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1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1997 Mercedes-Benz C280

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 is between $750 and $916 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Repair Cost Index Score
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C280
scores in the middle range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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$833
Annual Repair Cost
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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.
Failed spark plug wires and/or ignition coils can cause intermittent misfires (rough running); the Check Engine Light may also illuminate. Diagnoses of the ignition system will be necessary to dete...
Due to wear, high usage vehicles can experience ignition lock and tumbler failures. The ignition lock cylinder will generally require replacement to correct this concern.
Overall (3 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
July 08, 2012
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280
Have had the vehicle only a few months, it has 145,000 miles and still looks and runs like new. Only problem is head liner is starting to fall.
May 11, 2011
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280
After having driven hundreds of cars in 40 years, this is my favorite, hands down. Bought it 5 years ago with 30k miles, now I have 140k and it still hasn't given me a reason to sell it. A few th...
November 30, 2010
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280
2nd owner. Only 4 problems we have had, replacing head lamp bulbs, noise in front wheel area, possible brake,idle arm, or tie rod (going to get it checked), headliner came down in rear of vehicle (...