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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,809 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 engine problems

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2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 072011


  • 42,809 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Mercedes Benz CL500. The contact was entering a parking space when the vehicle abnormally accelerated, causing him to crash into the bumper of another vehicle. There were damages to the front of the vehicle and the contact's insurance company was notified of the crash. There were no injuries. The dealer was notified of the failure and the contact was awaiting repairs. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 42,809.

- Jupiter, FL, USA

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