really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100 miles

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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 132004

C230 4-cyl

  • 200 miles


Tire system is unsafe on my 2003 Mercedes Benz C230 compressor. Tires pop when hitting curbs because of 17" rims at only 2 mph and tire wear is only 15K per tire. Replaced two tires while traveling only minimal speed. Tires have only 10K miles.

- San Carlos, CA, USA

problem #1

May 072004


  • miles
1)7/29/03 a.purchase of car B.salesman told me that am the only car he has for the C2 convenience package. He also went on to say that this particular car is equipped with a wheels package. when I enquired what it was, he said it is a premium design, which enables me to handle turns better. I was not entirely excited at the offer, but since the dealership said cars come with pre-designed packages, I have to take the car with the wheels package, if I wanted the other extras I was looking for. 2)01/15/04 a.first occurrence of car tire going flat. B.there were no holes on the tire; it was confirmed that the tire went flat as a result of a dent on the rims of the car. C.I argued my case in vain, saying that it was a manufacturers default; but service centre(including supervisors) coldly said that it was due to external influences and thus it was not even covered in the warranty. They made me pay for a new tire and a rim (invoice attached). 3)03/17/04 a.I dropped the car off at the service centre, as I felt the car was wobbling. B.the service guy called me back and said that it was due to another dent on another tire. I took the case all the way to hq (montvale), but to no effect. C.worse still, the service centre made me pay for the tire, rim and the alignment of the wheels. They claimed the realignment was necessary, as it was the impact from the dent that caused the misalignment, and thus it is not covered under warranty. D.I was pissed, as I failed to understand what the warranty was for, if I had to pay for everything. If everything that went wrong on the car was as a result of unevenness of the surface (which again I cannot control), then its as good as having no warranty. 4)05/06/04 a.most recent case of a flat tire B.clearly, again, there was no evidence of any holes on the tire. However, I am pretty sure; it was caused by a dent on the rim.

- Jersey City, NJ, USA

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