Date registered: Jan 2010
Vehicle: 2013 E350 Sport sedan
Location: Oakland, CA
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2005 c230 Alternator warning light and ESP warning light
ok, so I have a 2005 C230 sport. it's automatic with 60,000 miles. I've been having ESP warning light issues for a while and took it to Oakland Mercedes Benz where they said that my cam shaft solenoids were leaking oil on to my wiring harness. They replaced the cam shaft solenoids and the engine wiring harness but the error messages has gotten worse and more frequent. The repair cost $3,000.
Immediately thereafter, I got getting a red ALTERNATOR, go to dealer message including ESP off error messages. Oakland Mercedes then said it's a battery issue and replaced my battery.
The error messages continue today almost 50% of the time I start my car: ESP, alternator etc. Usually the error messages go away, the radio turns off and back on, the wipers stop working, it's a general electrical malfunction, then everything is ok. Today, I got the sequence of error message twice. ONce after I started it and then it happened while driving which was after start up but nothing happened since.
I see various people getting these error messages and would like to know your thoughts! I love this car but the error messages are killing me!
is this because of the gasket problem I've been reading about on this board? Has the oil weeping returned?
Last edited by Oaklandish; 11-28-2010 at 06:57 PM.