Mercedes Benz V Class W638 V280 - Facts and Figures

General Value
Chassis W638
Model V280
Engine 2792cc
Engine Code VR6
Fuel Type Petrol
Production 1996 - 2003
Predecessor -
Successor W639
Performance Value
Power 174 PS - 128 kW - 171 BHP
Torque 237 Nm
Acceleration N/A
Top Speed N/A
MPG City 21.0 MPG
MPG Motorway 32.0 MPG
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V Class W638 V280 Problems, Faults and Recalls

  • R/2000/148 - Handbrake May Self Release - The handbrake button may become sticky in operation and in certain circumstances may result in self release of the handbrake.
  • R/2003/101 - Possible Fault In Air Bag Control Module - A component inside the air bag control unit may become defective - Air bag may not deploy in a collision