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Mercedes-Benz C280 4MATIC Problems

HVAC Oder Due to Mildew in Heater Box on Mercedes-Benz C280 4MATIC

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

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Mercedes-Benz C280 4MATIC Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 44,333 (23,000–72,000)
2 model years affected: 2006, 2007
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mildew almost wet shoe smell when heat turned on. Replaced part in hvac system over all happy with the vehicle. We call it the snow commander. Worried about the cam shaft issue many report. No check engine light yet but it seems MB would be right to recall the vehicle due to such a prevalent issue.