Report: Internal Component Failure May Cause Rough Shifting
Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Problem
Vehicles equipped with a 7-speed automatic transmission may develop a rough shifting condition, most commonly going up from first to second gear and going down from third to second or second to first gear. Our technicians tell us this is due to an internal component failure. Mercedes has released updated parts; the transmission will need to be removed and disassembled to complete the necessary repairs.
Visitor, 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK280, 44,000 mi
When driving around 50 mph and then suddenly having to stop it feels like someone has rear ended me the down shift is very strong.