Are there any C320 owners experiencing electrical problems? Mine has about
6500 miles and the ac has been fixed twice for pushing continuous and
uncontrollable hot air - once via the floor vents and once via the defrosters,
once for inoperable drivers seats and steering wheel tilt, and once for a total
electrical failure and drained battery - which they can not explain.
On 03 Jul 2003 02:38:52 GMT, email@example.com (WPWise) wrote:
My 2002 C320 has not had any such problems and goes in to the dealer
for it's first (scheduled) service next week.
Of course, the problems this guy is having and my lack of same do not
lend any statistical weight to the issue.
No, not really. But the stragegy of not buying the "first-release" of a new
design, be it software or cars, seems to work most of the time.
i.e. don't buy version X.0 software and don't buy the first-year release of
any car model.
Seems to be particularly true for MB, IME. Of course, there are just
versions to be avoided altogether.
It seem to be vaccum problem. The vents are controlled by vaccum. Also the
Vaccum lack that keeps the vaccum pump going even you pull out the ignition
key. That may explain the battery drain.
To find out whether it is vaccum leak: just seat in the car (keeps the
ignition key in your pocket) and hear any periodic motor noise. The Mercedes
Benz dealership must know what wrong it is because it is not an odd case
for MB. It happens in most 90s S class.
I am a bit unlucky with German cars recently. 5 years ago, I bought a BMW
325i, it ended up with serious electrical problem (plastic insulators
cracked shorting circuit). Last year, a VW golf GTi, the bloody ignition
coils failed twice a year. Finally a brand new C180 K, coolant leaked from
engine head gasket! Is it a brand new car quality? But my 1988 300SEL is
still running with little power steering oil leaks.
I can't trust German car makers' quality any more. An expensive car should
be well engineered. My wife told me don't buy MB next time(Lexus perhaps).
She's right. My brand new Mercedes has been a total nightmare. I'm trying to
sell it now. I'll probably get a Lexus. MB quality is really bad at the
moment - they're trying to produce too many cars and forgetting their
basics. Look at their JD Power ratings - they're sinking faster than the
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