The camshaft adjuster solenoid (which is related to the variable valve timing system) may fail or timing chain/balance shaft components may wear, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light and various drivability issues. Mercedes-Benz has released a service bulletin outlining specific repair instructions depending on fault codes stored.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Mercedes-Benz C280 4MATIC
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Mercedes-Benz C280 4MATIC Problems
Inside grab handles, the upholstery on the center console cover, and door trim panels can delaminate. Most commonly replacement of the affected part is necessary.
The heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) heater box is susceptible to mildew buildup. This can result in a musty odor from the HVAC system, most noticeable when the system is first turned on.
The electrical connector at the automatic transmission may leak fluid into the wiring harness. If not repaired, the oil will migrate through the wiring harness and damage the transmission control module. A new harness and control module may be necessary to correct this problem.
The sway bar end link joints may wear and cause a knocking noise over bumps. Loose or warn links should be replaced to correct this type of noise.
Mercedes-Benz C280 4MATIC Questions and Answers
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The car makes noises similar to a four wheel drive being turn tight on dry payment. The car is a c280 4matic, is this a big problem?
CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON, DIAGNOSTIC C0DE 0059 P0014
I WAS TOLD IT WAS IN INCORRECT POSITION. SYSTEM WAS RESET AND A WEEK LATER THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AGAIN.
PLEASE ADVISE, THANK YOU.
Due to a check engine light being on, my vehicle with the above description did not pass yearly inspection the OBD inspection failed,and the MIL commanded on failed. There were two trouble codes re...