Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG
Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG Problems
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.
The electrical connector at the automatic transmission may leak fluid into the wiring harness. If not repaired, the oil will migrate through the wiring harness and damage the transmission control module. At that point, a new harness and control module may be necessary to correct this problem.
The rubber bond in the harmonic balancer can decay, which causes the balancer to move and work its way toward the timing cover. If the balancer comes into contact with the timing cover while the engine is running, it will fracture and damage the cover and potentially other surrounding parts. The harmonic balancer should be inspected at every service.
Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG Questions
Filled the car, drove home and noticed it was leaking gas, dripping down just inside the drivers rear tire. Leaked out approx 2 gal and has now stopped. Anyone know of what this might be, hose leak?? What else?? Car seemed to be running fine. Thought it might have taken more gas than I expected ...
The battery is dead and the key will not unlock the doors. how do I release the hood to put new battery in?
Is it possible that the alternator fault is causing the intermittent problem with the transmission?
Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG Recalls
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.
Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG Reviews
I've had this car (2nd owner) since 2003 and have only 2 gripes. The antenna connection to my radio is fritzed (connector problem, antenna amplifier, broken antenna lead in window, who knows?). The radio has tested fine (COMAND 2.0) and the antenna amp has been replaced by MB. I finally gave up and just strung a wire antenna across the dash and gave up on the fancy Mercedes solution. The ra...
Great little car in a lot of ways. Excellent power. Terrific handling once one turns off the traction control. Stock it puts out 349hp. Issues: 1) MB is the only car manufacturer in the world that cannot make a decent lock actuator. Unlike the electric ones which work for twenty years, the vacuum units on the MB fail regularly. One has to drill out the pop rivets for the airbag to replace t...