Inside grab handles, the upholstery on the center console cover, and door trim panels can delaminate. Most commonly replacement of the affected part is necessary.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Mercedes-Benz C240 Inside Grab Handles/Upholstery/Door Trim Panels May Delaminate
Mercedes-Benz C240 Problem
Average Mileage: 81,215 mi (21,000 mi - 139,000 mi)
Visitor, 2004 Mercedes-Benz C240, 110,000 mi
The interior front door pulls broke loose from one end of the handle.
I used epoxy glue to re-attach the pulls.
It worked well. It was much cheaper than replacing the pull.
Visitor, 2003 Mercedes-Benz C240, 46,000 mi
Both driver door and front passenger door handles broke at about 48k. Center console cover and handles lose color when cleaned. Horrible interior trim quality in general. Will never purchase another MB - quality is awful and maintenance cost is worse. Prvious two Infinitis were far superior.
Visitor, 2003 Mercedes-Benz C240, 38,940 mi
Handles look like garbage...
Passenger inside door pull broke lose at top, handle completely broke off at approx. 90Kmi. This car has also had many of the other frequently reported problems on this forum. NEVER again will buy a MB. Just wow!
Visitor, 2005 Mercedes-Benz C240, 139,000 mi
door handles keep coming off at top side on both driver and front passenger side. Took to car dealership where it was glued back in. Still comes off after some time, so had the door handle replaced. They had to take door panel apart.
Visitor, 2005 Mercedes-Benz C240, 111,000 mi
Both door handles on the drivers and passenger side have broken off. I have a friend who has the same model but it's a 2010 and she had the same issue. I have a 1998 Lincoln Continental with over 200K miles that has less issues!
Visitor, 2002 Mercedes-Benz C240, 75,000 mi
Front interior door pulls have changed color from grey to lt blue
Visitor, 2001 Mercedes-Benz C240
DIY repair - both front grab handles broke on the bottom mounting point and bought new one's from dealership. New parts seem to be updated with longer mounting points. To early to tell if it will delaminate again.
Visitor, 2004 Mercedes-Benz C240, 82,000 mi
Door handle came apart.
86k and car is falling apart, should have stuck with the Audi