Asked by Cookie876 Dec 23, 2015 at 12:24 AM about the 2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2001 C180 classic, put the key in the ignition and lights and radio come on, battery tested and OK, steering lock unlocks OK but key seems to get stuck on the crank position so key is turned all the way as far as it can go and stays there so the car is revving, doesn't click back so the car turns over. Car won't come out of park so I can't even move it out of the way to access my other car. I only have 1 key. Does this sound like a key problem or a mechanical problem? It has only done 100,000kms/62,000 miles

3 Answers


Could be a key or ignition issue

2 people found this helpful.

any problem with a car is mechanical however it sounds more like an ignition problem involving the cumblers in the ignition column.

Turns out it was the fuel filter and the fuel pump had a couple of burnt out wires All fixed now though Thanks!

Your Answer:


Looking for a Used C-Class in your area?

CarGurus has 1,683 nationwide C-Class listings starting at $2,950.

Postal Code:

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Experts

  • #1
    Lorne Grandison
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers


Related Models For Sale

Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
22 Great Deals out of 550 listings starting at $4,895
Used BMW 3 Series
62 Great Deals out of 1,646 listings starting at $1,400
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
9 Great Deals out of 173 listings starting at $8,988
Used BMW 5 Series
26 Great Deals out of 461 listings starting at $2,995
Used Audi A4
31 Great Deals out of 733 listings starting at $3,495
Used BMW M3
4 Great Deals out of 33 listings starting at $14,995
Used Ford Mustang
32 Great Deals out of 1,105 listings starting at $4,450
Used Mercedes-Benz G-Class
5 Great Deals out of 51 listings starting at $32,800

Used Cars for Sale

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 489 listings starting at $42,500
2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
64 listings starting at $36,700
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 117 listings starting at $31,200
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 348 listings starting at $24,888
2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 193 listings starting at $21,800

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.