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.
Car Problem Reports
Mercedes-Benz C230 Cracked Driveshaft Flex Discs May Cause Driveshaft Movement/Vibration
Mercedes-Benz C230 Problem
Average Mileage: 131,938 mi (65,000 mi - 302,185 mi)
Visitor, 2000 Mercedes-Benz C230, 90,000 mi
Flex plates deteriorated causing vibration & clunking. Had them both replaced & smoothed right out. The flex plates are in use instead of the universal joints & give a reduction in noise transmission in the drive train FYI.
Visitor, 2004 Mercedes-Benz C230, 79,250 mi
Me too. I am just driving like that to ground. I do not want to spend any further money on this stupid car. What a stupid car Benz makes.
This is a car of Doctor's, Lawyers, and Business man as they easily cheat the common people with their fees, and have plenty of money to dispose easily. Learned very hard way, this car is not for common people.
Thanks to Benz CEO to fool me once and not for the second time in this life for me.
Visitor, 2002 Mercedes-Benz C230, 125,010 mi
heard and felt vibration through the seat towards the back of the vehicle, thought it was the hub bearings, well, had car in 1st gear, clutch in; i released the clutch to accelerate and the back end started clunking around. pulled in the clutch, 2nd gear released clutch and the back end, like the rear axle was hopping around. AINT DRIVIN IT ! wtf just got the car out the shop yesterday had the clutch, master + slave cylinders & pressure plate replaced, fluids drained and refilled - NOW THIS WTF.
Visitor, 1997 Mercedes-Benz C230, 89,000 mi
rough ride drag, viberation and poor quality
Visitor, 1999 Mercedes-Benz C230, 302,185 mi
FRONT DRIVE SHAFT FLEX JOINT HOLES STRETCHED OUT CAUSING A VIBRATION THOUGH THE CAR
Visitor, 1997 Mercedes-Benz C230, 150,000 mi
The dealer indicated they were starting to crack, so I replaced them before too much vibration started.
Visitor, 2005 Mercedes-Benz C230, 85,000 mi
Repeatedly had it into dealer for warranty work, dealer says nothing wrong w/ car.Rumble is normal...and it gets ....19mpg...and this is normal too....and pops, groans, clunks, and other assorted noises are normal too. And I am a certified mech (old school points, plugs condensor, generators and voltage regulators) and am documenting all this and more. When I finish repairing all the items the stealer (dealer) didn't address during warrenty, CEO of Mercedes Benz will get an interesting letter about my 2005 C-230 Kompressor...
Visitor, 2007 Mercedes-Benz C230, 65,000 mi
Rumbling noise as car excelerates!! And it's definitely not tire rumble!
Visitor, 2007 Mercedes-Benz C230
I had this problem with my Mercedes 2007 C230. It cost over $5,000.00 to replace.