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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-05-2007, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
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C230 non-acceleration problem

I have a 2007 C230 I bought a few months ago. Except for the vibration caused by the prop shaft, which was replaced under warranty, we've had no problems. I love the car.

But I've noticed recently that SOMETIMES when I step on the gas, nothing happens. I can put my foot almost on the floor before the car suddenly seems to downshift and jump forward. This is from a dead stop and at speeds. The engine just does not seem to respond to the pedal if that makes sense. No increase in RPM, nothing. Otherwise the car seems fine and it may not happen again for awhile.

Being a service rep myself, I know how difficult an intermittent problem can be. Maybe you folks can give me some ideas as to what the cause could be. Maybe it's normal After all it IS a tiny v6.

Any ideas???
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Hi, Rich, welcome to the forum.
I'd have a few thoughts, but my prevalent one is that since it's a 2007, have you talked with the SA at your dealer? Since you're one yourself, you'd know that this may be something that crops up from time to time and there may be a tsb or something along those lines.

On the other hand if you are a service rep at a MB dealer, then they should be treating you like gold.

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So sorry if I mis-led anyone. I am a service rep for a CNC machine tool company. Not MB.

I can't really complain about the service so far, although it took three visits to fix the prop shaft problem after I told the tech that I thought that may be the problem after new tires didn't fix it.

The acceleration problem has be stumped so far. I'll take it back in, but I am curious as to what the problem could be.
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A post in the w203 sedan forum would probably get you more advice and help.
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