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#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.
#176 of 220 Re: Acceleration sometimes low or not at all [lnowell]
Mar 17, 2012 (8:36 am)
Mine was shifting erractically for the last couple of years, so I took it into the Mercedes dealership, they did two huge updates on the cars computer that pertained to the transmission & its a ton better!
#177 of 220 Mercedes Defective 7-Speed Automatic Transmission
Apr 16, 2012 (10:23 am)
Driving my 2006 C230 on I-95 at speed 65 mph, I experienced a sudden loss of power. Fortunately, I got off of the highway safely. My mechanic found that my transmission was slipping together with faulty code 0894. According to the Mercedes service bulletin, "Limp Home Mode," if there is no power transfer and the code 0894 were presented at the same time, then the K-1 clutch is damaged. My car had only 39,500 miles but was out of warranty. I took the car to the dealership because Mercedes promised to help me with the repair cost. The dealer stated the new valave body would solve the problems, so they replaced it. However, it did not make any difference. Finally, they disassembled the transmission and found the blown seal in the K-1 clutch, which was responsible for the clutch failure. They replaced the K-1 clutch along with the new redesigned seal, which indicates that the seal was originally defected. Total repair cost me $4,300 and Mercedes did not give me a penny. Recently, my mechanic tells me there is a shortage of new valve body. According to, http://jayauto.wordpress.com, Mercedes is in a fight with its own suppliers because they produce a low-quality part. If you have problems with your 7-speed transmissions, please report it to: NHTSA. Only this organization can enforce Mercedes to do a transmission recall. In 2011, Mercedes made their biggest profit in their history. However, I don't think they will use it to fix their issues with transmission.
#178 of 220 Re: MASTER AIR FLOW SENSOR [kufu]
May 07, 2012 (11:58 am)
I have a simliar problem. I have a 2007 C 230 sport when I excilarate then come to a complete stop I feel a vibration then when I attempt to excilrate it does'nt want to go even though the RPM has moved. I have to turn the engine off then restart it then I'm fine. I've been told it could be the air conducter or fuel pump. I brought it in to replace the fuel pump which the mechanic indicated the problem to be. However, the problem is still there. He stated that I have two fuel pumps so both were replaced. ????? could you help me if you could thanks.
#179 of 220 2005 Mercedes C230 rolls in Park
May 11, 2012 (10:56 am)
My daughter left me her car in December, when she went overseas. I drive it back and forth to work about 30 miles round trip once or twice a week. About a week ago, I went to the local grocery store and parked the car, placing it in park. When I was getting out, the car began to roll backwards on a really small incline. So, I have to ensure that the parking brake is always on regardless of my location. I was able to drive the car home, as there was no noticeable problems other than the C230 rolling when in park. I drove it to work a couple of times following that. About three nights ago, I saw smoke coming from under the hood when I parked the car at my house. I thought it was rain water that hit the the bottom of the car, as it had been raining and the temperature cooled. Low and behold, it was transmission fluid leaking from some where underneath the car. this afternoon, I put the car on my ramps and intend to go underneath this afternoon to see where the fluid may have leaked from.
For the past 35 years, I've worked on all of my own cars, as well as my friends and relatives. I'm not a mechanic by trade -I am a do it yourself person when it comes to cars. I don't dabble technical issues beyond my capabilities. I have never owned a foreign car, so won't work on my wife's BMW unless its an oil change. I have changed the oil it it (BMW) and on my daughter's C230. I have never heard of a vehicle being placed in park and then rolling on a slight incline. I have also never seen about a quart of transmission fluid leak out from beneath the car like it did the other night. Has anyone ever seen this before or can tell me how a Mercedes goes into park like I've described, and still rolls? I can tell by the 18 pages I just read in this forum, that the C230 is very expensive to repair. Has anyone ever lost a quart of trans fluid? I find it odd, that the car still drives, as I just put it on my ramps.