2002 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG

2002 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG Problems

Engine Performance Problems Due to Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure

The crankshaft position sensor may fail. Symptoms of this are: The engine will crank—but not start—especially when the engine is warm. The car may start again if it is left to cool off, but it may run roughly or have poor performance. Communicating these specific symptoms to your technician can save diagnostic time.

Dead Battery Due to Failed Seat Control Module

A dead battery can be caused by a faulty seat control module that does not properly shut down.  Spilling liquids on the front seats can cause these modules to fail.

Mildew in Heater Box

The heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) heater box is susceptible to mildew buildup. This can result in a musty odor from the HVAC system, most noticeable when the system is first turned on.

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2002 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG Questions

My transmission fails to shit intermittently. It showed an alternator fault. (1 answer)

Is it possible that the alternator fault is causing the intermittent problem with the transmission?

Dashboard Malfunction lights Question (1 answer)

My dasboard malfunction lights are telling me that I need to add coolant and windsheild washer fluid, so I did. I drove it and then it still said that I have these two malfunctions. It happens right after I take off are even if I drive it for 15 mins. I even added more of each fluid and still ...

Brake Rotors grinding down service charge to much.....? (2 answers)

I just paid $345.00 service charge at carmax of Napperville,IL where I bought my C320 AMG 4 door sedan yesterday (2-21-2011) to grind down all 4 rotors and the charge of $345.00 was 4.7 hours of labor only. Does that sound right? Not sure if I got a bargin are was ripped off. I took it in thin...

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2002 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG Reviews

I've had this car (2nd owner) since 2003 and have only 2 gripes. The antenna connection to my radio is fritzed (connector problem, antenna amplifier, broken antenna lead in window, who knows?). The radio has tested fine (COMAND 2.0) and the antenna amp has been replaced by MB. I finally gave up and just strung a wire antenna across the dash and gave up on the fancy Mercedes solution. The ra...
Great little car in a lot of ways. Excellent power. Terrific handling once one turns off the traction control. Stock it puts out 349hp. Issues: 1) MB is the only car manufacturer in the world that cannot make a decent lock actuator. Unlike the electric ones which work for twenty years, the vacuum units on the MB fail regularly. One has to drill out the pop rivets for the airbag to replace t...

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