling and headaches. Should I insist upon a new one? The salesman said if I really want a new one they will probably do it.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,708
    Not for a rattle---sure, they'll trade you into a new one, but you won't like the price difference.

    Give 'em a chance. Discouraging I know, but maybe it's some nit-picky little thing.

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  • I would stay away from this Car. I have owned one from 16 to 88 thousand miles and this is the list of problems:
    *Windshield wiper mechanism failed 3x last resulted in sudden loss of vision and serious accident, write off.
    ** transmission replaced 2x (one in warranty) second $3,000.00 bill.
    ***Engine harness $1,000.00
    ****Air mass sensor $800.00
    *****Computer (used one ) $900.00 engine stalling during normal driving city and freeway.
    ******Instrument cluster, in warranty. Failed again when out of warranty.

    Like most owners, I did not get anywhere with Benz service, even so I brought up the problem to service manager while the car was still in warranty. Lovely car, cheap to buy compared to cost of ownership.
  • Hey I'm interested in this MBA lawsuit! Please tell me how to join? I hate I'm seeing this so late but we can get more done together. Anybody can reply with help I will appreciate it. It's currently Nov 1013 & I just bought a 2007 in Dec of 2012 with 56k on it. I drove the car for 2 months before all of a sudden the transmission started skipping. I went to the dealer who promised it was a small job to find out it was the transmission speed sensor & that the part alone was close to 1800 dollars!! I've only had this car 9 months with now 68 thousand miles & have gotten the oil changed twice & the car isn't even drivable ! I got in it one day & it wouldn't change out of first gear, & the engine light came on & I hsvent drove it sense! This is non acceptable I'm a female with a Mercedes with transmission issues at less than 100k miles. I'll never buy a Mercedes again & I'm surely trying to sue cause I'm still making payments !!
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,914
    Hi - we don't permit using the forums to organize legal action, and we don't permit email addresses/phone numbers to be posted either.

    Please be sure to report the problem to the NHTSA at www.safercar.gov.
    If they get enough complaints, they have the authority to investigate and recommend a recall if they think it's warranted.

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