Mercedes-Benz P0300 Random Cylinder Misfire Condition


OBD-II Trouble Code Description for P0300 Mercedes

Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected

What does this mean?

OBD2 Code P0300 Mercedes definition:
Basically this means that the the car’s computer has detected that not all of the engine’s cylinders are firing properly. A P0300 Mercedes diagnostic code indicates a random or multiple misfire. If the last digit is a number other than zero, it corresponds to the cylinder number that is misfiring. A P0302 Mercedes code, for example, would tell you cylinder number two is misfiring. Unfortunately, a P0300 Mercedes doesn’t tell you specifically which cylinder(s) is/are mis-firing, nor why.


Possible sumptoms of OBD code P0300 Mercedes
the engine may be harder to start the engine may stumble / stumble, and/or hesitate other symptoms may also be present


Possible causes of OBD code P0300 Mercedes
A code P0300 Mercedes may mean that one or more of the following has happened: Faulty spark plugs or wires Faulty coil (pack) Faulty oxygen sensor(s) Faulty fuel injector(s) Burned exhaust valve Faulty catalytic converter(s) Stuck/blocked EGR valve / passages Faulty camshaft position sensor Defective computer

Possible Solutions

If there are no symptoms, the simplest thing to do is to reset the code and see if it comes back. If there are symptoms such as the engine is stumbling or hesitating, check all wiring and connectors that lead to the cylinders (i.e. spark plugs). Depending on how long the ignition components have been in the car, it may be a good idea to replace them as part of your regular maintenance schedule. I would suggest spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and rotor (if applicable). Otherwise, check the coils (a.k.a. coil packs). In some cases, the catalytic converter has gone bad. If you smell rotten eggs in the exhaust, your cat converter needs to be replaced. I’ve also heard in other cases the problems were faulty fuel injectors. Random misfires that jump around from one cylinder to another (read: P030x codes) also will set a P0300 Mercedes code. The underlying cause is often a lean fuel condition, which may be due to a vacuum leak in the intake manifold or unmetered air getting past the airflow sensor, or an EGR valve that is stuck open.

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The OBD2 Code Information Be Applicable For Mercedes-Benz:

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT,2013 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG,2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550,2013 Mercedes-Benz SL500,2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class,2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic,2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class,2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG,2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class,2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 Concept,2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG,2013 Mercedes-Benz G550,2013 Mercedes-Benz G350 Bluetec,2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class,2013 Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid,2013 Mercedes-Benz Citan,2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake,2013 Mercedes-Benz A-Class AMG Sport,2013 Mercedes-Benz A-Class,2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster,2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG,2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350,2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK250 CDI,2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class,2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG,2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class,2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Wagon,2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG,2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG,2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550,2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS350 CDI,2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class,2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG,2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class,2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class,2011 Mercedes-Benz Vito,2011 Mercedes-Benz Viano,2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG,2011 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG,2011 Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard,2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class,2011 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG,2011 Mercedes-Benz G-Class,2011 Mercedes-Benz F125 Concept,2011 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet,2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 Cabriolet,2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic Wagon,2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class L,2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet,2011 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG,2011 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG,2011 Mercedes-Benz CL500,2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class,2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class DR 520,2011 Mercedes-Benz B55 Concept,2011 Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-CELL,2011 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Concept,2010 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG,2010 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG,2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 BlueHYBRID,2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class,2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid,2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class,2010 Mercedes-Benz GL550,2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Estate,2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG,2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 Coupe,2010 Mercedes-Benz E550,2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 Coupe,2010 Mercedes-Benz E350,2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class,2010 Mercedes-Benz Biome Concept,2010 Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell,2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG,2009 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG,2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class,2009 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG,2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class,2009 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG,2009 Mercedes-Benz G-Class,2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG,2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS 280,2009 Mercedes-Benz CLC,2009 Mercedes-Benz B-Class,2009 Mercedes-Benz A-Class,2008 Mercedes-Benz SL,2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR,2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class,2008 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG,2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG,2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class,2007 Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG,2007 Mercedes-Benz S 600 Guard,2007 Mercedes-Benz S 500 4MATIC,2007 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG,2007 Mercedes-Benz S550,2007 Mercedes-Benz R 63 AMG,2007 Mercedes-Benz G-Class,2007 Mercedes-Benz CL 63 AMG,2007 Mercedes-Benz CL 600,2007 Mercedes-Benz CL 500,2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG,2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 CGI,2006 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG,2006 Mercedes-Benz SL 600,2006 Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG,2006 Mercedes-Benz SL 500,2006 Mercedes-Benz SL 350,2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG SS,2006 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class,2006 Mercedes-Benz S-Class,2006 Mercedes-Benz R500,2006 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG,2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500,2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350,2006 Mercedes-Benz GL 420 CDI,2006 Mercedes-Benz GL450,2006 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class,2006 Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG,2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class,2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG,2006 Mercedes-Benz B200 CDI,2006 Mercedes-Benz B150,2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350,2005 Mercedes-Benz CLS500,2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK350,2005 Mercedes-Benz AClass



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