Mercedes Benz C230 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Mercedes Benz C230 owners have reported a total of 786 problems for their cars built in the 11 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Mercedes Benz C230. The 2007 Mercedes Benz C230 cars have the most problems reported (229 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Mercedes Benz C230

Model Year Number of Problems
  2007 C230
229
  2006 C230
127
  2005 C230
103
  2004 C230
41
  2003 C230
68
  2002 C230
67
  2001 C230
3
  2000 C230
42
  1999 C230
45
  1998 C230
54
  1997 C230
7

  Common problems of Mercedes Benz C230

The following chart shows the 23 most common problems for Mercedes Benz C230 cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (141 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (139 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Mercedes Benz C230

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
141
  Air Bag
139
  Power Train
109
  Electrical System
70
  Other Fuel System
70
  Vehicle Speed Control
29
  Suspension
26
  Service Brakes
25
  Visibility
24
  Gasoline Fuel System
20
   
  Exterior Lighting
19
  Steering
17
  Seat Belt
16
  Equipment
14
  Structure
14
  Tire
13
  Unknown Or Other
9
  Seats
8
  Electronic Stability Control
8
  Latches/locks/linkage
5
  Wheel
5
  Air Brake
4
  Parking Brake
1


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