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 E350 4MATIC Internal Component Failure May Cause Rough Shifting
Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC Problem
Average Mileage: 57,300 mi (20,000 mi - 98,000 mi)
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, 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.
Visitor, 2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC, 55,000 mi
I have had the same shifting problems especially when cold. Dealer keeps saying there is nothng wrong. Still under warranty but htat soon will be over.
Visitor, 2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC, 30,000 mi
1. Cruising at 60 mph, if you punch accelerator to pass, the engine winds with rpm's going up but no downshift-almost feels like it is in neutral for about 1-2 seconds. Must remove foot from pedal to coast and then reapply to re-engage transmission in lower gear.
2. Experiencing hesitation when coming to a rolling stop---start.
Dealer said that they updated software to fix problem. Will monitor.