2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2001

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2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (32%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (8%)

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2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class repair cost distribution

$2500+ (8%)

$1000 - $2499 (16%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (28%)

< $100 (24%)

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Chart based on 25 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Engine not specified

Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Norway
Mar 2014 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

161200 mi

And sensor 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in New South Wales, Australia
Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
Aug 2014

104160 mi
water got under the hood, flooded and killed most electrical components (front SAM, etc) 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 114hp 2.1L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual RWD

Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Finland
Oct 2013 - Nov 2013
Oct 2013

227540 mi

Leaking turbo destroyed intake manifold, both needed to be replaced 
Nov 2013

227540 mi

Car warming slowly, main thermostat needed to be replaced along with the small thermostat for heater booster 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

supercharged 190hp 2.3L I4 6-speed manual RWD

Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Switzerland
May 2013 - Dec 2017
Oct 2013

114580 mi

Starter made the breaker blow, needed to replace it 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

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

Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Washington, United States
Dec 2013 - Dec 2014
Dec 2013

54000 mi

US $693
Replaced drivers seat power control module. It was killing battery. 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Virginia, United States
May 2013 - Oct 2014
Mar 2014

214000 mi

US $200
Tie rods and control arm replacement 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2014

106640 mi

Changed rear broken springs, brake pads. 
Dec 2014

110360 mi

Failed compressor. Compressor replaced. 
Dec 2015

116560 mi

Broken idler pulley. Changed pulley and serpentine belt. 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Ontario, Canada
May 2007 - Jun 2018
Nov 2007

24800 mi
replace ventilation fan motor 
Mar 2009

43400 mi

C $600
fix catalytic converter 
May 2010

52700 mi

C $350
Replace rubbers on front suspension to remove squaking noise 
May 2011

62000 mi

C $300
replace alternator 
Mar 2014

96100 mi

C $600
Own fault, Used aluminium rim bolts with steel rims and it damaged parking brakes. Needed to replace flange, wheel bearings and back plate. 
Oct 2015

120060 mi

C $650
seats draw 900mah when car is switched off, draining the battery in about a day 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

168-horsepower 2.6L V6 6-speed manual RWD

Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Quebec, Canada
May 2013 - Jun 2016
Aug 2013

91700 mi

C $80
Worn tie rod end - replaced with new. 
Jul 2014

103320 mi

C $90
Front passenger wheel bearing was noisy. 
Mar 2015

115320 mi

C $85
Ball joint in right rear tie rod was worn. Replaced with new. 
May 2015

117220 mi

C $400
The key fob (remote and in ignition) has been intermittently for a while. Bought a new key from dealer and problem is resolved. 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

168-horsepower 2.6L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz C-Class in New York, United States
May 2007 - Jun 2018
Jun 2007

25654 mi

US $1590
Mercedes 'A' service, replace windshield upper tank, spark plugs, fuel filter,dust filter, brake fluid flush 
Jun 2008

29482 mi

US $728
Replace thrust arm bushings, Mercedes 'A' service, state inspection 
Feb 2009

33479 mi

US $1170
Replace defective stepper motor for the heat. Replace left valve cover gasket 
Apr 2009

34750 mi

US $1050
Replace front SAM module because car will not engage the starter motor. Replace battery 
Jun 2015

63000 mi

US $1676
Crankshaft position sensor. Transmission fluid service 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Repair Histories

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