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#559 of 886 **wierd sound when accelerating**
May 23, 2006 (8:23 am)
hi i am new to this forum
ive been having LOTS of problems with my 2003 C240
omg u will never believe how many times i have go to a garage and go back to the mercedes workshop
and the money ive spend on this almost allow me to buy a new car!!!....
weird sound when breaking....etc
i dont know if anyone could help me on this one
this is the second time i am having this problem
the car is having this tatatata sound when accelerating
have anyone had the same problem???
#560 of 886 Re: 2001 MBZ C320 ELECTRIC PROBLEMS [reny]
Jun 04, 2006 (6:08 pm)
I have the same vehicle- '01 c320. 3-4 times over several months, I would get in my to go to work and the battery would be dead. I took cabs to work, and had road side come to my house and swap out the battery. First time, thought nothing of it, 2nd time thought bad luck. The road side guy started to learn the drill. Knew my address by heart, knew where I left the keys, etc. He finally said this is pointless there must be a defect in the electrical system, I will have it towed in, doesn't make any sense to keep on replacing the battery. In the shop three weeks, they never figured out where the problem was, but its electrical system - with all the high tech modules that talk to each other - is a total failure. Its a design issue. They didn't tell me that, but the WSJ and other newspapers have reported all the trouble and how that technology was pulled for the new models - I think 05 and later. Since the technology was abandoned for future models, I believe that is reason MB did not work to redesign the current tech, thus finding a new solution. I have had 20+ bulbs replaced in 5 years. I may remember replacing one bulb before on a previous vehicle I owned (tahoe, explorer) Service's answer - we make a great car but a cheap bulb. The bulbs are fine, its the whole electric system that is the source, but they act like its just the bulb and its unusual, but it does happen. Many owners of 2001 C Class have had similar issues. It was cheaper for them to just replace the bulbs over and over, than to engineer a true solution. I am pretty sure that road side tech knew the first time my battery was dead, what the problem really was. Certaintly the 2nd and 3rd time he knew exactly what the issue was. But he played along, replacing batteries with hopes the battery wouldn't go out again. I am pissed that the numerous problems with the electrical system and suspension, I was never told a straight answer. We pay enough money so that when I come in the first time with a problem I expect the service manager to say "I know whats causing your problem, we get to the source" If I knew I was going to have spend all this money on rentals, taxis, post warrany repairs, I should have just have gone ahead and bought the S.
#561 of 886 Re: 2001 MBZ C320 ELECTRIC PROBLEMS [tmuller2]
Jun 08, 2006 (8:20 am)
We had rear bulbs burning out in my wife's 2002 C240. After a year or two of that, they replaced part of the wiring harness in response to a TSB from Mercedes. No problems since then.
Have you asked your service advisor if there is a TSB about the bulbs burning out?
#562 of 886 2003 c240 4 matic ticking noise at idle
Jun 10, 2006 (6:06 pm)
my wife just purchased a used 03 c240 with 31,000 mi on it. after the car warms up and we come to a stop such as at a traffic light, it sounds as if a lifter is getting hung up or something, its a tick tick tick tick kinda noise.it seems to only happen at idle and i can't notice it when iam accelerating. is this normal? i listened to it also outside the car with the hood up its noticable there to, it seems to becoming from drivers side of the motor. does anyone have any input. should i book a service appointment while i have 8 mo's left on warranty.
#563 of 886 Re: 2003 c240 4 matic ticking noise at idle [cc46]
Jun 11, 2006 (5:38 am)
There is a purge valve on the evaporative canister system and I am pretty positive that is the source of this noise. This is a know issue and the service department should either replace the valve or change the mount to eliminate that problem.
You will have to bring it in for this and I am surprised that the previous owner did not get the fix.
#564 of 886 2001 C240 Cigarette Lighter stopped working
Jun 11, 2006 (7:50 am)
It is probably a fuse. I know where the cars three fuse boxes are but does anyone know which specific fuse this is? Which fuse box, which color, "third from the top etc" Thanks for any help, I use the outlet for a radar detector on trips up the NY Thruway!
Jun 11, 2006 (11:38 pm)
I have a 2003 C240, 4matic with 39000 miles. Just took it in for oil change and asked the dealer to check why brakes squeak? Dealer said brake pad is fine, no problem. I also see metal dust on the wheels. What gives? I thought the brakes squeak only when the brake pad is worn out and metal is grinding against metal, in this case the rotor. Other than this the car drove nicely with no mechanical problem.Expert opinions please?!
#566 of 886 Satisfied with '06 C230
Jun 12, 2006 (3:57 pm)
Lots of gripes here. I leased a '06 C230 about four months ago. I have about 2000 miles on it and no problems, no gripes, very satisfied.
#567 of 886 Re: Satisfied with '06 C230 [schulhof]
Jun 12, 2006 (4:57 pm)
Good to hear.
Keep us posted, particularly as you pass 50K, 75K & 100K miles.
#568 of 886 Happy with C280
Jun 13, 2006 (9:24 am)
I bought a 2006 C280 6 weeks ago; luxury model. Great ride, handling, no vibrations, very smooth. So far its great.