Mercedes-Benz C280 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz C280

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Mercedes-Benz C280 Problems

Engine Performance Problems Due to Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure

The crankshaft position sensor may fail. Symptoms of this are: The engine will crank—but not start—especially when the engine is warm. The car may start again if it is left to cool off, but it may run roughly or have poor performance.

Control Flaps May Fail Due to Leaking Vacuum Manifold for Climate Control Actuator

The vacuum manifold for the climate control actuator may develop a leak, This can cause poor or no operation of the air delivery and temperature control flaps.

Oil May Leak From PCV Vent Housings and Inspection Plates

An engine Oil leak may develop from the PCV vent housing on the valve cover and/or the inspection plate on the front of the engine.

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Mercedes-Benz C280 Questions

problem with door locks they stop working and trunk lock can open even with keyy (1 answer)

What could cause engine to crank then cut off and not crank again (1 answer)

Cranked car to warm up, engine cut off. Tried to recrank but nothing happens. Radio, headlights and interior lights work.

I hit something on the radio buttons and the next thing I know the screen (1 answer)

said I have to set the code. The only thing appears on the screen now is the word WAIT. I have the code from my owners manual but I can't get the word WAIT to go away I bought this car new in 96 and there's nothing in all of my manuals that deal with this issue. Thanks.

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Mercedes-Benz C280 Recalls

Incorrect Software Calibration May Cause Fuel Pump to Remain Powered in a Collision

There is a faulty software calibration that affects several areas including shutting off the fuel supply in a collision. This could cause a fire hazard during an accident. Dealers will reprogram this software. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 070001. This recall began during August, 2008.

Air Bags in Sport Model Steering Wheels May Fail to Deploy Correctly

Certain passenger vehicles equipped with sport model steering wheels fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard # 208 "Occupant Crash Protection"In certain tests conducted by NHTSA, using an unbelted female crash test dummy, conditions were found that occupants may not be properly protected during a crash, resulting in injuries. Dealers will install a new airbag module free of charge. The Mercedes recall # is 2006020005

 

Recall 01V366000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HOPPECKE BATTERIES. THE BATTERY MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE COULD BE LESS THAN NEEDED TO MAINTAIN PROPER ELECTROLYTE LEVELS.

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Mercedes-Benz C280 Reviews

I bought this car with 67000 miles I so love it only one problem I had oxygen serson I changed for $103 that's all the car really safe and smooth and fast for 185 HP only . Brakes kind of hard probably all Mercedes the same . Thank you
1999 MB C280 with 108k miles. Great car. Bought it from the original owner in Central Florida. I've had over 20+ Mercedes, and will NOT drive anything else. Prior to my purchase of the 1st generation (W202) C class, I was skeptical, since all I've owned were E, S and SL class Mercedes. I took a chance on this "C" class. And, WOW!!! I am quite impressed, especially for a 15 year old car!! With s...
brakes have a squeal even after shoes and rotors replaced. Motor mnts needed to be replaced after 70k

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