2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Mercedes-Benz C280
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2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 Problems"Crank no Start" Due to Failed Crankshaft Position Sensor
The crankshaft position sensor may fail. Symptoms of this are: The engine will crank—but not start—especially when the engine is warm. The car may start again if it is left to cool off, but it may run roughly or have poor performance.
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.
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 determine which components are at fault.
2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 QuestionsWhat could cause engine to crank then cut off and not crank again (1 answer)
Cranked car to warm up, engine cut off. Tried to recrank but nothing happens. Radio, headlights and interior lights work.
the dash is giving me a service signal with wrenches on it. Its saying that I need service in 300
2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 RecallsIncorrect Software Calibration May Cause Fuel Pump to Remain Powered in a Collision
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.
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