Mercedes-Benz C280 Repair and Maintenance

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

Mercedes-Benz C280 Problems

Interior Wood Trim/Dash Pads Crack Due to Age and Sun Exposure

The interior wood trim and dash pad are likely to crack due to age and sun exposure.

Trunk Springs May Break and Cause Trunk Lid to Fall When Opened

Trunk springs can break and cause the trunk lid to fall back down when opened.

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.

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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

my 1996 MB280 has been a very great car as well as reliable. But recently the dash board and all its functions quit working.Has anybody else experienced this problem?If so please let me know on what fixed the problem.
I just purchased this car this past Monday for 2800.00 , and its been great. my trustworthy mechanic/ like big bro gave it a 45 minute check up and gave it a B+ overall . it has 80,000-83,000 miles with a brand new motor put in in Sept. 2010. I by no means am a flashy chica i dont think i have the personality for a Benz , having said that , it feels good to drive it, and the title's in my nam...
I got this car new and have never sorry. I love it and after warranty expired I cannot think of any major repairs I have had to make--just the usual maintenance upkeep. Love my little car and it is the most comfortable car to drive on long trips.

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