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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Brake Problems

1086 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Mercedes-Benz C-Class. 66 of these members (6.1%) have reported brake repairs for their car. A total of 74 brake repairs to Mercedes-Benz C-Classes--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Mercedes-Benz C-Class problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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

Chart based on 1165 repairs.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class brake repair cost distribution

Chart based on 100 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Mercedes-Benz C-Class repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

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   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 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   Steering Angle Sensor replace after message indicator "ESP malfunction visit workshop". 
35000 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 C $3147 Parking Brake stuck on 
100440   Seized Brake Caliper - left front. 
121240   Brake Caliper in driver front replaced, Brake caliper driver rear kit installed, new brake fluid 

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