2008 Mercedes-Benz C Class Recalls & Reliability
There have been 2 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMRecall Date: 07/03/2008
SEAT BELTS:REARRecall Date: 10/01/2007
Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.
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1These scores come from consumer ratings of their vehicles after three years of ownership.
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The C-Class is covered by a four-year/50,000-mile warranty. While quality issues have plagued Mercedes-Benz in recent years, many reviewers see the 2008 C-Class as a positive step in reclaiming the brand's tarnished reputation.
- "Last year, Mercedes and Consumer Reports went all pistols-at-dawn when the magazine listed many MB models as least reliable in their respective categories. And the company has fared no better with J.D. Power's pivotal dependability ratings. All of this, I'm sure, has occasioned a calm and orderly procession of engineers and executives off the rooftops at Unterturkheim." -- Los Angeles Times
- "It's no secret that Mercedes had a couple of bad years earlier this decade, with embarrassing below-average scores in owner surveys by J.D. Power and Associates and Consumer Reports that measure vehicle quality and dealer service. Scores lower than Hyundai's or Ford's are unacceptable in Mercedes' price range. Consumer Reports called the last generation of C-Class below average in reliability. Lately, though, things have been looking better." -- Newsday
- "Given Mercedes-Benz's still lingering wounds over discomfiting quality issues, the company is going to some lengths to set things right. Build quality both inside and out is a tangible and visible step above the last C-class, while also, temporarily at least, giving the 3-series a little catch-up homework to do." -- Winding Road
- "Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of DaimlerChrysler and Head of the Mercedes Group, has made restoring the legendary quality of Mercedes-Benz his number one priority. … Time will tell if dealers have listened to Zetsche's decree, but after driving the all-new 2008 C-Class, it's quite clear that everyone on the design, engineering, and manufacturing teams have listened well." -- Roadfly