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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 71,346 (14,000–136,000)
Drive Trains affected: Automatic Transmission, Manual Transmission
4 model years affected: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
26 people reported this problem
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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!!!
Sounds like something is knocking or rolling around under the drivers feet when breaking or accelerating!???
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.
I was hearing a roaring sound and feeling a vibration from underneath the vehicle. Then one morning the droveshaft broke tearing the catylac converter cover to shreds
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!