Notices
C-Class (W204) 2008 - 2014: C180K, C200K, C230, C280, C300, C350, C200CDI, C220CDI, C320CDI

Just a heads up,

 
Old 02-05-2008, 12:09 AM
  #1  
MBWorld Fanatic!
Thread Starter
 
AMGTestDriverNJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Wyckoff, New Jersey & Alphabet City NYC
Posts: 1,604
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
86 190E 2.3-16v, 92 500E, 03 CL55 AMG, 08 E3504M Brabus
Just a heads up,

I was looking at the silver trim today in the C class and noticed already a few scrapes and light scratches in them. At first I couldn't figure out what would cause these types of little scrapes and then I realized it was the buckle of the seatbelt when I would sometimes remove it more hastily and let it swing back into its position it will knock the door panel right where the trim is placed. I looked over on the passenger side trim to see the results were similar. So, just a heads up to all of you with the silver trim. Be aware of how you and your passenger take your seat belts off!
AMGTestDriverNJ is offline  
Old 02-05-2008, 12:18 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
IgorDj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 326
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
'08 c300
where the dorr handle is and the controls to put ur window up or down theres scratch marks, (its plastic there) looks like some one was knawing on them :P

dunn owhat happend
IgorDj is offline  
Old 02-05-2008, 12:27 AM
  #3  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
chilledbenz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 1,828
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2008 R350 & 2008 C300
I've started to get some scratches near the handle as well, luckily the paint hasn't come off. If it does I would certainly have it brought in and replaced under warranty, I had the seat covers replaced on an old ML after 40k miles because they cracked, it would seem this would fall under the same catagory. Probably just depends on your dealership and how much they want to work with you on it, as it is wear and tear, but sounds more like a flaw than wear and tear.
chilledbenz is offline  
Old 02-05-2008, 10:19 AM
  #4  
Member
 
Kieffer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 201
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2008 C350 Sport, 2007 ML320 CDI
We had the exact same thing happen in our ML. They replaced the interior door's faux aluminum trim strip under warranty. I have a really good dealer, too. The service adviser did kind of hint to me that they'd probably only do it one time. Now that I know that this can happen, I'm more gentle when unbuckling the seat belt.

Last edited by Kieffer; 02-05-2008 at 10:22 AM.
Kieffer is offline  
Old 02-05-2008, 11:53 AM
  #5  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
tanktube67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: SFV CA
Posts: 4,434
Likes: 0
Received 5 Likes on 5 Posts
2008 Black Out C350 Saks Edition / 87 VW GTI
Thanks
tanktube67 is offline  
Old 02-05-2008, 04:58 PM
  #6  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
chilledbenz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 1,828
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2008 R350 & 2008 C300
Originally Posted by Kieffer View Post
We had the exact same thing happen in our ML. They replaced the interior door's faux aluminum trim strip under warranty. I have a really good dealer, too. The service adviser did kind of hint to me that they'd probably only do it one time. Now that I know that this can happen, I'm more gentle when unbuckling the seat belt.
Same way when I got my seat covers replaced...they were real nice about it but made sure I got the hint that it was a one time thing. Maybe keep this thread in mind when you go to get rid of the car, if you have lots of scrapes, scratches, or dings in the silver trim, have them replace it before you go to trade it in or sell it.
chilledbenz is offline  
Old 02-05-2008, 05:09 PM
  #7  
Benz084
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thanks for the heads up.

How about indents in the seat from your wallet?

Lately I've been taking my wallet out before I get in the car. After a few weeks I'm leaving a dent in the seat like I did with my old one. It's driving me nuts.
 
Old 02-06-2008, 12:19 PM
  #8  
MBWorld Fanatic!
Thread Starter
 
AMGTestDriverNJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Wyckoff, New Jersey & Alphabet City NYC
Posts: 1,604
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
86 190E 2.3-16v, 92 500E, 03 CL55 AMG, 08 E3504M Brabus
Originally Posted by Benz084 View Post
Thanks for the heads up.

How about indents in the seat from your wallet?

Lately I've been taking my wallet out before I get in the car. After a few weeks I'm leaving a dent in the seat like I did with my old one. It's driving me nuts.
I have this problem in my CL. The seats seem to take on an impression of my wallet after about a half hour of driving. My solution, that wallet/card holder Mercedes sent me for the C class purchase!! Its flat, it won't protrude nearly as much as a traditional wallet. I never thought I'd find a use for it, but indeed I have! Give it a shot!
AMGTestDriverNJ is offline  
 

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 0 votes,  average.

Quick Reply: Just a heads up,


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: