Cup Holders in Dash May Break on Mercedes-Benz CLK320

Cup holders in the dash are known to break requiring repair or replacement.

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Average mileage: 81,737 (50,000–115,000)
5 model years affected: 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, more2005
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2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 52,000 mi,
Cup holder started jamming and a plastic piece with a metal wire broke off, holder stays open and won't stay closed.
Darn thing broke at 41k miles-poorly made part.
1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 115,000 mi,
Broke cup holders. Covertable roof problems, altinator/battery/crank shaft sensor .
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 90,000 mi,
Cup holder stays out. Can be forced in with a loud pop. Then hard to pull out again. Ratchet probably mis-aligned due to use. Attempting repair - difficult as you have to remove center console to include the part between the seats. CLK320
4 times it has been replaced under warrant an my CLK320 is a 2004. I am coming out of warranty again and it is broken again. I guess I have hard hands
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 92,115 mi,
Cup holder latch has broken tab, fell out with spring onto floorboard when holder opened.