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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Brakes Problems and Repair Histories

956 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Mercedes-Benz C-Class. 101 of these members (10.6%) have reported brakes and traction control repairs for their car. A total of 57 brakes and traction control repairs to Mercedes-Benz C-Classes--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Mercedes-Benz C-Class problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Mercedes-Benz C-Class problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Mercedes-Benz C-Class repairs by problem area

29% of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 10% to the suspension, 30% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 13% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 854 repairs.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class brakes and traction control repair cost distribution

Of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class brakes and traction control repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 14% cost less than $100, 40% between $100 and $499, 27% between $500 and $999, 14% between $1000 and $2499, and 5% more than $2500.

Chart based on 83 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

228-horsepower 3.0L V6 7-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 0    
16000 0 Faint hiss coming from area of brake pedal, that stopped with depression of the pedal. Problem was traced to the brake booster, which was replaced, and the noise is gone.  
48000  

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2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 7-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 0    
3100 0 Rubbing sound from brakes when not applied 
 

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2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

228-horsepower 3.0L V6 7-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 0    
0 Replaced both rear calipers due to excessive right rear brake dust. 
 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

228-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Saskatchewan, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 36580    
37200 300 Parking brake rubbing rotors when disengaged. Dealer/Mercedes Canada will pay 75% (good will). Owned car 3 months was MB certified. 
60140  

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2006 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

201-horsepower 2.5L V6 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz C-Class in New Mexico, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 23000    
65000 850 Cruise control and electronic skid prevention not working. 
 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 37000    
64000 0 Steering Angle Sensor replace after message indicator "ESP malfunction visit workshop". 
98000  

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2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2dr Hatch

supercharged 189hp 1.8L I4 6-speed manual RWD

Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 58900    
74400 0 Brake assist / stability control warning light on intermittently. New sensor on order  
 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Nova Scotia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 93620    
94860 3147 Parking Brake stuck on 
100440 420 Seized Brake Caliper - left front. 
121240 788 Brake Caliper in driver front replaced, Brake caliper driver rear kit installed, new brake fluid 
 

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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

215-horsepower 3.2L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz C-Class in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2012 62000    
63000 0 When driving at low speeds and the road is not completely flat (worn pavement, bumps...) you can hear clunks coming front the front. It turns out to be the sway bar end links are worn out. This is another know issue on all these cars. 
64000  

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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2dr Hatch

supercharged 192hp 2.3L I4 6-speed manual RWD

Mercedes-Benz C-Class in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Traction Control System-- replaced electrical connector 
71000 400 P-brake pedal return spring replaced. Minor, old problem. Prior adjustments did not correct. 
 

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