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?

by in Sarasota, FL on October 25, 2012
3 answers 7 comments
ANSWER by on October 25, 2012
no it isnt unless your haviing trouble with the transmission
COMMENT by on October 25, 2012
The transmission is fine. When should it be flushed?
COMMENT by on October 25, 2012
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
COMMENT by on October 26, 2012
LIKEWISE!! JUST CHANGE THE FLUID ABOUT ONCE.
ANSWER by on October 25, 2012
you should flush for maintenance, not repair...
ANSWER by on October 25, 2012
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!
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COMMENT by on October 26, 2012
good comeback ziptie
COMMENT by on October 26, 2012
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!!)
COMMENT by on October 27, 2012
not likely
COMMENT by on October 27, 2012
Sorry the warranty expired 5 seconds before you posted.