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I have a 2007 MB C230 with approx. 61k on it. The other day the car went into Limp Home Mode, I'm assuming from what I found in my manual atleast. When trying to accelerate from a Stop the car barely had any RPM's and seemed to be stuck in 1st or 2nd gear. At the time this happened, i was so surprised and flustered but I did not notice any check engine light or warning lights on the dash. I was only a couple miles from home, made it home, parked it and the next morning the car drove fine. The only message on the dash now, is "Service A due". Since this occurence it has not happened again and drives fairly well but seems to shift too soon into the next gear. Any help would be appreciated!

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If this vehicle is a europeon market version then you cannot drag any codes from it and on some models connecting a code reader will only throw the immobilisor on ,as this is classed as ilegal access to the OBDII which renders the car imobilised .Its a merc remember and i have had all this in the past ,it could have had a wet something or a dirty contact somewhere but knowing ??? Some vehicles come into limp mode even if a bulb is out and can only be reset by the dealer :So i would advise you contact the merc dealer and let them have a look for you .

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There are many reasons for your car to go into safe mode: turbo, air mass sensor, gearbox, EGR...

The best thing to do is a computer diagnosys. Check your ECU for errors and then we will decide the course of action.

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    You are referring to taking it to a shop to have it checked for any error or diagnostic codes in computer, correct? I am assuming there is no way we could do this ourselves?
    since the vehicle has not gone back into limp mode over the last two wks since the first occurrence is it ok to drive or could we damage it further?



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