Report: Trunk Springs May Break and Cause Trunk Lid to Fall When Opened
Mercedes-Benz C280 Problem
Average Mileage: 135,535 mi (35,000 mi - 245,052 mi)
Trunk springs can break and cause the trunk lid to fall back down when opened.
closed trunk - loud bang, when opened again left side broken. bruised my arm when lid shut on it unexpectedly.
Trunk balance spring mount on passenger side broke causing injury when the trunk fell.
Is there a recall on this?
Trunk was opened with remote and when I went to open it fully ,it felt very heavy,unaware there was a problem,it came down with force and hit me on the head bruising the back of my head.When I investigated, I found a broken bracket and unattacked springs on both sides. I'm furious!!!
Is there a recall on this dangerous malfunction?
Visitor, 1999 Mercedes-Benz C280, 245,052 mi
Passenger side Trunk spring broke. Trunk will fall closed. I have not gotten a replacement yet
Visitor, 1998 Mercedes-Benz C280, 170,000 mi
Both trunk springs broke. The repairs are estimated by MB at 3-4 hours (~$500). The springs are only few $.
Visitor, 1998 Mercedes-Benz C280, 175,000 mi
TRUNK SPRINGS BROKE ON BOTH SIDES. NOT FIXED YET. HOW?