Cracked Driveshaft Flex Discs May Cause Driveshaft Movement/Vibration on Mercedes-Benz C300

A vibration felt through the center floor of the vehicle can be caused by driveshaft flex discs, which crack and shred, causing excessive driveshaft movement. Not repairing these can cause damage to the driveshaft center support bearing, or, in the worst case scenario, damage to the transmission or differential.

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Average mileage: 72,186 (14,000–136,000)
Drive Train affected: Automatic Transmission
4 model years affected: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
16 people reported this problem
6 people shared problem details
2010 Mercedes-Benz C300- Automatic Transmission40,000
vibration from center of car new transmission fitted under warranty
2008 Mercedes-Benz C300- Automatic Transmission105,345
Drive shaft exploded and debris punctured destroyed my car! $12,000 in damages. I had it serviced not too long ago. I am freaking pissed!!!
2008 Mercedes-Benz C300- Automatic Transmission115,500
My car was experiencing excessive vibrations. There were several issue with sensors. I had a software upgrade and was told that was the problem. I was heading to Texas when my drive shaft exploded! Debris from the explosion caused significant damage under my hood. i am currently dealing with an adjuster at the moment. Be aware of if you drive this car!
2009 Mercedes-Benz C300- Automatic Transmission136,000
OBDll code P0171 bank 1 lean on 09 Mercedes C300.....same code for bank 2
Very load vibrating sound.
2010 Mercedes-Benz C300- Automatic Transmission24,000
Knocking noise notices when turning right primarily. I sometimes hear the same noise when turning left. I thought it might be associated with rear struts or shocks.