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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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05/07/18 NHTSA ID: 10135867
TSB ID: LI05.10-P-049909

Engine noises after engine start
05/07/18 NHTSA ID: 10135599
TSB ID: LI32.25-P-061137

Clunking noise from front axle suspension strut or rear axle shock absorber on short strokes of the damper
05/17/12 NHTSA ID: 10044181
TSB ID: 20-P-053398

Xentry: rattling/thumping noises from the area of the steering on rough roads or when driving over road undulations. no model years given. also included models 168 and 172. *js
02/04/11 NHTSA ID: 10034988
TSB ID: LI-43-10

Mercedes benz (daimler): unsatisfactory brake servo assistance after a cold start, primarily when maneuvering. low vacuum in the intake manifold due to wide open throttle valve. retrofit electric brake booster vacuum pump (m56). model 20
05/12/09 NHTSA ID: 10028624
TSB ID: PB-42-30-103

Mercedes vehicle: the anti-lock brake system (abs) return flow pump running without control with corresponding fault code c1401, clean and insulated the connector for the return flow pump relay. models 202 and 208. model years unknown.
03/05/09 NHTSA ID: 10028147
TSB ID: PB-61-10-07

Mercedes: replacing the longitudinal member (left and right) below the main floor panel on all my 204 up to 12/31/07. (c300, c350, c300 4-matic, c63 ame).
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10/03/07 NHTSA ID: 10022893
TSB ID: 033008

Check engine light on / fault codes fc1200 / fc1208 stored in me-sfi control unit. mercedes-benz model c230, c280, c350, slk280, slk350, clk350, clk550, e350, e550, cls550, s600, and sl550. equipped with m272 engine or m273 engine. *nj
10/23/06 NHTSA ID: 10020460
TSB ID: 462046

Play in the rack and pinion steering system. models 203, 209, 210, 211, 215, 220, 230. mercedes benz. updated 5/13/09.
05/19/06 NHTSA ID: 10019990
TSB ID: 463040

Flow noises from area of power steering pump and/or foaming of power steering oil in reservoir.
11/12/03 NHTSA ID: 10004013
TSB ID: 000075

Lack of engine performance with obd code p2038/p0243 (charge air pressure too low) in the sim4 engine management and/or oil in the intake manifold, compressor and/or oil separator from the crankcase ventilation.
10/07/03 NHTSA ID: 10003032
TSB ID: 070028D

Engine control unit software update.
06/17/03 NHTSA ID: 10001617
TSB ID: 070028C

Engine control unit software update. various models including the model 230.
05/02/03 NHTSA ID: 10001395
TSB ID: 070028B

Engine control unit software update.
04/17/03 NHTSA ID: 10001147
TSB ID: PB070028

Subject regarding engine control unit software upgrade. (mercedes benz slk320, 2002 & 2003, mercedes benz 230, 2003) *jb
02/12/03 NHTSA ID: 10000092
TSB ID: 000075

Lack of engine performance with obd code p2038/p0243 (charge air pressure too low) in the sim4 engine management.
09/30/02 NHTSA ID: 634421
TSB ID: 2001110003

Subject regarding replacement of lower left charge air hose. *jg
09/30/02 NHTSA ID: 634396
TSB ID: PB471026A

Subject regarding incorrect fuel gauge reading. *jg
05/21/02 NHTSA ID: 631282
TSB ID: PB471026

Customers may complain of incorrect fuel gauge reading where the fuel gauge rads approximately 3/4 full with a full tank of fuel.
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02/12/03 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10000091
TSB ID: 265001

Assembly of the main shaft - manual transmission.
08/27/08 Brakes and Traction Control NHTSA ID: 10025642
TSB ID: PB 42-45-98

Model 203 (c) series from production 8/1/01 to 2/1/03 and model 209 (clk) series up to production 2/1/03; esp visit workshop with fault code c1185.
07/08/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10033116
TSB ID: SB-2009100001

Mercedes: replace the camshaft adjustment solenoid(s) and install adapter harness(es). due to the settling properties of the seal of the camshaft adjustment solenoid specification, oil may enter the engine wiring harness(es) through the e
05/11/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10028586
TSB ID: PB-91-60-53A

Mercedes vehicle: the srs indicator lamp is illuminated and code b1058 and b2dbo are stored, replace the srs control unit. models 203 and model 209. model years unknown.
05/11/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10028585
TSB ID: PB-82-10-376F

Mercedes vehicles: the xenon or bi-xenon headlamp not functioning. a function description can be found in wis document gf8s.10-p-20010 (203), gf82.10-p-0003q (209); gf82.10-p-3002r (230). model years uknown.
03/11/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10005705
TSB ID: 424534

Update of esp control unit wiring diagram. model year 2004 also included. *jb
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05/02/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10001393
TSB ID: 424523E

Failure codes c1140 and/or c1145 in the electronic stability program (esp). this bulletin replaces previous version dated 03/25/03.
03/26/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10000637
TSB ID: 424523C

Failure codes c1140 and/or c1145 stored in the electronic stability control (esc). my2002 209 and my2003 209.
02/12/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10000090
TSB ID: 424523B

Certain models including the 2003 model 209 may encounter failure codes c1140 and / or c1145 in the electronic stability program (esp).
02/05/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 627191
TSB ID: PB8264175

Subject regarding cd changer static or interference during cd changer playback. *jg
05/23/12 Other NHTSA ID: 10044222
TSB ID: 40-P-052794

Mercedes benz: front or rear seat belt does not roll up correctly. dirt deposits on the seat belt guide due to soiled seat belt. also included models 169, f cell, 246, and 231. no model years given. *js
09/27/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10016705
TSB ID: 076115

Revision-(warranty information updated) check engine light activated with dtc p2036 (p0410) or p203a-engine performance complaint. *sc
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02/05/02 Other NHTSA ID: 627201
TSB ID: SB400038

Subject regarding tire fit. (alternative to the spare) *jg
10/12/01 Other NHTSA ID: 622108
TSB ID: 010701

Technical information - preliminary draft regarding cellular telephone / cd changer / optional voice recognition system installation.
10/11/01 Other NHTSA ID: 622089
TSB ID: 2001070003

Information on replacing the vacuum line emission label.

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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