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2006 Mercedes-Benz C230

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2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Brakes -- Verified

The brakes may begin to squeak at about the 50 percent wear point. This is due to the size and material used for the brake pads and rotors.  The brake rotor surfaces become uneven, causing a lip to form at the outer edge. This will generally require replacement of the rotors when the pads are worn (pad life varies depending on driving style and terrain).

Drive Train -- Verified

A vibration felt through the center floor of the vehicle can be caused by cracked and/or shredded driveshaft flex discs, resulting in excessive driveshaft movement. If not repaired, damage to the driveshaft center support bearing, transmission, or differential can occur.

2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., March 15, 2006

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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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Electrical & Lights, August 1, 2008

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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.

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2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Questions and Answers

smclane, 2006 Mercedes-Benz C230, Towson, MD

Hi. I'm considering buying an 06 MB C230 with about 50k miles. I'm wondering if anyone can share the maintenance schedule for these. After owning an 02 Audi A4 1.8T, a regular and irre...

Usclay, 2006 Mercedes-Benz C230, Grand Rapids, MI

The car will run fine but occassionally won't automatically advance its gears. Other rare times but more often lately the car has little torque at a stop light and won't advance from 1st ...

lamike, 2006 Mercedes-Benz C230, Euless, TX

My car has the H/C with Navigation. The navi still guides without sound. The system does not reconize the CD changer and says there is no Satillite radio. I do have satillite radio. No sound at all...

msholds, 2006 Mercedes-Benz C230, Pompano Beach, FL

How do I replace the fuel filter in my 2006 mercedes benz c230

Visitor, 2006 Mercedes-Benz C230, Beaufort, SC

knocking noise from rear of vehicle when braking

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2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Reviews

2006 C230 Sport.

I've had my car for about a year now and I love it. Unfortunatly my front head light went out to many times to count for some reason when I first got it. It was inexpensive to replace but inconvenient to keep driving to the dealer. Overall I'm happy with the vehicle its a smooth drive. Currently my check engine light is on need to find out if its just a gas cap loose problem or not Service B scheduled soon.

I have the C230 with the sport package 7 speed automatic transmission with a v6 24 valve. I previously owned a 1994 Corvette. What a contrast. I find the C230 a sweet running car with sports car handling. Brakes stop on a dime and the mileage is 26 to 30 mpg. Talk about quiet, the stereo is fantastic and at low volume, I could hear any note. Very smooth ride with some road feel. All the other amenities work like a top luxury car. Although I do not have the brute power of the Vette, the power is very satisfactory for all driving situations.

Great cost for a smaller luxury car.

bill reno, nv

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