fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,444 miles

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2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 fuel system problems

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2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 272005

C230 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,444 miles


Hesitation (jerking) upon acceleration, usually during turns or while in heavy traffic. This has been an ongoing problem since purchase of vehicle (new). I have taken it in for repair for this problem no less than seven (7) times, but the problem still remains. There is also a popping noise coming from the exhaust system that occurs when the brake is engaged and the vehicle is idling. Attempts to fix these problems consists of the following: Charcoal canister shut off valve replacement, leak in coductor sleeve repaired, performed adaptation of the torque converter, flushed automatic transmission and torque converter, replaced torque converter, and installed restrictor in the purge line. Additionally, the original tires on the vehicle have been very problematic. I had a blow out on the right rear tire @ 14,190 miles. I then replaced both rear tires. I had another blow out on the right rear tire at 26,400 miles while on the expressway. I replaced that tire again along with the wheel/rim. At 35,522 miles I had a blowout on the front left tire while on the expressway again. I then replaced all four tires, because they all needed replacing at that time.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

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