Mercedes c230

Mercedes c230

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 18, 2014

2002 SLK Kompressor hardtop convertible - OMGoodness. Purchased my first ever Mercedes-Benz last year from a private party. The car had 40K on the clock and was priced appropriately. To date, the only issue I have is the top taking a bit of time to go down and into the boot. I don't use a Benz dealer. The mechanic in our small city has a remarkable following of faithful devotees so 'Marcus' goes for his check-ups there. This car is what it is: a charming, fun 4 cylinder small Mercedes that I would recommend to anyone. Thoroughly enjoy driving it.

15 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Original review: April 25, 2014

I took my Mercedes 230 to the Greensboro dealership for repairs after an accident. They repaired it and sent me home. After a month, I started having serious issues with the car. It was smoking and could barely make it from point a to point b. I took it to Mercedes of Winston and they looked at my car in awe. They did not want to touch it and had it towed to Greensboro for me. Greensboro tells me that the motor has blown. Now mind you, they repaired the entire radiator system so how did fluid leak into the motor? They refused to help me or take the blame. Now I am left with a car that does not work at all! Does anyone know how I can get them to fix their error?

18 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Original review: April 23, 2014

The key doesn't turn, but after a few tries and when the key finally turns, none of the power options work. I have had nothing, but electrical problems with this car. It's a 2003 C230 Kompressor Sport. Crazy thing is the Mercedes Benz of North Houston said they have never heard of these malfunctions happening to this car. I find it very hard to believe. A RECALL NEEDS TO BE ASAP B/C THIS IS BS!!

43 people found this review helpful
Rated with 3 stars
Original review: April 19, 2014

With reference to some members' views on hard driving claiming that "barreling down the highway at 90-100mph" being severely detrimental to a car's longevity, the speed limit here in Europe is 90mph in many countries and Germany doesn't even have a speed limit on a lot of autobahns. So how is it wrong to do the speeds that the authorities deem a safe speed. I presently drive an Italian car (Alfa Romeo 159, 2.4 JTD - re-mapped to 270 BHP) and I drive everywhere at speeds around 90-100mph and occasionally up to 140 plus with absolutely no issues at 100,000 miles. If a modern car cannot survive being driven a little fast, it is a sorry state of affairs. Just for reference, I have owned and still work on many Mercedes cars as I am a mechanic and I do see a lot of stupid problems on them especially S.A.M. units and electrics.

24 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Original review: March 17, 2014

I have a Benz c 230 and I was driving from work when the radio went off then came back on. Then at a red light the radio went back out. And the light came on the car reading low voltage. I made it home from work that night but when I went to get in my car to go to the store it wouldn't start. I was told I need a new alternator or a regulator. So I purchased a new alternator and a new battery cause I was told that the battery was dead cause I ran the alternator on it. Well anyways I got both brand new and had them put on. When the new parts was put on, I tried to start the car and it will turn like its about to start but it continues doing that without completely starting. I am drained and need help with my car. Can anyone help please.

43 people found this review helpful
Rated with 2 stars
Original review: Feb. 14, 2014

Purchased a 2007 C230 Sport, the car had approx. 40,000 miles on it. I have had the car for 2 years and have had to have the A/C fixed for $2400.00 and two nights ago my wife was stranded because the Key would not unlock the ignition. I had it towed to a local company to put a battery in it which wasn't the problem. I called Mercedes and told them the key would not work and I was told I had to have the car towed to the dealer and come in with the registration and I had to get another one which will take about a week to get. The key is $280.00. I would think that a Mercedes would last at least 100k miles. I am very disappointed in this car and would be reluctant to purchase another one.

38 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Feb. 13, 2014

I bought a 2005 c230 3 yrs ago and have had one problem after another. The rear driver door will not open from the outside. The cupholder broke. The sunroof exploded outwards while driving down the interstate at 5am. Now the dim lights will not come on and all of the lights/electrical randomly shuts completely down. Not safe when driving at night. DON'T BUY THIS CAR! It is TOTAL JUNK!

26 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Original review: Jan. 25, 2014

Dealer said can't hear anything I had to pay them for test drive to find problem even though I paid £600 for 2 year warranty.

