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Electrical System Problems of Mercedes Benz C230



Mercedes Benz C230 owners have reported 16 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Mercedes Benz C230 1
Failure Date: 03/04/2013

I've had this problem several times where I put in the car key to start the car, yes it starts up but the gas guage ,speedometer, and the rest on the dash go to all the way down and don't move, then my check engine light turns on. Sometimes the car doesn't start as well . I've gone to the dealership to buy a new key thinking it was the key but still the same problem. I saw that most of the c class has been recalled for the same issues I'm having but they didn't recall the C230. I believe you guys should do better investigation next time because I dont think I should have to pay to repair something that came defective. Also I've noticed that the 2006 c class also has a recall for the airbag wich I've has the esn or esp letters popping up on NY dashboard stateting something about the airbag yet my vehicle isn't eligible for that recall as well and I ask myself why? if they same problems I'm having are exactly the same I'm having with the recalled vehicle.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Mercedes Benz C230 2
Failure Date: 01/04/2013

The contact owns a 2007 Mercedes Benz C230. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle after several minutes. Several days later while the contact was driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled three times in the course of a 24-hour period. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 08v303000 (electrical system). And contacted the manufacturer, who advised that the VIN was not included in the recall campaign and offered no further assistance. The dealer was notified and advised the contact to bring the vehicle in for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 57,000.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Mercedes Benz C230 3
Failure Date: 05/01/2011

The contact owns a 2007 Mercedes Benz C230. The contact stated that the check engine warning light illuminated, the speedometer was inoperable and the esp bas control was also illuminated. The dealer was notified and the contact was awaiting a service appointment. The manufacturer advised the contact that her VIN had not been included in NHTSA campaign id number: 08v303000 (electrical system). The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where they performed a diagnostic which confirmed that the control unit needed to be replaced. The current and failure mileage was approximately 69,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2000 Mercedes Benz C230 4
Failure Date: 01/28/2011

The contact owns a 2000 mercedes C230. The contact stated the odometer failed and the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician stated that the gauge cluster would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 88,000.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2000 Mercedes Benz C230 5
Failure Date: 01/13/2011

The contact owns a 2000 mercedes-benz C230. The contact stated that the odometer failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they advised him that he would need to replace a cluster. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000. Updated 04/15/lj.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2000 Mercedes Benz C230 6
Failure Date: 01/02/2009

Instrument cluster pixels went out on odometer for my car which seems to happen with all mercedes. 1. Pixels started to go out over the months. 2. 3 years after I bought it. 3. Replaced instrument cluster $1,000.


car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Mercedes Benz C230 7
Failure Date: 07/24/2008

I have a 2004 Mercedes Benz C230. The alarm sounds continuously while driving down the road. When this happens, the key will not disable it. The dealership says there is not a problem with mercedes but I seem to find lots of complaints on internet blogs regarding other customers having the same problem. What is our right as a consumer? should there be a recall to get this corrected?.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Mercedes Benz C230 8
Failure Date: 01/26/2008

First, my steering wheel wire was replaced from a faulty srs light coming on and the esp light coming on. I had to pay for all of this. Next, euromotor cars said the steering wheel collar was broke. I have never had that fixed because they wanted to charge me and I felt they should replace the collar since they replaced the steering wire. Now my car does not start and the instrument cluster does not light up. I cannot unlock the doors with the remote key and I cannot unlock the trunk of the car. My car just sits because I feel I should not have to pay for any of this any more. I have put $6,800 in repairs in this car. I do not want to pay for another vehicle. I feel my car is unsafe. My car was first serviced at herb gordon's auto group in silver spring, maryland. I was not happy with the service so I decided to try euromotors and the service was worse. They continue to put in codes so there will not be a recall and the consumer has to pay out of pocket. Please help in resolving some of the issues I have had with this 2005 C230 kompressor Mercedes Benz. I would also like for this car to be entered into the recall for the steering wire repair just as the e320. I purchased the car with 4,000 miles on it in 10/2005. Thank you.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2000 Mercedes Benz C230 9
Failure Date: 08/13/2006

Failure of the turn signals, wipers and power windows and the lock system the failure was caused by the eis system or the key system. This caused a safety hazard of which no control of above systems. The car was in the dealership 7 days to the tune of over $800. 00 .

car image   Electrical System problem of the 1998 Mercedes Benz C230 10
Failure Date: 09/18/2005

One morning car started normal but rpms were hi while in park and ever since the car drove rough, stalling at lights, dying when acceleration was presses. Check engine light came on - obd reader code says mass flow air sensor failure. Replaced the sensor, problem fixed, at a cost of $500 for part!.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 1998 Mercedes Benz C230 11
Failure Date: 07/05/2004

When using the cigarette lighter, the dashboard began to smoke without warning. No fire reported. Please provide additional information.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Mercedes Benz C230 12
Failure Date: 04/05/2003

Consumer disappointed with her problematic, unreliable and potentially unsafe vehicle. The window seals scratched the glass tint. The radio reception was poor and the keyless entry system only worked at close range. The technician indicated that the tint was likely the cause of the poor reception and inability to use the entry system at further distances. The dealer installed scraper seals to alleviate the scratching. The vehicle shut off five times in a 45 min period and all the service lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken tot he dealer who determined that a cylinder had misfired and water was in the spark plugs. The dealer replaced he cylinder head and all valves. The bas, esp and abs light illuminated while driving. There was a lack of airflow power when the a/c was used. The vehicle hesitated when accelerating. There was a strong mildew odor coming through the vents. Cd skipped when turning corners. A rattling noise could be heard from the engine while the a/c was on.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2000 Mercedes Benz C230 13
Failure Date: 10/01/2001

The vehicle's exhaust system rattled, there were numerous electrical problems, the check engine light had come on intermittently and was reset because there was no problem found, there had been a possibility of problems with the seal on the fuel injection and air injection valves, the climate control unit was faulty, the heated driver side seat did not work properly, and the middle console did not close. Scc.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2000 Mercedes Benz C230 14
Failure Date: 08/01/2001

Engine light flashes on and off while driving. Rings on the transmission had to be replaced. Consumer was unable to identify the type of rings. The dealer did not honor the vehicle's warranty. The speakers would intermittently change the radio sound, center console did not open properly, volume did not work, there was a wind noise coming from behind the driver while in motion, driver's seat heater was extremely hot, blower motor was inoperative and the fan speed control switch illumination was inoperative at times.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2002 Mercedes Benz C230 15
Failure Date: 01/06/2001

The C230 coupe shut off while on highway.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2002 Mercedes Benz C230 16

The consumer states that while driving onto a ramp, the electronic stability program had function erratically. The consumer applied the right rear brakes causing the vehicle to drive into the curb. The consumer feels that this defective part is life threatening. Scc.


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