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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2006 Mercedes-Benz C280

2006 Mercedes-Benz C280

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2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The interior wood trim and dash pad are likely to crack due to age and sun exposure.

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The ESP and BAS warning lights may illuminate due to a failed brake light switch. Replacement of the failed switch should correct this concern.

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

Leaks may develop from the differential cover and/or seals on high mileage or older vehicles. Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit if these leaks are addressed.

2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 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 C280 Questions and Answers

Jeffrey G, 2006 Mercedes-Benz C280, Oakland, CA

On occasion my transmission will fail in two major ways. One way is when I am putting the car in reverse to park, it will not engage the gear, then putting back into drive will still not engage. ...

Visitor, 2006 Mercedes-Benz C280, Brooklyn, NY

my cell no work with prewire tel in car what i do

Visitor, 2006 Mercedes-Benz C280, Canoga Park, CA

I have a 2006 c280 and would like to know how to change transmission fluid and how often do you need to change the fluid?

SilverM, 2006 Mercedes-Benz C280, Brandon, FL

Odor smells when the AC is turned for the first time in the morning. Happens every day. Odor only lasts a few seconds.

itamay, 2006 Mercedes-Benz C280, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Each morning when I start the engine there is a cackling sound for about half a minute. Does anybody else have this problem.

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2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 Reviews

I have had zero problems with my c280.
I have a lenghty work commute and it has been such a reliable vehicle. We had a very snowy winter last year. This car was amazing in the snow!

love my car. i was rear ended in tn right after i bought it. not even 3000 miles on it. the police were shocked at the minimul damage to my car compared to the truck. the head rest pop apart as a saftey featuure. the officer said it best. you could not pick a better car to be in a accident in.
well when i bougt it they said milage was around 19-26mpg. well i have been getting around 28-33mpg.

love my car. i test drove over the weekend befor buying this one over 100 cars. some i had the dealer drive back because of the vibration. i have nerve damage and it is nice being able to drive again with out it killing me. thanks mercedes benz

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