2007 Mercedes Benz C Class - Holes and fracture to rear subframe

C Class 280 Problem
The Problem
Avatar Paul Gardner

Had the car from new always been serviced and maintained by Mercedes car has done 85,000 and looks like it has just come out of the showroom. Recently took it in for its yearly service and MOT was most surprised to be told the rear subframe had rusted through and it was unfit to drive. The cost of repair would be about £4200. I have had it repaired (not by Mercedes) by a local garage for a total of £1800 including MOT and replacing brake pipes. The old subframe was so badly rusted through in their opinion it should have been replaced two years earlier. I would strongly advise anyone who has a C class with a Chassis no. Starting WDD204 get it checked ASAP.
The dealership offered a reduction of 10% on their price provided they also did the B2 service at a cost of another £1000. Mercedes Benz have not even offered an apology.

Car Mercedes Benz C Class
Variant 280
Year 2007
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It's a known fault , you should have persisted in chasing Mercedes on this before getting it repaired outwith Mercedes garage .
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Forgot to add this , ( unfortunately unable to edit posts on this forum )

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Thanks for posting this to alert other owners. As whittingehame has mentioned this is a known fault and Mercedes dealers are covering it. They'll no doubt try to wriggle out of it now that you've had it repaired elsewhere but I'd probably try to pursue this a bit further.
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Not connected but picking up on whittingehame's point about posts not being editable, this is being added very soon, been a long time waiting for it!
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