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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,899 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2010 Mercedes-Benz C300 lights problems

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2010 Mercedes-Benz C300 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Jan 032014

C300 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles


All driver side rear lights went out. There is sign of possible burnt residue on wire and light casing.

- White Plains, NY, USA

problem #6

Sep 072013

C300 6-cyl

  • 22,911 miles
Approximately once every 2 months while parked with the engine off, the front passenger side headlight will come on with the rear passenger side parking/brake light. When this occurs, I have to turn the headlight switch on then back off, to turn off the lights. On one occasion, I observed the passenger side headlight and the rear passenger light flickering like a strobe light, before I turned the switch on then off.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #5

Dec 262013

C300 6-cyl

  • 50,100 miles
Similar to other complaints that have been filed against Mercedes, it seems as though the electrical connection to my rear right light (brake light, running light, turn signal, etc.) has melted and is no longer operational. The entire light is out and I get warning messages on the dash about the problem. It looks like this is the same problem that everyone else with the same make/model as me are having. Hopefully Mercedes recognizes the scale of this flaw in their engineering and sends out a recall sooner than later.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #4

Jun 152013


  • 15,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Mercedes Benz C300. The contact stated the the driver's side fog light cover was fractured. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 15,000.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #3

Sep 182013

C300 6-cyl

  • 57,500 miles
Passenger taillight connector/wiring insufficiently designed for load. Wire/connector plastic is melting and causing unsafe conditions. This is a very common problem with 2008-2010 C-class and is frequently noted in mb owner's forums/websites.

- Cleveland Heights, OH, USA

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problem #2

Nov 192012

C300 6-cyl

  • 33,246 miles
My car will be parked and engine not running and at any given time the upper front headlight on passenger side and the bottom part of the rear taillight on passenger side will illuminate for no reason. It doesn't matter which position the lights are in.... updated 04-05-13

- Harrison, NE, USA

problem #1

Apr 022012

C300 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
All of my exterior light bulbs have been replaced every other month. The rear driver side brake light burned out the metal part where Mercedes had to replace the unit. As of Monday, April 2, 2012 I had to take my car in the dealer to repair a right front passenger side headlight out....updated 03/27/13 updated 04/03/2013

- Lakewood, CA, USA

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