13 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Original review: Oct. 21, 2013

I have a C 230 compressor sport. It has been a terrible car. All kinds of problems from day one. Just recently, I was driving down the road and my RPMs would go very high but the car would not accelerate. It was like it would not shift gears. Even if I put my foot on the gas all the way to the floor, the car would not accelerate. I recently just 3 days ago bought and had a new electrical connector put in for $250 and now just days later this! Terrible car. I have heard transmission problems are very common. There should be a recall on the transmission. No reason for this to go out on a car that only has 66,000 miles. I have gotten all needed services and do not drive the car hard at all.

52 people found this review helpful
Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Oct. 20, 2013

After reading all the complaints from this forum, I thought I would write something in a more positive manner. I may be the exception to all the complaints that I have read. I bought my 2006 c230 sport in 2008. I've owned this car for now 5 yrs. and have never had a single problem with this car. It had 29k when purchased. I've had all the regularly schedule A and B services on it at about $383 a pop. In fact, as of this writing, I have 500 miles before the next service.

Besides the regular A and B services that are required, I've only replaced tires with exception of today, Oct. 19, 2013. At 121,264 miles I had brakes done which cost me $764.12. I noticed that a lot of complaints seem to be about the transmission. I'm quite sure the majority of owners probably have an automatic transmission. Not necessarily saying that could be the issue...I have a 6 speed manual transmission and prefer manual transmissions over automatics any day. But of course most people today can't drive a manual transmission, so the manual transmission is somewhat rare nowadays. And I know that these cars are really reliable so I can't justify why so many of you are having such major issues with Mercedes...

Nowadays people drive these cars like they’re on a race track - weaving in and out of traffic, barreling down the highway at 90 to 100 miles an hour or more all day long and every time they get behind the wheel. If you drive in this fashion, you have to realize that is a lot of stress on your vehicle and the end result is parts will fail more quickly and frequently. Everything manmade is going to fail at some point. Why shorten the life cycle of your vehicle with all of the erratic driving like a bat out of Hell. In one of the complaints an individual stated that he drives his car like he stole it. These cars have the power and are built to withstand quite of bit of stress when needed, not for driving at its maximum output power all day long and every time you're behind the wheel. A fine European automobile is made to drive with finesse. If you have to complain about how much money you have to spend on maintaining this fine European automobile, then you can't afford to be in one.

94 people found this review helpful
Rated with 4 stars
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Original review: Sept. 5, 2013

I purchase my 2007 C230 from a dealership in Anaheim CA. It had 16k at the time. Shortly afterwards, I moved to Kansas City, KS. At around 60k the transmission left me stranded, I had purchased the 100k warranty and lifetime free tow for MB at time of purchase. The Kansas City dealership towed the car for free, and took care of the problem. When I spoke to my service consultant, I had confessed that I drive the car like I stole it. His response was, "It's a Mercedes and it's a sports car. You're supposed to drive it like you stole it and we will fix it." I got a free rental. The A and B service have always cost between $800.00 and $1,200.00 depending on what they replaced. California was cheaper than Kansas City on the services for whatever reason and I have taken it once to an "authorized" repair shop with a very bad experience. Since then it's always the dealership. The services are expensive and now at 145k I've had to replace the transmission computer at my own expense but like my uncle once said, "Don't buy a Cadillac unless you can afford to drive it." The same goes for MB.

24 people found this review helpful
Rated with 2 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 15, 2013

When it rain a lot, I had problems with water coming through the front lower area wetting the carpet and my feet. My brakes were replaced on both cars, which was pretty expensive. I did basic casual riding. My 2005 Mercedes needs a air compressor. All my windows get wet and foggy very quick. The problem is they get wet on the inside also. What a mess. Please take this car off of me. Unhappy driver. This car holds tight to the road and turns nice. But that's it.

11 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Original review: May 7, 2013

I bought a C230 with 20k miles and had nothing but problems. Thank God I bought a warranty on this car! I would never, I repeat, never buy another Mercedes. I am so over it. Lexus is the best car of choice. I found that out being put in Lexus loaners for weeks at a time. Don’t ever buy a Mercedes! It has too many electrical problems!

