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Mercedes-Benz ML350 Internal Component Failure May Cause Rough Shifting

 
Mercedes-Benz ML350 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Average Mileage: 58,759 mi (3,000 mi - 137,000 mi)

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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, , 84,300 mi

    I've only had my car from approximately for 2 weeks(used 2007). The first time I took the car for a test drive it was smooth riding. After signing the paper work and started home the car would not come out of 2nd gear. I turned around and went right back to the dealer. The sales person got in the car and hit a couple of buttons and the car was fine, except for a noise sounding as if it was coming from the power steering area. Brought the car back to the dealer the next day the owner acted like he didn't here anything; the car is in the shop at (dealer) Mercedes. It's been for three days already.
    I think this should have been consider a Mercedes RECALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    DOES ANYONE ELSE FEEL THE SAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Visitor, , 84,000 mi

    PROBLEM WITH SHIFTING, WONT GO OVER 20MPH. SHAKES REALLY BAD. JUMPS OUT OF GEAR. HAVE TO TURN VEHICLE OFF, THEN ON AGAIN, AND IT RIDES FINE, UNTIL IT HAPPENS AGAIN. NOW IT WONT GO OVER 20MPH..

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  • Visitor, , 64,000 mi

    When going up a hill, it feels like I'm not going to make it because it's very slow until I take my foot off gas and then on again it'll pick up.

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  •  Rookie

    Hard shifts,after complete stop the suv will rev up and will not move then you have to shut off enginge restart and problem goes away I was told that valve body needs replacing and software upgrade Why this year ml350 has not been recalled

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  •  Rookie

    The 7-speed automatic transmissions has problems with internal component failure that cause rough shifting going up from first to second gear and going down from
    third to second or second to first gear. Dealer says valve body replacement is needed. The cost: $2731.70. That's highway robbery!! Cant't afford it.

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  •  Rookie

    I had complained for over 30,000 miles of rough shifting, then was told it would be 1700 to fix, I went to an aftermarket repair and had it done for 1100, again, why hasn't it been recalled.

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  • Visitor, , 89,000 mi

    THE DEALER HAD TO CHANGE A VALVE THEY CHARGE ME 2000.00 TO FIX IT

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  • Visitor, , 50,119 mi

    Slipping between 1st and 2nd and 2nd to 3rd when cold.

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  •  Rookie

    Rough shifting up/down to 1st and 2nd gear. Occurs at about 27 mph.

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  • Visitor, , 40,000 mi

    Problems at low speeds and while attepting to stop. Rough shifting. Metal shavings were found while checking the fluid. Parts had to be ordered and front trans was taken apart and fixed. A month later I'm having shifting problems again.

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