My 2004 c230 wont turn on

Asked by Aug 27, 2016 at 11:34 PM about the 2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 240 4MATIC AWD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was leaving work and I went to start my car but for
some reason when I put the key in the ignition there
was no reaction like there usually is. My dashboard
was on and my headlight were going on when I
unlocked the car but I couldn't seem to even turn
the key in the ignition as if the car didn't recognize
my key please help

1 Answer


Check the voltage of the battery. It could just be weak. Did you try jump starting the car? If the battery checks out, then it sounds related to the ignition lock cylinder or switch. You'll need to call for roadside assistance either way. See if they can get it to start by jump starting. If not, then you'll need to have the car towed to the garage for diagnosis.

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