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#155 of 218 1998 C230 Seat Controls and Climate Control do not function properly
Sep 15, 2011 (9:29 pm)
I have a 1998 Mercedes C230; have had it for three years. It's a wonderful car, but currently has a couple of major drawbacks; the seat controls started intermittently not working... then they started only working in hot weather... now they don't work at all.
The other side of this is the climate control. When I set to a temperature, or just crank the fan up to full-blast, I can hear the fan working overtime within the console, but little-to-no air comes out of the vents. This makes it difficult in both the dead of summer, and the depths of winter (or vice versa).
On both counts, I've had a Mercedes dealership and my local (and trusted) mechanic look into it. They've said it's a problem with the computer in the central console (the dealership called it a... "convenience" module, or somesuch?).
I'm primarily trying to find out the name of this part so that I can find a replacement on my own. Can anyone point me in the right direction for this? Or give me any other suggestions?
Any help is appreciated; I don't look forward to another winter having to hold a snow-brush out of my driver's-side window to keep the windshield clear.
#156 of 218 Re: mechanic [creditman1]
Sep 16, 2011 (10:39 am)
Thanks, I have a c230 2003. I am going to try what you suggested.
#157 of 218 Re: C-230 2006 Does NOT shift..Help Please. [geris]
Sep 19, 2011 (8:29 am)
#158 of 218 Re: C-230 2006 Does NOT shift..Help Please. [geris]
Sep 19, 2011 (8:32 am)
Did you find out what was wrong.
#159 of 218 CA Smog Issue
Oct 28, 2011 (7:50 pm)
Wife's 2005 C230 Kompressor with less than 50K on it. Mechanics reset and say drive for 200 miles then take to smog. Without fail light comes back on and no smog..again!
Dealership has 'given up' even they dont know what to do. Last suggestion they're going to drain all the gas in the fuel system and put in Chevron with Techron to see if that makes a difference.
Any suggestions, dont have the error codes to hand.
#160 of 218 2002 Mercedes Benz C 230 Kompressor
Dec 06, 2011 (3:25 pm)
my Check engine light is on solid yellow. Last Thursday12/1 I put gas in my car(premium). Friday 12/2 my light came on. In Oct I had a service B done to my car no problems. Sunday 12/4 I went to autozone to get a diagnostic. they came back with 1. thermostat defective or 2. sensor defective or 3. coolant level is low. I checked coolant level that's ok. I'm hoping the joker at the gas station put the right gas in my car. I was not paying attention. Now i have read blogs saying to replace sensor/ thermostat could run me $200-800. should i wait and run the gas down to see if that was it or what? any answers?
#161 of 218 Re: 2002 Mercedes Benz C 230 Kompressor [sakilah]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Dec 06, 2011 (6:00 pm)
Well, as surprising as it sounds, these trouble codes don't actually tell you what's wrong--they indicate where to start looking, but your car's computer cannot single out defective components--it only indicates systems or circuits that might be under distress. I'm not even sure that the codes were read correctly, but if they were, it might make sense that a bad sensor could light up an engine light. The only way bad gas could cause this is when it causes a misfire, and misfire codes are generally easy to read.
You might also check your gas cap and tighten it up.
There's also a different way to check coolant when hot or when cold. Be sure you are reading the correct level in the overflow tank, depending on a cold or warm engine.
#162 of 218 2003 mercedes c230 kompresor
Jan 26, 2012 (12:20 pm)
i got a 2003 mercedes c230 kompresor but it dosent whant to turn on. it cranks but dosent turn on. i tought it was the crankshaft position sensor so i bought a new one and switch it but still did the same thing.. What should i do next..
#163 of 218 2007 C230 Camshaft sensors and transmission issues
Jan 28, 2012 (5:08 pm)
Mr. N H, like you, I'm experiencing similar issues with my 2007 c230. If the majority of the 162 other comments are referencing similar issues, this may give merit to a class action law suit or recall. I've communicated with a friend who is an attorney, and currently working on a class action law suit, in the hopes he will assist me in getting this information out to the Feds to, perhaps, lodge an investigation/recall. My experience of deceleration occurred on 1-18-12 at 7:30pm, on the interstate, traveling at a speed of 70mph quickly decelerating to 45mph , I was forced to pull off on the side of the road. Imagine what could have happened if a tractor trailer truck had barreled down on me, not recognizing my reduction in speed (due to not seeing brake lights). I have definitely made my extreme disappointment and concerns with my car known to the Raleigh, NC Leith Mercedes, Service Manager. I am confident Mercedes-Benz is aware of the problems, to that end, I am taking up the vigil of getting this information out to the masses......one young woman took on Bank of America and prevailed; therefore, I know this, too, is possible.
#164 of 218 Re: Class Action against MB...paid $42,000 for a brand new.... lemon [paulxk1]
Jan 28, 2012 (5:35 pm)
Paul, I posted message number 163, please let me know if my issues would be considered in the class action......I cannot articulate my problems with mechanic jargon or expertise, but my car is currently in the shop.