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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC Internal Component Failure May Cause Rough Shifting
Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC Problem
Average Mileage: 63,294 mi (20,000 mi - 134,000 mi)
Transmission fails to shift out of 2nd gears, must pull over put lever in Park turn off engine, wait several seconds and restart. Now will not shift out of 2nd gear and there is a "check engine" light continually. Headed to dealer Monday
Visitor, 2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC, 69,011 mi
My 2008 E350 4Matic has also developed the rough shifting problem. This car has only 69k miles. I wonder if Mercedes has any recalls on this issue?
Visitor, 2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC
I have a harsh 3-2 shift in comfort mode and a harsh 1-2 in sport mode. The dealer say I need new cirleps and disc springs to return to normal. $600 for parts, $3000 for labor! Taking it to an indy shop today.
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Visitor, 2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC, 75,000 mi
down shift problem
Visitor, 2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC, 43,000 mi
Rough downshifting from 2nd to 1st. Over it!
Bought the my car used 5 years ago and I have started having this same problem. Car will not shift out of 1st gear after stopping. Turning off ignition and restarting solves problem. Does not happen every time, but has happened 4 times in last month. Going to dealer to have diagnostic done. Doesn't sound like I will be walking away cheap.
Visitor, 2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC, 85,000 mi
same problem as report 3, and dealer says need replace transfer case, but after replaced transfer case, now I I got hight meter on 1-2 shift but after 3-4-5 back normal.
Visitor, 2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC, 80,000 mi
have trouble shifting between gears. rpms jump up to high between gears
Visitor, 2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC, 42,000 mi
Visitor, 2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC, 40,000 mi
I have the same shifting problems as described and like other people they told me there is nothing wrong. My warranty will be up in a month so I will get stuck if it takes a complete dump.