26 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Feb. 22, 2013

Just like most of you, I expected "the best" when I got my 2004 Mercedes Benz 230 Kompressor. For a while, it seemed like there were no issues with my car (apart from the many tires that I've had to replace throughout the years because they're "low profile and these things happen"). Like most of you, things ironically started to go south once my warranty was up. This car has had all of its scheduled maintenance done and yet for some reason at 50,000 miles, I am being told that my transmission will probably have to be completely rebuilt and that the cost to rebuild is more than the car is even worth essentially totaling my vehicle. This was stated to me off the record at my local service center.

My dad bought this car for me while he was still alive, because he wanted me to be in a safe and reliable car. He had owned nothing but Mercedes since the 1980's. He would be appalled at the many issues this car has had and as a lawyer, he would have told me to fight to get something done about it. I am pleading with all of you that have posted here and all of you that are thinking about doing so. Please take the time to visit The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI)'s website (a subdivision of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and file a safety complaint! It does not take very long and they are there to make sure that consumers are not treated unfairly - the very way Mercedes has been treating us.

The website claims that the volume of complaints does not have a say in whether or not they decide to prompt an investigation; however, I believe that if enough people actually do something and complain, then maybe they will take these issues seriously. MB needs to be held accountable for what they are doing to hardworking, innocent people. An expensive investment in a car is usually made for the purposes of knowing that car will provide reliability. Not that you will have to pump more and more money into it for problems that are out of your control. Thank you and good luck everyone!

41 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Original review: Dec. 20, 2012

My fiance purchased this vehicle (2006 Mercedes C230) in Sept '12. About a week after we got home, the check engine light came on. We took it to the repair shop. They put it on the computer, they couldn't tell why the light was on but they were able to reset it. The day after Thanksgiving, we got home from the store and smelled a burnt rubber smell and noticed smoke coming from the engine. He popped the hood and found the smoke coming from where the oil is. We took it to the shop, the gaskets needed to be replaced.

Two nights ago, I was picking my son up from school and the RPMs were rising as I was accelerating. They continued to go higher and higher but the gears weren't shifting so I took my foot off the gas and put my foot back on the gas and nothing. It was like I was in neutral.. Mind you, I was on the interstate. I pulled off the side of the road, turned the car off and restarted it. I put the car in drive - nothing - in reverse and nothing. We had it towed to the repair shop, the transmission is gone, $3500! We have made two car payments. This car has 62,000 miles!

I had a Nissan Altima that I purchased with 38k miles and I drove it until it had 260k miles! Yes, 260k miles and guess what? I never replaced anything on that vehicle other than brakes and batteries. I will never, ever purchase another Mercedes Benz ever.

52 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Original review: Oct. 24, 2012

I was driving on the freeway on my 2007 Mercedes Benz C230 and noticed that my car would not accelerate and rev high in RPM. I have to pull over on the shoulder of the freeway since I am losing control of the car. I was about to call the tow service but I recovered after I restarted the engine. At the dealership, the dealer has determined to a sensor on the transmission but said since my warranty expired, I have to pay $1,300 to get the sensor replaced. This is terrible since my car has only 45,000 miles on it. In addition, this is a common issue based on the forum discussion and Mercedes should have a recall on this issue. This is a terrible customer experience and I don't know how I can trust them.

43 people found this review helpful
Rated with 2 stars
Original review: July 26, 2012

I had squeaky noise and Berberian Motors claimed something plastic was on the car, unnecessary, and so they removed it. My question is, why was it put in the engine of a car if it wasn't needed? After I've been doing numerous A and B services as recommended, I already needed new tires at about 26,000 miles. At 38,000 miles now, they said I need to either replace my transmission or my conductor plate. Brian, the service advisor, stated that it is "good news" that I don't have to replace my whole transmission and spend lots of money out of my pocket, and that I have the option to spend less money and get my conductor plate fixed instead as it is cheaper.

At 38,000 miles, this should not even have occurred and is not cheap at all! I spent $931.00 plus $60 to get my car towed to the dealer. I come to find out this is a computer glitch and what they do is update your software, but are not willing to admit to this nor pay the costs. Now my car has 40,000 miles and my B service light came on. I spent another $334.00 and on top of that, they said my front brakes and rear brakes need to be replaced for another $1,000.00. This is ridiculous! I am a stay-at-home mom and like others that don't have the time, which I don't either but will make the time, I will fight this until this problem gets resolved. I don't have money to just keep giving away and I will not let this happen to any other innocent people who are trying to make a living and people are stealing from them. I will continue to fight this until the end.

