2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2011

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2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class repairs by problem area

Engine (18%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (45%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (12%)

Chart based on 49 repairs.
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2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (11%)

< $100 (67%)

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Chart based on 36 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 201hp 1.8L I4 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz C-Class in New South Wales, Australia
Mar 2013 - May 2016
Dec 2015

56420 mi

A $825
Low voltage sensor faulty, replaced. 

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2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

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

Mercedes-Benz C-Class in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

36200 mi
Drivers seat base material separated at the seam 
May 2017

41000 mi
Faulty left rear taillight assembly. Part replaced 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in California, United States
- Oct 2011
Oct 2011

2000 mi
Homelink for garage opener would fail to work. dealer had to order new rear view mirror after several attempts to re-program Homelink failed. Homelink for garage opener would fail to work. dealer had to order new rear view mirror after several attempts to re-program Homelink failed. 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Georgia, United States
Mar 2013 - Dec 2014
Sep 2014

48000 mi
Recall on tail light wiring assembly. One side had failed a year ago, the other failed a week before the recall, so they fixed it the newly failed side and also replaced something in the other side. 

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2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

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

Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2013 - Oct 2014
Oct 2013

9400 mi
Both Wheel Bearings replaced Interior Dome lights flickering; unit replaced Transmission seal leaking 
Mar 2014

13646 mi

C $7678
Backup camera, parking sensors and interior lighting all failed one morning. Electronics computer module replaced. Total cost not under warranty would have been $7677.25 Entire computer module for electronics replaced. Back up camera, parking sensors, interior lighting (dash included) all failed one morning. Car inoperable in dark conditions 

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2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

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

Mercedes-Benz C-Class in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2013 - Sep 2017
Mar 2017

67000 mi

US $600
Out of round wheel 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in South Carolina, United States
Oct 2016 - Sep 2018
Dec 2016

70000 mi

US $350
Emissions-secondary air pump 
May 2018

81000 mi

US $550
Replaced starter; symptoms were blowing the #7 fuse repeatedly 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Alabama, United States
Nov 2015 - Sep 2018
Mar 2018

35000 mi

US $85
Oil change Rotate and balance tires 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in California, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2016
Jul 2015

58000 mi
The differential developed a small leak. It was fixed at no cost to me. 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in California, United States
Jan 2014 - Jan 2015
Mar 2014

19000 mi
garage door opener would only work inside garage (weak signal?) the dealer replaced the rear view mirror, no improvement. contacted mbz usa,no help. they said that the way it is. extended antenna from opener to just inside door. OK! 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2013

15900 mi
Front struts needed to be replaced. 
Jun 2014

23000 mi
The right rear tire pressure sensor failed. 
Apr 2016

43000 mi
The diverter in the driver's side air vent broke. You couldn't adjust the flow of air to the left or right. This occurred when the car was detailed by the dealer but I didn't discover it until a week later when I tried to change the position There is a wind whistle on the driver's side window when traveling at freeway speeds. The dealer believes this is standard wind noise but it's not. 
Jan 2017

51000 mi
Replaced thermostat 
Aug 2017

57000 mi

US $580
Replaced steering column motor (under warranty) it would no longer tilt Left front fender liner came loose and was rubbing against the tire and damaged the liner. It had to be replaced. Replaced battery 

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2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

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

Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Colorado, United States
Mar 2013 - Aug 2013
May 2013

15300 mi
A/C "Controller" discharged battery when car was not running. Previous visit involved another "controller" which supposedly did same thing. It appears that Mercedes electrical engineers should to back to school and learn. 
Aug 2013

16000 mi
Garage opener (on mirror) failed. Repaired earlier. Broken again. Driver seat adjustment sw shorts - always lifts headrest no matter which other switch is pushed. Did not get repaired. Traded in this miserable POS. 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2013

42000 mi
Starter replaced due to stripped gear ring, NAV/command interface wheel replaced. 
Mar 2014

48000 mi
Engine operating temp sensor failed and was replaced under warranty. 
Jul 2014

52000 mi
Brake light 
Apr 2015

60300 mi
Cigarette lighter electrical outlet failure 
Jun 2016

71000 mi
engine runs rough on start, exhaust has unburned fuel smell. 
Mar 2017

81000 mi

US $250
Battery replacement.  Parking lamp replacement. Takes about 15 minutes largely because there are some mechanisms that are fussy/tricky and you have to relearn how to do it. 
Aug 2017

80900 mi

US $1200
electronic steering column ignition lock 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2012
Jan 2011

7000 mi
replaced both front struts under warranty 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2013 - Aug 2018
Jan 2017

84800 mi
The blower for HVAC system was replaced The motor for the sun roof shade stop working 
Apr 2017

88873 mi

US $200
Knocking noise from front end, sway bar links replaced. Thermostat needed to be replaced, a code was showing. Replaced rear pads and rotors. 
Nov 2017

101712 mi
Command Center control was not working 
Mar 2018

105870 mi

US $260
Belt, Tensioner and pulleys replaced. The repair was entirely preventive, due to the mileage on the car. Also on the MB World Org site a lot of owner where stating they were having problems with their belts breaking or the tensioner locking up,or the pulley making noise. So for the few bucks and my time as the car is my daily driver I figured better be safe than sorry. 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Oregon, United States
Mar 2013 - Apr 2014
Jan 2014

15700 mi
Navigation did not give directions property. Navigation antenna failed. 

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2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

228-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed manual RWD

Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Florida, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

57000 mi

US $1500
Sunroof. Replaced drain tube and dried electrical connections. 
Jun 2018

64000 mi

US $780
Traction control lights on. Engine lost power. Dealer replaced accelerator pedal but repair was unsuccessful. I replaced all brake pads, rear rotors, left rear caliper and flushed the brake system. Repair sucessful. 

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2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Repair Histories

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