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I bought a 2008 c300 last month....after driving for a month i developed a hip pain owing to the fact that the brake pedal is slightly to the left in this car compared to the older toyota i own. Due to this i have to push my feet towards the left diagonal and this poses a strain in my hip...does anybody else have the same problem...or can somebody suggest a solution as i am not able to continue lke this....i dont think i can trade in this car as it is just 1 month old and i will loose a lot of money....but i am even ready to do that as my pain is getiing very severe....the minute i switch back to my old car the pain slowly goes away.....
is it a good idea to email mercedes benz customer sevice...
 

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Consider a gym membership and personal trainer.
 

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I'd experiment with seat height, cushion angle, every adjustment. If all else fails, you could start left-foot braking; my wife drives this way, and I occasionally do it in heavy traffic just to change things up a little.

You might be surprised at how different it feels to be just a little closer, farther away, higher, lower, etc. Between the seat and wheel adjustments, there may be something that helps.

I doubt you're going to get much help from MBUSA.
 

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The only problem is tht 2 of us drive this car and even if i find the right position it is very difficult to come to tht setting without memory seat feature..
 

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I bought a 2008 c300 last month....after driving for a month i developed a hip pain owing to the fact that the brake pedal is slightly to the left in this car compared to the older toyota i own. Due to this i have to push my feet towards the left diagonal and this poses a strain in my hip...does anybody else have the same problem...or can somebody suggest a solution as i am not able to continue lke this....i dont think i can trade in this car as it is just 1 month old and i will loose a lot of money....but i am even ready to do that as my pain is getiing very severe....the minute i switch back to my old car the pain slowly goes away.....
is it a good idea to email mercedes benz customer sevice...
what do you think you can achive from mb customer service ?
 

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This is a ridiculous post. I would consult your doctor, not MB.
I agree. It makes no sense. I along with every person I know has never developed hip pain from a car's pedals being placed awkwardly. I think our pedals on our W204 are actually in the most ideal location.
 

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I agree. It makes no sense. I along with every person I know has never developed hip pain from a car's pedals being placed awkwardly. I think our pedals on our W204 are actually in the most ideal location.
Yep, the car isn't the problem.:)
 

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LMFAO, I work out. Yep we've heard that tune.

Too much sitting is cause of this kind of pain.
 
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