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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 72,717 (19,000–246,000)
6 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, more2006, 2007
105 people reported this problem
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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.
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?
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.
both handles came off in the front.
Hi I have a c230 sport with 66,000 miles and the door handle broke and was 200.00 to fix smh
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".
passenger inside door handle broke
door handle popped out
Pass. side exit grab handle came loose. (not on door) Need to replace.
Inside passenger door handle popped out at top. It pulled out of the socket part of the door. This is the second time this has happened! Cost is around $250.00 at Fletcher Jones Henderson.
Inside door handle broke off door
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.
both front door handles broke // drivers side broke completely off & passenger handle came apart from the door upon normal use
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
I have replaced the passenger side inside door grab twice.
need the panel part with arm rest. driver side need arm rest part only
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.