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W204 broken door handles!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by grober, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. grober

    grober Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Jun 22, 2003
    Perth, Scotland
    W204 C200CDI Estate
    I know :crazy: all I seem to post now are tales of woe about the W204! A recent thread on the Mercedes-Benz Club alerted me to this issue. Evidently the door handles on recent Mercedes are made of plastic instead of metal and prone to fatigue fracture. :eek: So far so good-- BUT --- evidently they are no longer available as a separate part and the entire door card has to be replaced at a cost of £374 plus fitting! If true this frankly just taking the p*ss! Documented here. Broken doorhandle... - MBWorld.org Forums thread also incudes a bodge fix.:thumb:
    You have been warned ! Treat them thar door handles with respect!;)
  2. nick mercedes

    nick mercedes Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Jan 8, 2003
    far far away
    Ford Expedition
    R230 SLs do this, only the door cards are a grand.

    People wanted cheap Mercedes Benz, and this is the result...

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