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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,587 miles

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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS500 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 172007

CLS500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,674 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Mercedes Benz Cls500. On October 7, 2006, the contact took his vehicle to the dealer because the transmission was slipping. He has gone to the dealer six different times for this failure in addition to the front end of the vehicle pulling to the left and right, the vehicle lurching when driving between 40 and 50 mph, and to retrieve a keyless remote. In regards to the transmission slipping, the contact was told that it was a software failure and the dealer did not have the software to perform the repair. The engine size was unknown. The current mileage is 19,388 and failure mileage was 13,674.

- Mt. Sinai, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 202005

CLS500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,500 miles
The transmission of my new car, 2006 mbz C280, has failed three times. The car goes into a false neutral while driving and then eventually falls into gear. After this episode, the car continues to drive in a low gear. The dealership has tried: 1. replacing the valve body on the car's transmission and uploading the new software 2. replacing the transmission with a completely new transmission from the dealership 3. replacing the valve body of the new transmission.

- Costa Mesa, CA, USA

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