first off your car doesnt qualify as a lemon, that is only new cars with the same issue happening, etc first time srs light, 3 weeks later srs light again, 2 weeks later srs light again. your car is too old to qualify. there are no recalls on this just bulletins.Sorry for the double post but this topic was re-posted under the w203 c-class section
I am the owner of a 2003 C230 K. In October 09, after many trips to the service department I was informed that my car had a defective cylinder head. Mercedes paid for all the parts but I paid the labor ($2,000). Less then a year later, the check engine light comes back on. The car has only been driven 3,000 miles since the cylinder head was replaced. The dealer replaced a hose a sent me on my way.
A Few months later (the present), the car is stalling again. I nearly died on the expressway when the car totally cut off. I'm receiving ESP errors and I can't even drive the car to the dealer to see what the issue is. Although, I'm pretty sure it's the cylinder head again. At times, I've had to press the gas pedal to the floor and the car won't exhilarate at all. What can I do? Has my car been recalled for these issues? Will Mercedes buy back my car? It's totally unsafe, I have a 5yr old and I can't drive the car for fear of having an accident.
now a bad cylinder head isnt going to neccessarily cause the car to stall. on the c230's the issue with the cylinder heads had to do with check engine lights caused by worn valve seats causing misfires. now have you taken it back to have them check the car?????