1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Mercedes-Benz C230

1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 Problems

Dead Battery Due to Failed Seat Control Module

A dead battery can be caused by a faulty seat control module that does not properly shut down.  Spilling liquids on the front seats can cause these modules to fail.

Mass Air Flow Sensor Failure Causing Poor Fuel Economy and Check Engine Light On

The mass air flow sensor can fail, resulting in poor fuel economy and Check Engine Light illumination.

Evaporator Temperature Sensor Failure

The evaporator temperature sensor can fail, causing the AC compressor not to cycle. If the AC compressor does not turn on, the AC system will not blow cold air. If the compressor is stuck on, the air will be very cold at first, before warming up.

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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 Questions

What does it means when you put your car in any gear and it just rolls a inch an (1 answer)

My car been sitting down and for a while so my fuel pump when out I replace it crunck it up and moved it maybe fifty yards then I let it sat and ran bout a hour in a half got in it and tryed to move it it just rolled a inch and stop even in reverse same thing my check in engine light on and a too...

Where is the fuel pump located and how to remove it? (1 answer)

Where is the fuel pump located and how to remove it?

try unlocking the car didn't work. Used key in door it only roles down drive win (1 answer)

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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 Recalls

Recall 01V366000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HOPPECKE BATTERIES. THE BATTERY MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE COULD BE LESS THAN NEEDED TO MAINTAIN PROPER ELECTROLYTE LEVELS.

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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 Reviews

I am enjoying this car as second owner. First owner drove 180000 miles than I took over few years ago. It has more than 260000 miles now but surprisingly it doesn't burn oil at all in between oil changes. I keep every 5000 miles use synthetic oil. I changed transmission fluid at 200000. Water Pump at 224000. Very recently Speedometer stock so I bought used one cost $ 80.00 so it shows only 1150...
My 1998 Mercedes Benz C230 is extremely reliable car.I bought it in Nov 1997 brand new with 4 miles on it,after 16 years it has 84,800 miles on it and still reliable no breakdown,easy to start,my battery lasted for 10 years,change my 4 tires 3 times and follow car maintenance every 10,000 miles,no other repair.I love it".
I purchased my 1998 c230 from my sister in law when it was off leaseit had 20,000 miles that was in 2001 since i have put 140,000 miles on the car and compared to my dodge dakota with 105.000 miles and my accord 106,000 miles I am sorry to say the mercedes has cost 5 times more to maintain and operate then the dodge or honda. Would never by another over engineered car like this mercedes again. ...

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