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

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.

Wire Connector on Transmission May Leak Fluid and Damage Control Module

The electrical connector at the automatic transmission may leak fluid into the wiring harness. If not repaired, the oil will migrate through the wiring harness and damage the transmission control module. At that point, a new harness and control module may be necessary to correct this problem.

Harmonic Balancer May Fail and Damage Timing Cover

The rubber bond in the harmonic balancer can decay, which causes the balancer to move and work its way toward the timing cover. If the balancer comes into contact with the timing cover while the engine is running, it will fracture and damage the cover and potentially other surrounding parts. The harmonic balancer should be inspected at every service.

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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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