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Old 03-18-2014, 10:14 AM
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How does this 2007 E350 fare in this epidemic? Thank you before hand
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Early production delivered 7/06, 30 424280 is within affected range 272 clean point is 30 468993 (as of 10/06 production).
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Early production delivered 7/06, 30 424280 is within affected range 272 clean point is 30 468993 (as of 10/06 production).
Thank you and I'll be staying away from that vehicle
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I'm looking at a 2006 e350 with 62K miles, VIN#WDBUF56JX6A809584. Will the balance shaft be a problem for me. Also, thank you so much for providing this information.
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I'm looking at a 2006 e350 with 62K miles, VIN#WDBUF56JX6A809584. Will the balance shaft be a problem for me. Also, thank you so much for providing this information.
30 081542 is within affected range.
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Could someone please check my vin?

OK - so it's my first post and I am already asking for help (sorry). We plan to pull the trigger on a 2007 C280 tomorrow. It's for my daughter and we really don't want to be bitten by this balance shaft issue. If someone in the know could help us out I would really appreciate it! Thanks, Steve.

VIN = WDBRF92H57F851584
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30 417830 is within affected range.
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Thank you!

Good to know and I think we will move on and keep looking. The shame of it is this particular car has only 7200 miles on it.
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Hello guys...I own 2008 ML 350 with 60K on ODO, and few weeks ago CEL started to coming on and off. Upon visiting MB service, engineers have told me that codes 0064 & 0272 are reason for CEL activation and their advice is to replace all 4 camshaft adjustment solenoids (although only two were faulty: left exhaust - code P0025, and right intake - code P0012).
After reading all your posts I'm afraid that could be just beginning of much worst problem - balance shaft issue. VIN number is 4JGBB86E48A320881, so please could somebody tell me does my engine is within bad range...Mr. konigstiger maybe ?
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Hi there, newbie here too. Have tested this R350 2006 with 158k and it looks in pretty good condition. Could someone help to enlighten me on whether this vehicle is affected?

VIN = 4JGCB65E86A002933.

Many many thanks in advance.
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I'm looking at another 2007 C280 and would appreciate a review of the following VIN:

WDBRF92H57F889008

Thanks in advance! You can't believe how valuable your comments are and they are deeply appreciated!
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I know that this is a W211 but can you check to see if the SL550 has the effected engine WDBSK71F37F125630
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konigstiger...where are you? Your customers are lined up!
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If you want to see your data card you will have to PM konigstiger for that. For anyone that would like to see their engine number and car info, PLEASE help yourself to this link. It will save you a lot of time. Simply enter your VIN number, click "English", and select "Check". Affected cars are generally in the 2006-2007 model years, but not always.

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http://carinfo.kiev.ua/cars/vin/mercedes/

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I went ahead and looked up the last 4 VIN's just posted here.


Originally Posted by big lebovsky View Post
Hello guys...I own 2008 ML 350 with 60K on ODO, and few weeks ago CEL started to coming on and off. Upon visiting MB service, engineers have told me that codes 0064 & 0272 are reason for CEL activation and their advice is to replace all 4 camshaft adjustment solenoids (although only two were faulty: left exhaust - code P0025, and right intake - code P0012).
After reading all your posts I'm afraid that could be just beginning of much worst problem - balance shaft issue. VIN number is 4JGBB86E48A320881, so please could somebody tell me does my engine is within bad range...Mr. konigstiger maybe ?
ML350 4matic
4JGBB86E48A320881
Affected up to: 30 468993
Your engine: 30 709628
Not affected.

Originally Posted by bellevue18 View Post
Hi there, newbie here too. Have tested this R350 2006 with 158k and it looks in pretty good condition. Could someone help to enlighten me on whether this vehicle is affected?

VIN = 4JGCB65E86A002933.

Many many thanks in advance.
R350 4matic
4JGCB65E86A002933
Affected up to: 30 468993
Your engine: 30 141394
Affected.

Originally Posted by coopershawk View Post
I'm looking at another 2007 C280 and would appreciate a review of the following VIN:

WDBRF92H57F889008

Thanks in advance! You can't believe how valuable your comments are and they are deeply appreciated!
I thought only the m272 (350) or m273 (550) were affected but I could be wrong. But this is your engine number anyways 272941 30 516347.

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I know that this is a W211 but can you check to see if the SL550 has the effected engine WDBSK71F37F125630
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WDBSK71F37F125630
Affected up to 30 088611
Your engine: 30 058902
Affected.
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Thanks LemonSqueezy...I appreciate it!
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Originally Posted by LemonSqueezy View Post
If you want to see your data card you will have to PM konigstiger for that. For anyone that would like to see their engine number and car info, PLEASE help yourself to this link. It will save you a lot of time. Simply enter your VIN number, click "English", and select "Check". Affected cars are generally in the 2006-2007 model years, but not always.

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http://carinfo.kiev.ua/cars/vin/mercedes/

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I went ahead and looked up the last 4 VIN's just posted here.




ML350 4matic
4JGBB86E48A320881
Affected up to: 30 468993
Your engine: 30 709628
Not affected.



R350 4matic
4JGCB65E86A002933
Affected up to: 30 468993
Your engine: 30 141394
Affected.



I thought only the m272 (350) or m273 (550) were affected but I could be wrong. But this is your engine number anyways 272941 30 516347.



SL550
WDBSK71F37F125630
Affected up to 30 088611
Your engine: 30 058902
Affected.

Awesome! Way better to know how to fish than to be handed a fish and have to beg for another one.
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Thanks man...it appears that I'm still within range of faulty cam adjustments solenoids/magnets (all engines with serial < 272... 30 759427)
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Originally Posted by konigstiger View Post
550 affected up to engine # 30 08861, your # is 30 25507 so you are fine PM your email address if you want a copy of your datacard.
Hi please do you have any idea if the affected engines are only 2006 models, i mean would one be safe buying a 2007 model (i don't know the engine number, someones getting the vehicle for me)
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You might need to double check 2007 model. My ML is 2008 model, but manufacture date is Sep 2007...
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Originally Posted by big lebovsky View Post
You might need to double check 2007 model. My ML is 2008 model, but manufacture date is Sep 2007...
thanks Lebosky.
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Please help

New member here, looking to get some help on a new purchase.

can you please let me know if this engine number:

27291134169789

falls into the category of balance shaft issue?

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can you please let me know if this engine number:

27291134169789

falls into the category of balance shaft issue?
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can you please let me know if this engine number:

27291134169789

falls into the category of balance shaft issue?
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Originally Posted by konigstiger View Post
Not affected, you're fine.
can you please let me know if this engine number:

27291134169789

falls into the category of balance shaft issue?
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Angry balance shaft

So, I'm told today that this (balance shaft) needs replacing/fixing after I just dropped $1382 for central gateway and rear SAM...Also, now have to have audio gateway for radio/cd to work...Help!!
I wanted to know if mine is on the "affected" list. There is so much wrong with this vehicle

Vin # WDBUF56JX6A799820
engine # 30 272 964 072 963

I have read some commentary that MBUS has paid 100% of costs...
My dealership stinks so any suggestions on where to take in Alabama??
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