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

$6000
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

€5000
Leaking turbo destroyed intake manifold, both needed to be replaced 
Nov 2013

227540 mi

€200
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

$650
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

$100
Changed rear broken springs, brake pads. 
Dec 2014

110360 mi

$410
Failed compressor. Compressor replaced. 
Dec 2015

116560 mi

$58
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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