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Date registered: Apr 2010
Vehicle: 2003 C230
Location: Sacramento, CA
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But isn't there a recall campaign to replace the camshaft solenoid because of potential leaks? Below is a description of the campaign:
SERVICE: GROUP 00 OF SERVICE INFORMATION BINDER
PARTS: GROUP I OF INFORMATION _ PARTS & ACCESSORIES BINDER
Campaign No. 2009100001, December 2009
TO: ALL MERCEDES-BENZ CENTERS
Models 170/203, Model Years 2001 - 2004 / 2002 - 2004
Replace the Camshaft Adjustment Solenoid(s) and Install Adapter Harness(es)
Revision Date Purpose
a 12/15/09 Inclusion of reimbursement information
- 12/04/09 Initial issue
This Service Campaign has been initiated because Daimler AG (DAG), the manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, has determined that due to the settling properties of the seal of the camshaft adjustment solenoid specification, oil may enter the engine wiring harness (es) through the electrical connection of the camshaft adjustment solenoid from capillary action. Dealers will replace the camshaft adjustment solenoid(s) and install an additional adapter connector harness (es) at the next workshop visit.
Prior to performing this Service Campaign:
^ Please check VMI to determine if the vehicle is involved in the Campaign and if it has been previously repaired.
^ Please review the entire Service Campaign bulletin and follow the repair procedure exactly as described.
Please note that Recall and Service Campaigns do not expire and may also be performed on a vehicle with a vehicle status indicator.
Approximately 66,113 vehicles are affected.
--The threads I read on the w203 forum indicates that this is a recall campaign...and I did confirmed with the dealer regarding any open recalls on my car on Friday and set an appt. If it's not a recall campaign for those out of warranty, then I'm in for a big surprise lol. I never received a letter from mb because I bought it used (apparently, they lost comm with dmv?) . Let me double check the campaign number. I would appreciate if you can double confirm it for me too. Thanks.