definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,125 miles

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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK230 transmission problems

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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK230 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 192009


  • 11,400 miles


April Nov 2004, I purchased a 2001 C240 Mercedes from princeton Mercedes in New Jersey. One month after driving the car slowed down as if it would not accelerated. I had to take it back in for repair. They told they could not find a problem. However 4/19/08 I experienced the same problem of deceleration while driving I was told this time that it was transmission control unit. I have been researching and I believed that this was the problem 4 years ago; however they did not was to correct the problem. I want to know was there a recall for this specific transmission control unit on these types of cars. I have been in several chat rooms and there are various complaints regarding this type of problem. The car will stop in traffic or on the freeway without notice. At the time of the incident I was able to pull over to a gas station: However what would happen if there was major traffic bumper to bumper. I want this problem researched. I believed that Mercedes knew about a flaw with this transmission control unit.

- Cedar Hill, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 142006

CLK230 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,850 miles
1st, in May 2006, I was parking my 2001 Mercedes Benz, clk-430, into parking lot at 7-11 store. I place the shifter into P (park). The engine was still running at this time. I remove my foot off the brake pedal, the car running back out of the parking stall as if it was in the reverse gear. I placed my foot back on the brake pedal to stop the car movement. I place the shifter back in the drive location and drive the car back to the original place. And place the shifter back in park and again the car start rolling backwards. On the same evening, I drove home from the 7-11 store and park the car in my driveway, yes it again. I used the emergency braking this time. On June 14, 2006, I stopped at the long beach postal office, on level parking surface, this car star rowing forwards to another park vehicle, I stopped the car movements and place it in reverse to move the back to the original parking placed. This car stay in the park gear without further forward or reverse movement. This car only has 32,900 miles on it.

- Bellflower, CA, USA

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