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.
Rough Shifting of Automatic Transmission on Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG
Average mileage: 54,043 (20,000–80,000)
15 people reported this problem
2008 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 41,000 mi, Visitor
Rough shifting from 1st into 2nd gear, especially when cold.
2008 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 70,000 mi, Visitor
Hard shifting from 1st to 2nd and then down from 3rd to 2nd. Also hear a rattling under cabin just before the idle issue.
2007 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 80,000 mi, Visitor
Car shifts hard from 1&2 more noticeable when cold and also downshift from 3 to 2 such that brakes are not needed. Going to ask dealer about a possibl e recall
2007 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 79,000 mi, Visitor
Very abrupt shift down if you hammer the throttle when already doing over 50 mph. Rough shift up from first to second and revs jump up in second gear as if a cluth was slipping.
I have similar issue car shakes violently shifting into 3rd.