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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#526 of 886 Re: 2004 c230k [bluebloodbenz]
Mar 18, 2006 (11:10 am)
I am now filing lemon law papers. I had the best alignment guy in town check my car comparing the printouts from Mercedes alignment. They were way off. He said Mercedes were not even using right specs. I also took it to a body shop that has high dollar equipemnt do check frames and alignment. He FOUND that my left fron wheel was set back a lot further than the right which would cause it to never drive right. Can you believe Mercedes never found this, or they never told me if they did. He took picutes using a tape measure and his fingers just to show how off it is. As you can imagine I am very upset. The car is not safe to drive and I have told Mercedes that but they say it is ok. I pray nothing happens while I waiting for this thing to play out.
#527 of 886 1997 Flasher Relay - Where is it?
Mar 23, 2006 (3:30 pm)
On my 1998 C280, the flashers, turn signals, defroster, etc have all become non-operational. It seems like I might need to replace the relay that controls these functions. Anybody has any idea where this relay is located?
#528 of 886 Electric Problem - Erratic - Nothing works!
Mar 23, 2006 (8:16 pm)
New to Mercedes - just bought a 99 c230 at an auction. The car is driving me nuts. I drive the vehicle and turn it off. When I return and start it, the following don't work (wipers, radio, turn signals, moonroof). It seems they are all tied together and there is not really rhyme nor reason as to when they all work or don't work. It seem like it is tied to the keyless entry somehow. Sometimes I'll have the problem and I'll press the unlock button and wait a minute and everything will click back one. Other times this doesn't work. anyone out there have a similar problem or know what is going on?
Mar 24, 2006 (11:15 am)
does anyone know of a place where I could get a something to replace the 6 cassette holder on my dash with maybe a storage pocket or something ?
#530 of 886 02.C320wgn. w/ electrical problems
Mar 25, 2006 (10:42 am)
Our C320wgn. has failed to start five times within 2wks. I've called MBZ road service on each occassion. The last call the Rd.service guy disconnected the power seats relay. Saying they draw down power from the battery. The car sat for 2days and wouldn't start. Having read Mike's complaint (Mar/06 messages)the dealer seems to be guessing at what the cause could be,while charging $1400 plus dollars. All this is telling me...if I have the same problem after the car comes back from the dealer(MBZ of Oakland Ca.) We will be seeing a LEXUS in our future. I enjoy the performance and ride quality of the C320, but I shouldn't have these kinds of problem for the $$$$$ I paid for the car. I've already had to replace an alternator.
#531 of 886 Re: 2004 c230k [badbenz1]
Mar 25, 2006 (12:24 pm)
Wow badbenz1, that's crazy man, i'm sure the dealership made it seem that it was all in your mind at first. Like they did me.
I'm doing the same with the lemon law. Paper has already been sent. I have also talked to a few others with C230, at the same dealership and they have had the sam problem but never really thought about it.
I have also taken my cars to other dealerships, just to make sure it wasn't the equipment and sure enough same problem. Very upset with MB and the dealership. They made it seem like this wasn't a problem and that it was the first time they heard about this issue. Well, it's up to MB now and how they are going to handle this.
Please keep me posted as i will you.
#532 of 886 Uh oh, there's a puddle on the floor...
Mar 27, 2006 (9:57 am)
I noticed a puddle under the rear axle of my 2000 C230 yesterday. Substance is very light in color, with a very faint smell, and consistency of light cooking oil. I remember reading a while back that some w202s have final drive seals that sweat and sometimes leak. I am guessing this is differential oil?
#533 of 886 Re: Uh oh, there's a puddle on the floor... [billp8]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 27, 2006 (2:36 pm)
sounds like (gulp) brake fluid...diff oil is usually pretty pungent...usually....does it make your skin wrinkley?
#534 of 886 Shifty--don't recall that the fluid made skin wrinkled...
Mar 28, 2006 (9:31 am)
...but I can do another check tonight. Needless to say, haven't driven the car...I'll be taking it in. Dealer is less than 2 miles away--but perhaps I should call MB roadside assistance?
#535 of 886 Re: Shifty--don't recall that the fluid made skin wrinkled... [billp8]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 28, 2006 (9:32 am)
Well you could check your brake fluid reservoir first.