Trunk springs can break and cause the trunk lid to fall back down when opened.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Mercedes-Benz C280
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280
1997 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.
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 Questions and Answers
HOW MANY MILES DO I NEED TO DRIVE TO REST THE DRIVE CYCLE
Yea so thanks to who ever can help me... i was lookin for instructions on how to give a C280 97 and oil change.
Total cost in my area to replace water pump on my 1997 280C Mercedes Benz?
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 Reviews
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.
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 things I had to do early on and they were expensive; head gasket and oil pan gasket replaced, water pump replaced, and about $2k into the transmission. Everything else has been sensor related. 29+ mpg at 70mpg! unbelievable turning radius, quiet and really comfortable. The best city car you can drive.
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 (could have been last summer when my children decided to use it to do lawn work and leaving a can of gasoline in the trunk, I believe the vapors caused it.
The biggest problem is hiding the keys from my 21 year old and his 18 year old twin brothers.