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#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!
#171 of 220 Re: 2005 C230 Kompressor 2dr [c230kompressor]
Feb 26, 2012 (6:15 pm)
I have a 2003...Does the recall apply to that year also?
#172 of 220 2005 C230 Kompressor Battery/Alternator light
Feb 29, 2012 (2:41 pm)
My red batter/alternator light has been coming on for about 3 months now. It'll come on, I'll shut the car completely off and restart it, and the light goes off. Yesterday, however, I had just started it and had my visor open with the mirror and the light went out, the whole car shook and made a noise, the lights came back on and so did the battery/alternator light. I turned it off and on and it went away, but I still don't know what's wrong with it. We had the car serviced at the dealership in January and they didn't mention it. I'm having the engine mounts replaced at the dealership tomorrow (for $1,145) and I'm wondering if I should tell them...I don't want them to do a bunch of diagnostics and have it cost me an arm and a leg. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
#173 of 220 Hard shift cluck 2rd gear sometimes. Shift gear valve assembly fault.
Feb 29, 2012 (6:03 pm)
97 C230. 140K miles. Cluck shift sound sometimes, when accelerate at up hill incline.
Dealer said: rough shift only on 3 to 2 downshift. Found transmission fluid dark. Do not understand this -> "performed short test, found stored code for selector lever is implausible, communication with engine module, and reverse/park lock solenoid fault".
Normally would recommend a valve body, but mileage is high. Not confident will fix shift issue without cause clutches to slip. Dealer said : best to replace entire transmission.
But for now, can still drive without much problem.
#174 of 220 Acceleration sometimes low or not at all
Mar 17, 2012 (2:29 am)
I have a 2006 C230 Sport that i purchased brand new at the end of 2005 and for about 2 years now periodically when i press on the gas the car barely moves but the RPMS will continue to rise as i accellerate and i try to put it in reverse and it goes nowhere until i put it in park (and it makes a loud thump) and turn the car off and start it right back up and everything is normal. 80,000 on the car and i have changed the transmission fluid and the fuel filter. Mercedes Benz Dealer have not heard of these issues before but i have read similar problems on this Forum. Amazing
#175 of 220 Re: Class Action against MB...paid $42,000 for a brand new.... lemon [mr_n_h]
Mar 17, 2012 (2:36 am)
What was your car doing that it neeeded a speed transmission sensor and where are you now with your issue with your car and Mercedes Benz.