Problem Description and Possible Solution
The transmission drive selector module may fail resulting in the loss of gear selection capability. This condition can leave the vehicle stranded, and will require replacement of the drive selector module.
Average mileage: 69,668 (11,000–147,000)
19 people reported this problem
Transmission switched to low gear and stayed there - so you can only travel at about 15-20 mph. Mercedes dealership says that the electronics force it into a "safe mode" when this happens so one can not damage the transmission. Despite it being covered fully by warranty, it makes me uneasy in a car with 11k miles!!!