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Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC Internal Component Failure May Cause Rough Shifting

 
Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014

Average Mileage: 60,735 mi (8,500 mi - 134,000 mi)

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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.

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    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

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  • Visitor, , 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?

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  • 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

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  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    down shift problem

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  •  Rookie

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 67,000 mi

    car does not shift out of 1st gear

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  • Visitor, , 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

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  • Visitor, , 43,000 mi

    Rough downshifting from 2nd to 1st. Over it!

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  •  Rookie

    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.

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