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#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@Edmunds 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
Jan 11, 2013 (8:38 am)
Not sure what you're looking for - are you asking whether that's a good price, and if you should consider purchasing it?
#213 of 218 Re: MB C-230 [kirstie_h]
Jan 11, 2013 (9:32 am)
Both. Is it a fair price? and is it generally considered a problem/problem free car?. I have never
driven or bought a MB before.
Jan 11, 2013 (9:34 am)
Keep watching this discussion for feedback, but you should also post details about the vehicle in our Real-World Trade-in Values discussion. Make sure to include your location & mileage on the vehicle, and people can give you an idea of what it's worth.
#215 of 218 Re: MB C-230 [nas724]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 11, 2013 (10:41 am)
If you mean that it snaps your neck between upshifts, that's not a real good sign. If you're looking for a trouble-free used car, generally speaking (and I've been proven wrong sometimes), a high mileage German car out of warranty with transmission issues is not the best odds.
By all means, have the car checked out prior to purchase.