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C350e charging system corrosion poll

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dodgy, Oct 17, 2016.

How long have you had the car and have you had corrosion in the charging system?

Poll closed Nov 16, 2016.
  1. 12 months plus, no problem

    4 vote(s)
    13.8%
  2. 12 months plus, with charging corrosion

    1 vote(s)
    3.4%
  3. 6-12 months, no problem

    13 vote(s)
    44.8%
  4. 6-12 months, with charging corrosion

    4 vote(s)
    13.8%
  5. Up to 6 months, no problem

    3 vote(s)
    10.3%
  6. Up to 6 months, with charging corrosion

    4 vote(s)
    13.8%
  1. Dodgy

    Dodgy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    There have been so many reports of corroded cables in the charging system of the c350e, I wonder if we can get a feel for what proportion of us have had the problem...
     
  2. derekthetree

    derekthetree Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Car:
    C350e
    Mine gave up charging after 6 weeks of ownership. Was in dealer for a month waiting bits but not skipped a beat ever since. Due it's first service next week so will see if that shows anything
     
  3. JulesFB

    JulesFB Member

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    Jul 8, 2015
    Location:
    Worcester Park
    Car:
    C350e
    Charge mine outside in all weathers and no issue so far.
     
  4. CaptainChaos

    CaptainChaos Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Car:
    C350e PP Estate
    Does this poll come with a piece of wood to touch when voting? :rolleyes:
     
  5. JAT350e

    JAT350e Active Member

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    Car:
    C350e & Sierra Cosworth 4x4
    What really annoyed me was the cable was faulty after 5 months and they had no facilities to check so I had to find a 16A charge. Then when i proved it was the cable I asked if a 8M one could be given instead of a 4M since i waited 3 weeks.

    I ended up with a 4M cable as the said its like for like.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Dodgy

    Dodgy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    C350e
    33% so far! Forget the piece of wood - I'm off to find a Bible to pray that this is a statistical aberration due to small sample size...
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Dodgy

    Dodgy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    5 out of 16. There must be a few other c350e owners out there...
     
  8. Saxon6

    Saxon6 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Sep 24, 2015
    Car:
    Alfa 4C, C350e
    As an early owner mine was one of the first to corrode. It is a known problem and should be a recall. It's not a case of if, but when.

    Since the new loom has been fitted all is well :thumb:

    I would suspect that cars manufactured from early 16 will have the modified wiring.
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2016
  9. OP
    OP
    Dodgy

    Dodgy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    C350e
    It's good that yours is trouble-free now, but if I'm reading this right, over half the people who took delivery in the last 6 months have reported a problem. It doesn't look like it was fixed until well into this year, if indeed it has been fixed at all...
     
  10. quonker

    quonker Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Location:
    West Midlands
    Car:
    C350e Brilliant Blue, Premium Plus
    Ditto!

    Since mine was repaired have had no further issues.

    Now at 27K miles and all is well.
     
  11. RRLJO

    RRLJO New Member

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    Location:
    Northants, UK
    Car:
    C350e estate & Mini Cooper
    Hi,
    I've had my C350e for about 11 months and it has recently developed a fault where it will not charge from the plug in socket, is this likely to be the corrosion issue referenced here? It still charges whilst driving.

    The car is going in to mercedes anyway in the next few days for its first service so hopefully they can take a look then but it would be helpful to understand what the problem might be so any advice would be appreciated.
     
  12. pawkins

    pawkins Member

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    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2015
    Car:
    C350e Estate
    Had mine 9 months with no issues so far and charge in rain, after seeing initial reports I am careful to try not to let water ingress and even wipe around the connection when I unplug... fingers crossed !!
     

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