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+
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Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Internal Component Failure May Cause Rough Shifting
Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Problem
Average Mileage: 36,857 mi (20,000 mi - 61,430 mi)
Visitor, 2008 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, 41,000 mi
Rough shifting from 1st into 2nd gear, especially when cold.
I have similar issue car shakes violently shifting into 3rd.