2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Mercedes-Benz C350

2008
Mercedes-Benz
C350
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2008 Mercedes-Benz C350
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285
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490
2008 Mercedes-Benz C350
$
93
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168
2008 Mercedes-Benz C350
$
435
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828
2008 Mercedes-Benz C350
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239
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345
2008 Mercedes-Benz C350
$
338
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582

2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 Problems

Internal Component Failure May Cause Rough Shifting

Vehicles equipped with a 7-speed automatic transmission may develop a rough shifting condition, most commonly going up from first to second gear and going down from third to second or second to first gear. Our technicians tell us this is due to an internal component failure. Mercedes has released updated parts; the transmission will need to be removed and disassembled to complete the necessary repairs.

Mildew in Heater Box

The heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) heater box is susceptible to mildew buildup. This can result in a musty odor from the HVAC system, most noticeable when the system is first turned on.

Check Engine Light on Due to Failed Catalytic Converter

Catalytic converter failure is common and may cause a Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 Questions

My 2008 C350 shut off wont start. Is it the ignition or the battery? ? (2 answers)

the car drove and park came back out nd it won't start,the lights came on with key in ignition but won't start.

why is gas gauge inaccurate, why is there not a recall on this known problem? (1 answer)

i'm not the only one whose c350 has run out of gas due to the gas gauge being wrong! why is this? how much to fix it? why is it not a recall? it is dangerous to suddenly run out of gas when your car tells you you have 100 miles worth of fuel left, and the gauge is above 1/4 tank. anyone?

where is the car battery in this car and how do you get to it. (1 answer)

i don't see it in the trunk or the front

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2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

The driver's frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag with excessive pressure, resulting in the inflator rupturing and causing metal debris to be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Air Bags Unexpectedly Deploy Or Do Not Function When Needed

The air bag control unit may corrode and cause it to malfunction, resulting in air bags that deploy when not intended, or do not deploy at all in an accident. Dealers will inspect and replace the air bag control unit as needed free of charge to resolve the concern.

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2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 Reviews

We bought the C350 Sport Model brand new. Now it has about 76k miles. My wife loves loves loves this car. I like the exterior looks. The interior is nice too. Nav is just OK. Controls take a bit to get use to. Likes to eat rear brake pads. Over all I'd give it a 8.9 out of 10.
Overall it has been a good car without any significant problems. It is not a DIY friendly car. As an example, if you want to change the oil you have to drop 2 underside cowlings just to get to the drain plug. The transmission service requires special oil and although I have changed fluid on many other cars I will leave this to a trans shop. Expect to pay 2-3 hundred for the service. The car has...

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