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Old 10-09-2013, 02:56 PM
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I have a 2006 R350 with 118,000 miles and took it in to the dealer for recall work to be done replacing the cam shaft adjuster magentas and wire harness. I had a p0016 code and they said recall work did not fix it. It is the balance shaft gear. I was prepared for them to tell me $6k to fix, but instead the service advisor said "We are fixing it under warranty so give us 3 more days!" I was floored. If you have this problem check with your dealer first to see if they will cover it.
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IS this car on the list of Trouble??? WDBUF56xx8B358593
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New (used) C350 owner here, my first Mercedes, and unfortunately I came across this thread after I bought it. Can anyone help me with finding a Data Sheet for it and telling me if my engine is one of the ones affected by the balance shaft problems? Any help is greatly appreciated. VIN -WDDGF56X18F116305
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New (used) C350 owner here, my first Mercedes, and unfortunately I came across this thread after I bought it. Can anyone help me with finding a Data Sheet for it and telling me if my engine is one of the ones affected by the balance shaft problems? Any help is greatly appreciated. VIN -WDDGF56X18F116305
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Here's the datacard of the car! Enjoy !
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Unhappy New member same problem in central NJ

taking my 06 ML 350 with 61k miles to the dealer. They started side stepping already since I didn't buy from them and only have records starting at 32K. Do all my own oil changes with Mobil 1 every 5 K since I got it at 40K. So more for them to hide behind. More to come. Hope Princeton Mercedes has a heart and a conscience. Any one have particularly good luck with one dealer vs. another in my area?
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:03 PM
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New used 2006 E350 owner here. Reading the balance shaft problem concerns me. The engine number is 272972 30 043694 which has the soft balance shaft. The car has 54k miles. Should I consider buying a 3rd party power-train warranty?

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Maybe affected?

I have a 2006 E350W4m. Engine serial would seem to fall within the range.
I have 57k on it now.
I will be contacting my local dealer to see what my best course of action should be. (I'm in the Bay Area.)

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Old 11-14-2013, 07:17 PM
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I am looking at a 2008 E350 4matic with only 30K miles. At 29K miles, the car had the camshaft seal replaced, the power steering reservoir replaced, and engine/power train computer/module reprogrammed by the MB dealer. I have 3 questions and hope you will be able to let me know how serious this situation is. I will get the engine ser no. when I see the car.

Do these problems have to do with the balance shaft issue?
Why a car with only 30K miles had this kind of failure?
Should I consider buying this car?

Many thanks in advance.
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I am in the midst of buying a 2007 CLK 280. I would REALLY appreciate if you could check if this VIN number is within the range of balance shaft issues?? Greatly appreciate your prompt response and also the expected cost to fix those issues. P.S. I am in Hong Kong.
VIN: WDB2093542F236113
Engine Number: 272940 30 658946
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You're fine cleanpoint for 272 is 30 468993.
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You're fine cleanpoint for 272 is 30 468993.
THANKS A LOT!!
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Can anybody tell me if this vin's motor is in the effected range? WDBUF56XX7A986562
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30 388020 is within affected range
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30 388020 is within affected range
Thank you kindly sir.
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I'm looking at a 2007 C280 with a VIN of WDBRF54H47F933750.

Can anyone let know if this might be a problem? Thanks!
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You are a gentleman...thanx!
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:14 PM
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I want to play. What if anything can you tell me about my 2008 E350 WDBUF56X28B270217

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MY08 not within affected range.
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MY08 not within affected range.
Cool. Thanks for the printout too!!
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Considering buying a 2007 E350 with VIN WDBUF56X77B125463. I'm not on a computer that can access EPC, can someone please help with a data card?
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Wow speedy response! Thanks very much konigstiger.

So as I read the service bulletin and that info card, with engine 585423 I'm clear because that's above 468993.
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So as I read the service bulletin and that info card, with engine 585423 I'm clear
Correct, you're fine.
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