Mercedes

Have Mercedes questions? Ask a mechanic for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

My check engine light is on and I had taken my Mercedes C280…

My check engine light...

My check engine light is on and I had taken my Mercedes C280 (2006) to see why the light was on. At that time they said it was the camshaft (I believe) and that the engine would need to be taken out to fix the problem. I heard Mercedes knew about this problem so is there any way to get compensated for this costly repair (its going to cost about 6800 to fix)

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?

It stays on-in occasion it blinks but only for less than a minute before it stays on again

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your C280?

2006

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your C280 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I am not going to fix it myself i have to get it fixed in order for it to pass inspection in Virginia

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No i think that is all thank you

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Mercedes Question
Answered in 6 minutes by:
3/28/2018
Kevin
Kevin, Master tech
Category: Mercedes
Satisfied Customers: 3,111
Experience: Diagnostic technician
Verified

Hi im kevin im assuming you have the usual balance shaft issue .this is a very common and well known failure on these engines which are fitted in just about every model of mercedes .the first this you will need to do is get the car diagnosed at mercedes dealer once they have confrimed that the bancer shaft is worn and is the cause of your issue .you can then try and get them to contribute towards repair costs.how much the contribute varies on a car to car case and the history,milage of vehicle.but i have seen alot of cases where the dealer has paid a large precentage of repair

Ask Your Own Mercedes Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
ok I will take to a Mercedes dealer for diagnostic and see about covering repair costs-what would happen if I took it to a non-dealer? I have a trusted car repair shop I go to

If you take it to a non dealer for repair its very unlikely that mercedes will contribute to repair costs in my experience .please remember to rate my service and let me know if you need anything else at all

Kevin
Kevin, Master tech
Category: Mercedes
Satisfied Customers: 3,111
Experience: Diagnostic technician
Verified
Kevin and 87 other Mercedes Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a mercedes mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Kevin Your Own Question
Kevin
Kevin
Kevin, Master tech
Category: Mercedes
Satisfied Customers: 3,111
3,111 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Diagnostic technician

Kevin is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

MB Paul

MB Paul

Mercedes Technician

3,567 satisfied customers

Qualified Mercedes Benz Diagnostic Technician - 20+ years experience - Workshop Foreman for Mercedes

Marty

Marty

Mercedes Technician

29,460 satisfied customers

Bosch Certified Master Tech. Over 35 years experience.

Lou P. master tech

Lou P. master tech

Mercedes Technician

4,460 satisfied customers

20 years Master Certified excellent fix rate and have access to factory wiring, and instructions.

Michael Warfield

Michael Warfield

Factory Mercedes-Benz Technician

3,132 satisfied customers

Mercedes-Benz Master Certified technician

Matt

Matt

Engineer

643 satisfied customers

Mechanical Engineer with 23 years experience in the auto industry, 8 yrs in formula 1 engine testing

promerc

promerc

mercedes diagnostic technician

553 satisfied customers

Qualified mercedes diagnostic technician & service team manager , ATA registered Master tech

Hipo64

Hipo64

Mercedes Technician

444 satisfied customers

Work and diagnose electronics on daily basis.

