Mercedes-Benz C280 Repair and Maintenance
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Mercedes-Benz C280 ProblemsEngine 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.
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.
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.
Mercedes-Benz C280 Questionsproblem with door locks they stop working and trunk lock can open even with keyy (1 answer)
Cranked car to warm up, engine cut off. Tried to recrank but nothing happens. Radio, headlights and interior lights work.
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.
Mercedes-Benz C280 RecallsIncorrect 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.
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