The camshaft adjuster solenoid (which is related to the variable valve timing system) may fail or timing chain/balance shaft components may wear, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light and various drivability issues. Mercedes-Benz has released a service bulletin outlining specific repair instructions depending on fault codes stored.
Check Engine Light Due to Faulty Camshaft Adjuster Solenoid on Mercedes-Benz C280
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2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 96,000 mi, Visitor
I have this problem will this stop the car from running.
StaRTED TODAY HARD SHIFTING, cHECK ENGINE LIGT ON