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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,233 miles

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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 012010


  • 121,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Mercedes Benz C320. The contact stated while driving approximately 55 mph the front passenger side brakes engaged and the vehicle began to lose control. Within a few moments the brake released and the contact was able to continue driving. An esp system light illuminated on the instrument panel during the failure. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing or to be repaired. The failure mileage was 121,000 and the current mileage was 131,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #2

Oct 182001

C320 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Beginning on 10/18/01 to present, this vehicle has been taken into the dealership 34 different times for the following reasons: (1) remote inop - 10/18/01; (2) remote inop - 11/14/01; (3) replaced remote - 12/3/01; (4) remote inop - 12/11/01; (5) replaced front pads & sensors - 12/26/02; (6) replaced right front door window motor - 4/24/03; (7) replaced remotes - 5/15/03; (8) replaced crankshaft sensor & connector module - 12/2/03; (9) replaced faulty rear sam control module - 12/2/03; (10) replaced A/C pressure switch - 12/2/03; (11) replaced air mass meter sensor - 12/11/03; (12) replaced right door window regulator - 1/5/04; (13) replaced rear shade roller blind - 1/5/04; (14) replaced side bag connector all doors - 1/9/04; (15) replaced right front door window seal - 2/27/04; (16) replaced oil level sensor & resealed oil pan - 4/28/04; (17) replaced sway bar bushing and caster arms - 4/28/04; (18) resealed elec plug for trans - 4/28/04; (19) replaced right rear door linkage and knob - 7/22/04; (20) replaced A/C blower & fan speed regulator - 8/23/04; (21) replaced right rear door window regulator - 8/23/04; (22) replaced mounting clips & bearings driver seat - 8/23/04; (23) replaced right rear door window motor - 2/7/05; (24) low oil light on, changed oil & filter - 2/7/05; (25) replaced oil sending unit - 3/17/05; (26) replaced right front seat control module - 5/20/05; (27) replaced alternator and regulator - 5/20/05; (28) replaced driver side seat clamps & pins - 5/20/05; (29) replaced brake pads, shoes, rotors and disc - 5/20/05; (30) replaced leaking trans plug and leaking pan gasket - 5/20/05; (31) fuel gauge inop - 6/27/05. At present "remote will not open trunk & malfunction (elect stab prog esp) is on. I have asked that vehicle be replaced with a reliable vehicle of same type and mileage, hq Mercedes llc has refused on 2 occasions. I have contact with the dept of Consumer Affairs.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #1

Oct 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,700 miles
After leaving my 2001 clk320 Mercedes at the dealership I was notified that my brake system was defective requiring pads/rotors and other related items along with the fact that every 1000 miles or so, a light bulb or something electrical will fail and I usually find the nearest dealership and get the problem fixed. The brake system (which is not under warranty) was the last straw! we are talking about a 50,000 dollar automobile with only a little over 17,000 miles on it.

- Toluca Lake, CA, USA

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