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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,150 miles

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2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 exhaust system problems

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2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 292009


  • 55,150 miles


This is a 2004 Mercedes C230. Check engine light went on. I went to dealer within 5 miles of warning light coming on. I was told that there was an oil leak and that it had dripped over several components and the wiring harness. I would cost $3,500 to repair but they absorbed the labor cost and it should cost about $2,000. I have never missed a maintenance on this car. They said the this happens because of where the O2 sensor that leaked is. It seems odd to have minor issue cause such enormous damage.

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

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