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4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
$500.00
Average Mileage:
88,235 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replacing steering lock (1 reports)
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 152013

C230 Sport 3.2L V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 88,235 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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steering lock steering lock

After a working day, it was impossible to restart the car. This mechanism, "steering lock" is part of the anti-theaft system. Impossible to turn the keys into start position. Steering was also locked. Frustrating, I had to be towed to the dealer and way the day after to get the part and have the car fixed. According to the dealer, this problem is odd and thus is not occurring often! Part of the CanOpen netword, this component (steering lock) has to be configured by Mercedes Benz to fit with the vehicle's signature.

- , Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada

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