All Consumer Complaints for 2002 Mercedes-Benz C320

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Component Date of Report Summary
Seats 05 April 2010 2002 c320 mercedes benz electrical seats draining battery. *tr
Seats 04 February 2010 We have a 2002 mercedes c320 wagon. the automatic driver and passenger seats drained the battery completely where the car will not start. we have disconnected the module seats so that it will stop draining the battery. the replacement for each module system for the seat is about $500 or more. i believe this is a manufacturer's defects as it is dangerous if owners are not aware of the situation and leave their car park for a period of time will cause the owners not able to start their car, especially in an emergency situation. *jb
Electrical System 27 December 2009 Mercedes benz 2002, c320 *steering wheel malfunction *srs warning *seats malfunction *brake and oil fluid misleading info *battery drain *turning signals requiring new harness that cost a lot $$$. *tr
Steering 27 December 2009 Mercedes benz 2002, c320 *steering wheel malfunction *srs warning *seats malfunction *brake and oil fluid misleading info *battery drain *turning signals requiring new harness that cost a lot $$$. *tr
Service Brakes, Electric 27 December 2009 Mercedes benz 2002, c320 *steering wheel malfunction *srs warning *seats malfunction *brake and oil fluid misleading info *battery drain *turning signals requiring new harness that cost a lot $$$. *tr
Seats 27 December 2009 Mercedes benz 2002, c320 *steering wheel malfunction *srs warning *seats malfunction *brake and oil fluid misleading info *battery drain *turning signals requiring new harness that cost a lot $$$. *tr
Air Bags 27 December 2009 Mercedes benz 2002, c320 *steering wheel malfunction *srs warning *seats malfunction *brake and oil fluid misleading info *battery drain *turning signals requiring new harness that cost a lot $$$. *tr
Exterior Lighting 27 December 2009 Mercedes benz 2002, c320 *steering wheel malfunction *srs warning *seats malfunction *brake and oil fluid misleading info *battery drain *turning signals requiring new harness that cost a lot $$$. *tr
Electrical System 02 September 2009 Seat control units draining the battery if car is parked. car will not start if parked for more then 24h. drain amps between 1.2 and 1.4 amps. had to disconnect the seat modules, now seats can't be adjusted. *tr
Seats 02 September 2009 Seat control units draining the battery if car is parked. car will not start if parked for more then 24h. drain amps between 1.2 and 1.4 amps. had to disconnect the seat modules, now seats can't be adjusted. *tr
Electrical System 10 August 2009 Car stalled in the middle of the road and almost caused an accident. after 15 minutes, car started back. i had it diagnosed and a module was replaced. 2 months later, the battery started draining. i had the alternator replaced and the battery twice. car will work for a day or two and dies again. so many other mercedes owners of c320 are having the same problem. battery dying and car stalling. *tr
Visibility 20 May 2009 I have experienced the same exact problems with transmission not shifting properly as well the power seat module draining the battery with numerous jump starts. this occurred just two weeks after gladly purchasing my "five point certified" 2002 c320 wagon. mercedes benz of greensboro also would not fix chipping on the front bumper. states because the vehicle is low profile the bumper sustained this extensive peeling as a result. peeling is located from left to right top to bottom. service dept manager acknowledged the fact that dealership did a poor job at repairing the pre-existing damage prior to selling. after one carwash the chipping was very noticeable and increased with each wash. the salemans would not agree. paint still peeling after numerous attempts. i have refused to pay for a pre-existing problem, but will probably incur this expense just to trade the car. the trunk makes a horrible rattling noise while traveling at low or high speed. numerous lights replaced over the past 2 years. rear view mirror will not lock into position when interior of car exceed 60-70 degrees because rubber seal becomes too hot. also at stated temperature the digital message board becomes obscure and unreadable. tires needing to be replaced often. emissions problems, truly the list goes on. in fact, the reason i'm posting this complaint is because i have the time to. my car is sitting outside and will not start. possibly fuel pump/sensor- a $700 repair. i'm tired and have reached my limit with the numerous problems, truly. personally feel injured after sustaining such unfair treatment and inconvenience after numerous attempts to negotiate repairs. prayerfully expecting recalls and full restitution for the money tied up in this vehicle, be it from the manufacturer or dealership. all documentation of service available upon request. the integrity of mb along with its reputation has proven not to be one of it long stated history. sadly, i am disappointed. *tr
