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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,029 miles

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2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 fuel system problems

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2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 Owner Comments

problem #8

Feb 012014

C230 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When vehicle is refueled, strong odor of gasoline emits from rear passenger seat and rear exterior of vehicle. Odor lingers until tank is down to about 1/2 full.

- Mcclellan, CA, USA

problem #7

Dec 022013

C230 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
My 2007 C230 Mercedes Benz have a strong fuel odor after came from the rear seat after each filled up. But no fuel leak on the ground. This is similar problem among E class model. Are there any recall on this issue.

- Marietta, , GA, USA

problem #6

Nov 302013

C230 6-cyl

  • 48,250 miles
I own a 2007 C230 which is garaged every winter. I filled the gas tank before putting the car away for the season. When I returned two week later I noticed a very strong smell of gasoline had filled the garage. After driving the car for a day and lowering the level of fuel in the tank the smell had gone. After some research I am finding this is a common problem with Mercedes cars. I would not expect this to happen on a vehicle with less than 50 K on it. I also own a 07'' C280 which has the same problem, intense smell of gas after filling the tank. I feel that this strong smell of gasoline fumes provides a dangerous condition and is unsafe.

- Clinton, MA, USA

problem #5

May 202013

C230 6-cyl

  • 79,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

After filling up gas tank, a gas odor appear in the car cabin. After searching on google, I found out that this is a known problem with lots of Mercedes cars/models and it should be a recall!

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #4

Jun 302009

C230 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,719 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Mercedes Benz C230. The contact stated that fuel fumes were emitted into the vehicle and the residential garage after refueling. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the left fuel sending unit and two seals needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 7,719 and the current mileage was 18,624. Updated 08/28/12

- Las Vegas , NV, USA

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problem #3

Apr 092012

C230 6-cyl

  • 42,764 miles
Strong raw fuel odor was noticed after fill up on multiple occasions. Investigation found that both the fuel pump housing and the fuel sender housings were cracked allowing raw fuel to leak out. This is exactly the same as the E class recall. This recall needs to be extended to include the C class as well as this car has an identical failure mode. I found this issue was previously reported, and would like to second this noted issue. For many months have noticed strong fuel smell from left rear wheel well whenever tank is over 3/4 full. Mb dealer confirms above similar diagnosis and approximately 1K repair cost, gas is leaking out and pooling on top of sender unit.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 032011

C230

  • 69,000 miles
The left side fuel sending unit is leaking gas.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 122011

C230 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
Strong raw fuel odor was noticed after fill up on multiple occasions. Investigation found that both the fuel pump housing and the fuel sender housings were cracked allowing raw fuel to leak out. This is exactly the same as the E class recall. This recall needs to be extended to include the C class as well as this car has an identical failure mode.

- Lakeway, TX, USA

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