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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,080 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 222016


  • 100,000 miles


Transmission went out at 100, ooo miles car went out without warning going at a rate of 40 miles per hour on a buisy highway motorist stranded with a walking disability, esp light came on when trying to put car in drive would not had to be towed now at Mercedes dealership North palm beach, dealer ship advised would cost 12, ooo.oo to repair recall was too late to file deadline 2-15-16.

- Riveria Beach, FL, USA

problem #6

Dec 142014


  • 112,261 miles
Balance shaft is bad Mercedes wants $5833 to fix it now they have a class action lawsuit against them for that they should have to pay the whole amount to fix it as I looked for recall I found the problem for my gas tank that should have been recalled to if you fill the car up you can smell gas need help to fix this

- Picayune, MS, USA

problem #5

Jan 012009


  • 13,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Mercedes Benz C230. The contact stated that the engine light illuminated intermittently. The contact mentioned that the vehicle exhibited failures related to loss of acceleration, electrical failures with the turning signals, air bag light illumination and exhaust system. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the crank shaft sensor and the camshaft sensor were defective. Also, the actuator timing chain, balance shaft and the valve cover needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 13,000.

- Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 102013

C230 6-cyl

  • 160,000 miles


Balance shaft premature failure found by cel (check engine light) during diagnostics check at Mercedes Benz of nashville, tn. The engine has been running well so I was shocked that the first time my check engine light came on that the repair is the balance shaft $5,600 repair. Mbusa refused good will assistance to service director [xxx] on 8/21/13. The service report shows all engine related checks are green/good except for the check engine light reading balance shaft replacement required. I drive over 100 interstate miles daily so the warranty is exceeded quickly. Based on # of claims this is a common problem that will eventually be a safety hazard because the car will fail to accelerate when merging and even stall out complete at any speed. Where is the recall"???" information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Lebanon, TN, USA

problem #3

Jan 042013

C230 6-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Mercedes Benz C230. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle after several minutes. Several days later while the contact was driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled three times in the course of a 24-hour period. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 08V303000 (electrical system). And contacted the manufacturer, who advised that the VIN was not included in the recall campaign and offered no further assistance. The dealer was notified and advised the contact to bring the vehicle in for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 57,000. Updated 1/29/13 updated 2/4/2013

- Hesperia, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 012012

C230 6-cyl

  • 49,300 miles
All 4 cam shaft sensors failed at the same time.

- Richmond, CA, USA

problem #1

May 012011


  • 69,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Mercedes Benz C230. The contact stated that the check engine warning light illuminated, the speedometer was inoperable and the esp bas control was also illuminated. The dealer was notified and the contact was awaiting a service appointment. The manufacturer advised the contact that her VIN had not been included in NHTSA campaign id number: 08V303000 (electrical system). The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where they performed a diagnostic which confirmed that the control unit needed to be replaced. The current and failure mileage was approximately 69,000.

- San Dimas, CA, USA

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