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Mercedes-Benz C-Class repairs by problem area

Engine (29%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (12%)

Other (6%)

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (16%)

$500 - $999 (27%)

$100 - $499 (38%)

< $100 (14%)

Chart based on 105 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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2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

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

16000 mi Replaced rear brake pads per TSB. They were creating lots of brake dust. 

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2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

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

16000 mi Rear brakes always had excess brake dust compared to front brakes. I noticed a TSB came out about this, that if customer reports to put on revised pad. Begged dealer to put on revised pads, they finally did. 
5000 mi squealing noise when applying brakes, 

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2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

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

600 mi Replaced both rear calipers due to excessive right rear brake dust. 
13000 mi

US $380
Excessive brake dust/wear on rear wheels. Pads replaced per TSB. 

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2006 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

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

42000 mi Replace Brake pads and rotor. 
64000 mi Steering Angle Sensor replace after message indicator "ESP malfunction visit workshop". 
35000 mi

US $105
Replaced front pads, EBC ceramic. Reused factory sensor 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

supercharged 189hp 1.8L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

55000 mi

US $120
Car needed front and rear brake pads not rotors 

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2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2dr Hatch

supercharged 189hp 1.8L I4 6-speed manual RWD

74400 mi Brake assist / stability control warning light on intermittently. New sensor on order  
94860 mi

C $3147
Parking Brake stuck on 
100440 mi

C $420
Seized Brake Caliper - left front. 
121240 mi

C $788
Brake Caliper in driver front replaced, Brake caliper driver rear kit installed, new brake fluid 

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Brake Problems

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