Brokedown

Asked by May 01, 2018 at 02:45 PM about the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Water coolant and service due came up
then while driving it cut out topped the
coolant up still no power a mechanic came
out and said it was the battery a recovery
truck took it to the Mercedes garage 5
days later I asked what's the problem and
was told the engine had ceased up and
needs a new one I was told because there
was no oil in it But the oil light did not
come on and the mechanic told me it was
the. battery I don't know what to believe ?

3 Answers

6,570

Have you checked the oil dipstick to make sure there is oil in the crankcase? Have you checked the battery to see if it is charged? Engines don't just cease up as if they have a finite service life, and then they go to engine heaven. If the red coolant light is on you may have a faulty temperature gauge or the coolant level is too low. Check Engine Light indicates that there may be a malfunction in the engine management system, the fuel injection system, the exhaust system, the ignition system, or the fuel system. The emission values may have been exceeded and the engine may be breaking into emergency mode. When you say Mercedes garage, is this the Mercedes dealer? In any case, I would strongly suggest that you get a second opinion before committing to pay for a new engine.

1 people found this helpful.
6,570

I forgot to mention that a Service Due light indicates that the vehicle requires the normal routine maintenance as recommended by the factory. It can be oil/filter change, transmission check or others. I have a 2017 Mercedes Benz E300, in this model the car displays the type of service required 300 miles before due. If you check the mileage in yours and read the manual, you will see what maintenance service is needed at this moment.

1 people found this helpful.

Thank you

Your Answer:

C-Class

Looking for a Used C-Class in your area?

CarGurus has 29,944 nationwide C-Class listings starting at $1,400.

ZIP:

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Experts

  • #1
    Lorne Grandison
    Reputation
    6,870
  • #2
    PPC123
    Reputation
    4,390
  • #3
    zabi
    Reputation
    3,530
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Audi A4
285 Great Deals out of 10,948 listings starting at $1,850
Used INFINITI G37
136 Great Deals out of 2,737 listings starting at $4,499
Used BMW 3 Series
1,092 Great Deals out of 26,461 listings starting at $2,450

Used Cars for Sale

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 14,346 listings starting at $37,280
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
118 Great Deals out of 3,420 listings starting at $24,717
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
48 Great Deals out of 937 listings starting at $15,716
2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
113 Great Deals out of 2,509 listings starting at $15,950
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
168 Great Deals out of 2,225 listings starting at $13,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.