PS: I have a Mitsubishi Montero that has lasted me 240,000 miles and has never given me problems up until now and to have this Mercedes that has given me hell! FYI, this car was purchased as a graduation gift and only had 22 miles when we drove out of the dealership. You can understand why I am upset! Signed, an angry and dissatisfied Mercedes 2006 C230 customer.

23 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Original review: April 6, 2012

Since purchasing this 2004 Mercedes C230 used in 2007, I have had nothing but problems with it. I have had to replace almost everything that makes this car run, including the transmission. It has had the brakes done twice. It has gone through numerous batteries. The CD has never worked. Because of the way the car is made, the tires have to be replaced almost every 6 months. I have spent well over $8,000 for repairs, to date. Now, the entire engine blew, and I have a hunk of useless junk, as I absolutely refuse to spend even one more dime on this lemon. I'd rather walk. I would like to file suit, but I am done spending money on anything that has to do with this car. I also don't have the money for an attorney anymore. It all went to car repairs.

20 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Feb. 18, 2012

I have a C230. I was happy in the beginning but when the service engine light continuously kept coming on I took the car in to find out what the problem was. I took the car to two places to find out what the code was to be told it was the Camshaft positioning sensor. Then I took my car to Mercedes Benz South here in Atlanta. They did the extensive diagnostic test and even supposed to have fixed the issue. I then learned after a week of taking my car back home that they fixed evap sensors and even changed my gas tank at my expense since my warranty did not cover that. When I took this car back to find out why it was still having this same problem they were looking now at me to pay even more because I feel they knew this Camshaft position issue was there but wouldn't fix it unless I was willing to come out of pocket. I am so upset at this I am really wanting to rid myself of this overpriced lemon.

26 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Original review: Jan. 15, 2012

I purchased my c230 Kompressor coupe from a certified used Mercedes Benz dealership in 2007. The car had less than 35,000 miles when purchased. Less than a year after purchase, the engine blew. I contacted the dealership, and they took no responsibility nor were willing to correct the issue. Mind you, I put a substantial amount of money down, when signing the purchase contract.

Now, I had to come up with out of pocket cost for $2,700, to replace the engine. So, I fixed it. Less than 4 months after that, another problem, then another. Thousands of dollars later, it still isn't working. I have one more payment on a car that I was unable to drive for more than 3 to 4 months at a time. Now, the computer needs to be replaced for $4,000. This is insane. Who is interested in filing a class action lawsuit? I purchased this vehicle, trusting in the Mercedes Benz brand, believing that they truly cared about the customer. Think again! If interested, contact me via email. I own a car that has been completely unreliable. It's a total lemon!

24 people found this review helpful
Rated with 2 stars
Original review: Dec. 22, 2011

I rate my experience as a 6. I purchased the C230 Kompressor in 2003 brand new. Both the drive and passenger door handles broke off the door! I hardly have a passenger, so it makes no sense why that one is broken as well. It seems that the interior is totally falling apart from the defroster to the mirrors to the turn signals, and on and on and on. I drove a Nissan Sentra for ten years with no major defects. I will not buy another Benz. I wrote several letters to Mercedes Benz HQs and received the same answer: that because of the number of miles on the car, the broke door handles are the result of wear and tear. No help at all!

9 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Original review: Oct. 10, 2011

I have a Mercedes c230 Compressor Coupe. When it was four years old, the transmission went out; right at 61,000 miles. I have bought four Mercedes in the last ten years and never had problem until I bought the 2002 c230. Dealership would not aid in the repair even though I was still making payments.

I am an Infiniti customer now, but I still own my C230 as I wait for the recall as thousands of others have had transmissions fail on this model. Please aid all who were hurt by this and lost $30,000. Force a recall so that I can at least sell it for $5,000 now and at least by that point, I lost $25,000 instead of $30,000.

26 people found this review helpful
Original review: Oct. 19, 2010

The clear coat painting on my C230 Mercedes is peeling, causing it to look dilapidated. Since the car does not even have 100,000 miles on it, I plan to spend many more years driving it. It doesn't benefit the reputation of Mercedes to have this eyesore on the road. I brought it to the dealership that has always maintained the car and asked that it be repainted.

