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
$
134
to $
358
2006 Mercedes-Benz C280
$
261
to $
509
2006 Mercedes-Benz C280
$
474
to $
784
2006 Mercedes-Benz C280
$
144
to $
332
2006 Mercedes-Benz C280
$
447
to $
1,248

2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 Problems

Check Engine Light and Engine Noise

The engine in the 2005-2008 Mercedes Benz C280 is known by Mercedes Benz to have issues due to a poorly manufactured gear on the balance shaft (also known as the counter-rotating assembly). Since the balance shaft gear is driven by the timing chain, which keeps the engine rotating synchronously, when it fails, the timing of the engine will change causing:

-Illumination of the Check Engine Light

-Rough Running Conditions

-Stalling

-Loud Rattle or Slapping Noise

-OBD Trouble Code P1200 and P1208

Correction for this issue is replacement of the balance shaft, or balance shaft gear. Replacement of the timing chain and tensioner should be done as well. The Mercedes Benz dealer may cover some or all of the repair cost on select vehicles as a result of a class action settlement.

"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.

Check Engine Light Due to Faulty Camshaft Adjuster Solenoid

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.

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2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 Questions

What 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.

how does the cell phone unit in front of the gear rod work with my cell phone? (1 answer)

whats the average/estimated price for a tune up 100,000 miles (1 answer)

the dash is giving me a service signal with wrenches on it. Its saying that I need service in 300

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2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 Recalls

Incorrect 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.

Air Bags in Sport Model Steering Wheels May Fail to Deploy Correctly

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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2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 Reviews

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based on 2 customer 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 28-33mp...

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