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#202 of 218 Re: 2007 C230 Camshaft sensors and transmission issues [faheemallibhai]
Dec 17, 2012 (8:25 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!!
#204 of 218 Re: 2007 C230 Camshaft sensors and transmission issues [rah12]
Dec 20, 2012 (12:57 pm)
Your cam sensor is bad, do not let Mercedes fix it because it will cost you an arm and a leg buy the part and have someone who is mechanically inclined replace it for you
#205 of 218 Re: 2007 C230 Camshaft sensors and transmission issues [lnowell]
Dec 21, 2012 (8:48 am)
We had it towed to a transmission shop and they are saying the transmission is bad. $3500.00 I have contacted Mercedes corporate offices. They are suppose to get back with me on Wednesday.
#206 of 218 2006 C230 Sport Transmission/Engine Question
Dec 23, 2012 (12:13 am)
About a week ago my c230 recently started to not excelerate normal after coming to a stop, it will start slowly and eventually pick-up speed but you can feel it is sluggish. It will start normally if I turn off and restart the car. Today after parking and shopping it started fine but jerked once I changed the gear from park to reverse and then again to drive....the car would not go faster than 20 mph - the motor would just idle. The button to switch from Sport and Casual driving options near the gear shift would not switch over...have always driven on the casual option, but I have switched the options before and they would switch.
Tried to rest it and restart but problem persists...will have my mechanic look at it after the holiday but I am curious if anyone has had this happen and if you know what the problem is. Car has 105k miles.
#207 of 218 Re: 2006 C230 Sport Transmission/Engine Question [hiptor]
Dec 25, 2012 (12:49 am)
I experienced the same problem but could not get a definite answer to what the problem was but as long as it cleared up after turning it off consider it just a glitch. So i got rid of the problem and the car before it became a money pit even though it still looked brand new.
#208 of 218 Re: 2006 C230 Sport Transmission/Engine Question [hiptor]
Dec 25, 2012 (9:10 am)
We had a similar problem that turned out to be a speed proportioning valve on the side of the transmission. The local dealer helped us out in softening the cost
#209 of 218 Re: Transmisson & Camshaft issues [brettmoore1984]
Dec 30, 2012 (12:20 pm)
I am am also having the camshaft sensor problem. My mechanic advised that he thinks Mercedes had a recall on the 2007 C230 cams..Have you gotten anywhere with this issue Brettmoore? seems we may be best served getting with mercedes manufacturer, but I have no idea how to go about it. Also when it is very cold there is hesitation and then a jerk (if I do not gently let it get past it) as I pull out of my drive, then it is fine.
#210 of 218 Re: Transmisson & Camshaft issues [lawai]
by kirstie_h HOST
Dec 31, 2012 (9:42 am)
You might start by having a look here:
I know it says maintenance, but after you enter your vehicle's details, you'll get to a page where you can review recalls and technical service bulletins. I only saw one recall, but the first TSB (top of the list) under "Electrical," there was something about a cam sensor solenoid.
Jan 11, 2013 (8:03 am)
My friend is selling a MB C-230, with 120 K miles on. according to him it runs good but needs some repairs because it gives a jerk when as it accelerates but runs Ok at higher speed. Also, needs a new battery. He is asking around $4500. I need some feedback. Thanks