2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016

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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class repairs by problem area

Engine (13%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (32%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (24%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 38 repairs.
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (5%)

< $100 (91%)

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Chart based on 22 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 503hp 4.0L V8 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Hawaii, United States
Oct 2015 - Oct 2017
Mar 2016

4000 mi
Steering column had to be replaced. Steering column adjustment motor failed, Dealer also found "other" problems in steering column. Cabin panels rattles creaks "excessively" according to tech. From Dash, door, A pillar , Instrument guage cluster cowl, middle control stack. Repairs were done dealer said it would be a work in progress. Most noises is better but some remain 
Jun 2016

8000 mi
COMAND Display is rattling. Various cab rattles. COMAND DIsplay still rattels others have subsided 
Jul 2017

20000 mi
The vehicle is still in the shop and they have not been able to figure out the cause of the pull in the suspension nor the metallic ticking noise in the suspension when driving or turning. Update: The suspension was repaired. Suspension had numerous issues root cause was a failed wheel bearing caused numerous items to fail.  Various Rattles noises on inside of cab. Update: rear deck is rattling again. Rocker panel trim passenger side falling off Smell from A/C. Got worse. 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Texas, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

22000 mi
Recall for faulty ignition coils 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in New York, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

1000 mi

US $480
faulty battery . battery was replaced. replaced rear trunk spoiler. TSB on relays in fuse box in trunk. check to make sure relays are mounted and secured correctly. 

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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 362hp 3.0L V6 7-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz C-Class in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2016 - Apr 2018
Jun 2017

23000 mi
Exhaust sensor replaced 
Dec 2017

27000 mi
Recall on fuse having to get added to prevent a fire Transmission shifted poorly in low gears 
Apr 2018

29000 mi
Mbrace system stopped working. Had to be reprogrammed. 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in New York, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

8000 mi
Panoramic Sunroof was rattling. Repaired under warranty. 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Ontario, Canada
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

9300 mi
Jerking when starting from a stop. Dealer updated transmission software. 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in New York, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

9000 mi
Oil leak with transaxle 

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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 241hp 2.0L I4 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Florida, United States
Nov 2015 - Oct 2018
Dec 2015

2000 mi
Check engine light on. Code set for Evap Purge Solenoid. Code could not be duplicated. Erased code. 
Oct 2018

18039 mi
Drivers window would not stay closed. 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Nevada, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

13000 mi

US $1500
Worn suspension parts, ones that should not have worn in so few miles 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in California, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

2300 mi
Glove box rattled constantly - entire assembly replaced. 
Nov 2016

8700 mi
Right rear Airmatic shock valve failure. Ride height maintained, but shock locked into extremely firm setting. 
Jan 2017

10700 mi
Rear LED door handle light burned out - replaced. 
Mar 2017

12000 mi
Airmatic system failed, stopped responding to mode adjustments and locked into extremely firm setting. Main control system replaced. 
May 2017

14000 mi
Fourth Airmatic failure. Entire system disassembled and analyzed. Discovered bent/damaged connectors leading to main Airmatic Control Module, believed to have been the result of manufacturing problem. Connectors replaced. 
Dec 2017

18000 mi
Fuel line leading to high pressure fuel pump split, causing fuel to slowly seep into the engine bay and resulting in a strong smell of gasoline. 
Jun 2018

23000 mi
Center console trim cracked/tore - replaced under warranty. 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in California, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

12000 mi
Trunk lid drive detached from body 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2016 - Jul 2018
Apr 2017

14000 mi
Went for several issues- wind noise drivers side, recall electrical. No repairs made as parts had to be ordered. LED light out in outside door handle. 
Jul 2018

28000 mi
Auxiliary battery malfunction. 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in California, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

30000 mi
2nd time we had to replace the front rotors and pads within 30,000 miles. Both times replaced under factory or parts warranty. 

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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 241hp 2.0L I4 7-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2017

10000 mi
MB is going semi-autonomous - repairs don't necessarily fit into standard categories - and in fact crosses over several systems. Seriously need to consider a new category - this is the future and it's problematic. 360 degree camera control was replaced (but improperly aligned). It interact with Lane Keeping Assist, Steering Assist, Braking and I have no idea what else . Driver assist systems quit when this fails Another increasingly common system that's difficult to classify. The Eco Start/Stop system quit working as designed. It has essentially working backwards, functioning when unexpected, not functioning when anticipated. Dealer couldn't find issue, so said it was fine. Hasn't worked once in two months - even though all known parameters have been met - engine at operating temp, passenger compartment st set temps, fully charged (hopefully after 100+ miles) but no longer working. Dealer seems beyond their depth with these systems so to save frustration I've decided to just pretend I don't have the features 
Nov 2017

14000 mi
Another attempt to repair the Steering Assist function of the Distronic Cruise Control, and Start Stop. Dealer assured me not that all was well, but that it was good as it was going to get. Left dealer, engaged the Steering Assist, and cruised right off the side of the road. Appearently self driving is farther off than we might think. With lowered expectations I bought a second Mercedes, but didn't go for the Distronic System, a must have option if it worked. That problem solved, the new car convinces me that the start/stop on the 2016 simply doesn't work, hasn't worked in months, while the new car hasn't missed a day yet. M-B gets it in their mind that something works fine there's nothing a customer can say or do to change their mind. 
Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

7440 mi
Periodic rough shifting between 2nd and 3rd and sometimes 3rd to 4th. Couldn't be reproduced by technicians. 
Oct 2016

9080 mi
Rough shifting from 2nd to 3rd and sometimes 3rd to 4th. Tested with sr tech. Noted it is a bit rough. Updated transmission software. Much better since software update. 

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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Repair Histories

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