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The steering locked up and accelerator stopped working while…

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The steering locked up...

The steering locked up and accelerator stopped working while driving

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Has this ever happened before?

135000 and no

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Mercedes?

08 c300

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your C300 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I am trying to figure out the problem first before anything can be fixed

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Mercedes
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did the steering and accelerator come back? can you describe how this resolved itself?

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