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#161 of 220 Re: 2002 Mercedes Benz C 230 Kompressor [sakilah]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 06, 2011 (5:00 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 220 2003 mercedes c230 kompresor
Jan 26, 2012 (11:20 am)
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 220 2007 C230 Camshaft sensors and transmission issues
Jan 28, 2012 (4:08 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 220 Re: Class Action against MB...paid $42,000 for a brand new.... lemon [paulxk1]
Jan 28, 2012 (4:35 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.
#165 of 220 intermittant starting problem
Jan 30, 2012 (1:37 pm)
On my c230 Kompressor the fuel pump went out and after replacing it the car runs ok but sometimes it wont start right away acting as if it is not gettong fuel. when it starts it might sputter for a few run seconds or more then run normal. if you prime the fuel pump a couple of times before starting it seems to help sometimes but not all the time. ???? checked the inline check valve but seems to be ok.????
#166 of 220 Re: Mercedes 1999 C-320 Truck problem [woodman113]
Feb 08, 2012 (11:21 am)
Daughter bought a 2000, C230 on 2/3/12 now the trunk won`t open, tried using the key, the remote and the switch on the console no luck. Help
#168 of 220 Re: Mercedes 1999 C-320 Truck problem [kidsc230]
Feb 17, 2012 (6:07 pm)
Make sure you have the key extended all the way out and try again. Also make sure your battery in the keyfob is good. Also you might have the trunk in the lock position which is all the way to the left. Insert the key turn it all the way to the right then try pushing in on the button and see if it opens. I have never had this problem with my C230. Hope this help. Also check your fuses
#169 of 220 Re: Transmisson & Camshaft issues
Feb 22, 2012 (10:01 pm)
Hi I to have a 2007 C230 Sport and for the past year have been back and forth to my local Mercedes shop with numerous problems. With the camshaft sensors and telling me that my camshaft is "Over Retarded". After seeing this post it's obvious it's not just my car. Now today 2/22/2012 while driving home my transmisson would not shift out of what seemed like 3rd gear after using the kick down to climb a mountain. I pulled off the interstate and shifted into park then back into gear and it was doing a very hard shift. After pulling back out onto the interstate it would not shift period felt like neutral. The car did move but only have the rpms were at like 3 grand. I still owe a fair amount of money on this car and can not afford to fix it on top of paying for it. Please do let me know if your able to get some kind of class action going. It's kind of a relief to know I'm not the only one. Also to the car had a fowl smell coming from it after it was finally stopped. Thanks Brett
#170 of 220 Re: 2007 C230 Camshaft sensors and transmission issues [vpkarenlouise]
Feb 26, 2012 (4:31 pm)
So I just bought a 2006 C230 yesterday, 02/25/12. I was so excited as this is my first expensive car I have bought. About 3 hours of owning it my check engine light comes on and it states that I have an intake manifold issue and thermostat issue. Is this normal after 75k? As like you I reside in Raleigh NC and if this is something normal I would like to join you with reporting this junk because this is a freaking MERCEDES! this should not happen!