Evidently the car was not properly prepared before it was painted or the peeling would not have occurred. The service manager took one photograph of one "peeling" and told me he would contact me. After two weeks had passed and I had heard no word. I called the service manager and left a voice message with him. Subsequently, I received a message from my service adviser (Jerry **), telling me that Mercedes would not do anything to correct the problem. I feel this is shabby treatment from a company I expect to stand behind its product. As I said, I will be driving this car on the Philadelphia Main Line for at least five more years and it is a very poor advertisement for Mercedes.

15 people found this review helpful
Original review: March 13, 2008

I purchased a 2007 Mercedes Benz C230 last year in March. I had visited a local dealer, Concours Automotive, already having researched the car and knowing pretty much what I was looking for. The salesman I dealt with was a British gentleman that seemed to be bothered that I was looking in his showroom. He had a condescending attitude and was reluctant to assist me. Not discouraged, I left the dealership for the only other Mercedes Benz dealer in the Milwaukee Metro area, International Autos. There I received a much better sales experience with the gentleman answering all my questions and helped me purchase the car that day. The total experience was wonderful and I was looking forward to a white glove experience I had anticipated with Mercedes Benz.

Weeks later I started to have minor issues with my new vehicle. Michelle, the service agent was friendly and seemed to show genuine concern for my problems. However, things continued to malfunction and some items were never fixed. Everything from belt noises, a popping sound when I turned, squeaking when going over bumps in the road, a satellite radio that went in and out, and power seats that did not work. During this time I frequently was provided a rental vehicle, which were International Auto branded and quite filthy. I informed the service representative who assured me these problems would not persist. Yet, they continued to the point that my passengers would comment on the cleanliness of the car. After months of attempting to resolve through the dealership they informed me that certain issues could not be fixed and I would have to live with them. I escalated to the service manager who refused to answer my calls. I then went to the general manager of the dealership at which point I received a call from the service manager but never the GM. Apparently he could not be bothered with my problems. At this point I was extremely frustrated and I engaged Mercedes Benz customer service. I just wanted my car repaired but after the Mercedes agent tolerated my situation she said something to the effect of so are you saying you just dont want the car? I was caught off guard expecting that she would be appalled but instead confirmed for me that this level of service is to be expected and my experience was typical.

A gentleman from the regional office contacted me after looking at my service record that consisted of almost 30 days of work performed over the course of 4-6 months. I was frustrated to the point that I simply wanted to return the vehicle, as this was the suggestion of the call center agent. When speaking to the representative I was persuaded that the problems may be with this car only and agreed to a trade the vehicle for the slightly more expensive 2008 C300. Ryan, the finance manager clearly was not happy about the decision and was combative during the discussion of purchasing the new vehicle. I raised the concern that I wasn't looking to pay markup on another vehicle due to the first being defective. He chuckled and told me that he made about $300 off my first purchase, not quite enough to send his kids to college as he phrased it, and wasn't willing to drop more than $500 off the price to which the markup he said was $1800. Regardless of the price or actual markup, this was poorly handled. Ive been through months of issues with the dealership and this was the negotiation he decided was appropriate. We went through with the transaction, as I was eager to get into a vehicle without issues and sever my ties with this particular dealership. The exchange alone afforded me the opportunity to take a loss on the vehicle, pay a couple thousand more in taxes on the new vehicle, and further contribute to the International Auto charity fund.

Pleasantly my new C300 didn't have many issues at first. I brought the car into Concours Automotives for the first check up and received a clean bill of health. A month or two later the car began making a popping noise around the glove compartment area when hard breaking or taking a quick start. I made an appointment with the service department and specifically asked when I should bring the car in. The service agent, Steve, informed me that anytime was great but the earlier the better. I brought the vehicle in the same time I did on the first appointment, around 4:00 PM. Only this time, Steve informed me that it was too late and that they did not have any rental cars and I would have to reschedule. I pointed out that I specifically asked about this during the appointment call to avoid confusion and that it was the same time I brought in the vehicle the first time. Needless to say the discussion became heated on both ends with Steve arguing with me that most customers understood their hours and to take it as a learning experience. He wouldn't have had to do much but apologize and work out another appointment but instead apparently it was best to provide further aggravation. This problem continues to persist and Im on visit number four to the dealer with no resolution. As I write this, the car is at the dealership with, in my eyes, little hope for repair. Im in another rental car to which Ive come accustomed to with my monthly visits to Mercedes Benz. When picking up this car the rental clerk informed the valet to ensure it was cleaned as it was just dropped off. Ive enclosed pictures to demonstrate the quality of vehicles Ive consistently received from both dealerships setting the bar the Mercedes Benz marketing materials tout as nothing less than a true Mercedes Benz. When bringing this up to Steve, he laughed and told me that someone wasn't doing their job and not to worry, that they would take care of me. I was beaming at the thought of continuing my five star service experience.

