My car only has 30,000 miles on it and my Mercedes dealer is recommending $400 on 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350

They are recommending a $400 transmission flush when I bring it in for service. Is this needed or necessary @ 30,000 miles?

Asked by for the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350
CHECK your owners manual. Then do service according to it's shorter maint. intervals. If serviced (drain&fill) at regular intervals , it will never need to be flushed. Flushing is exactly that ---you 'flushing' your hard earned money into their pockets. There is NO substitution for plain old good maintenance.............THE PRECEDING MESSAGE WAS NOT SPONSORED , ENDORSED OR PAID FOR BY ANYONE BESIDES THE 'ZIPTIES AN IDIOT' COALITION, AND IS ONLY AN OPINION. THIS STATEMENT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE , TREAT OR CURE ANY MECHANICAL AILMENTS NOR WILL IT'S SUBSIDIARY(ZIPTIE13) BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY LOW TIRE PRESSURE WARNING LIGHTS THAT COME ON IN COLDER WEATHER. Have a nice day!
good comeback ziptie
I AGREE! BUT YOU KNOW WE SHOULDN'T ASK PEOPLE TO DO ANYTHING LIKE READ.
THAT IS TO MUCH LIKE AN ASSIGNMENT, SO I HEAR.THINK ANYONE NOTICED THE TIP ON COLD WEATHER AND TIRE PRESS.?
ALSO IS THERE ANY WARRANTY,EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED? OH I JUST THOUGHT (MOOT!!)
not likely
Sorry the warranty expired 5 seconds before you posted.
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no it isnt unless your haviing trouble with the transmission
The transmission is fine. When should it be flushed?
I would say do it at around 80,000 but personally I have never flushed a transmission on all the vehicles that I have owned and have never had a problem
LIKEWISE!! JUST CHANGE THE FLUID ABOUT ONCE.
you should flush for maintenance, not repair...