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2008 Mercedes Benz C300

I bought a 2008 Mercedes Benz C300 and I want to know if the dealer warranty covers paint chips on the car.


  • cville3637cville3637 Posts: 7
    I would like to know anybody that has bought from this same dealer and how is your experienc. The car I purchased is a 2008 Mercedes Benz C300 with all the features. Let me know?
  • cville3637cville3637 Posts: 7
    I own one of these bad boys. Let's talk. If you love youre car like I do.
  • fbosbillfbosbill Posts: 4
    Bought a 2008 C Class 300. Mostly happy.....It sputters for about 45 seconds on start up after sitting for a few days. Dealer says "air pump" German cars are known for this...I said for $37K is should purr like a Kirby Vacuum and not sputter like a Harley. They uploaded new software to the computer- results- sputter, sputter, sputter on start up after sitting a few days. After warm up it purrrrrrrrrrs! Just annoying, I am used to Toyota's...thought I would take a chance...I guess time will tell.
    Any comments...?
  • I have not had a problem with that. Anyways were did you buy youre car. Is it a sport or luxury. What options did you get it with.
  • aunuigbeaunuigbe Posts: 1
    My 2008 C300 has not been driven for 4 months with only 800 miles back from overseas the service notification is showing "Service Exceeded by 130 days" any thoughts.
  • fbosbillfbosbill Posts: 4
    IMO.....there shouldn't be a problem "warranty wise". But you need to drive this unit-take it on a long highway trip. They are like a race horse-need to be driven. If I were you...just call your service advisor and explain how you have been out of the country...and don't forget to check the tires before driving it! My first complimentary check hasn't been done and I have 1300 miles on it...he told me bring it in close to 3K miles. When in the dealership.
  • Mine does it too. Said it was because its a sport engine thats normal.
  • Do any of ur C300's have this problem when u first start ur car and the ac comes on it releases a strong chemical smell? Or when u havent used ur ac n a while it does it?

    Ive taken it in for this particular issue. They said they sanitized the ac...
  • I am using the option when i lock the doors the side mirrors fold in. When the fold out do urs make unusual noises?

    Ive brought it into dealer and they replaced the driver side one and it started making noise again.
  • R any of ur center console peeling off. It may have been nicked but ive noticed 2 other small areas where its missing that rubbery texture black stuff.
  • Both of my mirrors are being replaced by the dealer.
  • nace818nace818 Posts: 140
    Does anyone know if the sport mode firms the suspension any or is it just the transmission it affects?
  • Hello, I have been doing a lot of research on the older Merc diesels. I have heard that they will run for ever. I have been searching craigslist and other auto sites in search of one below 200k. I have found several that look good. I am looking for a daily driver that will be doing around 120 miles a day. In your expert opinion, would this be a smart move with an older Merc or would it be an expsensive pipe dream. I live in the SoCal area so the cold is not really an issue. Also would it be okay to run B99 in an older Merc with say, 225k? Thanks.

    If not a Merc can you make a suggestion on a diesel that would get the job done?
  • be325be325 Posts: 91
    Hi (I see 2 discussions so I'll place my question on both).
    2008 C-300 Luxury ...from time to time, I get this 'red' message that one of my tires is losing air. I cancel the message (OK botton on the steering wheel) and check the tires visually and they all look good. Further check shows that front and back pressure is correct at 2.8 & 3.0 psi
    Anyone has similar a problem?
    Yea the mirrors make noice ...occasionally when they fold .... never when they unfold.
  • ekittekitt Posts: 1
    Yes, we have had problems with that too. Additionally, the warning lights go on for the gas cap and fluid levels. Seems like a short to us, but dealer hasn't been able to fix this yet.
  • be325be325 Posts: 91
    Another question:
    Our 2-year-old c300 has only 11,000 miles. We are due for another service (first oil change was a year ago at 5700 milies) .... what is service B1? I see in manual A1 and B2 but not B1.
  • I was looking up my B1 service in the owners manual. I own a 2008 C 300. ..of course they do not mention the "type of oil to use. I want to change my oil myself! Does anyone know what kind of oil to use?...seems as though it is some kind of "secret" in order to lure you into Mercedes service, so they can charge you an arm and a leg. When I took it in for the first service, they wanted $20 to reset the service alert hubby said to heck with we researched and found out how to reset it ourselves! Thanks!
  • 71alfa71alfa Posts: 19
    Sure you've gotten the answer to the oil question by now. Synthetic only, like Mobil 1. My wife's 2008 C300 also has the service B1 displayed, although she only has 9000 miles on car. This usually is done at 26K. Would appreciate info on resetting the display to get that B1 off. Tried some suggestions on-line, but they didn't work. Thanks.
  • annakongannakong Posts: 14
    has anyone experienced a chemical smell when you first turn on the ac?

    i took it they did an ac flush. they tell me its normal because of the mold, mildew and bacteria in the air.

    my fellow benz owners I know have not experienced this. i never had this problem in previous cars.

    one friend say they had to replace something in the dashboard.
  • 71alfa71alfa Posts: 19
    Change the cabin filter, which is on the passenger side below dashboard, in the foot well. Better have someone (trusted mechanic) do it for it's a tough place to reach and is tricky to install. Never heard of an AC flush. Try running car a few minutes with AC off before turning off engine. That works sometimes.
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