Transmission May Leak Fluid and Damage Control Module on Mercedes-Benz C240 4MATIC

The electrical connector at the automatic transmission may leak fluid into the wiring harness. If not repaired, the oil will migrate through the wiring harness and damage the transmission control module. A new harness and control module may be necessary to correct this problem.

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Average mileage: 82,687 (12,000–121,564)
3 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005
14 people reported this problem
6 people shared problem details
fluid leaked up the cable going to the tcu. Faulty boot let fluid reach the TCU, shorting it out somehow. now the Tranny won't engage and has caused physical damage requiring transmission replacement. still parked. still paying monthly storage and loan payments. Thanks MB!!
Very early on after purchase transmission shifted poorly. Under warranty dealer replaced transmission.
transmission went into limp mode. Dealer said fluid had got into control module. also said that they were seeing a lot of this happen
delay in up-shift; hard shifting; my mechanic found the leak and cleaned the harness and TCU pins avoiding a replacement of the entire harness.
A/T plug assembly replaced.This is not a mercedes covered item based on the mileage...correct?
the car drives in tow mode. unable to get out of tow mode. transmisssion light stays on
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