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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,304 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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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 accessories - interior problems

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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Owner Comments

problem #5

May 172013

CLK320 6-cyl

  • 56,000 miles


Drivers power seat control module drains battery when auto is parked.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #4

Jan 012009


  • 65,000 miles
Power seat controller becomes defective and fails to shut down when car is off and locked, and thus drains the battery.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #3

Feb 182009


  • 115,000 miles
Defective seat controller modules ( driver and passenger ) cause the battery to drain completely within 24 hours. This leaves me stranded and unable to drive my vehicle. A search online reveals multiple other with the same issues...indicating an obvious safety issue that is well known to the manufacturer with no resolution to this problem from the manufacturer other than paying $1000 for a known defective issue/part.

- Whitmore Lake, MI, USA

problem #2

Nov 062008


  • 75,522 miles
Seat control module on passenger side drains the battery.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 152008


  • miles
Seat controller modules, they constantly drain the battery when the car is off. This is a very very common problem with Mercedes C class. The controller drains the car battery to the point were the car cannot start, and continues to do this if the car is not driven everyday. Obviously having a car battery get sucked below 3V is not healthy for the battery, and in the end everyone with this problem has to replace their battery many many times.

- Rittman, OH, USA

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