2007 Mercedes benz C230 Fuel Propulsion System Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2007 Mercedes benz C230 Fuel Propulsion System Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1266322
 Internal NHTSA #10839984
 ManufacurerMercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
 Model Year2007
 File date04/03/16
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI purchased a 2007 mercedes benz c230 in 2006 from the mercedes-benz dealership and i have had it in the garage. I've only drove to church and that's it 700 miles is what's on my car. I've noticed about a year ago when i put gas it, you can smell it strong. I thought it was because of the type gas (supreme) what i've been using. I took my car to the dealership this morning to get a oil change when the service advisor told me that the car was leaking fuel. There are two rubber seals one goes on the driver side and the passenger side under the back seat. He told me that is going to cost $700. 00. I asked him how is did that happen because i don't drive my car like that for something to go wrong with it. He states that it is very dangerous and driving the car could cause a fire or worst blow up. The gas is leaking and driving the car if you suddenly have to stop the gas would leak onto the exhaust pipe,if the pipe is hot there is a problem. I said well that has not come from me,i have taken care of my car since i bought it. The service advisor said sir, no this is not something that has been done by you. I said this should have been a recall because my car is brand new not by the year but by the mileage and fir something like this to be so dangerous. He agreed and said he will fix the problem. He put me in a rental from fri-mon and said he will call me when my car is fixed. I get home and later around 6pm he called me and said it was something else wrong from the effects of the gas leak and now want to charge me $1500. 00 i told him i don't have that kind of money. And i need help with this because this is ridiculous i need to know if there is a recall or something. Because i seen i'm not the only person who has this problem. I feel the dealership should be held responsible. The service advisor agreed with me that it seems to be a malfunction on their end. I need help! Thank you
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure0
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateHUMBLE, TX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase23/01/21
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders6
Drive train typeFWD
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed0
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 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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