Structure 20 May 2009 I have experienced the same exact problems with transmission not shifting properly as well the power seat module draining the battery with numerous jump starts. this occurred just two weeks after gladly purchasing my "five point certified" 2002 c320 wagon. mercedes benz of greensboro also would not fix chipping on the front bumper. states because the vehicle is low profile the bumper sustained this extensive peeling as a result. peeling is located from left to right top to bottom. service dept manager acknowledged the fact that dealership did a poor job at repairing the pre-existing damage prior to selling. after one carwash the chipping was very noticeable and increased with each wash. the salemans would not agree. paint still peeling after numerous attempts. i have refused to pay for a pre-existing problem, but will probably incur this expense just to trade the car. the trunk makes a horrible rattling noise while traveling at low or high speed. numerous lights replaced over the past 2 years. rear view mirror will not lock into position when interior of car exceed 60-70 degrees because rubber seal becomes too hot. also at stated temperature the digital message board becomes obscure and unreadable. tires needing to be replaced often. emissions problems, truly the list goes on. in fact, the reason i'm posting this complaint is because i have the time to. my car is sitting outside and will not start. possibly fuel pump/sensor- a $700 repair. i'm tired and have reached my limit with the numerous problems, truly. personally feel injured after sustaining such unfair treatment and inconvenience after numerous attempts to negotiate repairs. prayerfully expecting recalls and full restitution for the money tied up in this vehicle, be it from the manufacturer or dealership. all documentation of service available upon request. the integrity of mb along with its reputation has proven not to be one of it long stated history. sadly, i am disappointed. *tr
Power Train 20 May 2009 I have experienced the same exact problems with transmission not shifting properly as well the power seat module draining the battery with numerous jump starts. this occurred just two weeks after gladly purchasing my "five point certified" 2002 c320 wagon. mercedes benz of greensboro also would not fix chipping on the front bumper. states because the vehicle is low profile the bumper sustained this extensive peeling as a result. peeling is located from left to right top to bottom. service dept manager acknowledged the fact that dealership did a poor job at repairing the pre-existing damage prior to selling. after one carwash the chipping was very noticeable and increased with each wash. the salemans would not agree. paint still peeling after numerous attempts. i have refused to pay for a pre-existing problem, but will probably incur this expense just to trade the car. the trunk makes a horrible rattling noise while traveling at low or high speed. numerous lights replaced over the past 2 years. rear view mirror will not lock into position when interior of car exceed 60-70 degrees because rubber seal becomes too hot. also at stated temperature the digital message board becomes obscure and unreadable. tires needing to be replaced often. emissions problems, truly the list goes on. in fact, the reason i'm posting this complaint is because i have the time to. my car is sitting outside and will not start. possibly fuel pump/sensor- a $700 repair. i'm tired and have reached my limit with the numerous problems, truly. personally feel injured after sustaining such unfair treatment and inconvenience after numerous attempts to negotiate repairs. prayerfully expecting recalls and full restitution for the money tied up in this vehicle, be it from the manufacturer or dealership. all documentation of service available upon request. the integrity of mb along with its reputation has proven not to be one of it long stated history. sadly, i am disappointed. *tr
Latches/Locks/Linkages 20 May 2009 I have experienced the same exact problems with transmission not shifting properly as well the power seat module draining the battery with numerous jump starts. this occurred just two weeks after gladly purchasing my "five point certified" 2002 c320 wagon. mercedes benz of greensboro also would not fix chipping on the front bumper. states because the vehicle is low profile the bumper sustained this extensive peeling as a result. peeling is located from left to right top to bottom. service dept manager acknowledged the fact that dealership did a poor job at repairing the pre-existing damage prior to selling. after one carwash the chipping was very noticeable and increased with each wash. the salemans would not agree. paint still peeling after numerous attempts. i have refused to pay for a pre-existing problem, but will probably incur this expense just to trade the car. the trunk makes a horrible rattling noise while traveling at low or high speed. numerous lights replaced over the past 2 years. rear view mirror will not lock into position when interior of car exceed 60-70 degrees because rubber seal becomes too hot. also at stated temperature the digital message board becomes obscure and unreadable. tires needing to be replaced often. emissions problems, truly the list goes on. in fact, the reason i'm posting this complaint is because i have the time to. my car is sitting outside and will not start. possibly fuel pump/sensor- a $700 repair. i'm tired and have reached my limit with the numerous problems, truly. personally feel injured after sustaining such unfair treatment and inconvenience after numerous attempts to negotiate repairs. prayerfully expecting recalls and full restitution for the money tied up in this vehicle, be it from the manufacturer or dealership. all documentation of service available upon request. the integrity of mb along with its reputation has proven not to be one of it long stated history. sadly, i am disappointed. *tr
Electrical System 18 May 2009 Battery draining, official dealership is unable to identify what is causing drain. *tr
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