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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,000 miles

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2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 022012

C300 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


Belt tensioner makes loud metallic noise around the engine area. Car wouldn't start. Camshaft adjuster magnets replaced. Water leak from sun roof drain side mirror cracked under cold weather.

- Ridgewood, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 012015

C300 6-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
Upon commencing my exit from the parking lot adjacent to my church, I pressed the accelerator and the vehicle bolted forward at full speed crashing through the parking lots fence and into a major avenue (where, fortunately no traffic was transiting at the moment). The vehicle failed to respond to my initial attempts to apply the brakes and it was not until the vehicle had traversed the four lane avenue and reached the sidewalk on the other side of the avenue that I was able to bring the vehicle under control and judiciously park same until a police accident report could be filed ([xxx]) and the vehicle towed away. Vehicle is now in a repair shop and estimated costs are approximately $10,000. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- San Juan, PR, USA

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