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.Google+
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Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC Internal Component Failure May Cause Rough Shifting
Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC Problem
Average Mileage: 64,257 mi (8,500 mi - 134,000 mi)
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
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.
Visitor, 2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC, 69,011 mi
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?
Visitor, 2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC
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.
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Visitor, 2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC, 75,000 mi
down shift problem
Visitor, 2009 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC, 89,000 mi
would not shift from 1st to 2nd. Is being evaluated at this time
Visitor, 2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC, 8,500 mi
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.
Visitor, 2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC, 67,000 mi
car does not shift out of 1st gear
Visitor, 2009 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC, 66,660 mi
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
Visitor, 2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC, 43,000 mi
Rough downshifting from 2nd to 1st. Over it!