3rd Generation Mercedes-Benz C Class Door Lock Fault

Since the mid 1990’s, German auto manufacturer Mercedes has impressed the luxury car forum with its C-Class series. Currently in its third generation, the C-Class Mercedes is a compact luxury sedan that blends elegance with dependable performance year after year.

The Mercedes C-Class comprises 4 different models which vary from the standard C250 to the high performance C 63. In the United States, 3 of the 4 models are available for sale including the C300 Luxury, C350 Sport and the C 63 AMG. All 3 offer stylish convenience and performance consumers have come to expect from Mercedes-Benz.

With its varied options for technological conveniences, a major inconvenience some C-Class owners have found is door lock faults on their new C-Class Mercedes vehicles. C-Class drivers have described the problem as electronic door locks that function properly when activated remotely, however when the doors are actuated from inside the vehicle, they fail to lock properly. The door locks may actuate four to five times before locking or they may cease to lock the door completely. This is commonly referred to as ‘door lock bounce.’ The repair for this issue involves taking the whole door apart, which can be tricky due to the air bags located in the door. For this reason, we advise that you take your Mercedes C-Class vehicle to your local Mercedes-Benz service expert for examination and repair.

While the issue at hand may be a faulty door lock, the cause may also be within the electrical system itself. By putting your car on a diagnostic machine, your German import auto special will be able to accurately diagnose the problem with your vehicle. By finding the specific source of the problem, they will be able to quickly and easily make the proper repair.

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