Cup Holders in Dash May Break on Mercedes-Benz CLK320

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 81,737 (50,000–115,000)
5 model years affected: 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, more2005
20 people reported this problem
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Cup holder started jamming and a plastic piece with a metal wire broke off, holder stays open and won't stay closed.
Cup holder latch has broken tab, fell out with spring onto floorboard when holder opened.
Darn thing broke at 41k miles-poorly made part.
Broke cup holders. Covertable roof problems, altinator/battery/crank shaft sensor .
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.

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