hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,488 miles

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2007 Mercedes-Benz C280 fuel system problems

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2007 Mercedes-Benz C280 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 042013

C280 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles


The smell of gasoline fumes is extremely strong after filling the tank. The intense smell of gasoline fills the interior of the car as well. I feel that this condition is unsafe and provides the potential for a fire hazard. This condition only happens when the car is filled and last a day or two. My car is in excellent condition but I have not been able to pinpoint the cause.

- Clinton, MA, USA

problem #4

Aug 012013

C280 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
After filling the vehicle with fuel, a strong odor of gasoline fills the garage when the vehicle is parked inside after fueling. The odor of gasoline is so strong that I feel it is unsafe to park the vehicle inside the garage because of the fumes, and the potential for fire or explosion.

- Aberdeen, MD, USA

problem #3

May 072013

C280 6-cyl

  • 36,800 miles
Every time I fill up the gas tank, I get a very strong smell of gasoline for a day or two.

- Burke, VA, USA

problem #2

May 242011

C280 6-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
Noticed strong fuel smell. Fuel tank behind driver side had crack-had it replaced. 4th of July weekend noticed I could not fill up tank beyond 1/2 tank took it back into service defect was located in passenger side tank. On 7/15 car stalled on freeway---showed 1/2 tank of gas-assumed it was the battery. Took it into service again and it was the float in the tank that needed to be checked---problem solved-----so far. Was told by dealer my year/model did not qualify for recall. Recalls are determined by factory where it was built and excessive complaints for said problem from that factory. If the same fuel pump was found to be defective for other model years why wait for consumer to complain and pay out of pocket for repair.. Mercedes should recall pumps gratis ----sounds like good customer service to me.

- Macomb Twp, MI, USA

problem #1

Feb 192009


  • 28,639 miles
While driving my car suddenly lost power and stalled with no warning. The car was taken to the nearest dealer where it was determined that the fuel sensor failed despite the fact that there was still almost one quarter of a tank of gas. The dealer replaced the fuel sensor. Research on the NHTSA website revealed that there was a part 573 defect information report filed by the manufacturer and a manufacturer's campaign identification number was issued #2008070001. I was never notified about this problem by the dealer or the manufacturer. This could have been a life threatening situation had I been traveling on a busy highway instead of a local street at the time of the event.

- Bayport, NY, USA

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