Mercedes-Benz C280 4MATIC Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz C280 4MATIC
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Mercedes-Benz C280 4MATIC ProblemsCamshaft Adjuster Solenoid Failure
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.
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.
Mercedes-Benz C280 4MATIC QuestionsI have the failed exhaust camshaft solenoid on my c280 and wanted to know if I can get it fixed under the recall for this problem? (1 answer)
The failed exhaust camshaft solenoid is on the driver side cylinder head and also on the passenger side intake. I was told by a repair pal certified repair shop that this problem is under the recall by Mercedes Benz and would be repaired at a Mercedes Benz dealership.
repair work was done to my 2007 Mercedes c280. The code shows 02 sensors were swapped, or crossed up. Will this affect the computer and cause the cooler fan not to come on.