Rough Shifting of Automatic Transmission on Mercedes-Benz R350

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.

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Average mileage: 88,308 (11,800–153,000)
6 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, more2011, 2012
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The car is in drive and appears to be riding in a lower gear. The car will not shift or ride in normal drive.
2011 Mercedes-Benz R350 44,000 mi,
jerky down shifting when coming to a stop...around the 3rd to 2nd gear as described in the other posts. Called local Mercedes dealership about the issues. They tried to say that they reset the computer for the transmission and this should take care of the issue. The same problem kept occurring, and called again. they talked me into a $500 transmission flushing. After this research I am putting a stop payment on the check and calling them monday AM.
2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 60,000 mi,
Same transmission failure coincidentally RIGHT after the warranty ends. 60k warranty? That doesn't sound reliable..... Dealer said it needed a WHOLE NEW transmission and charged $7500 for it. I have a feeling they robbed me, it was most likely the conductor plate and valve body, what the hell did they need to change the whole transmission for at 60k. They don't sell the parts to fix it so I had no choice, Mercedes are robbing thieves they cheaply and poory designed their new cars to fail right after the warranty, only the extended warranty people who fork over the cash in the first place get to have a Mercedes that can drive over 60,000 miles. They don't even have an edge on other imports nowadays, I hope Mercedes gets sued and bankrupt.
2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 110,000 mi,
RE-CURING PROBLEM OF THE TRANNY NOT SHIFTING FROM 1ST TO 2ND IN MY R 350. I HAVE TO PULL OFF ROAD, PUT THE CAR IN PARK ( AFTER A BIG JOLT) TO HOPE THAT IT GOES INTO GEAR AS I PULL OFF AGAIN.
2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 91,000 mi,
It's driving in 3gear
2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 82,000 mi,
Rough shifting 2nd to 1st when braking and same when starting to drive
2007 Mercedes-Benz R350 116,789 mi,
Hydro electric conductor plate. Car has problems going from 1st to second gear period!!!!! And Mercedes won't sell that part to the public smdh.i love Mercedes I own 5 of them but enough is enough
My car has had jerky up shifting from 1 to 2 gear and downshifting from 2 to 1 since it was new. Dealer has looked at the car at least 3 times , and denies that anything is wrong. They did reprogram transmission control module on the first visit. Did not help. Car also has stalled out, engine stops running, at least 10-12 occasions over the past 5 years. Typically, this happened after bringing the car to a complete stop at a red light, during a stop and go traffic situation, or waiting to enter or go thru an intersection. Some of these "stall outs" occurred while entering a situation involving oncoming traffic or intersecting traffic flow created a potentially dangerous or fatal set of circumstances.
2011 Mercedes-Benz R350 83,000 mi,
Car is not shifting out of 7th gear.
2007 Mercedes-Benz R350 110,000 mi,
Transmission shifting broblem
2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 78,000 mi,
Minor jerky motion when slowing down. 5 - 10 meters prior to a dead stop.
2008 Mercedes-Benz R350 130,000 mi,
Definite vibration at about 1700 RPM during the highest torque when shifting. Happens during shifting throughout all gears.... Dealer thinks it is the torque converter...
2009 Mercedes-Benz R350 72,000 mi,
Rough shifting bellow 2000 rpm.
2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 88,000 mi,
Driver fron tire stock some.times
2012 Mercedes-Benz R350 80,000 mi,
Shaking on low RPM
2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 131,000 mi,
Rough/ hesitating while driving after the car warms up
shifting problems are very clear , first into second, and third down to second and down to first, you feel the whole car jerking,,
2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 109,000 mi,
Rough shifting
2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 107,000 mi,
Hard shifting