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M272 Engine: Cam adjuster magnet & balancer shaft sprocket issues DTB

Old 01-12-2012, 01:10 PM
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Nervous - about to purchase C280 4Matic 2006 - M272 Engine

I am about to purchase a used MB C280 4Matic 2006 with less than 47K miles (private party sale) and heard that there is a problem with the M272 engine in this car. I have the vin number but that does not help with getting further info to see if this car is affected. These M272 engines bearing serial numbers up to 2729...30468992. Where can I get this serial number from. I have the VIN. The problem is that the Balance Shaft Gear is Not Case Hardened, Gear Will Wear Out and cost of repair is expensive $6500. Can you help?

I really like this car...but worry that I may be buying a problem.

Took it for a test drive and it drives nice. What do you think?
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:34 PM
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Give us your VIN. I will see what engine number you have.
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Give us your VIN. I will see what engine number you have.
Can I ask you to check mine ? ( GLK350 )

WDC2049871F266139 . Engine 272.971 31 118664

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Old 11-20-2012, 05:45 PM
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Can someone check my VIN

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I am pretty sure that I have this issue as the dealer said the repairs for new balance shaft would be $6400.

Can someone please check my VIN and see if my engine is in the range of faulty ones.

VIN- WDBRF92H96F791047

This is greatly appreciated!!!!!
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:43 PM
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The warranty has extended for this repair under 8yrs/80000 miles
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:09 AM
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Do you have documentary proof of this?
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Sorry to bring this thread up again, but what exactly is wrong with some engines on here and how do you notice? also how do I know if my vehicle is affected ?


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You will get a P0016 & 17 together. Cam timing out. Then you know you have a worn balance shaft sprocket. They had a hardening problem & all the teeth wear off. See pictures in the bulletin.
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Hello Glyn,
Would you do me a favour and check out the VIN for a 2009 C230, my son in law is looking at. I have my concerns that this is in the effected range for trouble.

VIN#WDDGF85X39F314050
It's a Canadian car EH!
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Can someone please check my VIN? WDDGF8BB0AF462394
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Wondering if I am in on this exclusive group. Can someone check my vin number please? I tried myself but I cannot navigate the russian parts number site...

WDDGF54X18R015654

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Looking at Purchasing a C300 - Vin Check Please?

Can somebody please do a check on these vin's for the balance shaft issue

WDDGF5EB3AR092423


WDDGF54X69F222480


WDDGF54XX9R048637
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Can someone look up my vin? WDDGF56X58F171811
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I would appreciate a check of mine as well, thanks in advance.
[email protected] if that's convenient.

WDDGF8BB5BA508476

Engine # 272948 31 794172
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Here is the balance shaft DTB from Mercedes. Find out your engine #'s and refer to the link to check.
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Could you please check this vin?

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WDDGF54X68F055486
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Could you please check this vin?

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WDDGF54X68F055486
Well, to start, you have a Tail Lamp Carrier and Camshaft Solenoid recall open on your car. Looks like you are NOT in the range for "Fault code scenario 1" (balance shaft) Your engine # is 27294730735180. Here is the link for the bulletin.
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Balance shaft wow!

Can anyone check this car? I only have a few days left to return...

WDDGF56X38R037684
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I bought my C280 w203 2007 a day after christmas. I drove it for two day's and got a "Check Engine" light, took it to auto zone and got a code P0015 I read around this forum and it said it was probably just a magnet. Got the magnet replaced at a shop and it was $100, drove it for two weeks and light came back on, took it to a dealership and told me that the timing is off and something is wrong with the camshaft, lower control arm and also some wire harness... so now I have a car that I haven't even made a first payment and I have quotes on things that need to be done that add up to $7000 :O what should I do? any advice? I contacted MB and they are only willing to help with 10% off the cost :/ unfortually my vehicle is out of warranty, I called the dealership where I bought it and they are just avoiding me and said I should of taken my car to a mechanic before I bought it and it was sold as is with no warranty... I'm in a really tight spot.
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I bought my C280 w203 2007 a day after Christmas.
I would continue to contact the dealership you bought it from. If they sold it "As Is" they may not do anything, but it's definitely worth a shot. You can also contact Mercedes-Benz (1800-367-6372) and relay your situation. They can get a hold of the dealership and try to get some results. Good luck!
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Please check my vin number

Would you please check vin WDDGF56XX8F149223 for me.

Many Thanks in advance.
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Your engine # is 27296130913199. Your production date is 3/6/08. Check the bulletin here.
You also have a cam solenoid recall and tail light recall.
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Your engine # is 27296130913199. Your production date is 3/6/08. Check the bulletin here.
You also have a cam solenoid recall and tail light recall.
Excellent! Thank you so much.
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