I purchased the car with expectations of white glove service and a quality vehicle. Instead I'm consistently put in the position where I feel as if I should be lucky to do business with Mercedes Benz and the associated dealerships. My C-Class did not perform well in snow and I was contemplating supplementing by purchasing an M-Class but instead opted for snow tires for my current vehicle. Even with the snow tires, this vehicle isn't sufficient to handle Wisconsin winters without getting locked in snow adding to the inconvenience. I realize the C300 is more performance than utility by design. However, I will be purchasing an SUV this fall and can confidently assure that it will not be a Mercedes Benz. After months of receiving the worst treatment Ive ever had from a car manufacturer or dealer in both service and product, not one person (other than the regional Mercedes gentleman) has seemed disturbed by the situation or has attempted to compensate for all of the problems. Ive written off Mercedes Benz to the rumors of poor craftsmanship and quality. As the vehicles value has plummeted dramatically in the first couple months of ownership I reluctantly plan on keeping the vehicle for the next year at which point I will pass on my troubles to the next gullible and masochistic owner.

I'm not looking for anything from Mercedes Benz as I'm confident whatever response is provided, assuming a response is given as avoidance seems to be standard treatment, will be half hearted, ill prepared, and completely inadequate aligning you with your substandard products.

23 people found this review helpful
Original review: Aug. 13, 2007

I own a C230 K 2005 model. When I first start the car it get into gear and goes. When I come to a stop at a red light lets say, and try to go at the green light my car will not move until I shift into park and then back into drive. I have talked to Mercedes but they have asked for me to come in for a check up. I also have a co-worker whos wife has the same car as mine and has had a similar experience.

11 people found this review helpful
Original review: July 15, 2007

I was driving through an intersection when my driver side air bag deployed. I thought another vehicle hit me. I was in the number one. The impact on drivers side was so hard i steered my steering wheel to the right causing the back end to fishtail. My driver side rear tire hit the curb. I went across the lane nearly colliding into the curb. i then steered hard to the left causing my right rear tire to hit the curb. I had one passenger with me.

When I got out of the vehicle, There were no cars around and not dents or scratches to any of the body on my vehicle. The only damage I had was to both rear tires from the fish tail. effect. I immediately called the dealer to tell them the driver side airbag malfunctioned for no apparent reason. I informed them I had burnt my arm from the airbag deployment and they needed to fix my car. The Mercedes corp and dealer stated they would send a rep out to look at the vehicle.

A rep for Mercedes went out to look at the vehicle. He concluded that I must have ran over something in the roadway causing my rear driver to lock, causing me to loose control over the vehicle, hit the curb with rear tires, making the airbag deploy. When they put my vehicle in up for me to inspect, there was no damage underneath the vehicle. On the driver side rear tire there was a lite scrape on the inside. That is how they came up with their conclusion. I explained to the dealer my car is lowered because of the sport edition and there should be some visible damage underneath the car or on the car of a ran over something in the roadway.

They could not provide an explanation. They basically told me to pound sand. The dealer service manager and foreman stated it was not their decision and was the decision of the corp. I contacted the corp to ask to speak with the rep who came out to see my vehicle to possibly meet with me at the dealership to go over why he came up with the theory. They stated I could not speak with him nor would he come out to the dealership. Mercedes has refused to fix my vehicle and would not even have the customer rep speak with me about the vehicle. I also called a repair center that Mercedes uses and asked about airbag deployment on my vehicle which is a 2007 C230 sport sedan. The service guy stated sensors for the side driver side are located only in the door of the vehicle.

