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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#597 of 886 Re: Mercedes-Benz 2006 C-230 Noise [jamiem4]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 08, 2006 (1:24 pm)
Well the head gasket explanation is nonsense but if the smoke is WHITE it could very well be condensation that is burning off into steam.
But if the smoke is actually BLUE, and lingers in the air (steam disappears instantly), then it's oil that is being burned and you have a problem.
If the smoke is BLUE and if it goes away AFTER a few minutes, I would guess you have defective valve stem seals--which is not a big deal to fix. If the smoke is BLUE and persists all day long, that could be a serious internal engine problem for such a new car.
#598 of 886 Re: 2001 MBZ C320 ELECTRIC PROBLEMS [tmuller2]
Sep 09, 2006 (6:51 pm)
AGH! Are we all having the same problems? This evening my key fob wouldn't work and I had to use the little metal key to open the doors. Then I couldn't start the car. When I hooked the battery charger up the battery was D-E-A-D. Problem is, I just put in a new battery. Also, having a problem with the instrument panel - shows an error for the left fog lamp - which works!!!. The light on the instrument panel stays on 24/7. Is this causing the battery drain????? So what is the solution and about how much does it cost to fix?
#599 of 886 Re: 2001 MBZ C320 ELECTRIC PROBLEMS [tiredofit]
Sep 13, 2006 (4:55 pm)
Don't worry be scared when you go to the dealer and they try to rip you off. I went through the same problem but my light in the instrument dash would not stay on,I tryed every thing but the way to handel theses problem is to pay the least $1000.00 or more because I paid at least $2500.00 and I'm still trying to fix the other problems I have because every day it seems like something new is going wrong and 90% of it is eletric problems. Right now my keys won't start the car but it will do every thing eles I had it towed to the dealer in White Plains and gave me a bunch of crap so I have towed back and now it on a tow truck getting ready to go to Manhattan fist thing in the morning,I called Manhattan dealer and all they say is they have to reprogram the key and thats all. I had this problem before but I thought going to White Plains will get my car back faster guess I thought wrong. ANYONE EVEN THINKING OF BUYING A C-CLASS YOU ARE GOING TO REGRET IT I PROMISE YOU AND THE ONLY REASON I STILL HAVE MY CAR IS I OWE THE BANK MORE THAN WHATS THE CAR WORTH. BUY A HONDA,TOYOTA OR NISSAN.
#600 of 886 For the new C class buyers
Sep 18, 2006 (12:58 pm)
I have had my 04 240 4matic for 2 years now. I have had no problems what so ever. For the few people on here that have had issues, there are Thousands out there that have had no issues at all. When you have issues with a car, any car, you will tendency is to make a big deal out of it. When there is no issues at all, that owner usually will not talk about it. WEll, I am posting. Great car, Zero problems.
I will buy another one when the time comes.
#601 of 886 Re: 2002 C230K Worth it? [greenbox]
Sep 21, 2006 (7:25 am)
Actaully, these cars are quite user friendly. Although it doesn't use a dipstick, you can check the oil level in the instrument cluster. Also, this car has a drain plug on the bottom of the engine(as do all MB's), but I guess you didn't bother to look.
I would like to know how you change the oil in your Nissans. Most Japanese cars have the oil filter buried on the side of engine block usually towards the firewall side and under the exhaust of intake manifolds. So without lifting the car with at least a floor jack, I don't know how you are able to work on it. At least Mercedes puts most of their oil filters on top of the engine where they are easier to access.
#602 of 886 Re: 2001 MBZ C320 ELECTRIC PROBLEMS [tiredofit]
Sep 22, 2006 (8:14 pm)
I kind of had the same problem and I took it to the dealer and they replace the fuse box located in the trunk. They also replaced my battery and done some minor work on my car it should cost you somewhere about $400.00.
#603 of 886 Bixenon head lamp throwing yellow light
Sep 28, 2006 (11:22 am)
Hi, Front right head lamp (bixenon) on my 2005 C320 was flickering and I took it to dealer. I thought it might be a loose connection. I got the car back with a feeling that it has been replaced. Now its not as bright and white as the orig one or the one on the left side. Its throwing slight yellowish light but it doesn't look like a halogen lamp. Any idea if they replaced it with a cheaper one or it might just be a defective lamp? There is a marked difference in light from the two front headlamps. Thanks
#604 of 886 Re: 2001 MBZ C320 ELECTRIC PROBLEMS [tiredofit]
Sep 28, 2006 (4:58 pm)
I had a similar problem about six months ago. Turned out to be the modules in both the drivers and the passenger seats. I was lucky and under an extended warranty so don't know the cost but probably about five hundred a seat. It is frustrating but once the defective modules were replaced I have had no trouble. Good Luck.
#605 of 886 2002 C230 Coupe
Oct 01, 2006 (6:47 pm)
I am almost out of my Certified Pre-Owned warranty and am trying to decide if it is worth keeping. My wife and I have taken it in for warranty issues 3 times this year alone. Twice for the moonroof and once for the oxygen sensor. Have any of you had the same vehicle past warranty and not regretted it?
#606 of 886 Re: For the new C class buyers [vivid1]
Oct 01, 2006 (9:47 pm)
Good to know!
My 2006 C-350 is at 18k miles now, and simply going great...there was one minor scare regarding fuel level sensor which had to be replaced.
No other issue to report...it is a solid car, and feels super!
It is obvious that no one can beat the Japanese in reliability, but that was not the only criteria I had when I purchased the C ! Other things matter too!