general problems of the 2001 Mercedes Benz C320
Four problems linked to electrical system have been reported for the 2001 Mercedes Benz C320.
Electrical System problem #1
The car involved was a 2001 Mercedes Benz C320. I purchased this car as a graduation present for my daughter. I know it's and older model, and has high mileage, so I expected some issues. However, after reading several post across the internet it seems as if the seat module issue is a problem. Everytime she lets the car sit for more than a day, it won't start. She has to jump start the car, and this seems to be an issue across the board that benz should have recalled by now. This is a major issue and something needs to be done. This morning the card once again would not start. I have contacted the dealer and benz direct, but they will not recall the car for this issue, they just want you to pay to have it repaired. With so many people having the same problem why has this car not been recalled???. It was May 31, 2012 when this electrical system issue happened.
Electrical System problem #2
The car involved is a 2001 Mercedes Benz C320. On the first occassion (December 16, 2010), my mercedes C320 electrical system shut down the engine while I was driving. The car engine shut off as I was driving 57 mph on the freeway during morning rush hour. There were several cars and tractor trailers behind me when the car shut off as I was driving. The incident was terrifying, as no warning lights (nothing) came on in the car. Luckily, other drivers saw me in distress and I was able to manuver over three lanes of traffic to get to the side strip. The car was towed to phoenix motors (Mercedes Benz dealership) whereas they indicated an electrical component had gone bad. However, I later learned this diagnosis was incorrect, because seven months later the electrical system shut down again as I was driving. Another incident took place where I had no control over the car mobility while driving 60mph on the freeway, because the engine went dead. The electrical system shutting down the engine without warning to the driver can cause a deadly crash. Presently (December 21, 2011), my car is in the hands of phoenix motors again, however, they have yet to determine why the electrical component is shutting down the engine while driving. I am requesting NHTSA to investigate this matter, because this type of defect has the potential to destroy innocence lives while driving. An electrical component shutting down an engine while driving is serious and deadly. Please, please look into this matter. I was lucky in both incidents, because an angel was watching over me. I could have easy been injured or killed, not to mention others that could have been killed. In both incidents a tow truck was called to tow the vehicle. This issue happened on Monday, December 20, 2010.
Electrical System problem #3
The car is a 2001 Mercedes Benz C320. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is WDBRF64J61_. Gas fumes so over powering that you had to drive with the windows down after you filled up the car with gasoline. Gas tank had a leak and all the dash was replaced at dealer. However there are shortages in the electrical system that cause the visor lamps to not work and the automatic lights and relays in the wipers do not operate properly. When the heat is on the gas fumes and monoxide is strong again . I thought the problem was rectified when they fixed it but it still tends to act up. This electrical system problem happened on March 1, 2003.
Electrical System problem #4
The vehicle involved was a 2001 Mercedes Benz C320. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is WDBRF64J01_. Consumer went to start the vehicle and discovered that electrical components such as navigation, radio/cd, telephone, voice command, gas gauges, and power windows were not working. Since then the brake lights and turn signals were replaced twice, and will be replaced the third time in less than a year. Took vehicle to a dealer and contacted mercedes ,who said they could replace navigation and the radio/cd which s\were connected by same computer for $3,000. Dealer did not know why this happened, but there was an electrical short. Have not been replaced or repaired. The failure date was Wednesday, September 1, 2004.
Other Electrical System related problems of the 2001 Mercedes Benz C320:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Electrical System problems||4|
|Horn Assembly problems||1|
|Ignition Switch problems||1|
|Underhood Wiring problems||1|
|Car Will Not Start problems||1|