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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,500 miles

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2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 192011

C230 4-cyl

  • 73,000 miles


Fuel sending sensor defective causing vehicle to shut down out of fuel, but fuel gauge reads a little less than half full.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #1

Aug 252010


  • 70,000 miles
1. fuel smell coming from car. 2004 Mercedes Benz C 230 kompressor 2. fuel sending unit cracked causing the fuel smell. Similar to mb voluntary emissions recall campaign #2008-020001. Fuel smell is constant and could be a safety hazard if passenger lights a cigarette and fumes could combust. If vehicle is involved in an accident the chances of a fire is greater. 3. I had no choice and had to have problem repaired. The replacement part did not fit existing parts which increased the cost of the repair considerably.

- Austin, TX, USA

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