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 E350 4MATIC
Average mileage: 70,302 (8,500–145,000)
35 people reported this problem
20 people shared problem details
Transmission fails to shift out of 2nd gears, must pull over put lever in Park turn off engine, wait several seconds and restart. Now will not shift out of 2nd gear and there is a "check engine" light continually. Headed to dealer Monday
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC69,011Visitor
My 2008 E350 4Matic has also developed the rough shifting problem. This car has only 69k miles. I wonder if Mercedes has any recalls on this issue?
2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC8,500Visitor
Not sure where the problem came from, no warning light was on but the changing shift of transmission seemed rough. I am a fan of e wagon, this is our third one. Any one experience the same situation ? It would be great to share your experience.
Bought used E350 and my car gets stuck in first gear , high RPM and doesn't move. I have taken to dealer several times they state they cannot replicate problem. Once it happened at a very busy intersection , very scared to drive my car.
I have a harsh 3-2 shift in comfort mode and a harsh 1-2 in sport mode. The dealer say I need new cirleps and disc springs to return to normal. $600 for parts, $3000 for labor! Taking it to an indy shop today. 06 mercedes e500
2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC75,000Visitor
down shift problem
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC104,000Visitor
my car hesitate going from first gear to second gear and it rev up high to get to the second gear I also smell burning once past second its seem ok also going up hills the car slows down and hesitate.HELP
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC107,000Visitor
Car is surging between 1st and 2nd shifts. While driving I can still feel surging.
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC145,000Visitor
Vehicle seems to surge on acceleration at times. Might be transmission issue, not a fuel related issue.
2009 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC89,000Visitor
would not shift from 1st to 2nd. Is being evaluated at this time
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC67,000Visitor
car does not shift out of 1st gear
2009 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC66,660Visitor
The problem is the transmission will get stuck in second gear and it will not shift up or down. To get it to work. I would turn off the car and put in park. Then restart. Then it would be fine until the next time I start it up
2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC43,000Visitor
Rough downshifting from 2nd to 1st. Over it!
Bought the my car used 5 years ago and I have started having this same problem. Car will not shift out of 1st gear after stopping. Turning off ignition and restarting solves problem. Does not happen every time, but has happened 4 times in last month. Going to dealer to have diagnostic done. Doesn't sound like I will be walking away cheap.
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC85,000Visitor
same problem as report 3, and dealer says need replace transfer case, but after replaced transfer case, now I I got hight meter on 1-2 shift but after 3-4-5 back normal.
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC80,000Visitor
have trouble shifting between gears. rpms jump up to high between gears
2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC42,000Visitor
2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC40,000Visitor
I have the same shifting problems as described and like other people they told me there is nothing wrong. My warranty will be up in a month so I will get stuck if it takes a complete dump.
2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC55,000Visitor
I have had the same shifting problems especially when cold. Dealer keeps saying there is nothng wrong. Still under warranty but htat soon will be over.
2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC30,000Visitor
Problems: 1. Cruising at 60 mph, if you punch accelerator to pass, the engine winds with rpm's going up but no downshift-almost feels like it is in neutral for about 1-2 seconds. Must remove foot from pedal to coast and then reapply to re-engage transmission in lower gear. 2. Experiencing hesitation when coming to a rolling stop---start. Dealer said that they updated software to fix problem. Will monitor.
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