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.
Car Problem Reports
Mercedes-Benz R500 Internal Component Failure May Cause Rough Shifting
Mercedes-Benz R500 Problem
Average Mileage: 70,040 mi (29,000 mi - 110,000 mi)
Visitor, 2006 Mercedes-Benz R500, 65,000 mi
Slips on take off i have to turn the car off and on so it can reset
Visitor, 2006 Mercedes-Benz R500, 110,000 mi
THE SAME IN LIMP MODE
Visitor, 2007 Mercedes-Benz R500, 80,000 mi
Transmission wont shift down sometimes. Need to turn the car off and on the reset it. Main component is not communicating correctly and needs to be replaced.
Visitor, 2007 Mercedes-Benz R500, 29,000 mi
rough shifting, sometimes it doesn't shift into gear