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Dan, ASE Certified Technician
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Experience:  Dealer Auto Technician
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Check engine light on giving codes 1200 and 1208, Comes on

Customer Question

Check engine light on giving codes 1200 and 1208
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: Comes on and goes off I live in a very hot and humid environment birmingham al and seems to come on more in heat
JA: What is the model/year of your Mercedes?
Customer: 2011c-300 4matic sport
JA: What year is your Mercedes?
Customer: 2011
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Is it doing damage to drive
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Dan replied 1 month ago.

Hello my name is***** am an ASE Master Technician and I am glad to help you out with your question.

Expert:  Dan replied 1 month ago.

These are variable valve timing codes. It will not damage to drive, just might affect the performance of the engine. These codes could be caused by faulty actuators, dirty or clogged oil passages. The oil condition in the engine, level and oil filter can all also cause these codes.

The most common cause is low oil level and dirty oil.