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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,577 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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2010 Mercedes-Benz C300 body / paint problems

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2010 Mercedes-Benz C300 Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 182015

C300 6-cyl

  • 61,000 miles


Door release handle drivers door broke off. Unable to escape from vehicle without rolling down drivers window and climbing out. Dealer well aware of problem, but states it is a wear and tear item and not a safety issue. Will only repair under new car warranty. Utr

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #4

Jan 312015


  • 61,698 miles
The piece of plastic that serves as an attachment for the pull cord from the inside door handle broke. This made it impossible to open the front passenger door from the inside. I believe this is a safety hazard since the passenger is trapped inside the car and cannot exit easily. In an accident situation, this would be a real hazard. I discussed with local dealer, who advised this happens all the time.

- Santa Clarita,, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 052014

C300 6-cyl

  • 74,867 miles
I went to open my door after I had parked and the driver side door latch broke. So, I had to cut my car back on, roll the window down and pull the latch from outside the door. If you look online this appears T be a common problem with the 2010 C300.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 242014


  • 75,000 miles
Driver's side inner door handle broke. Cannot exit from car and need to open door from outside. Could be a problem in the event of an emergency if one needs to exit a vehicle in a hurry. I believe this is a common problem with Mercedes Benz from my research.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 092014


  • 45,321 miles
My door handle broke stranding me in my seat. I had to crawl across the seat and exit the passenger side door. The dealer stated that they had fixed 7 so far this year. Safety issue that I can not get out of the car and they refuse to fix the issue.

- Peachtree City, GA, USA

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