2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Mercedes-Benz C230

2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Problems

Inside grab handles, the upholstery on the center console cover, and door trim panels can delaminate. Most commonly replacement of the affected part is necessary.

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.

The electrical connector at the automatic transmission may leak fluid. Over time leaking fluid could migrate through the wiring harness and damage the transmission control module. If that happens a new harness and control module may be necessary to correct the problem.

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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Questions

It was blowing cold, wife turned the car off & went into the store. Came out less than an hour and now it's blowing hot air. Any ideas?

my c230 is leaking water into the engine, i changed the oil cooler and head gesture but the problem still exist, my mechanic said we should change the engine!!!
i need your advice please.
thanks

Car runs good most times other times it surges. would this code (P0238) cause the surging? There is no fuel trim codes.

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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Recalls

There is a faulty software calibration that affects several areas including shutting off the fuel supply in a collision. This could cause a fire hazard during an accident. Dealers will reprogram this software. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 070001. This recall began during August, 2008.

Certain passenger vehicles equipped with sport model steering wheels fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard # 208 "Occupant Crash Protection"In certain tests conducted by NHTSA, using an unbelted female crash test dummy, conditions were found that occupants may not be properly protected during a crash, resulting in injuries. Dealers will install a new airbag module free of charge. The Mercedes recall # is 2006020005

 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Reviews

I own a C230 Kompressor with 95000 miles on it. It has been a great car. The most recent issue was the check engine light was on, and the car had about half the power as it normally does. I took it to the dealer, they told me it was the Cam sensor leaking oil. This can leak into the wiring harness and cause you to have to replace the computer on the car. This is an "open campaign", (fancy wor...

Oh my stars! What a disaster owning my Mercedes has been. It is garaged so the appearance is lovely. But in nine years I have replaced the a/c twice, the transmission, brakes seven times, alternator, four batteries and countless tires. I have a Toyota the same year and same miles and have merely supplied it with fuel and regular maintainance. I am so frustrated and disappointed in this product....

I purchased my 2005 C230 new in sept.04 I've never had any problems with the car ever...only recently I have had the check engine light on, but car runs beatiful. Called dealer and they told me if its not flashing not to worry, it may go out on its own, or they will check it on my next service. the only other problem also recently was transmission fluid leak, dealer replcaed a conductor plug, a...

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