This happened on 07/02 and I have been going round and round with Mercedes. They even gave me a rental car and now they tried to make me pay for it. I told them i did not sign for the rental so i was not going to pay for it. They realized I didn't sign for it so they stated they would eat the cost for the rental. I feel Mercedes it not living up to their standards of customer service. I have only had the car for three months. I also told Mercedes that I am a police officer and luckily I know how to maneuver a vehicle. If it was another person they would have lost control and totaled the vehicle or even died.

9 people found this review helpful
Original review: July 6, 2007

I purchased a 2004 c230 Kompressor with 15k miles from Car-Max in 2006. I have taken the car (now with 35k miles) to the dealership at least five times for problems including - a broken console cover (twice), a broken cup holder, broken visor light, broken glove box, and broken fuel level sensor.

The most recent problem came when I took the car to a respected mechanic to replace a headlight (second time). There was oil EVERYWHERE under the hood. I immediately took the car to the dealership. After all sorts of hoses and an engine cover were shipped in from Germany, I returned the car to the dealership for repair. I could not get any explanation from the service department about the cause of the problem. This is very disturbing because the service department has always been more than willing to take time explaining the more trivial problems with broken cup holders and consoles, etc.

When I expressed my concern for possible future problems with the car (sine my 4 year warranty was months away from expiration), I was quickly told to consider an extended warranty. I got no explanation of what exactly what work was done to fix the problem or what caused the problem. I am certain it was a major repair. I told them that I was worried about future, costly repairs; however, I was almost ignored. A week later I received a letter offering an extended warranty consultation. I know I need it, but I am worried that a new vehicle might be the wiser investment. I want to know what exactly the extended warranty covers from an honest 3rd party before I purchase next month. From whom should I seek guidance?

6 people found this review helpful
Original review: May 17, 2007

I bought a 2006 Mercedes C230 Sport about a year and 1 month ago and ever since then it has been nothing but problems. The first problem with the vehicle was a squeaking noise inside the cabin that seemed to be coming from the dashboard area. I brought the car in three times until finally they rewired, regreased, and re-assembled the entire dashboard area. After this problem was fixed, I ran into electrical problems in the car.

The car would run by itself in the mornings and the rpm would fluctuate on its own. This problem was also fixed by replacing the speed modulator. After a month or two without problems, the steering wheel started making funny noises. The noises seemed to be a type of rubbing, buffering sound whenever I made left turns. I brought the car in but no problem was found and the power steering fluid was replaced. Even as I write this report, the problem cannot be found and my car is still at the service center. For a car that is only about a year old, there are too many problems with it!

5 people found this review helpful
Original review: May 11, 2007

I recently purchased a Brand New Mercedes Benz 2007 C230, after having the car for a approximately 3-4 weeks and approx. 1500 miles on the vehicle, I encountered steering failure in the car. I immediately pulled the car over and checked to see if a I had flat tire, instead only to find a light green oil leaking from the bottom of the car. After, my car was taken to the closet MB dealership and diagnosed, I was told that the Power Steering Box needed to be replaced and that they have never seen any problem like this before.

MB accommodated me fully and provided me with rental transportation for the 4 days my car was being repaired. On the day of the return of my car I asked for a detailed bill to see the repairs of the car, I saw prices in the thousands for the repair of my vehicle. I was shocked that a brand new car of this caliber was in the shop after being just 3 or 4 weeks old and cost that much to repair, thank goodness for warranty. I do have to say that MB customer service was excellent and accommodating but, I was still in shock of the car being faulty after 3-4 weeks old. Not happy about that.

7 people found this review helpful
Original review: March 30, 2007

I just bought my brand new 07' Mercedes c230 spot sedan on March 24th, it has only been 6 days and the check engine light cam on, as I was driving then as I came to a stop light the car started to vibrate a lot. I called the dealership and they told me of course to bring it in. When I brought I was approached by Joe a service adviser, he was very nice got in the car and checked my problem.

He typed in my information and I was told that this cars had a recall on them, they had already knew about this problem from the day that I bought the car, my complaint is that, why couldn't the sales person inform me about the recall and then maybe i would not of bought that car. This is my first luxury car and already am not that happy with it, I've read the stories of others with the same car and can actually say that am already having some of those same issues.

6 people found this review helpful
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