Was told its nothing of concern if the noise only happens in the mornings and dissipates when driving. . The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. Car engine just dies and will not start due to electrical component malfunction. My 2009 C300 was running fine.
The underline problem and areas of concern is the frequency of this failure and the dangers associated with having the vehicle immobilized when the associated parts fail. Why is there not a recall? The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. An expensive, possibly dangerous problem that has not been recognized by Mercedes-Benz it appears from the other comments on this forum and others. After doing some quick search online, it seems that this is not an isolated issue, but rather a widespread issue with this vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. I recently learned that the rear lighting issue is an official recall.
The contact stated that while attempting to start the engine, the key failed to turn from the off to on position and the steering wheel seized. I'm glad I was home and not hundreds of miles away. So I inquired on how long this would be covered for? The key open the door, the lights inside of the care come on, and the screen still pops up on the dashboard. Mercedes Benz has not taken any responsibility for this issue yet it can't be fixed without dealership intervention. The C350 Sport is powered by a 3.
The serpentine belt was nearly shredded. The steering wheel did not unlock. Mercedes is a fraud and are well aware of these issues they just hope its not apparent while the vehicle is still under warranty. Immediately returned to Mercedes service. I called mb usa and begged for warranty assistance but was basically told no because as a second owner I did not have the vehicle serviced enough times at the local mb dealership! Download 2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 Download 2009 Mercedes-Benz C300. Some even advising this has happen to them on the road which could very well lead to a major accident, it it has not already.
Thought it was the battery, but no luck. This occurred at 80K miles on odometer. The vehicle was not repaired. I too plan on contacting my attorney regarding this issue. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle shook and the check engine warning indicator illuminated.
Was reassured it was just fine. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. I thought the mb brand was about reliability, quality, safety. The air bags failed to deploy. My vehicle only has 56,000 miles, and this is a Mercedes-Benz. I also found out that the electronic steering lock esl failure typically happens right after expiration of the basic warranty.
Fortunately, I was not in motion or in a dangerous area or in the middle of night in the middle of nowhere. The contact stated that the transmission failed and the contact was not able to change the gears. The technician diagnosed that the spark plugs needed to be replaced. This happened out of the blue without any indication that something was going wrong. In addition to esl failure, another concern of mine is finding out that electronic ignition system eis failure is another common problem with the 08-09 mb C300's. This seems to be a more than frequent issue with this car. After researching on the internet the steering lock failed.
The approximate failure mileage was 54,000. The vehicle was taken back to the authorized dealer a third time for further inspection, diagnosis and repair. A police report was filed and there were no injuries the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 77,000. When equipped with the Multimedia Package, the C-Class transformed into a mobile sound studio and cinema. A major safety and possibly dangerous situation. Just like the thousands of mb C300 owners stuck in this situation, I need my vehicle and have no choice but to shell out the money for this repair! Tried to jump it but same results.
I've read some owners have had this failure with as little as 15,000 miles and so forth. The key would turn but got no lights on the dash and radio would not work. A seven-speed automatic is standard on the C300 Luxury and optional on the C300 Sport, which comes standard with a six-speed manual. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who was not able to replicate nor diagnose the failure more than once. The manufacturer was notified of the failure.