Inside Grab Handles/Upholstery/Door Trim Panels May Delaminate on Mercedes-Benz C230

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.

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Average mileage: 73,558 (19,000–246,000)
6 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, more2006, 2007
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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?
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.
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.
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?
2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 90,000 mi,
both handles came off in the front.
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".
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 89,654 mi,
passenger inside door handle broke
Inside door handle broke off door
2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 50,000 mi,
Both handles broke off. One the dealer broke off and then put in my cup tray and tried to say I did it and tried to charge me.
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 120,000 mi,
both front door handles broke // drivers side broke completely off & passenger handle came apart from the door upon normal use
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 85,000 mi,
The top portion of the door handle on the driver's side pops out if you close the door holding that part. I can usually realign it and pop it back in.
Door handle tends to come loose from of lower attachment
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 50,000 mi,
Inside grab handles came loose and needed to be repaired. It seemed silly to buy new ones and reattach them and have to remove the panels of the door, so instead we used a epoxy to reattach and they have held great for about 2 years now.
2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 49,000 mi,
I have replaced the passenger side inside door grab twice.
need the panel part with arm rest. driver side need arm rest part only
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 104,000 mi,
upon closing the drivers door with normal force the inside handle broke completely away from the door. Approximately two weeks later the identical situation occurred to the front passenger door.
2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 50,000 mi,
Door handles broke off, console de-laminated.
will talk to dealership about this
Inside door handle broken on both doors
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 75,000 mi,
Inside passenger door handle popped out/broke at top. It pulled out of the socket/part inside the door. Not sturdy at all.