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Mercedes-Benz 240-Class, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#15 of 43 Re: Problems with 2003 c240 4matic [zhartley17]
Nov 26, 2007 (6:34 pm)
I don't know about 2003 model, but I guess things don't change much, especially for Mercedez. I have a C 240 2001 model and feel so regret. I drove BMW and wanted to try out Mercedez. This was a big mistake. This car has so many problems, ranging from small electrical light sockets to big items like transmission oil crack, accelerator sensors, etc. I've been spending in average about $1000 to $2000 every 2 months or so to keep the car running even though we always have regular services with Mercedez Benz. Every time we bring the car in and out, it's always > $1000 service. We're always in the upset mood w/ this car because things are broken every 2-3 weeks or so. Think twice before buying any Mercedez Benz, just 2 cents.
#16 of 43 Re: Is it worth price of maintenance to keep Mercedes? [bigdog11]
Nov 26, 2007 (6:41 pm)
I have the same car C240 MB, 2001. It's a piece of junk. I've had so many problems with this car that I want to get rid of it today. We've been spending $1000 to $2000 every 2 or 3 months to keep this car running even though we have regular services w/ MB dealer. Electrical things including expensive sensors are failing everywhere, transmission oil cracks, engines die at middle of intersections, etc. Every time I bring the car to the service, it costs $1000 to $2000 easily. Big mistake. Never MB again...
#17 of 43 Re: Is it worth price of maintenance to keep Mercedes? [frankn]
Dec 06, 2007 (8:41 pm)
I have a 2003 C240 Wagon 4Matic with 59k miles and no major problems. The door actuator went out on the drivers door and one of the tail lights burned out....thats it. I have read that they ironed out a lot of the problems during the first two years of production....or at least I hope they did. The car drives very nice and almost feels like our 1995 E320 Wagon. A little more power would be nice but it is just a wagon.
#18 of 43 Need Comments - 2005 C240 Mercedes Benz
Dec 26, 2007 (4:47 pm)
Can someone provide comments and experience on my recent situation with my C240 4-Matic Mercedes Benz (2005 year).
When car is cold (I live in the Northeast), there is loud brake scrunching noise when I step on the brake.
Also, is it normal for the sterring wheel to be tight at slow speeds? It requires "extra effort" to turn. I also have a Toyota and steering wheel is never that tight as my Benz.
Thx in advance. Ed
#19 of 43 Re: Need Comments - 2005 C240 Mercedes Benz [egamb]
Dec 27, 2007 (10:25 am)
While not 'Benz' specific, the crunching noise, if it goes away after one or two brake applications, could be just a small bit of rust that formed on the brake disc. My Jeep will do that, especially if I park it after driving in the rain, and not drive it again for a couple days.
As far as the steering goes, it would make sense that if the fluid is really cold, it may take a little extra steering effort until the fluid warms up. I would think it would have to be real cold though. Here in seattle, it doesn't get that cold, so I haven't really experienced the problem you have. Hope this helps a little. I'm sure some other MB folks will chime in.
#20 of 43 Re: Is it worth price of maintenance to keep Mercedes? [frankn]
Jul 16, 2008 (5:21 pm)
I have a 2001 c240 with the same problems the car has 130000 km and so far spend over $ 5500 and not finish yet i have to change the steering rack which cost another $ 2383 two outer tie rod ends and so on, I agree with you on the BIG MISTAKE part, NEVER MB AGAIN FOR ALL THE PEOPLE TO KNOW
#21 of 43 Water pooling/leak behind passenger seat c240
Sep 14, 2008 (5:58 pm)
I obviously have a leak somewhere because I keep vacuuming out the area behind my passenger seat. We're due for a lot of rain, so if someone has a suggestions on how/where to check and see if I have a clog or leak, that would be great!
2002 Mercedes C240
#22 of 43 2004 Mercedes C240 4Matic: Maintenance
Oct 06, 2008 (9:10 am)
I am considering buying a 2004 MB C240 4Matic with 43,000 miles on it.
What, if any, negative experiences have people had with this model?
What is the most frequent repair issue that has come up with this car?
All responses appreciated!
#23 of 43 Re: 2004 Mercedes C240 4Matic: Maintenance [eddefort]
Nov 19, 2008 (10:44 pm)
dear friend buy a bmw there much stronger and could be beat to hell and still purrrrr
#24 of 43 Panic alarm
Mar 03, 2009 (9:15 am)
I own a 2004 C240 4matic . When i hit panic on my key the lights blink on and off but no alarm.I was told by a friend the siren may be bad.Hes not sure.Any ideas?