Mercedes-Benz ML350 Problem Report

Mercedes-Benz ML350 Rough Shifting of Automatic Transmission

(111 reports)

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.

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -
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.. -
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. -
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. -
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 -
Rough shifting up/down to 1st and 2nd gear. Occurs at about 27 mph. -
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. -
THE DEALER HAD TO CHANGE A VALVE THEY CHARGE ME 2000.00 TO FIX IT -
Slipping between 1st and 2nd and 2nd to 3rd when cold. -
as listed coarse gear changes in low gears and sometimes leaps forward a bit from start off especially on steep uphills -
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. -
Rough Shifting, Valve body repaired under warrenty. -
I was told my Valve Body needed to be replaced, but now there are a host of other resolutions. I'm still a little confused on the entire problem but the bill was reduced considerably once I complained about this systematic problem with Mercedes. -
Same as described. Rough shift from 1st to 2nd gear. Downshift rough between 4th to 3rd and 3rd to 2nd gear. -
Cant afford to fix it so just have to put up with it -
DONT BELIEVE THIS JUST UPDATE THE TRANSMISSION SOFTWARE FROM DEALER, I HAD THE ROUGHSHIFT FROM 2 TO 1. SOLVED>>> -
Transmission must be replaced -
My car just starts jerking out of no where. No lights have come on? -
Shifts very hard from 1st to 2nd gear and from 2nd to 3rd -
put ignition key in ignition switch, turn on. engime will not start sit for a time try again , not what I expected from Mercedes benz -
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