2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Mercedes-Benz C350
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2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 Problems
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.
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.
Inside grab handles, the upholstery on the center console cover, and door trim panels can delaminate. Most commonly replacement of the affected part is necessary.
2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 Questions
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.
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?
i don't see it in the trunk or the front
2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 Recalls
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.
The tail lights of the vehicle may dim or fail because of a poor electrical ground connection. Dealers will replace the bulb holders if not previously updated and replace any corroded connectors free of charge to resolve the concern.
The rear outer seat belts may not latch correctly when used with certain child safety seats, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the affected seat belts. This recall is expected to begin on November 19, 2007. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2007-100002.
2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 Reviews
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...
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.