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Old 08-24-2007, 01:25 PM
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W024 Owners - Post your car problems

Now people start taking delivery could you post any malfunctions and shop visits. We can track the reliability of W204.
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I may have an issue with my driver's seat. When I adjust the back support, it seems to 'clunk' sometimes. Like maybe a gear tooth is being skipped or something. I'll continue to monitor.
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very much brake dust from the brakes, clouding the rims.
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very much brake dust from the brakes, clouding the rims.
Same issue with my C230 2005. I guess the brake dust issue carried over to the w204.
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W024 ?

What is the W024 ?

new car
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Same issue with my C230 2005. I guess the brake dust issue carried over to the w204.
Brake dust is German car thing.
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Same issue with my C230 2005. I guess the brake dust issue carried over to the w204.
Been a problem since the advent of the disk brake. Change the pads to ceramic to rectify the problem. This is not a W204 problem.
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where do we get ceramic pads>?
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where do we get ceramic pads>?
OEM aftermarket suppliers, look em' up.
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What is the W024 ?

new car
good catch this is a NEW model
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Old 08-25-2007, 10:29 PM
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P1 package, Sirius radio will not hold "All Channels" as a choice, always returns to previous selection (Country, Weather, etc, etc).
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Sorry to say after day 1, no problems.
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Actually this is the first car completely perfect that I have purchased new, everything works flawlessly. Weve had the car two-weeks now, 795 miles today and its solid. Just calculated my first tank of fuel 22.4 mpg combined Hwy/ Mixed City I know it will get better with more miles. I would comment on the brake dust, for instance waxed/ washed the C today and within 20 miles of driving, light as possible braking the 18 AMGs are dusted over and look like Ive been driving them a week without cleaning. Im not new to this as my old 02 Passat 1.8t had the same problem, its a European car thing.

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Old 08-26-2007, 08:25 AM
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Not a problem but I get in the car this morning with the intent to program the radio. I have to pull out of the garage so that Sirius has access to open sky. I turn over the motor and the TPMS indicates that I need to check tire pressure. This is an annoyance as yesterday the dealer went over the PDI requirements and informed me that the tires among many other systems were completely checked out. Boo Hiss, when I get the MB call and am asked how I rate the dealer it will not be a 10.
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All TPMS systems are an annoyance. I managed to drive for 45 years without a nanny telling my to check my tires; in your case, they may not have reset the system at the dealership, and/or the tires actually need some air.

Once you have them inflated to the level you want, be sure to tell the computer that this is the new baseline. Then, and only then, will the system actually function the way it's supposed to.
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John:

Did you purchase your car in Portland or Wilsonville? I purchased my 2005 in Wilsonville and my Z4 at Rasmussen BMW (same owners).
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I'm anxious to see whether the rumored rock solid quality turns out to be true or not.
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I'm anxious to see whether the rumored rock solid quality turns out to be true or not.
+1... coming from W203 owner
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Just DON'T complain about the brakes to MB...who knows, they might throw on a set of drum brakes for the whiners...
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lol yup. We've seen what they had done to the whiners. So just don't do that.
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:44 PM
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Reliability? Hah!

<<I'm anxious to see whether the rumored rock solid quality turns out to be true or not.>>

As am I. This will be my sixth new MB and none of them were what any sane person would call reliable. My '01 C320 is STILL having problems. The rear window shade won't come up now if the car has been parked tail into the sun. And I am now hearing a tick-tick-tick at low speeds from the area of the transmission. And the easy entry feature is becoming intermittent once again. Of course, compared to the previous cars, this thing is a paragon of reliability.

Luckily, the warranty and now the MB extended warranty is picking up all this crap.
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I don't think it's a problem, but today I was backing the C out of our garage and since our driveway is kinda long & narrow I had to maneuver around my work truck in th drive, meaning I had to crank the wheel to full lock whilst backing the power-steering belt or pump made a loud audible squeal like an old Ford Taurus.

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<<I had to crank the wheel to full lock whilst backing the power-steering belt or pump made a loud audible squeal>>

Your car does not have a power steering belt. One poly V-belt drives everything. Lift the hood and take a look.

It was likely a pressure relief valve in the pump.
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John:

Did you purchase your car in Portland or Wilsonville? I purchased my 2005 in Wilsonville and my Z4 at Rasmussen BMW (same owners).

Portland. I called them in mid-July, and simply asked what they had coming from the first ship that was a light color and the least possible option load. We closed the deal in about 3 minutes on the phone. Perry Thompson was the sales guy, and the car was delivered in impeccable shape, at least a couple days before promised.

Of course, Portland and Wilsonville "share" the new car inventory - each group of sales people can sell any car either dealer has in stock. Because we live in Vancouver, Portland is closer for service.

And to answer the question on this thread: so far, so good.....900 miles and 3 weeks and nothing to report.

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