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: 68,164 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, 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
Visitor, 2002 Mercedes-Benz C230, 87,400 mi
Both of the interior door handles disengaged from the door frame, and one handle broke completely in half.
Visitor, 2007 Mercedes-Benz C230, 75,000 mi
The passenger door pull closer handle broke. I had the same problem with my 2004 C230. The door rarely gets used. Clearly the design or manufacturing process is defective. The dealer wants $200 to replace.