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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
124,000 miles

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2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 152013

C230 4-cyl

  • 124,000 miles


Numerous things have happened. The car has 124,000 right now. This is the biggest lemon ever!! -car caught fire at Mercedes - A/C blower shorted out, causing fuse box to catch fire and burnt underneath dash. They informed me the technician received minor burns when trying to put out the fire. -new alarm siren (it would go off randomly) -2 alternators (voltage regulator goes bad) -new door lock on driver and passenger side doors -new rf sensor on driver door for the key-less remote -2 new thermostats -1 driver side door handle -2 passenger side door handles and now broke for 3rd time -rear glass was replaced because when rear defroster was turned on it would make fm radio static. It does it again now. -front fog light glass cracked in half - bought new one and did it again -check engine light on now and O2 sensor bad. -rear screen shade it stuck up. Wont go down. -key-less remote antenna is broke -3 brake systems in front -1 brake in rear -sunroof works but the arm that pops up broke -middle console buttons get stuck sometimes. Mb has to pop them back out. -strut stabilizer bar broke -transmission mount and front arm bushings were all replaced. -lcd on dash has a blur line going through it. -bose speakers were replaced and now all busted again. Exterior - very sexy car and that's all it has.

- Nashville, TN, USA

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