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Check Engine Light On problems of the 2006 Mercedes Benz C230



12 problems related to check engine light on have been reported for the 2006 Mercedes Benz C230.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 1
Failure Date: 09/13/2014

The check engine light came on my C230 2006 mercedes-benz therefore I'd taken the vehicle to the repair shop. The mb mechanic stated I have a bad balance shaft that needs to be replace. The mb repair shop quoted me over $6000 to repair a defective balance shaft. The engine will not start with this defective part, and/or the car will stop because of the failed part while driving.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 2
Failure Date: 11/16/2012

Took our daughter's 2006, C230 Mercedes Benz to our mercedes certified mechanic to repair a sluggish problem that caused the check engine light to come on. . I was informed that a part in the engine called the balancer was going bad. . . The cost is an approx $5000. 00. And that we would have to take it to the local mercedes dealership to do the repair. The part installed in the 2006 and 2007 models was made of a too soft a metal, so its a defective part to start with! this part apparently causes the engine to lose power while driving. . . Benz has not issued a recall on this part.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 3
Failure Date: 06/14/2012

Took the vehicle to the dealer when the check engine light came on. Car was diagnosed with a bad balance shaft that needed to be replaced. Apparently this has been a problem with this engine on numerous models of mercedes as class action lawsuits have been filed in numerous states.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 4
Failure Date: 09/17/2011

On March 12, 2011, during an "a" service, I was informed by my mechanic, the check engine light was illuminated due to the left intake cam sensor was defective but it was not a big concern. On September 17, 2011, during a "b" service, my mechanic stated the check engine light was illuminated again for the left intake cam and the right exhuast cam adjuster magnets were defective or the balance shaft was worn. At this point the car was running ok but he said if he runs a diagnostic test on the engine again in the near future and it reads a second problem on the right side cam side, there is a strong possibility teeth on the cam spocket due to the usage of an inferior product. He explained it would be approximately $4,000. 00 to repair, he was repairing a vehicle with the same problem and showed me the wear on the teeth which cause the inbalance of the shaft and the cams come off line. In my mechanics opinion, Mercedes Benz knows about their defective part byt they do not want to have a "campaign" to resolve the issue and my type/year engine was made with this inferior part. I travel 80 miles to and from work and cannot afford to spend this money for a repair on a vehicle that is suppose to last me forever.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 5
Failure Date: 09/13/2011

I was driving my vehichle on the highway during morning rush hour when I noticed that the car would not accelerate over 35 mph. I moved the car off the highway and stopped at a red light. Once I stopped the car it would not accelerate at all when I stepped on the gas. I had to put the car in park and then move it back to drive to get the car to move. The car would jump and luch forward when I shifted gears. I drove the car dircetly to the dealer. The mercedes dealer told me that there was a problem with the software and that the software would need to be updated. I went to pick up my car after the "software " was updated ($1,700 cost) and drove the car about 10 miles when I noticed that the check engine light had come on. I took the car back to the mercedes dealer to let them know the check engine light was now on. The mercedes dealer told me I have a defective balance shaft that needs to be repaired. The mercedes dealer ask me if I had kept up the oil changes on the car. I told the them that I had. The mercedes dealer told me that I have to pay $2,500 just for them to take the engine apart and that the total repair will cost around $6,000. I just purchased the car in July 2010 ( 14 months ownership) with about 19,500 miles on it.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 6
Failure Date: 08/11/2011

Received a check engine light notice. Took c-230 (2006) to dealer and was told that the code indicated a worn timing gear problem and would require major engine repair. The cost estimate was $4000 to $5000 to take the engine apart and determine if the gear was worn and needed replacement. Performed a internet search and found that this is a common problem with these engines. Car has 85,000 miles and was purchased in 2008 with 40,000. Have not had the repair performed yet.


car   Check Engine Light On problem 7
Failure Date: 06/10/2011

The vehicle was being driven on interste 95 in pompano beach florida, the car started to run rough and the check engine light became illuminated. Took the car to the repair shop and it came up with 2 codes 1200 and 1208 intake and exhaust camshaft sensor right cylinder, the mechanics replaced the 2 sensors and a couple weeks later it appeared again. The original mechanic recomended another shop that specialized in mercedes. I took it there a few weks later and we were informed it is a comon problem with the mercedes and that they were being sued for it,and merceds has put out over 10 TSB on the issue and it has been hapening to cars with this new engine. The problem is the sprocket on the balance shaft was not hardened metal,like it was sapose to be.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 8
Failure Date: 02/01/2011

At the end of Jan 2011, my engine light came on in my 2006 C230 mercedes benz. I took my vehicle into the dealership to get a diagnostic inspection on Feb 1, 2011. The inspection determined the vehicle needed a balance shaft. My vehicle only has 58,705 miles on it and warranty expired on it at 50,000 miles. If driven longer with the engine light on, the vehicle would of malfunction. This safety issue may of cause the vehicle to misfire and stop driving. Mercedes benz USA has received several complaints pertaining to this issue for the past few years and nothing is being done about it. Also, several class action lawsuits have been filed about this issue. A recall should be put on engine m272 & m273 balance shaft gear / idle gear. This defect in the engine is a safety issue and may cause a major accident or fatality. The pricing on the service is really ridiculous. Parts $ 478. 15 and labor $1946. 26. This price was a goodwill gesture.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 9
Failure Date: 01/10/2011

The contact owns a 2006 Mercedes Benz c class 230. The contact was driving 15 mph when the red engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who ran a diagnostic test and discovered that the cam shaft was spinning free and would need replacing. There were no recalls for the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 57,000.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 10
Failure Date: 12/24/2010

Check engine light came on at about 51k miles, just out of warranty on C230 mercedes. The balance shaft is broken. No help with mercedes on this $3000 repair.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 11
Failure Date: 10/04/2010

The engine light went on in my 2006 C230 mercedes (current milage 57,000) since sept 2010. I later confirmed it's the problem in the balance shaft, which directly impact on the acceleration and failure of the engine. The engine sudden stopped running few times in my commute to work in a freeway. Luckily, it was during the rush hour and the traffic was moving slowly. Many times when I entered to the freeway in a merge lane, the acceleration didn't work at all and I almost got hit by the other cars in the merge lane. The mechanic advised if continue driving the vehicle without replacing balance shaft will lead to a big danger to the driver and passenger since the engine can be stopped anywhere and anytime. Replacing the balance shaft cost $6,000 (from the dealer) and mercedes USA refuse to cover any portion of the repair since my car exceeds 50,000 miles/4 yrs warranty. I talked to the dealer and the service adviser. They said this is a common known problem for many of the mercedes models. In fact, it was in their service bulletin since 2007. Unfortunately mercedes wouldn't cover any repair unless there’s a recall or someone die from it. I wonder if mercedes will wait until more injuries before they consider stop using the same balance shaft in their cars. This balance shaft is a very small piece located right in the middle of the engine. The cost of the material is very inexpensive. However, it requires intensive labor because the engine must be taken apart in order to replace the balance shaft.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 12
Failure Date: 01/01/2010

Check engine light keeps coming on saying something in engine is bad with a price tag of over 6000. 00 to fix.