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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,500 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.

2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 012005

CLK320 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 21,000 miles


: the contact stated there was an odor coming from the transmission area. The contact believed the odor was coming from either an oil or transmission leak. The dealership was unable to determine the source of the odor. The contact was concerned this was a potential fire hazard. The vehicle is a 2004 Mercedes-Benz C230.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #1

Jun 072004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The seat belt retractor was replaced twice. The seat belt mechanism arm malfunctioned. Also, transmission was serviced for leaking fluid, and not changing gears.

- San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA

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