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.
Car Problem Reports
Mercedes-Benz C230 Inside Grab Handles/Upholstery/Door Trim Panels May Delaminate
Mercedes-Benz C230 Problem
Average Mileage: 67,027 mi (19,000 mi - 246,000 mi)
The passenger door handle is so broken/lose/weak/, I tried gluing it and it didn't work. Door handles are cheap and not sturdy at all.
Visitor, 2007 Mercedes-Benz C230, 55,000 mi
Replaced both door grabs on the inside of the vehicle. The first was covered under the 50,000 warranty and second just cost me $237.00. Is this a recalled item by Mercedes?
Visitor, 2004 Mercedes-Benz C230, 40,000 mi
Car's got relatively low miles for her age & I way barely 100 pounds. Happy to learn that I didn't break the door pulls with my "brute force".
Visitor, 2004 Mercedes-Benz C230, 89,654 mi
passenger inside door handle broke
Visitor, 2006 Mercedes-Benz C230, 25,000 mi
Center console cover delaminates and looks permanently dried out and dirty.
Visitor, 2005 Mercedes-Benz C230, 67,000 mi
The inside pull handle of both sides of my car have pulled loose. Also the side door arm rest material has deteriorated.
The third thing is the glove box in the between the seats will not close.
Visitor, 2004 Mercedes-Benz C230, 55,000 mi
Both Handles one side popped out first, later broke the entire handles. I purchase the parts from Benz dealer for $45 each, paid $150 for labor.
Visitor, 2004 Mercedes-Benz C230, 47,000 mi
Inside door handle - front seat passenger side. Top part of handle broken. Second time this has happened - first time at about 32,000 miles. Had first one fixed at dealer for ~$200. This time I ordered the part on ebay from Keenan Motors LTD for $37 plus $5 shipping. Will fix it myself this time. And I will have the broke piece to see if I can glue in a reinforcement for when it fails again.
Both inside handles came off - the top part. It seems to be a defect if this occured at the same time. It sucks that something so simple can cause so much incovenience. How can Mercedes Benz allow this?
Visitor, 2007 Mercedes-Benz C230, 60,000 mi
all chromed areas on handles plus center cup holder PEELING