is it normal for Exhaust Cam gears to go bad in18,000 miles?

Asked by Mar 12, 2013 at 02:23 PM about the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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26,645

No. 18,000 miles your vehicle is still under warranty being a 2011. The manufacturer has to pay for repairs parts and labor under warranty. And they dont like doing so I can gaurantee that. Either it has been abused or a defective part caused such a problem.

26,645

Who told you the cam gears are bad?

I have had the check engine light on for the last 2 months ...The dealer has twice reset the computer or whatever and now they tell me the issue is the Exhaust Cam gear needs to be replaced. I can not believe that would be the case in a car with 18,000 miles on it? Wonder what goes wrong next!!

26,645

Let them replace it. its at no cost to you. if it dosent fix the problem then take it back.

1,555

Sounds like you have a balance shaft problem. Gear on that shaft wears pre-maturely causes the right exhaust camshaft to become too retarded. (Like kbro's reply :)) It's an approximately a 24 hour repair. I enjoy them as it takes me 12-14 hours to do.

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26,645

Yeah telling him to take it to dealer is real dumb

1,555

Warranty bro

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