< Previous | Next >

Related Mercedes Questions
Apparently i havé a 07 450 gl with thé Check engine light on
Apparently i havé a 07 450 gl with thé Check engine light on and i am told i need to rémove engine and replace parts Associated camshaft to thé tune of 5 to 7k. Thé car whosale is mauve worth 7 to 8k … read more
Lou P. master tech
Lou P. master tech
Mercedes Technician
Bachelor's Degree
4,460 satisfied customers
My Mercedes 2006 C280 4MATIC needs repairs of about $6800 to
my Mercedes 2006 C280 4MATIC needs repairs of about $6800 to fix camshaft (or balance shaft). I understand Mercedes knows about this and a class action lawsuit was filed in CA. My car has about 127,00… read more
Kevin
Kevin
Master tech
3,111 satisfied customers
I have a 2006 c280 4matic with 150000 km with codes p0016
Hey I have a 2006 c280 4matic with 150000 km with codes p0016 p0017 not the original owner will a dealer cover any of the cost to repair balance shaft. I replaced all camshaft magnets and camshaft sen… read more
Lou P. master tech
Lou P. master tech
Mercedes Technician
Bachelor's Degree
4,460 satisfied customers
Persistent check engine light, occasional stalling and rough
Persistent check engine light, occasional stalling and rough on idle. … read more
Marty
Marty
Mercedes Technician
Associate Degree
29,460 satisfied customers
CEL is on with OBDC of P0128 and P0015 displayed on reader,
CEL is on with OBDC of P0128 and P0015 displayed on reader … read more
Marty
Marty
Mercedes Technician
Associate Degree
29,460 satisfied customers
I own 1996 mercedes c280. problem is when i'm trying to
hi, i own 1996 mercedes c280. problem is when i'm trying to starts the car lights on the interior mirror flashing. is there any way to disarm or turn off the security system? … read more
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
Technician
High School or GED
11 satisfied customers
I have a 1996 c280. took it in for a smog and it failed. OBD
i have a 1996 c280. took it in for a smog and it failed. OBD reader not ready and I was told to drive the car. Check engine light is on. everything else passed … read more
rpmdiag
rpmdiag
High school
7,876 satisfied customers
Purchasing a used 2006 c280 4matic with 164k. Super clean
Purchasing a used 2006 c280 4matic with 164k. Super clean and very well maintained. Trying to find out how I can know if teh camshaft balance problem exists on this car. I checked the VIn and the engi… read more
Marty
Marty
Mercedes Technician
Associate Degree
29,460 satisfied customers
Check engine light with codes 1203, 1207 0764 and 0765. Cam
check engine light with codes 1203, 1207 0764 and 0765. Cam position sensors were replaced already … read more
Lou P. master tech
Lou P. master tech
Mercedes Technician
Bachelor's Degree
4,460 satisfied customers
I have 2006 mercedes c280 i recently got cel put it on machine
i have 2006 mercedes c280 i recently got cel put it on machine it says p0025 exhaust camshaft position timing over retarded bank 2 im a diy er is this something i can fix… read more
Marty
Marty
Mercedes Technician
Associate Degree
29,460 satisfied customers
C280: I have a c280 with 64,000 I just bought used. Ives had
I have a c280 with 64,000 I just bought used. Ives had it for about a month. Te check engine light just came on tonight. What could be the problem. When I start the vehicle after it has set for hours … read more
Marty
Marty
Mercedes Technician
Associate Degree
29,460 satisfied customers
c280: the check engine light for my 2006 mercedes c280
the check engine light for my 2006 mercedes benz c280 v6 just came on- the OBD codes are PO123 and P0015 what are these… read more
Michael Warfield
Michael Warfield
Factory Mercedes-Benz Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
3,132 satisfied customers
2005 Mercedes: chassis..under load..manually..automatic transmission
I have a 2006 Winnebago View motor home bukilt on a 2005 Mercedes sprint chassis. On two occasions driving uphill under load I manually downshifted the automatic transmission only to lose power. It wa… read more
Stan
Stan
Technical support engineer
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
106 satisfied customers
1995 c280: trany leak along with a head gasket oil leak
Hi Eurotec. It looks like the 1995 c280 you have been helping me with has got too many problems. The shop just found a trany leak along with a head gasket oil leak. We have decided to buy another car.… read more
Michael Warfield
Michael Warfield
Factory Mercedes-Benz Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
3,132 satisfied customers
2006 C280: backing..drive train..occasionally..car is in reverse
2006 C280 4-matic has a loud clunking sound from rear when backing and feels like the drive train is binding and releasing. Happened only occasionally at first but now every time the car is in reverse… read more
Marty
Marty
Mercedes Technician
Associate Degree
29,460 satisfied customers
1996 Mercedes C280: Check Engine light stays on...evaporative..purge
Hi, My name is Zac and I have 1996 Mercedes C280. The Check Engine light stays on. I Just checked the Code and it's a P0441 P0441 Evaporative Emission Control System Incorrect Purge Flow It seems like… read more
Marty
Marty
Mercedes Technician
Associate Degree
29,460 satisfied customers
mercedes c280: check engine light..pls telme haw to repair it
i heav mercedes c280 1997 check engine light on code p0809 angle deviat.betw.cam-krankshaft. pls telme haw to repair it… read more
Marty
Marty
Mercedes Technician
Associate Degree
29,460 satisfied customers
1996 C280: emissions information required by inspection procedure
I have a 1996 C280. When I took it to be inspected in Washington, DC DMV inspection station the auto's computer would not read out emissions information required by inspection procedure. I was told to… read more
Marty
Marty
Mercedes Technician
Associate Degree
29,460 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x