Last post on Nov 05, 2013 at 1:25 PM
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#209 of 220 Re: Transmisson & Camshaft issues [brettmoore1984]
Dec 30, 2012 (11:20 am)
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 220 Re: Transmisson & Camshaft issues [lawai]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Dec 31, 2012 (8:42 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 (7:03 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 (7:38 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 220 Re: MB C-230 [kirstie_h]
Jan 11, 2013 (8:32 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 (8:34 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.
Jan 11, 2013 (9:41 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.
#216 of 220 Repair on brand new Benz. Should I try to get a new one?
Jan 21, 2013 (5:10 pm)
Bought a C250 yesterday. Got it home and it is making loud rattling/sputtering noise when idling in gear. It is now in the garage for them to inspect. It had 13 miles on it at the dealership. I'm feeling like I got the reject that other people test drove and rejected because it was rattling. It doesn't make the rattling every time - maybe half the time. I plan to keep this car for 8 years or more. I do not want on-going rattling and headaches. Should I insist upon a new one? The salesman said if I really want a new one they will probably do it.
#217 of 220 Re: Repair on brand new Benz. Should I try to get a new one? [nwt]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 21, 2013 (5:24 pm)
Not for a rattle---sure, they'll trade you into a new one, but you won't like the price difference.
Give 'em a chance. Discouraging I know, but maybe it's some nit-picky little thing.
#218 of 220 Re: MB C-230 [nas724]
Jan 29, 2013 (6:02 pm)
I would stay away from this Car. I have owned one from 16 to 88 thousand miles and this is the list of problems:
*Windshield wiper mechanism failed 3x last resulted in sudden loss of vision and serious accident, write off.
** transmission replaced 2x (one in warranty) second $3,000.00 bill.
***Engine harness $1,000.00
****Air mass sensor $800.00
*****Computer (used one ) $900.00 engine stalling during normal driving city and freeway.
******Instrument cluster, in warranty. Failed again when out of warranty.
Like most owners, I did not get anywhere with Benz service, even so I brought up the problem to service manager while the car was still in warranty. Lovely car, cheap to buy compared to cost of ownership.