Trunk springs can break and cause the trunk lid to fall back down when opened.
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 Problems
The interior wood trim and dash pad are likely to crack due to age and sun exposure.
The vacuum manifold for the climate control actuator may develop a leak, This can cause poor or no operation of the air delivery and temperature control flaps.
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.
A rear tail light housing can fail causing the brake light on the affected side to be inoperative. Replacing the failed housing is commonly required to correct this issue.
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 Recalls (Recent)
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 Questions and Answers
I have a 1996 c280, 165000 miles due for a biannual smog test. If failed the first test due to not all readiness flags not being set. I have taken it to several friends shops( I am a tech myself) a...
The wiper won't shut off even though the wand has the setting to zero. Same wand has Highbeam and directionals.
One repair estimate was $1000.
just bought a 1996 C280 and the wiper is stuck on. interval setting is to zero and nothing seems to shut this off
when wanting to turn my car on,it usually takes about five or six tries before it starts.after it starts it runs fine.what can it be
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 Reviews
my 1996 MB280 has been a very great car as well as reliable. But recently the dash board and all its functions quit working.Has anybody else experienced this problem?If so please let me know on what fixed the problem.
Had this car for a couple years now actually, I found mine in a junk yard, paid 200 dollars for it because somebody was in a wreck that just messed up one of the fenders and thought it was broken now, I love idiots, anyway, it has about 200,000 miles on it and still drives better than anything else I've ever ridden in. I had to replace the heads on it when I first got it but that was just because of the wreck it had been in, but I haven't had any problems with it that weren't easy to deal with, being kind of old, the headliner started to fall so I tacked it back up, the power steering was going out so I just put a new pump in, one of the fan belts broke and knocked loose my transmission fluid line but i just put a new line and belt on it, and these are the only problems I've had after a couple of years, and none of the repairs have cost me more than a couple dollars just getting parts and things from junk yards, if you know what you're doing, it can be a great car, and it has to be a good car if it's lasted this long for me, I drive like I'm in Nascar and it still drives as smooth as the day I got it. Beautiful car, and amazing quality