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Mercedes-Benz C280 Recalls

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Most Recent Mercedes-Benz C280 Recall

On August 1, 2008, Mercedes-Benz recalled 404 Mercedes-Benz C280. Mercedes-benz is recalling my 2006-2008 m-class, r-class, my 2005-2009 slk-class, my 2005-2008 c-class, my 2003-2004 and 2006-2008 clk-class, my 2003-2008 e-class, my 2004 and 2008 cl-class, my 2008 cls-class, my 2004 and 2007-2008 s-class, my 2003 g-class, and my 2003-2004, 2006 and 2009 sl-class vehicles. a software calibration number (scn) coding received on the affected vehicles during a recent workshop visit was incorrect. depending on the model year and model affected, the results of an incorrect scn coding can affect a number of vehicle safety and emission functions including the following types of functions: (1) the fuel gauge readings may be incorrect; (2) a stuck fuel-level sensor may not be displayed in the instrument cluster; (3) the obd system may cause the check engine light to illuminate incorrectly; and, (4) the speedometer may be out of tolerance.
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Mercedes-Benz C280 Recall Details

RepairPal Expert Overview on August 1, 2008

There are several computers in the vehicle and each computer requires proper software to operate the each vehicle system. One particular software calibration on this vehicle was erroneous from the factory and could keep the fuel system powered after an accident. This can cause fuel to continue to flow even after an accident.

Please contact your Mercedes-Benz dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 15, 2006

In certain passenger vehicles equipped with a sport model steering wheel, the airbag may fail to deploy correctly.

Mercedes will notify customers of affected vehicles beginning March 15, 2006. If you have not been contacted and feel your car falls under this recall. You should contact your local dealership. It's helpful to have your VIN Vehicle Identification Number ready when doing so.

Summary on February 20, 2002
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with hoppecke batteries. the battery maintenance schedule could be less than needed to maintain proper electrolyte levels.
Summary on April 22, 1996
The drive belt pulley on the engine can develop fatigue cracks in the metal and break. if the drive pulley breaks, the car would not have engine cooling, battery charging, and/or power steering.