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2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 body / paint problems

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2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 Owner Comments

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I have experienced the same exact problems with transmission not shifting properly as well the power seat module draining the battery with numerous jump starts. This occurred just two weeks after gladly purchasing my "five point certified" 2002 C320 wagon. Mercedes Benz of greensboro also would not fix chipping on the front bumper. States because the vehicle is low profile the bumper sustained this extensive peeling as a result. Peeling is located from left to right top to bottom. Service dept manager acknowledged the fact that dealership did a poor job at repairing the pre-existing damage prior to selling. After one carwash the chipping was very noticeable and increased with each wash. The salemans would not agree. Paint still peeling after numerous attempts. I have refused to pay for a pre-existing problem, but will probably incur this expense just to trade the car. The trunk makes a horrible rattling noise while traveling at low or high speed. Numerous lights replaced over the past 2 years. Rear view mirror will not lock into position when interior of car exceed 60-70 degrees because rubber seal becomes too hot. Also at stated temperature the digital message board becomes obscure and unreadable. Tires needing to be replaced often. Emissions problems, truly the list goes on. In fact, the reason I'm posting this complaint is because I have the time to. My car is sitting outside and will not start. Possibly fuel pump/sensor- a $700 repair. I'm tired and have reached my limit with the numerous problems, truly. Personally feel injured after sustaining such unfair treatment and inconvenience after numerous attempts to negotiate repairs. Prayerfully expecting recalls and full restitution for the money tied up in this vehicle, be it from the manufacturer or dealership. All documentation of service available upon request. The integrity of mb along with its reputation has proven not to be one of it long stated history. Sadly, I am disappointed.

- Mebane, NC, USA

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