The interior wood trim and dash pad are likely to crack due to age and sun exposure.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Mercedes-Benz C280 Interior Wood Trim/Dash Pads Crack Due to Age and Sun Exposure
Mercedes-Benz C280 Problem
Average Mileage: 84,108 mi (11,200 mi - 187,777 mi)
Visitor, 1995 Mercedes-Benz C280, 96,000 mi
wood cracking around gear shift-need to find how to repair. Mine is zebra stripe and not burl.
Visitor, 2006 Mercedes-Benz C280, 40,000 mi
wood console cracking.dealer told me to fly a kite,out of warranty,get lost
Visitor, 1995 Mercedes-Benz C280, 131,000 mi
Same issue. Not repaired.