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C230 Kompressor 2002 rust problems

I live in Toronto and have a C230 Kompressor 2002 with 80,000 km.
The car is in good shape except for some rusted spots at the fenders edges - both fenders in the back and one of the front one as well are rusted. The warranty just expired and I am not sure whether this was caused by normal wear or manufacturing defect. I would like to know if:
1. Other users of similar cars had the same problem.
2. If Mercedes Benz recognizes this as a manufacturing problem and whether they would fix it even after the warranty expired.
3. If I will have to repaint the whole sides/fenders of the car and how much it would cost roughly.
4. Any good body shop in the Toronto area that could do the service
Thanks very much.
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Welcome to Benzworld! I dont know if this is any help or not but Chevrolet's Body warranty runs far past their physical mechanical warranty. I have a Suburban that had some rust in the tailgate and consulted my dealership about it. The warranty on rust is 10 years or 100000 miles. Whichever comes first. So under that warranty I got my tailgate fixed for free. I would consult your dealership.

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I live in Toronto and have a C230 Kompressor 2002 with 80,000 km.
The car is in good shape except for some rusted spots at the fenders edges - both fenders in the back and one of the front one as well are rusted. The warranty just expired and I am not sure whether this was caused by normal wear or manufacturing defect. I would like to know if:
1. Other users of similar cars had the same problem.
2. If Mercedes Benz recognizes this as a manufacturing problem and whether they would fix it even after the warranty expired.
3. If I will have to repaint the whole sides/fenders of the car and how much it would cost roughly.
4. Any good body shop in the Toronto area that could do the service
Thanks very much.

I also live in the same area in the GTA. i Got a white c230 coupe and the rear of mine is also starting to rust. I plan to find someone to fix all the minor rust on the car. Most the rust is just surface rust though so i don't know how much that will be, but if you found someone to do it for you can you let me know aswell. Thanks,

Hope to hear from you soon.
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rusting is a major problem in that model , you need to use preservatives to prevent your car from rusting .Kinect Sensor

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