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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,500 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.

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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 022005

C230 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Mercedes Benz C230. The instrument panel had ambient lighting. During the daytime, the instrument panel was difficult to read. At night, the instrument panel could be read clearly. The dealer stated that there was no remedy for the failure. The failure mileage was 2,500 and current mileage was 9,000. Updated 01/11/08.

- Shrewsbury, MA, USA

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