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Mercedes-Benz C240 Problems

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

A repetitive clicking noise from behind the center area of the dash panel is usually caused by a broken stepper motor actuating arm. The actuating arm controls the direction of air flow in the climate control system. Disassembly of the center console will be required to access and change the broken arm with the updated, reinforced part.

Engine -- Verified

The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The sway bar end link joints may wear and cause a knocking noise over bumps. Loose or warn links should be replaced to correct this type of noise.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

A dead battery can be caused by a faulty seat control module that does not properly shut down.  Spilling liquids on the front seats can cause these modules to fail.

Mercedes-Benz C240 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., March 15, 2006

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Certain passenger vehicles equipped with sport model steering wheels fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard # 208 "Occupant Crash Protection"In certain tests conducted by NHTSA, using an unbelted female crash test dummy, conditions were found that occupants may not be properly protected during a crash, resulting in injuries. Dealers will install a new airbag module free of charge. The Mercedes recall # is 2006020005

 

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Body, Interior & Misc., December 22, 2003

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Some seat belt buckles may have a burr on a metal component of the locking mechanism. This could prevent the seat belt from locking under certain conditions. In the event of a crash, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the affected seat belts. This recall is expected to begin on December 22, 2003. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2003 120006.

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Electrical & Lights, August 1, 2008

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There is a faulty software calibration that affects several areas including shutting off the fuel supply in a collision. This could cause a fire hazard during an accident. Dealers will reprogram this software. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 070001. This recall began during August, 2008.

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Mercedes-Benz C240 Questions and Answers

benz01, 2001 Mercedes-Benz C240, West Windsor, NJ

about every 6 months a series of stalling episodes occur. stalling occurs when car comes to stop at traffic light. 89k miles

benz01, 2001 Mercedes-Benz C240, West Windsor, NJ

Where is this sensor located on this model and how is it rpelaced?

Dervech, 2001 Mercedes-Benz C240, Corozal, PR

Hi I have a MB C240-2002 with just 50,000 miles - the transmission stay in low, I turn of the car & wait for15 minutes when I turn it on again the problem was gone, but as soon as i get home th...

Mercedes C240, 2001 Mercedes-Benz C240, Agawam, MA

How To fix the two problems below please:

-Brake light switch failure can cause the ESP and BAS warnings to illuminate.

-The SRS (airbag) light may illuminate if liquid is spilled into the seat b...

Mercedes C240, 2001 Mercedes-Benz C240, New York, NY

I got the messages below on the instrument cluster display:
- Battery / Alternator
- Brake Assist / BAS
- Restraint System / SRS

Then all the lights goes blinking on the display & the srs red...

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Mercedes-Benz C240 Reviews

126K miles. Well maintained. Have the gear box problem now. Mostly was jerking when started recently. My mechanic is suggesting to get a used transmission with 90 days warranty. This will cost me a little over $1000. Never had a experience with a used part. Wondering if it is worthy to replace the gear box or sell or donate the car. Thanks

the odometer and speedometer doesn't work, abs,esb,bsa warning light came on. ould this be a the sam signal acquistion module problem

when i switch on air con my car cant take of immediately you can accelerate but it wont move until about 3-5 seconds which is dangerous especially on busy roads.what could be the problem ?email docmbewe@yahoo.com

I agree, what a piece of crap. Oil changes in Canada cost $350. Tied up for 4 Hrs.
The dealers screw you every chance they get, take the fun out of owning the car.
Over priced parts, they recommend oil change every 5000 km, claiming cold and heat????? Had car in for service, came back with close to $3,000 in recommended service. Went to a mechanic, and trimmed it to $1000 including parts. Recently had car quit, dealer claims crank censor, then came back with battery & alternator
I can't wait to dump this piece of crap!!!!!!

I own a 2003 C240 Mercedes. I have owned it for about 3 years. I have owned a Corvette, Lexus, BMW M3, Escalade, and my Mercedes. From my personal experience Mercedes is the biggest piece of ???? car ever made. It sucks. They have tons of electrical issues and is a nightmare dealing with all the faulty sensors and errors. I will never ever own another Mercedes and I think its funny how so many self proclaimed Mercedes experts think they have the simple answer to solve the problems. For the most part none of them work. Read the posts about people spending thousands to end up with the same problem never resolved. No one can figure these cars out, not even the dealerships. Mercedes is a true piece of ???? automobile. Got problems get rid of your Mercedes asap. I will never own one again if I can even get rid of this piece

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