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#193 of 220 Re: 2007 C230 Camshaft sensors and transmission issues [faheemallibhai]
Jul 23, 2012 (3:26 pm)
Hello. I am going through the same issue with this piece of shit car. I bought it new in 2006, I have always taken it to the dealership for repairs and service. My check engine light came on and I took it to the dealership and they say I need new "flaps" for my intake manifold!!!! What is funny is that the FEDERAL emissions warranty covers the intake manifold, NOT THE "flaps" that I supposedly need. They quoted me $1,700!!! I do not see how a LUXURY car can have so many problems, especially since it has always been taken care of. I WILL NEVER BUY A MERCEDES AGAIN!
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#194 of 220 Re: 2007 C230 Camshaft sensors and transmission issues [fmercedessd]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jul 24, 2012 (7:01 am)
Sorry, but we don't permit using the forums to gather names for legal action.
#195 of 220 Re: Problem with sudden shut off [auwillowtumn]
Aug 15, 2012 (5:52 pm)
I am going through a similar problem. I have a 2002 c230 with 129,000 miles and was driving 60mph on the highway when the car just gave a little shrug and stopped . I was lucky I wasn't killed as five minutes before I had been in the middle of fast-moving commuter traffic for an hour. I rolled over to breakdown lane and got it started again - managed after several starts to get off exit. Towed to Mercedes dealer who diagnosed as PVC/MAF from oil leak problem for about $1,100. This was a different dealer than my regular one because it was too far to tow to my regular. I went ahead and had it fixed because I was in a bind and the dealer said the codes pointed to the MAF. Now, the check engine light is off but I am unsure if it's really fixed because my regular dealer told me the oil leak wasn't that bad and, in their opinion, a MAF problem would not have cut the engine completely off while driving fast. I had no trouble before - the car seemed to be running okay and doesn't seem any different now that I've had the repair. My regular dealer said it could be the CPS but now I'm really nervous about driving it on the highway just in case it happens again. I am thinking I might get the CPS done anyway as a precaution as I understand it's not an expensive repair.
#196 of 220 Mercedes c230 check engine light-5th time
Aug 17, 2012 (6:51 pm)
Any mechanics or people with similar experience please help! I bought my 2006 c230 new, with extended warranty. All scheduled and non-scheduled service at dealership, on time. It now has 78kmi.
In the past 5 weeks I've brought my car into the dealership 5 times with repeated check engine light! Each time I bring it in it seems like they fix something small, and not the real problem.
The 1st time my car idled rough and shut off at a stop sign and then the check engine light came on. I brought it to the dealership and they said it was an oxygen sensor and they fixed it. It seemed to pull going up hills and my mom noticed a burning/hot smell. Within 48 hours of leaving the check engine light comes on again. I bring it back and they say its a fuel filter issue-fixed. 48 hours again same story. They change the software.!? Again check engine light within 2 days of leaving the dealership. Last time (the 4th time) they said it was a 2nd oxygen sensor issue. Less than 24 hours later the check engine light is on again!!! This is the most absurd experience I've ever had.... please help. I'm not sure if the dealership is messing me me and saying it's little things waiting for my next service A or waiting for my warranty to run out (in 6 months) so that it's my cost rather than theirs!!!! Very frustrated.
Issues that occurred recently before the first CEL---blinker intermittently acting crazy and the A/C was doing what it wanted. No air then a blast of A/C 2-3 min after turning it on (not sure if it's related).
#197 of 220 Re: Air conditioning - intermittent air flow [barrym]
Dec 04, 2012 (4:04 pm)
Your A/C problem might be a vacuum leak. The A/C system uses engine vacuum to swap climate control valves. I hope this helps.
#198 of 220 Re: Problem with sudden shut off [auwillowtumn]
Dec 09, 2012 (8:39 am)
I currently have the same vehicle 2012 mercedes benz c250
The exact same thing happened to me today. While I was at a stop light..car idling the engine suddenly shuts off. I did not have any problem starting the car back. Did you find out what was wrong with your car? Any information will help. Thanks
#199 of 220 Re: intermittant starting problem [joesmetals55]
Dec 15, 2012 (9:23 am)
hey how are you doing, im having the same problem with my 04 c230 mercedes kompressor i recently had the fuel pump replaced and as soon as it was replaced it started up right away. but now it wont start and it sputters. What did you do to fix this problem?
#200 of 220 05 c230k Lights&engine surge while running
Dec 15, 2012 (2:56 pm)
#201 of 220 05 c230k Lights&engine surge while running
Dec 15, 2012 (2:56 pm)
I have an 05 c230k The lights and engine surge and fades while running.
the engine does not lose power while accelerating but lights, defrost motor,
continue to surge and fade.When at idle, engine idle fades and nearly dies.
No check lights are present Help!!!!
#202 of 220 Re: 2007 C230 Camshaft sensors and transmission issues [faheemallibhai]
Dec 17, 2012 (7:25 pm)
I'm having the same problem. We bought a 2006 Mercedes C230 in September 23, 2012. Here it is Dec 17, 2012 and we have had the same issues with the check engine light, oil leaks, etc. Get the oil leak fixed, check engine light still on. Tonight, I was picking my son up from bball practice when out of the blue, on the interstate, the car just stopped driving, I pull off the road, the car will not go, I can only hope and pray it is some sort of cable and NOT the transmission. It only has 63,000 miles on it!! Someone help!!