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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,000 miles

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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 exhaust system problems

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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 082008

C230 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles


Check valve on the M271 motor in my 2005 C230 has a defect allowing the supercharged air to enter into the crankcase of the engine pushing oil into it and it caused a misfire reading, loss of power and the check engine light to go on. The campaign I found identical to my problem is number is 2008020002. However it's repair coverage is only associated with a range of VIN #'s throughout 2003-2005 which my car is a 2005, but the campaign is not listed under my VIN#.

- Seattle, WA, USA

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