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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,096 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK230 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK230 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 122009


  • 72,193 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Mercedes Benz C240. The contact stated that the check engine indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The dealer stated that the failure was due to a crankshaft center and thermostat issue. The crankshaft center caused the vehicle to overheat and it would not start until the engine cooled off. The dealer stated that the repair would cost $700. A diagnostic was performed, which showed that additional repairs would also be needed. The manufacturer stated that there was no warranty; therefore, the contact would be responsible for the repair cost. The failure mileage was 72,193.

- Solon, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 312006

CLK230 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
My car shuts down whenever I drive in temperatures over 90 degrees in slow traffic. Brought car to dealer who stated nothing wrong with car that they can find.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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